Life, death, and hell, and worlds unknown!
Spurgeon, "The Mustard Seed" Luke 13:18-19.
I am sometimes afraid that we teachers may
prepare our sermons and addresses too much,
so as to make ourselves shine.
If so, we are like the man who tried to
grow potatoes; he never grew any, and
he wondered much, "for," said he, "I very
carefully boiled them for hours."
So, it is very possible to extract all the
life out of the Gospel, and put so much of
yourself into it that Christ will not bless it.
Life, death, and hell, and worlds unknown,
hang on the lips of the earnest teacher of the
Gospel of Jesus.