Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Most Powerful Of All Preaching - Ichabod Spencer

Thoughtlessness is the common origin of unconcern. We do a far better office for men when we lead them to think, than when we think for them. A man's own thoughts are the most powerful of all preaching. The Holy Spirit operates very much by leading men to reflection—to employ their own mind. I should hesitate to interrupt the religious reflections of any man in the world, by the most important thing I could say to him. If I am sure he will think, I will consent to be still. But men are prone to be thoughtless, and we must speak to them to lead them to reflection.
Taken from the book A Pastor's Sketches by Ichabod Spencer 1798-1854

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