Preaching is not child's play!
-Spurgeon, "Paul's First Prayer"
Preaching is not child's play--
it is not a thing to be done without labor and anxiety;
it is solemn work;
it is awful work,
if you view it in its relation to eternity.
When we think that when we speak to you, your salvation
or damnation, in some measure, depends upon what we
say- when we reflect that if we are unfaithful watchmen,
your blood will God require at our hands- O, good God!
When I reflect that I have preached to thousands in my
lifetime, and have perhaps said many things I ought not to
have said, it startles me, it makes me shake and tremble.