The quality of his preaching was but a reflection of the quality of the man himself. And there can be little doubt that the man himself was largely made in the early morning hours which he devoted to private prayer and devotional study of the Scriptures. … Such costly self-discipline made the preacher. That was primary. The making of the sermon was secondary and derivative. (p. 152)
C.J. Mahaney serves as the senior pastor of Sovereign Grace Church of Louisville. He has blogged here on pastoral ministry, Christian living, and (from time to time) sports.
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