Blog Posts by Jeremy Walker

"We must take it all"

Article by   January 2013
D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones on the unity of Scripture:Higher criticism is man picking and choosing out of the Scriptures, believing what he likes and rejecting, or ignoring, the rest. It is man failing to submit himself completely and utterly to the... continue

Review: "Pastors in the Classics"

Article by   January 2013
Pastors in the Classics: Timeless Lessons on Life and Ministry from World LiteratureLeland Ryken, Philip Ryken & Todd WilsonBaker Books, 2012, 192pp., paperback, $16.99ISBN 978-0-8010-7197-3This is an odd book. It is not a bad book, but it is hard to... continue

Clarity and discretion

Article by   January 2013
When the New Testament deals with sexual morality, it does so unfailing clarity and reassuring discretion. Take, as an example, the instruction of the apostle in 1 Thessalonians 4:Finally then, brethren, we urge and exhort in the Lord Jesus that... continue

Review: "The Public Ministry of Christ"

Article by   January 2013
The Public Ministry of ChristWilliam G. BlaikieThis volume, first published in 1883, bridges the disciplines of Christology and pastoral theology, and its author will need no commendation to those who value Scriptural studies that blend scholarship and devotion. Blaikie's contention,... continue

Preaching Christ

Article by   January 2013
A last snippet, for now, from Thomas Foxcroft's The Gospel Ministry once more, fairly early on in his sermon, exhorting himself and other ministers to preach Jesus in every sense:Ministers then must study to feed their flocks with a continual... continue

"In Eden's sinless garden"

Article by   January 2013
7 6. 7 6 (St. Alphege)In Eden's sinless gardenA man and woman stood,Each crafted in God's image,And both entirely good.The serpent entered Eden,And entered both their hearts;And neither did resist him,Fell to his fiery darts.So Adam's abdicationWas punished by the... continue

The gospel ministry

Article by   January 2013
The following quote is from Benjamin Wadsworth's introduction to The Gospel Ministry by Thomas Foxcroft:The right performance of this work [of gospel ministry] is attended with many and great difficulties, partly from the various, frequent, furious assaults of Satan; partly... continue

Pastoral courage

Article by   January 2013
As promised, a first snippet from Thomas Foxcroft, who advises us as to the correct and necessary balance and relationship between public and private ministerial responsibility. He gives this specific counsel:Private inspection or pastoral visitation is of necessity to the... continue

Behold!

Article by   January 2013
The apostle John had seen many wonderful things in his life. He had lived alongside the Christ for three years, testifying that if all the things that Jesus did "were written one by one, I suppose that even the world... continue

Review: "The Gospel Ministry"

Article by   January 2013
The Gospel MinistryThomas FoxcroftSoli Deo Gloria (RHB), 87pp, hbkISBN 978-1-56769-061-3This unusual but highly profitable little volume is a preacher's own ordination sermon. It was preached in 1717 by Thomas Foxcroft as he set out to demonstrate to the congregation which... continue
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