88 Metaphors for ministering
The true minister is a reformer.
The present minister is, I believe, a Presbyterian.
The United States minister was John E. Ward, a noble-hearted son of Georgia, and the chief of our little squadron was the gallant old Commodore Tatnall.
The ablest and most virtuous minister that Henry ever possessed was Hubert de Burgh
Rev. F.B. Meyer, in speaking on "Twentieth Century Evangelism," at Bradford, England, in 1902, made a plea for "the institutional church, the wide outlook, more elastic methods, greater eagerness to reach and win outsiders, more varied service on the part of Christian people, that the minister of any place of worship should become the recognized friend of the entire district in which his chapel is placed.
"A minister of a parish seized of lands in its right as parsonage lands, is a sole corporation, and on a vacancy, the parish is entitled to the profits;"
Three hours' talk over Mr. HENDERSON'S dual personality left the Commons still vague as to how a Cabinet Minister becomes a Labour delegate at will.
" The minister of Trinity Church is the Rev. J. T. Brown, and his salary amounts to about 300 pounds a year.
His answer was, "Let a prince be a prince, and ministers be ministers; let fathers be fathers, and sons be sons.
How happened it that the humble ministers of a new and persecuted religion became princes of the earth?
The officiating ministers are the Rev. R. Kell and the Rev. John Corrie.
That minister was galbet, or admiral of the realm, very much in his master's confidence, and a person well versed in affairs, but of a morose and sour complexion.
His ministers are his secretaries, without influence, comparatively, in the halls of Congress,neither made nor unmade by the legislature, although dependent on the Senate for confirmation, but once appointed, independent of both houses, and responsible only to the irremovable Executive, who can defy even public opinion, unless he aims at re-election, a unique government in the political history of the world.
The officiating minister was not Parson Ranson after all, but a Reverend Cleotus Haidus, the presiding elder of that circuit of the Afro-American Methodist Church, whose duties happened to call him to Hooker's Bend that day.
The ministers of the sovereign at this time, were, that mixed and plausible character, Mr. Pelham, and that immortalized booby, the duke of Newcastle.
Ministers are the worst offenders.
The minister is God's ambassador to lost men.
368, n. 3. KING'S Printing-house, ii. 323, n. 2. KINGS, conversing with them, ii. 40, n. 3; flattered at church and on the stage, ii. 234; flatter themselves, ib.; great kings always social, i. 442; ill-trained, i. 442, n. 1; Johnson ridicules them, i. 333; minister, should each be his own, ii. 117; oppressive kings put to death, ii. 170; praises exaggerated, ii. 38; reverence for them depends on their right, iv.
The Mr. Rives mentioned in the letter was at that time our Minister to France, and the Mr. Van Buren was Martin Van Buren, then Secretary of State in President Jackson's Cabinet, and afterwards himself President of the United States.
The minister was a most worthy gentleman, but this was not the Rockland native-born manner; some new element had come in between the good, plain, worthy man and this young girl, fit to be a Crown Prince's partner where there were a thousand to choose from.
Cupid is their prime minister, and we all know that prime ministers are the power behind the throne of rulers.
Simplicity and liberality, mingled with much earnestness and a fair amount of self- righteousness, are the leading traits of the "elect" at Vauxhall- road chapel; whilst their minister is a curious compilation of eccentricity, sagacity, waddlement, winking, straightforwardness, and thorough honesty.
It is a new position, and a remarkable one in our history is that of M. Necker teaching the party he calls public opinion that under a good king, under a monarch beloved of the people, the minister of finance has become the sole hope, the sole security, by his moral qualities, of the lenders and experts who watch the government.
During the reign of Louis the XIVth, the king of Siam having received an ambassador from that monarch, was accustomed to hear, with wonder and delight, the foreigner's descriptions of his own country: but the minister having one day mentioned, that in France, water, at one time of the year, became a solid substance, the Siamese prince indignantly exclaimed,"Hold, sir!
Fortunately, our Minister to Belgium was Brand Whitlock.