Cross and Christian Ministry, The: Leadership Lessons from 1 Corinthians

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Is the cross truly the center of your ministry?

Today we commonly see images of the cross adorning churches, dangling from necklaces, and gleaming from lapels. Yet the image that is so sanitized for us today was grotesque and abhorrent to those living in the first century. It was a symbol of evil, torture, and shame. It is this realistic and horrifying view of the cross that should call us to Christian ministry and compel us to share the Good ...

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The Cross and Christian Ministry: An Exposition of Passages from 1 Corinthians

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Overview

Is the cross truly the center of your ministry?

Today we commonly see images of the cross adorning churches, dangling from necklaces, and gleaming from lapels. Yet the image that is so sanitized for us today was grotesque and abhorrent to those living in the first century. It was a symbol of evil, torture, and shame. It is this realistic and horrifying view of the cross that should call us to Christian ministry and compel us to share the Good News of Christ's triumph over death.

Through his exposition of 1 Corinthians, D. A. Carson presents a comprehensive view of what the death of Christ means in preaching and ministering to God's people. He confronts the issues of factionalism, servant-leadership, shaping "world" Christians, and the source of knowledge in order to help Christian leaders learn principles for dynamic, cross-centered worship.

D. A. Carson (Ph.D., University of Cambridge) is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He is the author or editor of over forty books, including The King James Version Debate; How Long, O Lord?; A Call to Spiritual Reformation; and Justification and Variegated Nomism.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780801091681
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/1/2004
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 505,936
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.31 (d)

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D. A. Carson (Ph.D., University of Cambridge) is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is the author or editor of more than forty books, including How Long, O Lord?, Teach Us to Pray, and Right with God.

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Table of Contents

Preface 9
1. The Cross and Preaching (1 Corinthians 1:18-2:5) 11
2. The Cross and the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 2:6-16) 43
3. The Cross and Factionalism (1 Corinthians 3) 67
4. The Cross and Christian Leadership (1 Corinthians 4) 91
5. The Cross and the World Christian (1 Corinthians 9:19-27) 115
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