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There is a general kind of praying which fails for lack of precision. It is as if a regiment of soldiers should all fire off their guns anywhere. Possibly somebody would be killed, but the majority of the enemy would be missed.

    Topics: Prayer

True prayer is measured by weight, not by length. A single groan before God may have more fullness of prayer in it than a fine oration of great length.

    Topics: Prayer

We may expect answers to prayer, and should not be easy without them any more than we should be if we had written a letter to a friend upon important business, and had received no reply.

    Topics: Prayer
    Source: Exposition of Psalm 27.

We shall never see much change for the better in our churches in general till the prayer meeting occupies a higher place in the esteem of Christians.

    Topics: Prayer

We should pray when we are in a praying mood, for it would be sinful to neglect so fair an opportunity. We should pray when we are not in a proper mood, for it would be dangerous to remain in so unhealthy a condition.

    Topics: Prayer

All originality and no plagiarism makes for dull preaching.

    Topics: Preaching

Whatever subject I preach, I do not stop until I reach the Savior, the Lord Jesus, for in Him are all things.

    Topics: Preaching, Jesus

"You preached well," said a friend to John Bunyan one morning. "You are too late," said honest John, "The devil told me that before I left the pulpit."

    Topics: Preaching
    Source: A Jealous God, Sermon 502, March 29, 1863.

A sermon often does a man most good when it makes him most angry. Those people who walk down the aisles and say, "I will never hear that man again," very often have an arrow rankling in their breast.

    Topics: Preaching, Conviction

He that can toy with his ministry and count it to be like a trade, or like any other profession, was never called of God. But he that has a charge pressing on his heart, and a woe ringing in his ear, and preaches as though he heard the cried of hell behind him, and saw his God looking down on him--oh, how that man entreats the Lord that his hearers may not hear in vain!

    Topics: Preaching

I always say to young fellows who consult me about the ministry, "Don't be a minister if you can help it," because if the man can help it, God never called him. But if he cannot help it, and he must preach or die, then he is the man.

    Topics: Preaching

If any man will preach as he should preach, his work will take more out of him than any other labor under heaven.

    Topics: Preaching

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