Martin, Albert N.
This is the story of two friends on the journey of life. One is the mentor to the other - a guide, a counsellor, but also a taskmaster and a judge. The other is a member of his family, loved despite their flaws.
In The Saint and his Saviour, Spurgeon takes us through the whole process of the work of the Spirit in a believer's life, from his first experience of the Lord, through the often tumultuous process of conversion, to the deepening knowledge of the presence of the Saviour with his people.
Captivating and challenging, Spurgeon examines how sin affects our relationship to Christ, and how we can cultivate a friendship with our Saviour.
Renowned for his love for people and his passion for telling about salvation, Spurgeon lays down a challenge to the unbeliever at every point. Extremely practical, The Saint and his Saviour also offers a hugely encouraging reminder to Christians that during the twists and turns of our spiritual walk the Lord is with us every step of the way.
Table of Contents:
1. Preaching for Revitalization
Part One: Priority and Promotion in Puritan Preaching
2. Preaching and Church Growth
3. Preaching in The Reformed Heritage
4. The Priorities of Preaching
Part Two: The Content of Puritan Preaching
5. Preaching With Deliberate Balance
6. Christological Preaching
7. Ecclesiastical Preaching
8. Missiological Preaching
9. Doctrinal Preaching
10. Ethical Preaching
Part Three: The Characteristics of Puritan Preaching
11. The Puritan Ethos
12. Spiritual Preaching
13. Romantic Preaching
14. Controversial Preaching
15. Comaraderie in Preaching
Part Four: The Expository Style of Puritan Preaching
16. Expository Preaching Defined
17. A Brief History of Expository Preaching
18. A Workable Method for Expository Preaching
19. The Expositional Process
20. ‘A Charge to Keep I Have’
C. H. Spurgeon, the great Victorian preacher, was one of the most influential people of the second half of the 19th Century. At the heart of his desire to preach was a fierce love of people, a desire that meant he did not neglect his pastoral ministry.
'Not many books on church revitalization these days see preaching as crucial, at least not expository preaching. So it is both a relief and blessing to listen to wise, tested counsel from a minister of the Word who has put his method into practice...' - Ligon Duncan, Chancellor and CEO, Reformed Theological Seminary
'A clarion call on the need for biblical preaching by a seasoned and effective preacher designed to encourage preachers to preach better, to God's glory and with a view to seeing the Holy Spirit pour forth blessing. I highly recommend it as vital reading for every preacher.' - Derek Thomas, Senior Minister of Preaching and Teaching, First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, South Carolina