Faithful Ministers of the Gospel

“Useful men are some of the greatest blessings of a people.  To have many such is more for a people’s happiness than almost anything–unless it is God’s own gracious spiritual presence amongst them.  They are precious gifts of heaven.  Particularly I would beseech and exhort those aged ones that yet remain, while they do live with us, to let us have much of their prayers, that when they leave the younger generations, that they may leave God with them.”

Jonathan Edwards

“Yea…that we shall see the great Head of the Church once more…raise up unto Himself certain young men whom He may use in this
glorious employ.  And what manner of men will they be?  Men mighty in the
Scriptures, their lives dominated by a sense of the greatness, the
majesty and holiness of God, and their minds and hearts aglow with the
great truths of the doctrines of grace.  They will be men who have
learned what it is to die to self, to human aims and personal
ambitions; men who are willing to be ‘fools for Christ’s sake’, who
will bear reproach and falsehood, who will labor and suffer, and whose
supreme desire will be, not to gain earth’s accolades, but to win the
Master’s approbation when they appear before His awesome judgment seat. 
They will be men who will preach with broken hearts and tear-filled
eyes, and upon whose ministries God will grant an extraordinary
effusion of the Holy Spirit, and who will witness ‘signs and wonders
following’ in the transformation of multitudes of human lives.”

Arnold Dallimore, biographer of George Whitefield

“Whoever would be first among you must be slave of all.”

Him

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