Your Sermon Was Only Half as Good as You Think

Thank you for your patience while I took a break during a time of weakness at the beginning of the holiday season. Please pray for my family!

Here is a quote I forget until I’m done preaching on Sunday, and then I’m glad its true after I’m done. It reminds me of something one of my seminary professors said (to the following effect): “You’re half as good as you think you are, but twice as good as your critics say you are.”

“Do not imagine when you hear a sermon being made useful, that it was the sermon itself that did the work.”

Charles Spurgeon (1834 – 1892)

HT: @cjmahaney

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Bible Reading, Otherwise Known as Practical Religion

Next to praying there is nothing so important in practical religion as Bible reading. By reading that book we may learn what to believe, what to be, and what to do; how to live with comfort, and how to die in peace. Happy is that man who possesses a Bible! Happier still is he who reads it! Happiest of all is he who not only reads it, but obeys it, and makes it the rule of his faith and practice!

J. C. Ryle (1816-1900)