Suffering in this world is no blotting out of sin.
Whoso is armed with the text, the same is a right pastor, and my best advice and counsel is, that we draw water out of the true Fountain; that is, diligently to read in the Bible. He is a learned divine that is well grounded in the text; for one text and sentence out of the Bible is of far more esteem and value than many writings and glosses, which neither are strong, sound, nor armor proof.
Faith is not a private wager but a public risk that Jesus is worthy of trust when no other hope can be trusted.
The world does not need sermons; it needs a message. You can go to seminary and learn how to preach sermons, but you will have to go to God to get messages.
Oswald J Smith