Richard Sibbes, The Bruised Reed, Puritan Paperbacks (1630; Edinburgh: Banner of Truth Trust, 1998), 24. 2. Isaiah 42:1–4 is the first of four Servant prophecies referring to Jesus the Messiah fulfilling Israel's failure as Yahweh's ...
Author: Phil A. Newton
Publisher: Kregel Publications
A veteran pastor answers the questions that today's pastors are asking In 40 Questions about Pastoral Ministry, veteran pastor Phil Newton provides trustworthy answers to 40 of the most common and pressing questions relating to the life and work of the pastor. Covering five major categories--such as development, practices, and preaching--Newton equips pastors to successfully handle everyday duties and challenges, including: • Remaining spiritually healthy • Strengthening your marriage • Dealing with discouragement • Avoiding pitfalls • Leading elders' meetings • Mentoring future leaders • Preaching through books of the Bible • Conducting marriages and funerals • Practicing church discipline • Leading change and revitalization, and much more Basing his answers on Scripture, theological reflection, and personal experience, Newton serves as a mentor and guide for pastors at every stage of ministry. The questions and answers are self-contained, and topics of interest can be easily located. Pastors will want to consult this volume often for authoritative advice on all aspects of pastoral ministry.
Richard Sibbes, The Bruised Reed, Puritan Paperbacks (Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth, 1998), 3–4. . Ibid., 34. ... J. I. Packer, A Quest for Godliness: The Puritan Vision of the Christian Life (Wheaton: Crossway, 1994), 102. .
Author: Kevin J. Vanhoozer
Publisher: Brazos Press
Many pastors today see themselves primarily as counselors, leaders, and motivators. Yet this often comes at the expense of the fundamental reality of the pastorate as a theological office. The most important role is to be a theologian mediating God to the people. The church needs pastors who can contextualize biblical wisdom in Christian living to help their congregations think theologically about all aspects of their lives, such as work, end-of-life decisions, political involvement, and entertainment choices. Drawing on the Bible, key figures from church history, and Christian theology, this book offers a clarion call for pastors to serve as public theologians in their congregations and communities. It is designed to be engaging reading for busy pastors and includes pastoral reflections on the theological task from twelve working pastors, including Kevin DeYoung and Cornelius Plantinga.
The Bruised Reed. Puritan Paperbacks. Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 1998. ———. “The Returning Backslider. ... Broken-Down House: Living Productively in a World Gone Bad. Wapwallopen, PA: Shepherd Press, 2009. Van Kaam, Adrian.
Author: Peter K. Nelson
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
In the believers ongoing battle against sin this book offers a breath of fresh air by setting out biblical foundations and offering practical advice.
The Bruised Reed. Puritan Paperbacks. Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth, 1998; from the 1630 edition. Spurgeon, Charles Haddon. Lectures to My Students. Pasadena, TX: Pilgrim Publications, 1990 reprint; from 1881 edition. Tidball, Derek.
Author: Phil A. Newton
Publisher: Kregel Publications
Category: Christian leadership
Ministry Book of the Year--The Gospel Coalition 2017 Book Awards The critical missing element in Christian mentoring today: the congregation "Bringing up future leaders isn't just the job of the pastor but of the whole congregation. This is an urgently needed book in churches today." --R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Young, emerging leaders of the church, many of whom have gone through leadership training and traditional mentorship programs, still too often find themselves unprepared for the realities of ministry. Many leave the ministry altogether, overwhelmed. Phil Newton reveals a critical gap: single-source mentorship is incomplete. Mentoring must involve the congregation, not just senior pastors, in order to bring forth mature, resilient leaders prepared for all that ministry entails. The solid, practical solutions in The Mentoring Church offer churches of any size both the vision for mentoring future leaders and a workable template to follow. With insightful consideration of theological, historical, and contemporary training models for pastor/church partnerships, Newton is a reliable guide to developing a church culture that equips fully prepared leaders.
The Puritans **The first port of call has got to be The Bruised Reed by Richard Sibbes. Get your handkerchief out! Banner of Truth has made this easily available in their Puritan Paperbacks series.
Author: Michael Reeves
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Burning pyres, nuns on the run, stirring courage, and comic relief: the Protestant Reformation is a gripping tale, packed with drama. But what motivated the Reformers? And what were they really like? The Unquenchable Flame, a lively, accessible, and fully informative introduction to the Reformation by Michael Reeves, brings to life the movement’s most colorful characters (Martin Luther, Ulrich Zwingli, John Calvin, The Puritans, etc.), examines their ideas, and shows the profound and personal relevance of Reformation thinking for today. Also included are a lengthy Reformation timeline, a map of key places in the Reformation, further reading suggestions, and, in this U.S. edition, a new foreword by 9 Marks Ministries president Mark Dever.
For short biographies of more obscure Puritans who have not been reprinted in the last fifty years, see Benjamin Brook ... especially Sibbes's The Bruised Reed and Brooks's Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices.59 You may also ...
Author: Joel R. Beeke
Publisher: Reformation Heritage Books
Table of Contents: BIBLICAL STUDIES 1. The Age of the Spirit and Revival 2. Trust in the Incarnate Word 3. Our Glorious Adoption: Trinitarian-Based and Transformed Relationships 4. Paul and James: Are We Justified by Faith or by Faith and Works? 5. Gethsemane’s King-Lamb: A Sermon on John 18:7–8, 12–13a 6. The Man of Sin: 2 Thessalonians 2:1–12 7. Delighting in God: A Guide to Sabbath-Keeping SYSTEMATIC AND HISTORICAL THEOLOGY 8. God-Centered Theology in the Ministry of the Word 9. Calvin on Sovereignty, Providence, and Predestination 10. Reading the Puritans 11. Godefridus Udemans: Life, Influence, and Writings 12. John Bunyan on Justification 13. Reformed Orthodoxy in North America 14. The Perspicuity of Scripture 15. Laurence Chaderton: His Life and Ecclesiology 16. Natural Theology: Some Historical Perspective EXPERIENTIAL THEOLOGY 17. Calvin as an Experiential Preacher 18. The Puritans on Conscience and Casuistry 19. Assurance of Salvation: The Insights of Anthony Burgess 20. Wilhelmus à Brakel’s Biblical Ethics of Spirituality 21. Images of Union and Communion with Christ PRACTICAL THEOLOGY 22. Puritans on the Family: Recent Publications 23. Consider Christ in Affliction: An Open Letter to True Believers 24. Learning from the Puritans on Being Salt and Light 25. Puritans on Marital Love PASTORAL THEOLOGY AND MISSIONS 26. God-Centered Adult Education 27. Plain Preaching Demonstrating the Spirit and His Power 28. How to Evaluate Your Sermons 29. Practical Application in Preaching 30. Authentic Ministry: Servanthood, Tears, and Temptations 31. Children in the Church 32. The Minister’s Helpmeet 33. Unprofessional Puritans and Professional Pastors: What the Puritans Would Say to Modern Pastors 34. Catechism Preaching 35. A Life in the Word 36. Why You and Your Family Should Go to Church: Biblical Answers to “Churchless Christianity” CONTEMPORARY AND CULTURAL ISSUES 37. Interview with Joel Beeke about Reformed Churches and Seminaries 38. Handling Error in the Church: Martin Downes Interviewing Joel R. Beeke 39. Practical Lessons for Today from the Life of Idelette Calvin 40. Rediscovering the Laity: The Reformation in the Pew and in the Classroom 41. In Commemoration of the Heidelberg Catechism’s 450th Anniversary: The Catechism as a Confession of Faith 42. How to Battle Hostility and Secularism 43. Busy but Fruitful: How to Manage Time 44. Nurturing Intimate Communication with Your Spouse
being amazed at the richness of Puritan writings—you should be ready and eager to read the original Puritan writings. ... especially Sibbes's The Bruised Reed and Brooks's Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices.20 You may also ...
Author: Joel R. Beeke
Publisher: Reformation Heritage Books
Using the Puritan writings judiciously, Joel R. Beeke and Brian G. Hedges provide twelve fascinating chapters on how the Puritans help us in a variety of ways, such as shaping our lives by the Scriptures, convicting our consciences of the subtlety and sinfulness of sin, opening for us the beauty and loveliness of Christ, and much more. Let this book transform your daily Christian life and move you to read the Puritan treasures for yourself. Table of Contents: 1. The Puritans Shape Our Lives by the Authoritative Scriptures 2. The Puritans Lift Our Gaze to the Greatness and Glory of Our Triune God 3. The Puritans Convict Our Consciences of the Subtlety and Sinfulness of Sin 4. The Puritans Open Our Eyes to the Beauty and Loveliness of Christ 5. The Puritans Liberate Our Hearts with the Freedom and Power of Grace 6. The Puritans Engage Our Wills in the Practical Pursuit of Holiness 7. The Puritans Equip the Saints in the Battle against the World, the Flesh, and the Devil 8. The Puritans Inspire Our Hearts to Seek God’s Face in Prayer 9. The Puritans Sustain Us in Suffering with the Sovereign Providence of God 10. The Puritans Search Our Souls with Profound Psychological Insight 11. The Puritans Set Our Sights on Eternal Realities 12. The Puritans Fill Us with Sacrificial Zeal for God and His Truth Conclusion: Reading the Puritans
... The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment, is one of many Puritan Paperbacks put out by Banner of Truth Trust. ... On the issue of pain and suffering, Richard Sibbes's Bruised Reed and C. S. Lewis's The Problem of Pain are helpful.
Author: Andrew M. Davis
Publisher: Baker Books
It may surprise modern Christians that our current problems with discontentedness are anything but new. In 1643, Puritan pastor Jeremiah Burroughs wrote a work titled "The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment" that has as much resonance in our day as it did in his. Now pastor and author Andrew M. Davis helps contemporary Christians rediscover the remarkable truths found in this largely forgotten work. With powerful new illustrations and a keen sense of all that makes modern Christians restless, Davis challenges readers to confront the sources of discontent in their lives and embrace Paul's teaching on contentment in all circumstances. He gives special attention to maintaining contentment through poverty and prosperity, as well as in our marriages, and offers tips on teaching children how to be content in an age of smartphones and social media.
The Bruised Reed being one of his most famous, Banner of Truth has printed that work in a small paperback for decades. ... Trinity in Cambridge, a position from which he was relieved five years later because of his Puritan tendencies.
Author: Richard Sibbes
Publisher: Puritan Publications
In taking Sibbes slowly the reader will find some of the most sweetly written paragraphs in puritan literature and theological preaching. It is a treatise on Psalm 42:5 and 11, "Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? Hope thou in God; for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance…and my God." Sibbes is an able master exegete who, many times, is thinking far faster than he is writing. His desire to see his thoughts explode upon the page occur frequently, but in a few spots, most angelically. This is not a work to read once. It is one to study, reread and then soak in. This is not a scan or facsimile, and contains an active table of contents for electronic versions.