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John Henry Jowett
1864-1923

      John Henry Jowett was born in Halifax, England in 1864. Jowett's father had arranged for him to begin working as a clerk for a lawyer in Halifax, but the encouragement of his Sunday school teacher, Mr. Dewhirst, turned Jowett's heart toward the ministry.

      After theological training at Edinburgh and Oxford, Jowett assumed the pastorate of the Saint James Congregational Church. His six effective years of ministry brought him to the attention of the Carr's Lane Church in Birmingham, England, on the death of their pastor. For the next fifteen years the church grew and prospered. Their pastor's vision led them to increase their efforts to bring people to Christ. In 1917, the mayor of Birmingham said the church had changed the town with "crime and drunkenness having decreased."

      Jowett came to America for the first time in 1909 to address the Northfield Conference founded by D. L. Moody. While in America he preached twice at the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York. The church immediately asked him to come as its pastor. Jowett refused, having received a petition, signed by more than 1,400 members of his church in England, begging him to stay. The Fifth Avenue Church called him again, and then a third time. Finally Jowett concluded that this was God's leading for his life. He assumed the pastorate in 1911.

      Although his preaching style was not dynamic (he read all of his sermons), the depth of his knowledge, the clarity of his language, and the power of his life commanded respect. Attendance at the church which had dropped to 600 on Sunday morning rose to 1,500. Lines up to half a block long formed, waiting for unclaimed seats. Jowett began preparing his Sunday sermons on Tuesday, following a meticulously detailed schedule.

      When G. Campbell Morgan resigned the Westminster Chapel in London in 1917, Dr. Jowett once again crossed the ocean to take a new church. This would be his final pastorate. Declining health forced him to give up preaching in 1922, and his death in 1923 took from the world one of its most gifted and dedicated preachers.

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Brooks by the Traveller's Way - Table of Contents
       BROOKS BY THE TRAVELLER'S WAY BY J. H. JOWETT, M.A. Author of "APOSTOLIC OPTIMISM" etc. 1902 Foreword . The addresses in this volume were all originally published in the Examiner newspaper, and it was not intended by Mr. Jowett, that they should ever take more permanent form. They were found, however, to be so helpf ...read
Commentary
The Epistles of St. Peter - Table of Contents
       THE EPISTLES OF ST. PETER BY THE REV. J. H. JOWETT, M.A. The Devotional and Practical Commentary THIRD EDITION HODDER AND STOUGHTON LONDON MCMX THE POSSIBILITIES AND DYNAMICS OF THE REGENERATE LIFE 1 Peter i. 3-5 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy begat us again unto a living ...read
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The Friend on the Road and Other Studies in the Gospels - Table of Contents
       THE FRIEND ON THE ROAD AND OTHER STUDIES IN THE GOSPELS REV. J. H. JOWETT, D.D. Author of "The Eagle Life," "The Preacher," "Thirsting for the Springs, etc. Copyright, 1922 CRITICS AND SURGEONS "Why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye? . . . First cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see cle ...read
Sermon
The Passion for Souls - Table of Contents
       THE PASSION FOR SOULS By J. H. JOWETT, M. A. Author of "Brooks by the Traveller's Way," etc. NEW YORK CHICAGO TORONTO Fleming H. Revell Company LONDON AND EDINBURGH Copyright, 1905, by FLEMING H. REVELL COMPANY Seven sermons on the themes tenderness, watchfulness, companionship, rest and vision of the Apostle Paul's passion for human so ...read
Pamphlet
The School of Calvary - Table of Contents
       The School of Calvary or Sharing His Suffering by Dr. J. H. Jowett Reprinted, 1969, by Prairie Bible Institute Three Hills, Alberta, Canada This edition is a revision of the original edition printed by James Clarke And Company, London, In 1911 THE SCHOOL OF CALVARY "For to me to live is Christ" -- Philippians 1:21. THERE a ...read
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The Silver Lining - Table of Contents
       THE SILVER LINING Messages of Hope and Cheer BY J. H. JOWETT This book, while produced under wartime conditions, in full compliance with government regulations for the conservation of paper and other essential materials, is COMPLETE AND UNABRIDGED Copyright, 1907, by FLEMING H. REVELL COMPANY UNDER THE FIG-TREE "When thou wast ...read
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Things That Matter Most - Table of Contents
       THINGS THAT MATTER MOST DEVOTIONAL PAPERS By JOHN HENRY JOWETT, M. A. Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York City Copyright, 1913 PREFACE I HAVE ventured to call these devotional papers by the general title, "Things That Matter Most," for, although they are concerned with many themes, I think that in every instance, we come fac ...read

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