What exactly is a reformed pastor? In this six lecture series, Dr. Ian Hamilton demonstrates that the ideal characteristics of the reformed pastor are found in Jesus Christ. Christ came to serve, and throughout history, God has used men who are dependent upon the Holy Spirit to be servants of His people. Dr. Hamilton demonstrates God’s faithfulness to this pattern through the lives and ministries of men like Samuel Rutherford and John Calvin. This study will not only provide a portrait of the reformed pastor, but it will also show how God conforms local churches to the image of Christ …
In this series, Dr. Sproul examines Martin Luther’s view of preachers and preaching, and demonstrates that Luther’s descriptions of a pastor and guidelines for preaching offer valuable instruction for the church today. As he discusses the qualifications of a pastor, including his spiritual gifts, knowledge, and doctrine, Dr. Sproul charges pastors as faithful servants of the Word of God, to focus on nurturing their congregations—not entertaining them. He reminds ministers of their high calling and discusses common snares that have damaged the effectiveness of preachers throughout the ages.