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The Christian ministry : with an inquiry into the causes of its inefficiency

Author: Charles Bridges
Publisher: [London] : Banner of Truth Trust, 1976.
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1900
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Bridges
ISBN: 0851510876 9780851510873
OCLC Number: 3737408
Notes: Reprint of 1830 ed.
Description: xii, 390 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Part I : general view of the Christian ministry --
The divine origin and institution of the Christian ministry --
The dignity of the Christian ministry --
Uses and necessity of the Christian ministry --
The trials and difficulties of the Christian ministry --
The comforts and encouragements of the Christian ministry --
The qualifications of the Christian ministry --
Preparation for the Christian ministry --
Part II : general causes of the want of success in the Christian ministry --
The scriptural warrant and character of ministerial success; together with the symptoms of want of success --
The withholding of the divine influence the main cause of the want of ministerial success --
The enmity of the natural heart a main cause of the want of ministerial success --
The power of Satan a main hindrance to ministerial success --
Local hindrances to ministerial success --
The want of a divine call a main cause of failure in Christian ministry --
Part III : causes of ministerial inefficiency connected with our personal character --
Want of entire devotedness of heart to the Christian ministry --
Conformity to the world --
The fear of man --
The want of Christian self-denial --
The spirit of covetousness --
Neglect of retirement --
The influence of spiritual pride --
Absence or defect of personal religion --
The defect of family religion; and the want of connection of the minister's family with his work --
Want of faith --
Part IV : the public work of the Christian ministry --
The institution and importance of the ordinance of preaching --
Preparation for the pulpit --
The scriptural mode of preaching the law --
The scriptural preaching of the gospel --
The mode of scriptural preaching --
The spirit of scriptural preaching --
Part V : the pastoral work of the Christan ministry --
The nature and importance of the pastoral work --
Treatment of cases in the pastoral work.
Responsibility: Charles Bridges.

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