The Joy of Preaching

It is always sweet preaching for me when I feel that I come forth in the name of my Master — when I do not come to tell you what ideas I have woven out of my own brain, nor to put attractive figures before you, as I would like to do sometimes — but rather, when I come to tell you just what my Lord would have you know, telling it as a message to you from your God and cherishing in my own heart His great love toward perishing sinners. Then, indeed, to minister is joy!

Charles Spurgeon (1834 – 1892)