Quiet Hints, Chapter 3–"The Man from Macedonia”

post date: January 24, 2010

Notes taken from Quiet Hints to Growing Preachers by Charles E. Jefferson, Chapter 3, “The Man of Macedonia.”

“A student on emerging from the Seminary sometimes experiences a chilling surprise. The world does not seem glad that another laborer is now ready to enter the vineyard.”

“What shall the young man do? He cannot dig and to beg he is ashamed. There does not seem to be anything to do but to begin and live the gospel.”

“If a man expects to move men by his preaching he must first do a deal of living, and the sooner he begins to live the better.”

“Christ thrusts a cross into a man’s face and holds it there.”

“Men who prepare for the ministry ought to have no advantages given them which are denied to their fellows. They should work for their education as hard as do the men who prepare for journalism or medicine or law.”

“If this reduces recruits for the ministry so much the better for the churches.”

“What can organized Christianity accomplish unless its leaders are stalwart and tough?”

“The world today needs young men equipped to preach the Gospel, but it does not want them.”

“If all the doors are shut let him open one. If he cannot do this he is not needed.»

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