The Minister as Matchmaker

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A striking quotation from Richard Sibbes.  Worth bearing in mind as you prepare to preach on the Lord's Day:

Ministers by their calling are friends of the Bride, and to bring Christ and his Spouse together, and therefore ought, upon all good occasions, to lay open all the excellencies of Christ, and amongst others, as that he is highly born, mighty, One 'in whom all the treasures of wisdom are hid,' Col. 2:3, &c., so likewise gentle, and of a good nature, and of a gracious disposition.

That is a fascinating way of thinking about the office and task of the preacher.
Posted January 19, 2013 @ 10:18 AM by Carl Trueman
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