Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Charles Spurgeon on keeping your edge...

“If you want your people, as well as yourself, to be soul winners, keep up prayer meetings all you can. Let it be such a prayer meeting that there is not the like of it within 7000 miles. Keep up the prayer meeting, whatever else fails. Somehow we must keep up the prayer meetings, for they are very secret source of power with God and with men.”

“It is no use talking about the “higher life” on Sundays and then living the lower life on weekdays. We also ought to be willing to abstain from things that might not be wrong in themselves, but that might be an occasion of stumbling for others.”

“Our walk and conversation should be the most powerful part of our ministries. This is what is called being consistent, when lips and life agree.”

“No man, even when converted, has any power except as that power is daily, constantly, and perpetually infused into him by the Spirit.”

“A man’s life is always more forcible than his speech; when men take stock of him they reckon his deeds as pounds and his words as pence. If his life and his doctrines disagree, the mass of on-lookers accept his practice and reject his preaching. A man may know a great deal about truth, and be a very damaging witness on its behalf, because he is no credit to it.”