Saturday, 16 November 2013

Spurgeon, Baxter & St Paul on how to improve your preaching

From Richard Baxter in The Reformed Pastor:

“Take heed to yourselves, lest your example contradict your doctrine…lest you unsay with your lives, what you say with your tongues; and be the greatest hinderers of the success of your own labours.” Or as Spurgeon puts it somewhere: it's a dreadful thing when people say, “Our minister undoes in the parlour what he has done in the pulpit; he preaches very well, but his life does not agree with his sermons.” This is very much in line with what St Paul says about how to have an effective and evangelistic ministry

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