By Ichabod Spencer
"A Pastor's Sketches is a sobering and hard reminder that the Holy Spirit is the genuine agent of conversion. This e-book is urgently wanted this present day while lots of our evangelism is patterned after present advertising equipment. It has deeply convicted me to consistently search to be in music with the Holy Spirit as I minister to others." - Jerry Bridges
“These sketches exhibit a doctrinal intensity and an experiential savvy completely meshed in a single who had the treatment of souls as his ardour. He dare now not interfere on God's paintings and he dare now not forget something that was once his to do. realizing while to prevent is nearly as vital as figuring out what to claim. Spencer takes us to varsity in this perpetually very important issue."—Tom Nettles
“Spencer is a grasp at flushing sinners out of hiding and directing them to Jesus Christ for salvation via Spirit-worked, basic religion. although i assume few pastors might approve of each reaction Spencer makes to inquirers, commonly his religious counsel is biblical, doctrinal, sensible, and experiential. His perceptive information definitely has produced a lot fruit. A Pastor's Sketches is a compelling learn for pastors and Christian employees; its pages include the nuts and bolts of biblical evangelism, taught through real dialogues."—Joel Beeke
"Dr. Spencer's ebook should still definitely take a genuinely-earned position one of the instruments of any healthcare professional of souls. a person with the reason for Christ at middle will bemoan the truth that we now have too many miscarriages in our evangelistic labor-wards. those sketches present in Spencer's e-book, including the concluding classes, will move a ways to convey again the biblical stability that we so desperately desire if the preachers of the hot millennium are to turn out themselves to find a way and actual non secular midwives.”—Conrad Mbewe
“Ichabod Spencer was once proficient through God with a fondness for the pastoral care of souls. This booklet is sensible, pious, own and precious.”–James White
“Ichabod Spencer patiently and properly helped carry many to discover leisure and adulthood in Jesus Christ. He was once a pastor's pastor and the fruit of a lifetime's take care of God's humans used to be given to the church during this worthwhile book."—Geoff Thomas
Ichabod Smith Spencer (1798-1854) used to be born in Rupert, Vermont. The Lord referred to as him to evangelise, and he used to be referred to as to function a colleague-pastor of the Congregational Church in Northampton, Massachusetts in 1828—the church made well-known by way of Jonathan Edwards. His ministry at Northampton from 1828-1832 was once remarkably blessed with conversions. Later in 1832 he approved the decision to the second one Presbyterian Church in Brooklyn, manhattan the place he remained for 22 years. by the point of his demise the church had grown to be one of many biggest and so much influential in all of recent York nation. His biographer states that he used to be one of many maximum preachers the yank Pulpit produced in the course of that period. while, his maximum present and legacy used to be within the pastoral ministry. this may basically be visible during this justly well-known A Pastor’s Sketches which grew to become the most effective promoting titles in North the United States. reliable flooring is venerated to have his 3 volumes of sermons additionally to be had below the identify The Bunyan of Brooklyn.
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A Pastor's Sketches: Conversations with Anxious Souls Concerning the Way of Salvation by Ichabod Spencer