Thursday, August 30, 2007

Spurgeon and the Centrality of Preaching

Here is a great quote from Spurgeon on the importance of preaching from Kairos Journal.

The pulpit has become dishonored; it is esteemed as being of very little worth and of no esteem. Ah! we must always maintain the dignity of the pulpit. I hold that it is the Thermopylae of Christendom; it is here that the battle must be fought between right and wrong; not so much with the pen, valuable as that is as an assistant, as with the living voice of earnest men, “contending earnestly for the faith once delivered unto the saints.”

For more on this excerpt see here.

1 comment:

Adam Winters said...

I benefited greatly from my Spurgeon/J.P. Boyce class last semester with Dr. Nettles. This quote brings back good memories!

I suspect that Spurgeon's preaching is often stereotyped by some as "raunchy" or riske. Any reading of his own sermons will quickly correct any notions that he did not approach his task with seriousness and humility.

Thanks for this reminder, Dr. Van Neste.