The preacher’s sharpest and strongest preaching must be to himself. His most difficult, delicate, laborious, and thorough work must be with himself. This morning I am in my prayers closet, my humble office.

E.M. Bounds wrote that the training of the twelve was great, difficult, and enduring work of Christ. Preachers are not sermon-makers, but men-makers, and saint-makers. Only he who has made himself a man and a saint is well-trained for this business.

God does not need great talents, great learning, or great preachers, but men great in holiness, great in faith, great in love, great in fidelity, great for God. He needs men who are always preaching holy sermons in ther pulpit, and living holy lives out of it. These can mold a great generation for God.

E.M. Bounds in his book, “Power Through Prayer.”

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