Considerations on a Call to the Ministry ...

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Presbyterian Board of Education, 1853 - Clergy - 16 pages
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Page 3 - Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.
Page 9 - A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; one that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity...
Page 3 - Having, then gifts, differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith ; or ministry, let us wait on our ministering; or he that teacheth, on teaching; or he that exhorteth, on exhortation : he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.
Page 9 - ... one that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity ; for if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the Church of GOD 1 not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.
Page 3 - And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.
Page 10 - Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to conviuce the gainsayers. 10 For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision : 1 1 Whose mouths must be stopped, •who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.
Page 9 - One that rules well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity, (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?) Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil. Moreover he must have a good report of them that are without, lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
Page 12 - If a man desireth the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.
Page 3 - Now this principle, or conscious inward conviction, thus wrought into the very structure of our language, is alike applicable, whatever the profession may be ; whether in the Church or out of it. It implies that there is an expression of...
Page 3 - But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal ; for to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom, to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit ; to another faith by the same Spirit, to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit, to 'another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another divers kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.

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