John Flavel – The Aim of Paul’s Ministry

21 Sep

“I determined to know nothing,” that is, to study nothing myself, to teach nothing to you, but “Jesus Christ.” Christ shall be the center to which all the lines of my ministry shall be drawn. I have spoken and written of many other subjects in my sermons and epistles, but it is all reductively the preaching and discovery of Jesus Christ: of all the subjects in the world, this is the sweetest; if there be any thing on this side heaven, worthy our time and studies, this is it. Thus he magnifies his doctrine, from the excellency of its subject-matter, accounting all other doctrines but airy things, compared with this.

~John Flavel~

The Fountain of Life Opened Up (Portland, Oregon;; 2010) eBook. Sermon 1: The Excellency of the Subject.

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3 Responses to “John Flavel – The Aim of Paul’s Ministry”

  1. Michael Tomko September 21, 2011 at 6:59 am #

    Great post

  2. Ryan Streett September 21, 2011 at 9:56 am #



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