Quiet Hints, Chapter 10–"Despondency”

post date: January 31, 2010

Notes taken from Quiet Hints to Growing Preachers by Charles E. Jefferson, Chapter 10, “Despondency.”

“The world does not know how great a tax upon a sensitive man an earnest sermon is. No man can vitalize other men without devitalizing himself. Sermons that heal and lift have in them the red blood of the preacher’s heart.»

“A disheartened man takes the heart out of everybody else.”

“Many a man has been cast down by unreasonable expectations . . . Let no man then delude himself with the foolish expectation that the world is going to rush to hear him preach.”

“There are men now fishing who catch no fish because they have never taken time to mend their nets. If a man makes a practice of preaching through his vacations, verily he has his explanations—and his reward.”

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