Reality in Preaching

“No preaching or teaching can equal that which is experimental. If we would impress the Gospel upon others, we must have first received it ourselves. Vainly do you attempt to guide a child in the pathway which you have never trodden, or to speak to adults of benefits of Divine Grace which you have never enjoyed? Happy is that preacher who can truly say he speaks what he does know and testifies what he has seen.”

—Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892)

About Jon J. Cardwell

"The Spirited Speaker" - Pastor of Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in Anniston, Alabama. Nationally recognized speaker and publisher. Author of several books, including the bestseller, Christ and Him Crucified.

2 Comments

  1. “If we would impress the Gospel upon others, we must have first received it ourselves.”

    This is completely in line with the devotional for today! But, I’m sure you knew that already ; )

    This is true for ALL Christians who desire to tell others about Christ not just the preacher who stands in a pulpit. I pray that we would know divine grace — that we may speak and testify of what we know and what we have seen.

    Well Brother Jon, I had a good day on your blog today!

    Blessings to you my dear brother!

    • I think I may have swapped these around after I scheduled them… but thankfully, sometimes it just happens to go together. Blessings to you, dear sister.

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