Friday, July 04, 2008

How about you preacher? - CH Spurgeon

“I have preached the Gospel, now, these 30 years and more, and some of you will scarcely believe it, but in my vestry behind that door, before I come to address the congregation in this Tabernacle, I tremble like an aspen leaf. And often, in coming down to this pulpit, have I felt my knees knock together—not that I am afraid of any one of my hearers—but I am thinking of that account which I must render to God, whether I speak His Word faithfully or not. On this service may hang the eternal destinies of many. O God, grant that we may all realize that this is a matter of the most solemn concern! May we all come to God by Christ Jesus, that everything may be right with us, now, and right for eternity! God grant that it may be!”—


Morris Brooks said...

Yes, how about us! Would that we should have this holy fear, not of pleasing those to whom we preach, but to fear Him to whom we must give account for our preaching; not only for the message preached, but also for the manner in which it is preached and the motivation behind what is preached.

This series of Spurgeon posts is great. Truth is timeless.


Dawn Wilson said...

Do you have the source (book, page #) for this quote? I really need it.

reformedlawless said...

Hi Dawn,

The quote is from Spurgeon's book titled "Spurgeon's Sermons on Soul Winning" Page 118.