The Preacher’s Portrait: Five New Testament Word Studies


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In this updated version of The Preacher’s Portrait John Stott presents a portrait of the ideal preacher; a portrait painted by the hand of God himself on the broad canvas of the New Testament. Through studying five roles of a preacher – steward, herald, witness, father, and servant – Stott illustrates God’s ideal for a preacher’s character, message and purpose.

John Stott’s The Preacher’s Portrait rates among the three or four most influential books in my life. Like all his writings, it is enriching and joy- generating because of the depth of his acquaintance with God’s word. It is also loaded with practical applications as it focuses on nurturing ministers who are above all men and women of God and of the Word.

Ajith Fernando
Teaching Director, Youth for Christ, Sri Lanka


Table of Contents


Editor’s Preface

Author’s Preface


What a Preacher Is Not

    1. A Steward – The Preacher’s Message and Authority
    2. A Herald – The Preacher’s Proclamation and Appeal
    3. A Witness – The Preacher’s Experience and Humility
    4. A Father – The Preacher’s Love and Gentleness
    5. A Servant – The Preacher’s Power and Motive

The Payton Lectures

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John Stott

John Stott is known the world over as a preacher, evangelist and writer. He was the chief architect of the Lausanne Covenant (1974) and the founder of Langham Partnership, which works to equip a new generation of Bible teachers around the world. The Reverend Dr John Stott was Rector Emeritus of All Souls Church, Langham Place in London, England.

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