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“If ministers do well, it is for their own good; if they preach well, it is for your good.” Chrysostom
The Church is God’s witness to each generation, and her ministers are her voice. Through them she becomes vocal. By them she has spoken always to the world, and by them God has spoken to the church herself. … By gift and calling the minister is […]
Surely if men’s hearts were right, short sermons would be enough. —Charles H. Spurgeon, Sermon 0975, “The Parable of the Wedding Feast,” The Metropolitan Tabernacle (Banner of Truth Trust, 1876), Matthew 22:2–4.
John Calvin
Wherever we find the word of God purely preached and heard, and the sacraments administered according to the institution of Christ; there, it is not to be doubted, is a Church of God. — John Calvin Institutes, III.iii.18.
The book, the Word, is like the flour, but the sermon is the bread, for it is through the sermon that the Word is, as it were, prepared for human palates, and brought so that human souls may be able to receive it. The moment the […]