Pastor, on this Monday, don’t fret about what you think you didn’t say adequately or wish you had said differently or even not at all. Take heart from George Whitefield’s words:
“Other men may preach better than I, but no man can preach a better gospel.”
George Whitefield (1714 – 1770)
I do believe we slander Christ when we think that we are to draw people by something else but the preaching of Christ crucified.
Charles Spurgeon (1834 – 1892)
Here, then, is the test, here is the challenge. Does the gospel enable us to face the battle of life as it is today in such a way that we are more than conquerors — not merely conquerors but more than conquerors? Does this teaching . . . enable us not merely to put up with tribulations but to rejoice in them?
original emphasis, D. Martyn Lloyd Jones, Love So Amazing (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1995), p. 126.
A gospel that doesn’t deal with the issues of the day is not the gospel at all.
Martin Luther (1483-1546)
…because Christ did for us what we wouldn’t do for ourselves!
The test of a saint is not one’s willingness to preach the gospel but willingness to do something like washing the disciples feet.
Oswald Chambers (1874 – 1917)
The Law sends us to the gospel that we may be justified; the gospel sends us to the Law again to inquire what is our duty as those who are justified.
Samuel Bolton (1606-1665)
The glory of the gospel is that when the Church is absolutely different from the world, she invariably attracts it.
D. Martin Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981)