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In a live church the preacher does not do all the talking. Dependable witnesses are as indispensable in the church as in the courtroom. Lawyers and preachers are helpless if there are no witnesses.
"No matter in what age or in what land he lives, the soul-winning preacher is, and must be, a pioneer in spirit.He must set his soul to seek other souls, and must not permit any interference with his purpose."
"One minister says that he does not mind a man looking at his watch during a sermon, but he does resent his shaking it to find out if it is still going."
"The test of a preacher is that his congregation goes away saying, not what a lovely ser...
"In the divine economy, each call or vocation is of equal importance with the others each is the work of the church each is done in submission and obedieto god."
"Where the needs of the world and your talents cross, there lies your vocation."
"Let the pulpit resound with the doctrine and sentiments of religious liberty. Let us hear of the dignity of man's nature, and the noble rank he holds among the works of God.... Let it be known that ... liberties are not the grants of princes and parliaments."
"A preacher must be both soldier and shepherd. He must nourish, defend, and teach; he must have teeth in his m...
"The preachers life must be a life of large accumulation. He must not be always trying to make sermons, but always seeking truth, and out of the truth which he has won the sermons will make themselves."
"Everyone has a vocation by which he earns his living, but he also has a vocation in an older sense of the word the vocation to use his powers and live his life well."