In The Ministry of Christ: Past, Present, and Future, Mackintosh attempts to correct an imbalance of focus. Too often, he says, Christians focus on ministering for Christ without considering how Christ might minister to them. In doing so, the church unwittingly obscures the ways in which Christ himself ministers. Beginning with Jesus’ words “I come not to be served, but to serve,” Mackintosh’s account links together the concept of glory with Jesus’ life of humiliation, and links Jesus’ washing of feet with his life-changing resurrection.
Praise for the Print Edition
Man’s complete ruin in sin, and God’s perfect remedy in Christ, are fully, clearly, and often strikingly presented [in Mackintosh’s writings].
—Andrew Miller, a leader of the Plymouth Brethren movement
- Title: The Ministry of Christ: Past, Present, and Future
- Author: C. H. Mackintosh
- Series: C. H. Mackintosh Collection
- Publisher: Loizeaux Brothers Publications
- Pages: 30
About Charles Henry Mackintosh
Charles Henry Mackintosh (1820–1896) was notable for his work in philanthropic work during the Irish Potatoe Famine which affected much of Ireland, Scotland, and England at the time. He converted to Christianity through correspondence with his sister and through reading John Darby's Operations of the Spirit.