Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Sangster: The Power of Preaching

image William Sangster in "The Craft of Sermon Construction" speaks to the power of preaching:

"Confidence in preaching is not so very hard to maintain.… If he treasures up the proofs which God gives him of the power of preaching, and if he remembers clearly what someone’s preaching did for him, he will not slide into supposing that it is a useless and parasitic occupation. When he thinks on all that God has done by preaching through the years—Gregory of Nazianzus, Chrysostom, Ambrose, Bernard of Clairvaux, Wycliffe, Edwards, Spurgeon, Hugh Price Hughes, and tens of thousands of lesser known men will not wave it aside as “sound and fury, signifying nothing.”

(as quoted in Preaching That Changes Lives by Michael Fabarez)

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