John Owen’s 3 prayer points for pastors

We have been charting the biblically wise advice of John Owen for pastors, given in an ordination sermon preached on Friday 8th September 1682. His counsel is profound, challenging, and utterly relevant to our contemporary task as preachers. Thus far we have observed the essentials he attaches to preaching the Word and his four great … Continue reading John Owen’s 3 prayer points for pastors

John Owen’s 4 motives for the pastor’s prayer-life

John Owen understood the demands and privileges of ministry. In a sterling sermon preached at an ordination service on Friday 8th September 1682, he laid out in challenging and practical terms what the task of the pastor truly is. In our previous article we looked at Owen's essentials for preaching the Word, but coupled with … Continue reading John Owen’s 4 motives for the pastor’s prayer-life

John Owen’s 6 essentials for preaching the Word

There are gems among the posthumous sermons of John Owen, and we should count ourselves blessed and privileged that we have them available to us. Among these treasures is a sermon preached at an ordination on 8th September 1682, and its counsel about the work of ministry is as pertinent and challenging as when it … Continue reading John Owen’s 6 essentials for preaching the Word