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The Preacher's Private Prayer, Part 3 (PROCLAIM! 39)

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This podcast that teaches every Bible-believing Christian how to preach the Gospel by any means necessary in many different settings, including using the internet and the new "podcast pulpit".

Our Scripture Verse on preaching is Luke 8:1 which reads: "And it came to pass afterward, that he went throughout every city and village, preaching and shewing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God: and the twelve were with him."
 
Our quote on preaching today is from Richard Salter Storrs. He said, "Always carry with you into the pulpit a sense of the immense consequences which may depend on your full and faithful presentation of the truth."

Today, our topic is titled "The Preacher's Private Prayer, Part 3" from "Lectures to My Students" by Charles Spurgeon.

The best and holiest men have ever made prayer the most important part of pulpit preparation. It is said of M'Cheyne, "Anxious to give his people on the Sabbath what had cost him somewhat, he never, without an urgent reason, went before them without much previous meditation and prayer.  

His principle on this subject was embodied in a remark he made to some of us who were conversing on the matter. Being asked his view of diligent preparation for the pulpit, he reminded us of Exodus 27:20. Beaten oil–beaten oil for the lamps of the sanctuary.' And yet his prayerfulness was greater still. Indeed, he could not neglect fellowship with God before entering the congregation. He needed to be bathed in the love of God.

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