From the Elders’ Desk: A Camaraderie of Confidence

Monthly Reading Recommendation
October 2016

A Comaraderie of Confidence
by John Piper

From Our Elders:
Those who have been transformed by the work of God in their own lives value and appreciate the work of God in the lives of others. We rejoice to hear and know of God’s faithfulness in the testimonies of those who have gone before us. Unfortunately though, many historical works fail to capture the passion and zeal of the faithful men and women of God, and communicate in such a way as to be an encouragement. This is not the case with A Camaraderie of Confidence by John Piper.

In this work, Piper identifies three key figures of the 19th century. Charles Spurgeon, George Muller, and Hudson Taylor—all like-minded laborers in the ministry together capture the heart of Christian living. Each of these men are towers of faithfulness whose hearts are rendered unto God for His kingdom work. Spurgeon was a man of the church, dedicated to equip her and train men for the ministry, and yet he was a fiery evangelist and outstanding preacher as well.  Muller too was a man of the Word, and dedicated his life to help orphans. He was a man of great faith and at a given moment, could be found to have more than 2,000 children entrusted to his care, made possible only by the providence of God. Hudson Taylor was one counted as steadfast in the Scriptures, and he pioneered mission work in China as the founder of the China In-land Mission during an age that many opposed such work.

Each of these men experienced unique challenges and opposition to their ministries, but although they had their differences, they found in one another a common love for truth, a heart for the lost, and a desire to serve their Lord. I would encourage you to let their lives disciple you.

Matt Tarr

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