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#1 Bradley S. Cobb

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 02:03 PM

File Name: McMillan, E.W. - The Minister's Spiritual Life
File Submitter: Bradley S. Cobb
File Submitted: 02 Oct 2012
File Updated: 05 Jul 2016
File Category: Books
Author: E.W. McMillan
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The Minister's Spiritual Life

This book was written for the purpose of encouraging ministers to grow their spirituality, dealing with reasons for it, how to do it, and why to do it. It is a greatly encouraging book that will help you grow your spirituality.

Written by E.W. McMillan, formerly of Abilene Christian College (now University) in 1959. This book's copyright was not renewed, and is now in the public domain.

Table of Contents
  • FOREWORD
CHAPTER I - THE MINISTER'S SPIRITUAL LIFE
  • I. Spirituality is greatly concerned about true values and about the right attitudes and motives.
  • II. Spirituality is much tested by how much emphasis is placed on the comparative values between temporal and redemptive rewards.
CHAPTER II - SPIRITUALITY TOWARD GOD
  • I. Spirituality toward God as a Divine Being.
  • II. Spirituality feels reverent toward God's created universe, and is greatly inspired by it, because He created it.
  • III. The spiritual mind respects God's law, as it does God himself.
  • IV. The beauty of a life lived by pure faith is a glory all its own, but living that kind of life is an achievement which few people experience.
CHAPTER III - HIDDEN SHOALS
  • I. Special, specific issues, versus the Christian Spirit in dealing with issues.
  • II. A second mistake in this general area is treating the symptoms instead of the diseases.
  • III. This course will also include trying to create a more spiritual appetite in the members also providing more wholesome activities.
  • IV. Among the Christian experiences most often mistreated in this respect is baptism.
  • V. The same principle belongs in a study of the Lord's supper.
  • Closing Suggestions.
CHAPTER IV - ROOTS WHICH FEED SPIRITUALITY
  • I. Love is a root that greatly feeds spirituality.
  • II. Bible faith feeds the spiritual life.
  • III. Prayer feeds spirituality.
  • IV. By way of conclusion and summary, allow a few more observations.
CHAPTER V - "AND THEY CRUCIFIED HIM" (The Spiritual Implications in the Crucifixion Story)
CHAPTER VI - PERFECT SPIRITUALITY
CHAPTER VII - AM I SPIRITUAL?
CHAPTER VIII - PATIENTLY ENDURING SUFFERING

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