Christ’s Ascension Gifts

From Spurgeon’s Sermon on Eph. 4:7-12 preached in March 1871 (Thanks to Rob Cosby for these quotations) We have thought that Christ’s gifts were valuable enough for us to treasure up [...]

How Much Does Your Church Give?

How much does your church give? James M. Renihan The churches of our Association are very generous in their support for Gospel work. Whether it is foreign missions, special projects, or the [...]

Pastor, How do you spend your time?

Pastor, how do you spend your time? Is it devoted to the study of spiritual things?  Here are some words from a Master, comments made in an ordination sermon: And I do not know a warning that I [...]

Obscurity in Preaching? Unusual Advice from Richard Baxter

In 2002, a series of essays entitled The Rise of the Laity in Evangelical Protestantism ed. Deryck Lovegrove (London: Routledge, 2002) was published. The lead article, was written by Carl Trueman [...]

John Gill on the Minister’s Ministry

The apostle exhorts Timothy to take heed to himself. I apprehend, that [he] regards him in his ministerial capacity, as a preacher of the word; and is desirous, that he would take heed to [...]

Mr. Booth on Village Preaching

A valued correspondent has favoured us with the following article, the production of the late venerable Abraham Booth, which we readily insert to give such sentiments all the circulation in our [...]

Remember the Vandals

Remember the Vandals From the February 1810 edition of the Baptist Magazine: At a meeting held at Wittenburg by the leading parties of the reformation with a view to promote the harmony of the [...]

Institution for Improving the Education of Pious Young Men, Called to the Christian Ministry

This very interesting piece is from the Fourth Annual report of the American Baptist Board of Foreign Missions (Triennial Convention) printed in The Latter Day Luminary, May 1818, Vol. I. No. 3 [...]

On the Duty of a Christian Church Towards Those of its Members Who Appear to Have Ministerial Gifts

This brief anonymous article is from the November 1810 issue of the Baptist Magazine and is lightly edited. On the duty of a Christian Church towards those of its members who appear to have [...]