Passionate Preaching

29 Aug

Someone visiting the church where Robert Murray McCheyne served once asked one of the members there the secret of McCheyne’s success in preaching. In response, the member asked the visitor to sit at McCheyne’s desk. Then he asked the man to put his hands on the desk. Then to put his face in his hands and weep.

Next the two men walked into the church sanctuary and ascended to the pulpit. “Lean over the pulpit,” the members said. “Now stretch out your hands and weep. Now you know the secret of McCheyne’s ministry.”

From Living to the Glory of God, Joel Beeke, p.271.

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