Book cover - The Christian Ministry - Author Charles Bridges

The Christian Ministry

Author Charles Bridges

  • Release Date: 2015-07-20
  • Genre: Christianity

The Christian Ministry Summary


The Christian Ministry - This classic on pastoral ministry is organized as follows:

Part I. General View of the Christian Ministry
Chapter I. The Divine Origin and Institution of the Christian Ministry
Chapter II. The Dignity of the Christian Ministry
Chapter III. The Uses and Necessity of the Christian Ministry
Chapter IV. The Trials and Difficulties of the Christian Ministry
Chapter V. The Comforts and Encouragements of the Christian Ministry
Chapter VI. The Qualifications of the Christian Ministry
Chapter VII. Preparation for the Christian Ministry

Part II. General Causes of the Want of Success in the Christian Ministry
Chapter I. The Scriptural Warrant and Character of Ministerial Success—Together With the Symptoms of Want of Success
Chapter II. The Withholding of Divine Influence, the Main Cause of the Want of Ministerial Success
Chapter III. The Enmity of the Natural Heart a Main Cause of the Want of Ministerial Success
Chapter IV. The Power of Satan a Main Hindrance to Ministerial Success
Chapter V. Local Hindrances to Ministerial Success
Chapter VI. The Want of a Divine Call a Main Cause of Failure in the Christian Ministry

Part III. Causes of Ministerial Inefficiency Connected With Our Personal Character
Chapter I. Want of Entire Devotedness of Heart to the Christian Ministry
Chapter II. Conformity to the World
Chapter III. The Fear of Man
Chapter IV. The Want of Christian Self-Denial
Chapter V. The Spirit of Covetousness,
Chapter VI. Neglect of Retirement
Chapter VII. The Influence of Spiritual Pride
Chapter VIII. Absence or Defect of Personal Religion
Chapter IX. The Defect of Family Religion; And the Want of Connexion of the Minister’s Family With His Work
Chapter X. Want of Faith

Part IV. The Public Work of the Christian Ministry
Chapter I. The Institution and Importance of the Ordinance of Preaching
Chapter II. Preparation for the Pulpit
Chapter III. The Scriptural Mode of Preaching the Law
Chapter IV. The Scriptural Preaching of the Gospel
Chapter V. The Mode of Scriptural Preaching
Chapter VI. The Spirit of Scriptural Preaching

Part V. The Pastoral Work of the Christian Ministry
Chapter I. The Nature and Importance of the Pastoral Work
Chapter II. Treatment of Cases in the Pastoral Work
Chapter III. The Visitation of the Sick
Chapter IV. Pastoral Ministry of the Young
Chapter V. Sacramental Instruction
Chapter VI. Clerical and Church Communion
Chapter VII. The Office and Uses of Helpers
Chapter VIII. Miscellaneous

Part VI. Recollections of the Christian Ministry

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