Hints to Ministers
EXPECT much, and much will be given.
Souls are perishing every day; and our own entrance into eternity cannot be far distant. Let us, like Mary, do what we can, and no doubt God will bless it, and reward us openly.
Seek to be lamb-like; without this
all your efforts to do good to others will be as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
Get much of the hidden life in your own soul; soon it will make life spread around.
Never forget that the end of a sermon is the salvation of the people.
"Cleave to the Lord;" not to man, but to the Lord.
Do not fear the face of man. Remember how small their anger will appear in eternity.
O, fight hard against sin and the devil. The devil never sleeps; be ye also active for good.
But an inch of time remains, and
the eternal ages roll on forever; but an inch on which we stand and preach the way of salvation to the perishing world.
It is not great talents God blesses, so much as great likeness to Jesus.
A holy minister is an awful weapon in the hand of God. Sel