Book Recommendation: The Cross and Christian Ministry

The Cross and Christian Ministry is a collection of four lectures given by D.A. Carson at the International Council of Accrediting Agencies (ICAA) and later at the International Federation of Evangelical Students (IFES). These four lectures form the content of the five chapters of this short (137 pgs.) book (one of the lectures was divided into two chapters). The chapters are expositions of key passages in the book of 1 Corinthians regarding aspects of Christian ministry.
  • Chapter One is an expositon of 1 Corinthians 1:18-2:5 and focuses on the Cross and Preaching.
  • Chapter Two is an exposition of 1 Corinthians 2:6-16 and focuses on the Cross and the Holy Spirit.
  • Chapter Three is an expositon of 1 Corinthians 3 and focuses on the Cross and Factionalism.
  • Chapter Four is an exposition of 1 Corinthians 4 and focuses on the Cross and Christian Leadership.
  • Chapter Five is an exposition of 1 Corinthians 9:19-27 and focuses on the Cross and the World Christian.

This book explains the importance of the death of Jesus Christ to preaching and ministering to God’s people. It is highly recommended to all ministers of the gospel who desire a biblical understanding of the Christian ministry.


  1. Dear Brother and Sisters In Christ,

    Jesus Christ Ministries (JCM) is a non profit, nondenominational Christian ministry working for the pread of the Gospel in Pakistan. We are working for this mission since the year 1999. We are located in District Layyah of Punjab Province of Pakistan.

    In a period of only few years we have done an extensive work to send the gospel out in Pakistan. We live in a very backward and underdeveloped area of Punjab where people are illiterate, not only in the formal and non formal education, but as well as in the knowledge of the Word of God. And due to the lack of Education 8 out of 10 people have the tendency towards drugs and narcotics, which is a very alarming situation. People do not respect each other. People here do not value each other’s customs and rituals. They do not send their children to school. They do not read the Bible. They do not go to church. In a nutshell, they are far far far away from the Word of God. And this is the reason why we are starving to send the Gospel here in this area.

    To get the Gospel to the people who need it, we have Sunday prayers. Also, we organize open-air prayer meetings in the surrounding areas where no pastor or evangelists are going with the Gospel. This way we are reaching those people who have never heard the Bible before. We have Bible Study classes two times in a month. Also, we have Sunday Schools where we teach people about who Jesus Christ is? And what is the purpose that he came on earth became a son of man and died for our sins.

    Since our existence we have been doing this with self help. But as now we expand, we need your help to carry on our mission. Please join the helping hands that God has sent us. We need your help to spread the Gospel in Pakistan. There are many many more areas like Layyah that we have to reach. There is a great multitude that God yet have to save. We desperately need your help. We request you to come and work with us in partnership.

    I also have been working as a freelance translator for the past 4 years. And so, if you need any of your materials to be translated into Urdu, Punjabi or Siraiki languages, please do not hesitate to ask me to do services for your organization.

    Thank you!

    We look forward to hear from you at your earliest convenience.


    Rev. KAMAL GILL Senior Pastor

    Jesus Christ Ministries


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