The duty of Gospel-ministers, to take heed to themselves, and their flock.

A sermon preached at the ordination of the Reverend Mr. Roger Newton, at Greenfield, Nov. 18, 1761.
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Newton, Roger, -- 1737-
StatementBy Elizur Goodrich, A.M. Pastor of the Church of Christ in Durham. ; [Two lines from Colossians]
SeriesEarly American imprints -- no. 9128.
ContributionsFirst Congregational Church (Greenfield, Mass.).
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Pagination30, [2] p.
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The duty of Gospel-ministers, to take heed to themselves, and their flock: a sermon preached at the ordination of the Reverend Mr. Roger Newton, at Greenfield, Nov. 18, [Elizur Goodrich; First Congregational Church (Greenfield, Mass.)].

Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. (Acts ) (Acts ). Ministers of the Gospel[:] it is the great Duty of them, prudently to prevent, if possible, or presently to remove all Prejudices which may be taken up by their People against their Persons, knowing that, if they have a prejudice against their persons, they will never relish their Doctrine, nor be benefitted by their Ministry.

Wesley's Notes for Acts Take heed therefore - I now devolve my care upon you; first to yourselves; then to the flock over which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers - For no man, or number of men upon earth, can constitute an overseer, bishop, or any other Christian minister.

Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with The duty of Gospel-ministers own blood. CSB Be on guard for yourselves and for all The duty of Gospel-ministers flock of which the Holy Spirit has appointed you as overseers, to shepherd the church of God, which he purchased.

Acts - Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. 1 Timothy - For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is.

It is written in the Holy Scriptures and faithfully confessed in the Book of Concord. It is the doctrine of Luther's Small Catechism. It is the doctrine that is the duty of every Christian to learn so that he may know how to judge the teaching of his pastor to ensure that he is faithful.

In this the self-devotion of the minister is just the same as that of all other true Christians. If a Christian man proposes to be a teacher, physician, lawyer, mechanic, or The duty of Gospel-ministers, it must be, not chiefly from promptings of the world or self, but chiefly because he verily believes he can.

The duty of gospel-ministers to take heed to themselves, and their flock a sermon preached at the ordination of the Reverend Mr. Roger Newton, at Greenfield, Nov. 18, / by: Goodrich, Elizur, Published: (). First, no “man can have any evidence in his own soul that he doth conscientiously perform any ministerial duty towards his flock, who doth not continually pray for them.”45 If he does not pray for those he preaches to, having a “spirit of prayer” continually for them at all times, then he can have no assurance that he is truly a minister, shepherding the flock, nor a confidence that his.

First, he says to make sure or take heed to feed themselves and the church. That is what an overseer is to do. Feed the flock or the church to which you have been appointed. Paul puts emphasis on the fact that Jesus Christ hath purchased the church of God with His own blood.

And just in proportion to the importance of their office is the importance of the injunction of Paul, to take heed to themselves. And to all the flock - The church; the charge entrusted to them.

The church of Christ is often compared to a flock. See the. Their authority was limited to their local congregation a. They were to take heed to the flock of God "among which" the Holy Spirit made them overseers - Ac b. They were to shepherd the flock "among them", serving as overseers - 1Pe c.

Some ways there are which we ought to follow; others as to which we ought to take heed. We must follow the ways of the Lord, and take heed to our own ways, lest they lead us into sin.

One can take heed if one is not hasty in speaking. The law says: Hear, O Israel, the Lord your God. Deuteronomy It said not: Speak, but Hear. Image via Wikipedia Richard Baxter’s book The Reformed Pastor, offers a passionate appeal for pastor's to shepherd their flock.

Baxter had an eloquent way of saying things. He also conveyed the pastor’s calling with weightiness. Preaching is a matter of life and death. To step into the pulpit with any other mindset is a grave. [Acts xx; 1 Tim.

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iv] At Miletus St Paul gathers round him the Presbyters of Ephesus, and implores them to take heed to themselves, and to the flock. A few years later he writes to Timothy, commissioned (whether permanently or not) to be Pastor of Pastors in that same Ephesus, and lays it on his soul to take heed to himself, and to the.

The major body of the overseer’s job description is found in Acts “Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the assembly of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among.

17 th Century pastor, Richard Baxter, expounds upon Acts imploring his fellow ministers to take heed of themselves and of the flock in which they’ve been entrusted by God to shepherd faithfully.

Pastoral ministry is for the glory of God and the good of humanity and should be taken seriously by ministers and congregants alike. Baxter sets the duties of pastors, the. Dignity calls for duty; if the Holy Ghost has made them overseers of the flock, that is, shepherds, they must be true to their trust.

(1.) They must take heed to themselves in the first place, must have a very jealous eye upon all the motions of their own souls, and upon all they said and did, must walk circumspectly, and know how to behave. Taking Heed to the Flock: A Study of the Principles and Practice of Family Visitation Peter Y.

de Jong, Ph. was that he had not given more consideration to pastoral duties, particularly those of shepherding the souls entrusted to his care. in order that they might prepare themselves for profession of their faith and thus receive the.

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Take heed, therefore, to yourselves, and to all the flock, Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves.

(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV) Genesis The shepherds came and drove them away; but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV) Exodus Acts Take heed, therefore - Attend to; be on your guard against the dangers which beset you, and seek to discharge your duty with fidelity.

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Unto yourselves - To your own piety, opinions, and mode of life. This is the first duty of a minister; for without this all his preaching will be vain. Compare Colossians ; I Timothy Ministers are beset with unique dangers and.

They must watch to guard the flock, and also watch over themselves, examine their conscience and see how this duty to watch is fulfilled. “Take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, in. Verse 5 Here is the end expressed,I. More generally: For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldst set in order the things that are wanting.

This was the business of evangelists (in which office Titus was), to water where the apostles had planted (1 Co. ), furthering and finishing what they had begun; so much epidiorthoun imports. The first duty of elders is to “take heed to” themselves.

The New International Version changes the words to “keep watch over yourselves.” Elders are to oversee their own lives as well as the flock of God where they are appointed to serve. This is the first thing found in the New Testament that is directed to elders.

But, when superiors correct their delinquent subordinates, it remains for them anxiously to take heed how far, while in right of their authority they smite faults with due discipline, they still, through custody of humility, acknowledge themselves to be on a par with the very brethren who are corrected; although for the most part it is becoming.

Let young and old consecrate themselves to God, take up the work, and go forward, doing their work in all humility of mind, under the control of the Holy Spirit. Let those who have been in school go out into the field, and put to a practical use the knowledge they have gained.

Taking Heed to the Flock: A Study of the Principles and Practice of Family Visitation “Take heed unto yourselves, and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit hath made you bishops, and in order that they may be able to discharge their duty to the glory of God and the welfare of the church they have received spiritual authority.Deuteronomy Chapter 12 Explained, Only one place of worship, Holy things to be eaten in a holy place, warning against idolatry Deuteronomy Chapter 1 2 Verses This portion corresponds to (), and the concept of worship as it relates to the first two commandments.Be diligent to know the state of your flocks, [And] look well to your herds: that they may provide for themselves and their families.

It is in the original text, then it must become the indispensable duty of pastors of churches to take heed to the flock of God committed to them.