Preacher, Keep Yourself From Idols (ebook)

Preacher, Keep Yourself From Idols ebook

Guidance and wisdom for maintaining good practice and avoiding temptation in preaching.

Derek Tidball

With insight and wisdom, Derek Tidball reviews a selection of idols to which preachers are particularly vulnerable, under four headings: the self, the age, the task and the ministry.

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'Preachers' and 'idolatry'. Surely these two words don't belong together? Or do they?

The apostle John ends his first letter with the plea, 'Dear children, keep yourselves from idols' (1 John 5:21) - an exhortation to believers to keep alert to insidious temptations of all kinds.

What is true of Christian life and ministry in general is true of preaching in particular, and John's warning may be taken as a specific warning to preachers who can easily fall prey to various forms of idolatry associated with their calling.

With insight and wisdom, Derek Tidball reviews a selection of idols to which preachers are particularly vulnerable, under four headings: the self, the age, the task and the ministry. His aim is not to condemn - for the task is perilous enough - but to alert, and thereby help us to avoid those factors which, although good in themselves, become idolatrous, deposing God from the throne which is rightly and exclusively his. Our preaching should be offered up as a worthy sacrifice to the one, true, living God.

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Contents

  • Contents
  • Abbreviations
  • Preface
  • Introduction: The nature of idolatry
  • The idols of the self
  • The idol of the pulpit
  • The idol of authority
  • The idol of popularity
  • The idols of the age
  • The idol of success
  • The idol of entertainment
  • The idol of novelty
  • The idol of secularization
  • The idols of the task
  • The idol of oratory
  • The idol of immediacy
  • The idols of the ministry
  • The idol of professionalism
  • The idol of busyness
  • The idol of familiarity
  • Epilogue

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Author Derek Tidball
ISBN 9781844747962
Format Digital Download
Language English
Publisher IVP
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