Friday, July 19, 2013

Wanted: Longsuffering Pastors

Charles Spurgeon:

A minister who is much before the public has need to be thick skinned, and to exercise to a very high degree the virtue of longsuffering. It may help him if he will remember the conduct of good Cotton Mather, a man remarkable for the sweetness of his temper. On one occasion, having taken a prominent interest in the political concerns of his country, he received a large number of abusive letters. All of these he tied up in a packet, and wrote upon the cover, “Libels. Father, forgive them.”

No man of God need be astonished at slander, as though some strange thing had happened unto him, for the best servants of God have been subject to that trial
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Read the rest here.


For more:
A Minister's Melancholy:  Spurgeon on the Downcast Preacher - Part 1
A Minister's Melancholy:  Spurgeon on the Downcast Preacher - Part 2 
A Minister's Melancholy:  Spurgeon on the Downcast Preacher - Part 3
A Minister's Melancholy:  Spurgeon on the Downcast Preacher - Part 4 
A Minister's Melancholy:  Spurgeon on the Downcast Preacher - Part 5 
Charles Spurgeon: A Biographical Documentary 
A Pedstal For the Cross: Spurgeon on Preaching
Repost | Shai Linne: Spurgeon
Theology Thursday | Spurgeon on Uniformity vs. Unity
Spurgeon's Defense of Calvinism - Part 1
Spurgeon's Defense of Calvinism - Part 2
Spurgeon's Defense of Calvinism - Part 3
Spurgeon's Defense of Calvinism - Part 4
Spurgeon's Defense of Calvinism - Part 5
"Great Forgiveness For Great Sin": A Sermon Preached by CH Spurgeon - Part 1
"Great Forgiveness For Great Sin": A Sermon Preached by CH Spurgeon - Part 2
"Great Forgiveness For Great Sin": A Sermon Preached by CH Spurgeon - Part 3
"Does Revelation Teach Us Evolution?": The Prince of Preachers on the Question of Evolution
"A Habit Most Natural, Scriptural, Manly, and Beneficial": Spurgeon on Growing a Beard
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