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Ephesians 4:11-12: " And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:” 

The Difference Between Pastors and Missionaries We find the words “pastor” and “evangelist” in Scripture, but not “missionary”. Are these roles the same, and if not, how are they different? What should be the goals of a missionary and what are his duties? Perhaps you’ve had these questions before, so here are some answers.

While it may be a virtue for a pastor to remain at the same church or along time, a missionary is always trying to work himself out of a job. He labors to plant a self-sustaining church, one that is capable of surviving and thriving without the influence of the missionary’s money and preaching. Pastors hone their spiritual gifts to the fullest.

The greatest need of the next generation of pastors and missionaries is exactly the same as the greatest need of every generation of pastors and missionaries that has ever or will ever exist. And therefore the central task of those who would train them never changes.

In fact, this great need is so central to all of life, and so definitive for all ministry, and so relevant to all cultures, and so ultimate compared to all other values, that it should be the all-absorbing passion of every Christian scholar and teacher,especially those who train pastors who shepherd the church and missionaries who plant it among the unreached peoples of the world.The need that I have in mind is the need of pastors and missionaries to know God and to find in him a Treasure more satisfying than any other person or thing or relationship or experience or accomplishment in the world. The greatest need of every pastor and every missionary is to know God better than they know anything and enjoy God more than they enjoy anything.

 

A Biblical Basis of Missions (Your Mission as a Christian) by Avery T. Willis, Jr. here

A Daily Bible Method Reading of the Bible Done Successfully here
(Bible Reading Methods, Structures of the Bible, Best Translations to Use,Where to Start )

A Daily Morning & Evening Reading Devotional Plan from Jan to Dec here

A Day Study in Stewardship by Tim Keller here

An Earnest Ministry the Need of the Times by John Angell James here

Being an Effective Bible Class Teacher by Gene Taylor here

Bible Study For Spiritual Power by J. R. Mott here

Can There be More Unity Among Churchmen by J. C. Ryle here

Characteristics of the Anointed Preacher When the Holy Ghost is Come by Samuel Logan Brengle here

Cheer Up My Comrades by Charles H. Spurgeon here

Christian Fellowship the Church Member's Guide by John Angell James here

Christian Witnesses for God by Charles G. Finney here

Church Planting by Danie Vermeulen here (excellent)

Concerning the Ministers of Christ, and His Church... by George Fox here

Converting Sinners A Christian Duty by Charles G. Finney here

Corporate Prayer for Revival by Jonathan Edwards here

Counseling Recipes by Timothy Tow here

Discipleship by J. Arnold here

Earnestness Its Marring and Maintenance by Charles H. Spurgeon here

Evangelism 101 Laying The Foundation by Matt Waymeyer here

Evangelism Made Personal by Mark A. Copeland here

John G. Lake From the Diary of John G. Lake here

Keep Praying Until God Answers When He Seems Not to Hear, Trust Him Still by R. A. Torrey here

How Do You Do? by J. C. Ryle here

How Do You Know If You Are A Real Christian by Jonathan Edwards here

How Far May Churchmen Differ by J. C. Ryle here

How May Ministers Best Win Souls by Robert Traill here
(1. Take Heed unto Thyself, Would You be a Saved and Successful Minister? 2. The Saving of Souls and Advice about the Means, 3. You that are Ministers Suffer a Word of Exhortation)

How to get the Most From Reading Your Bible by Thomas Watson here

How to Work for Christ Volume 1 Personal Work by R. A. Torrey here

How to Work for Christ Volume 2 Methods of Christian Walk by R. A. Torrey here

How to Work for Christ Volume 3 Preaching & Teaching the Word of God by R. A. Torrey here
(How to Prepare a Sermon, Preparation & Delivery of Bible Readings, Illustrations & Their Use, Teaching the Bible, Textual Sermons in Outline, Topical Sermons in Outline, Expository Sermons & Bible Readings in Outline)

I Want To Be A Soul Winner by Ronny Milliner here

Minor Prophets by Timothy Tow here

My Homiletic Swimming Pool or the Art of Preaching by Timothy Tow here

Of the Church Sermon by John Wesley here

On Obedience to Pastors by John Wesley here

On Visiting The Sick - Matthew 25:36 by John Wesley here

Open-Air Meetings by R. A. Torrey here

Revivals by Horatius Bonar here

Revival Addresses by R. A. Torrey here
(God, God is Love, Found Wanting, The Judgment Day, Every Man's Need of a Refuge, a Question that should Startle Every Man who is Not a Christian, Question for Those who are Rejecting Christ, Refuges of Lies, The Way of Salvation made as Plain as Day, What it Costs not to be a Christian, What are You Waiting?, Excuses, Heroes & Cowards, etc.)

Sacred Hermeneutics here

Scriptural Christianity - Acts 4:31 by John Wesley here

Special Directions for Christian Conferences, Exhortation & Reproof by Richard Baxter here

The Absence of the Sense of Sin in Present-Day Religion by Rev. J. S. Sinclair here

The Bible Pattern for the Evangelization of this World by Clifton Erickson here

The Christian Father's Present to His Children by John Angell James here

The Christian Professor by John Angell James here

The Church by Allan E. McNabb here

The Church Bound to Convert the World by Charles G. Finney here

The Importance of Personal Soul Winning R. A. Torrey here

The Lord's Table by Andrew Murray here

The Ministry of God's Word by Watchman Nee here

The Ministry of Home by Octavius Winslow here
(The Christian Family, The Desire to See Jesus, The Heart Opened, The Lord's Time of Love, Christ Not Hidden, The Woman that Left Her Water pot, The Power of the Tongue, The Gift of Suffering, The Bereaved Home, The Influence of Companionship, Gracious Surprisals, etc.)

The Missionary Problem is a Personal Problem by Andrew Murray here

The Preacher's Power and the Conditions of Obtaining It by Charles H. Spurgeon here

The Reformed Pastor by Richard Baxter here

The Revival We Need by Oswald J. Smith here
(The Outpouring of the Spirit, The Responsibility for Revival, Soul-Travail, The Enduement of Power, Conviction, Obstacles, Faith, Heart Yearnings for Revival, Manifestations of God's Power, Spiritual Experiences of Priceless Value)

The Soul Winner - Charles H. Spurgeon Conversion by Charles H. Spurgeon here

The Success of the Ministry of the Gospel, Owing to a Divine Influence by Samuel Davies here

The Sunday School Teacher's Guide by John Angell James here

The Widow Directed to the Widow's God by John Angell James here

Two Essential Things by Charles H. Spurgeon here

What is the Supreme Task of the Church by Oswald J. Smith here

Why You Should Go To The Mission Field by Keith Green here

Words to Winners of Souls by Horatius Bonar here

Working for God by Andrew Murray here


Poor in Spirit by Thomas Watson

He that is poor in spirit is lowly in heart. Rich men are commonly proud and
scornful, but the poor are submissive. The poor in spirit roll themselves in the
dust in the sense of their unworthiness. 'I abhor myself in dust' (Job 42:6). He
that is poor in spirit looks at another's excellencies and his own infirmities. He
denies not only his sins but his duties. The more grace he has, the more humble
he is, because he now sees himself a greater debtor to God. If he can do any
duty, he acknowledges it is Christ's strength more than his own.

As the ship gets to the haven more by the benefit of the wind than the sail, so when a Christian
makes swift progress, it is more by wind of God's Spirit than the sail of his own
endeavor. The poor in spirit, when he acts most like a saint, confesses himself
to be 'the chief of sinners'. He blushes more at the defect of his graces than
others do at the excess of their sins. He dares not say he has prayed or wept. He
lives, yet not he, but Christ lives in him. He labours, yet not he, but the grace of
God.


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