Quiet Hints, Chapter 7–"Cowardice”

post date: January 28, 2010

Notes taken from Quiet Hints to Growing Preachers by Charles E. Jefferson, Chapter 7, “Cowardice.”

“It is easier to call a man a coward than to prove him one.”

“A man may be a coward without knowing it.”

“Surely no minister can be other than a coward unless strength be given him from above. All things conspire to make him calculating and fainthearted. Civilization is built on the principle that the chief end of man is to please.”

“After people have been petted, indulged and flattered by those who serve them through the week they are in no mood to be crossed or rebuked by a man in the pulpit on Sunday.”

“If the failure to speak with sufficient plainness of sin—a failure widespread and notorious—is not due to cowardice, how shall we explain it?»

“Brethren, have you been silent concerning the colossal evils, the burning questions of our day? Silence is often the coward’s cave.”

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