This blog is devoted to discussing the pursuit of eternal life.
Discussion and participation by readers is desired,
but contributions should correlate to the book,
The Race Set Before Us: A Biblical Theology
of Perseverance & Assurance

Thomas R. Schreiner
& Ardel B. Caneday

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Perseverance and the Pastor

Here is an uncommon book about an ordinary pastor. D. A. Carson's most recent book is his most uncommon book. Memoirs of an Ordinary Pastor is an account of his father, Tom Carson, who ministered faithfully in French speaking Canada for many years.

For all who would be ministers of the gospel, consider the urgency of this high calling, an urgency that must be engaged every day. Richard Baxter (1615-1691) once captured the urgency of preaching this way: "I preached as never sure to preach again, And as a dying man to dying men." The apostle Paul expresses the urgency of the ministry of the gospel this way: "Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers" (1 Timothy 4:16).

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