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PASTORAL THEOLOGY: The Man of God, Volumes One & Two
ALBERT N. MARTIN

From 1978 to 1998, Pastor A.N. Martin taught Pastoral Theology in the Trinity Ministerial Academy, a church-based ministerial training institution. Every Friday throughout the academic year, all the students would gather for two hours of teaching presented in a four-year cycle. Subsequently various series of the audiotapes were widely circulated.

Many expressed their desire to see these lectures printed. As an intermediate step in responding to that desire, the Trinity Baptist Church eldership decided to encourage Pastor Martin to rework the original lectures and deliver them one ?nal time, while professionally recording them. This project was begun in 2007 and completed in 2012 with Pastor Martin teaching his entire Pastoral Theology course “one more time” to 25 to 30 men. The transcriptions of these DVD lectures constituted the basis for the ?rst draft of these edited lectures. Within these lectures there are very few issues faced by the ordinary pastor that are not addressed in one way or another. It is the author’s prayer that when all the volumes are nestled on the bookshelf of any pastor, that whatever his concern may be in conjunction with his pastoral labors, that he can expect that most likely, there is something in these volumes that would be of help to him. It is also the author’s prayer that even the most experienced pastor will ?nd in these pages much that will provoke him to pursue greater personal godliness, increased preaching effectiveness, and expanded pastoral usefulness.

“The first thing I did on my first day of ministry over twenty years ago was to start listening to Pastor Martin’s pastoral theology lectures on cassette tape (yes, that long ago). These addresses not only set my ministry on a biblical course but actually saved my ministry (and my sanity) more times than I can count. I’ve waited a long time to see this material in print and am so glad that present and future generations of pastors can benefit from it as I did (and still do).” —Dr. David Murray, Professor of Old Testament and Practical Theology, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan

“Dr. Al Martin poured a lifetime of study into lectures on the pastor and preaching. He delivered them annually to his Academy of theological students who met at the meeting place of his congregation in Montville, New Jersey. While he taught them he was engaged week by week in the dynamics of a growing and demanding pulpit and pastoral ministry… There is certainly a cry from a million hearts that today’s preaching should know more of the breath of heaven….May these volumes do much good all over the globe to assist the renewal of awakening ministries.” —Dr. Geoff Thomas, Pastor (retired), Alfred Place Baptist Church, Aberystwyth, Wales. Visiting Professor of Historical Theology, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary

“When I was a young minister, I came across a series of audio recordings by Al Martin that proved to be a gold mine of wisdom. Opening the Holy Scriptures and leaning on the solid teaching of classic writers, these Pastoral Theology lectures both clarified God’s calling and motivated God’s servants to preach God’s Word and shepherd His flock in accord with the whole counsel of God… About a decade later, when called upon to teach several courses in pastoral theology in the newly begun Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan, I listened to most of these lectures again and found them even more profitable the second time through. It is, therefore, a great joy for me that Pastor Martin has reworked this material in his senior years and that now these highly esteemed lectures are finally appearing in book form.” —From the Foreword by Dr. Joel R. Beeke, Pastor, Heritage Reformed Congregation, Grand Rapids, Michigan. President & Professor of Systematic Theology & Homiletics, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary

Table of Contents of Volume 1

Foreword

Preface

Acknowledgments

Biographical Sketch of Albert N. Martin

UNIT ONE: The Call of the Man of God

Chapter 1 Introduction to Pastoral Theology

Chapter 2 The Call of the Man of God to the Pastoral Office

Chapter 3 Fundamental Errors Regarding a Call to the Pastoral Office

Chapter 4 Aspiration to the Pastoral Office

Chapter 5 Qualifications of Christian Character

Chapter 6 Qualifications of Christian Experience (1)

Chapter 7 Qualifications of Christian Experience (2)

Chapter 8 Qualifications of Mental Gifts

Chapter 9 Qualifications of Spiritual Gifts: Speaking Gifts

Chapter 10 Qualifications of Leadership Gifts

Chapter 11 The Source of Spiritual Giftedness

Chapter 12 Confirmation to the Pastoral Office

Chapter 13 Recognition and Ordination to the Pastoral Office

UNIT TWO: The Life of the Man of God

Chapter 1 The Life of the Man of God in the Pastoral Office

Chapter 2 His Relationship to God Spiritually (1)

Chapter 3 His Relationship to God Spiritually (2)

Chapter 4 His Relationship to God Spiritually (3)

Chapter 5 His Relationship to God Intellectually

Chapter 6 His Relationship to God Physically and Emotionally (1)

Chapter 7 His Relationship to God Physically and Emotionally (2)

Chapter 8 His Relationship to His People (1)

Chapter 9 His Relationship to His People (2)

Chapter 10 His Relationship to His People (3)

Chapter 11 The Man of God in Relation to Himself

Chapter 12 The Man of God in Relation to His Time and His Manifold Responsibilities

Chapter 13 The Man of God in Relation to His Domestic Responsibilities (1)

Chapter 14 The Man of God in Relation to His Domestic Responsibilities (2)

Scripture Index

Topical Index

Author Index

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