Elisabeth Elliot Elisabeth Elliot (1926)
"One reason we are so harried and hurried is that we make yesterday and tomorrow our business, when all that legitimately concerns us is today. If we really have too much to do, there are some items on the agenda which God did not put there. Let us submit the list to Him and ask Him to indicate which items we must delete. There is always time to do the will of God. If we are too busy to do that, we are too busy."
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A Minister's Obstacles Go back to previous page
Turnbull, Ralph G
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Hardcover: 192 pages
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Publisher: Fleming H. Revell
Category: Pastor
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Publish Date: 1979
ISBN: 9780801087851
Dewey Decimal Classification: N/A
Reference No: T-00022
"This is not a volume about homiletics, methods of preaching or other phases of pastoral theology. Much has been written in these fields but there is a strange omission about the wrestlings and the intricacies of the heart. It is in the inner realm of the preacher's life that a man is made or unmade. The minister is also a sinful man needing the grace of God. Looking then at the temptations and tests of our calling is to realize how prone we are to be faced with these pitfalls and obstacles. We are men among men and because of our specialized vocation the temptations seem more acute and often thrice-heated. We know our own failures too well to boast and we have tasted of few victories which humble us. The message of the book is the same after seventeen years. It has been used in theological seminaries as required reading and thousands of students and pastors have known its help and stimulus. The church still waits, not for the impatience of the parson but for the penitence of the preacher. It is Amos with his burning, penetrating speech rather than the priests of Bethel we need to hear. It is Hosea, suffering and broken who calls us to return to the Lord, rather than the wisdom of this world we need to hear. "