Seven Leaders

preachers and pastors

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Dimensions 22.3 x 14.3 x 2.2 cm
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Book

isbn

9781848717398

topic

History and Biography

page-count

296

Banner Pub Date

Apr 17, 2017

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‘Murray traces the work of seven pastors over time, and he shows the consistencies in their ministries, saying “what is it about these men that distinguished them as exceptional leaders, pastors, expositors of God’s word?” And he gives insights into that, and shows that it’s the same over the centuries; it hasn’t changed. Very encouraging read, very pleasant read, and I would recommend it.’ — JEFF KINGSWOOD

Book Description

Spiritual leaders lead people to heaven. Here in Seven Leaders are accounts of seven such men, together with the distinctive features of their lives—in John Elias, the necessity of the power of the Holy Spirit; in Andrew Bonar, the reality of communion with Christ; in Archie Brown, the irresistibility of love; in Kenneth MacRae, the need for faithfulness to death; in Martyn Lloyd-Jones, theology and doctrine; in W. J. Grier, passing on the ‘sacred deposit’; and in John MacArthur, the governing authority of the word of God. An Old Testament miracle once took place at a burial. We are told that when the deceased was ‘let down and touched the bones of Elisha, he revived, and stood up on his feet’ (2 Kings 13:21). Through books, the past can be touched, and the consequence may be as much of God as when Martin Luther handled the old writings of Jan Huss. Records of faithful servants of Christ still speak and can bring new life today.

Iain Murray on Seven Leaders

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Table of Contents Expand ↓

Introduction xi
1 John Elias and Revival 1
Youth, Anglesey and Marriage 3
An Evangelist in Times of Awakening 9
Wider Ministry 17
Elias as a Watchman 19
Calvinistic Belief Challenged 27
2 Andrew A. Bonar: Fellowship with Christ 43
The Years of Preparation 46
The Glasgow Ministry, 1856–1892 52
M‘Cheyne Dies and the Biography Lives 55
Times of Revival 56
Isabella Bonar 60
Godliness and Usefulness 61
What Follows from Communion with God 63
Why Are We Impoverished? 70
3 The Rediscovery of Archie Brown 73
Called to Christ and to Preach 76
The Awakening at Stepney 79
Deaths and Sorrows 82
The Enlarged Work 85
The Man and the Message 87
The Place of the Holy Spirit 92
Note: C. H. Spurgeon on How to Obtain and Retain the Attention of our Hearers 96
4 Kenneth A. MacRae: Preacher and Pastor 99
Lessons from the Diaries of Fifty Years 101
The Preparation 104
Governing Principles of Ministry 110
The Preparation of Sermons 115
The Holy Spirit in Preaching 126
5 Understanding Martyn Lloyd-Jones 131
Start with Theology 133
Life-Changing Experience 136
Controversy over the Preaching of the Gospel 139
Public Worship 144
Doctrine and Revival 145
The Imprint of Faith on Life 149
Six Rules for Preachers 150
Note: Was Lloyd-Jones an Amyraldian? 154
6 W. J. Grier: Against Frittering Life Away 169
Princeton Theological Seminary 176
Presbyterians in Turmoil 180
The Irish Evangelical Church 188
Personal Trials 190
The Decades which Followed 195
Correspondence on Books and Authors 203
The Last Years of Work 206
Note: The Recovery of the Old Princeton Seminary Authors 211
7 John MacArthur: Preaching and Scripture 213
Biography 216
Faith in the Word of God 220
Without Scripture the Knowledge of God Is Lost 222
Without Scripture a Sense of Sin Is Lost 224
Where the Bible is not Upheld the Church Turns to Other Means to Promote Her Influence 225
Where Scripture Is not Honoured Doctrine Is Discounted 228
Scripture and Unity 230
Note: The Inerrant Word 234
Endnotes 237
General Index 269
Index of Authors and Works Cited 277

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  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    dgumprecht

    Superb. The chapters on Elias, Bonar, and Grier were especially impactful and moving. A stirring read for any Christian—especially any pastor.

    This is also an excellent example of how the production of a book should match its content. Beautiful cloth bound covers, beautiful end papers, and a beautiful font! Makes the reading that much more enjoyable.

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