Tuesday, June 27, 2006

John Owen On Preaching

"A man preacheth that sermon only well unto others which preacheth itself in his own soul. And he that doth not feed on and thrive in the digestion of the food which he provides for others will scarce make it savoury unto them; yea, he knows not but the food he hath provided may be poison, unless he have really tasted of it himself. If the word do not dwell with power in us, it will not pass with power from us."

-John Owen-

2 Comments:

At Wednesday, June 28, 2006 5:58:00 AM, Blogger T A Blankenship said...

Hey Doug,
Glad your back and refreshed and full of new knowledge. Vacations are great.
Look forward to reading more of what you write.

 
At Wednesday, June 28, 2006 7:45:00 AM, Blogger Jada's Gigi said...

Welcome back...my hubby and I are off to the mountains this weekend to do some camping, hiking and mountain biking...Can't wait!

So true, the quote you post...we can only really give away what we possess. What we have heard and seen and our hands have handled of the Word of Life...this we can declare.

 

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