The work of a Gospel-minister, and the importance of approving himself to God in it a sermon preached at the ordination of the Rev. Mr. Cotton-Mather Smith, to the work of the Gospel ministry, in Sharon, August 28, 1755. by Gay, Ebenezer

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StatementBy Ebenezer Gay, A.M. Pastor of the First Church in Suffield. ; [Six lines of Scripture texts]
SeriesEarly American imprints -- no. 7425
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Pagination27, [1] p.
Number of Pages27
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Cotton-Mather Smith, to the work of the Gospel ministry, in Sharon, Aug WORK OF A GOSPEL MINISTER Recommended To Consideration. A Charge Delivered At The Ordinations Of The Reverend MR. JOHN GILL, MR. BONNER STONE, MR. JAMES LARWILL, MR. ISAAC GOULD, MR. WALTER RICHARDS. 2 TIMOTHY Consider what I say, and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.

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We are saved by the message of the Gospel alone – faith in Christ alone. We must believe in Jesus plus nothing!. He absolutely finished the work that the Father gave Him to do. He saved His people from their sins (Matthew ).

Work hard so you can present yourself to God and receive his approval. Be a good worker, one who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly explains the word of truth.

English Standard Version Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth. Berean Study Bible. Work, then, we might say, is the exertion of energy, investment of time and attention, and application of skill toward the ends of God’s calling to be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth, as well as subdue it and have holy dominion.

Such work is a central aspect of what it means to be human. Not everyone who calls himself a Christian minister is worthy of that title.

God takes such imposters seriously (Jude –13). A true Christian minister is someone gifted by God for church leadership (1 Corinthians –29). He has been ordained by a like-minded governing body (Acts ; ; 2 Timothy ). “By their approval of this service, they will glorify God because of your submission that comes from your confession of the gospel of Christ, and the generosity of your contribution for them and for all others” (2 Corinthians ).

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This interpretation arises in part from considering the relationship between ethics and religion from a standpoint Socrates first raised it, and it arises from thinking. The intimacy of the relationship between God and humanity is reflected in the intimacy of Augustine's narrative.

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A. Tozer: What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us. The history of mankind will probably show that no people has ever risen above its religion, and man’s spiritual history will positively demonstrate that no religion has ever been greater than its idea of God.

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Prayer affects three different spheres of existence - the divine, the angelic and the human. It puts God to work, it puts angels to work, and it puts man to work. It lays its hands upon God, angels and men. The subject of this prophecy is the destruction of Judea and Jerusalem for the sins of the people, and the consolation of the faithful under national wickedness of the land.

The fearful vengeance to be executed. () These judgments to be inflicted by a nation more wicked than themselves. () The servants of the Lord.

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It is a prime example of the male Author: Matthew Gregory Lewis. God does in your life, through your life, for your life He does by grace through faith. It’s not something you work for or earn. You didn’t work for or earn your salvation.

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The importance of the gospel ministry: an introductory lecture, delivered at the opening of the winter session of the Theological Seminary at Princeton, New Jersey, Nov.

9, by Miller, Samuel, I. The objects respecting himself to which the gospel minister should attend. A few things respecting his doctrine to which he should attend.

III. The blessed end which the gospel minister serves by taking heed to himself and his doctrine. And then conclude with a short improvement of the subject. Upon the first of these things, I remark, 1. Why is it so important for the Christian to behold the glory of God reflected in mathematics or anywhere else?

Simply because beholding the glory of God is the prime directive for spiritual growth. One may as well ask why eating and breathing are important to life.1. Chrysostom: As regards the insult to those who have done me honor, what I have already said might be sufficient to prove that in avoiding this office I had no desire to put them to shame; but I will now endeavor to make it evident, to the best of my ability, that I was not puffed up by arrogance of any if the choice of a generalship or a kingdom had been submitted to.

A connection with the special work of God for this time brings with it much responsibility, and the higher the position of trust, the greater the responsibility attached to it. How humble and sincere the one needs to be who is filling such a position!

How fearful and mistrustful of himself! How careful to give all the praise and thanksgiving to.

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