Today's Expositor's Quote comes from Martyn Lloyd-Jones. After arguing that preachers should not cultivate a professional approach to public speaking, he writes:
Be natural; forget yourself; be so absorbed in what you are doing and in the realisation of the presence of God, and in the glory and the greatness of the Truth that you are preaching, and the occasion that brings you together, . . . that you forget yourself completely. That is the right condition; that is the only place of safety; that is the only way in which you can honour God. Self is the greatest enemy of the preacher, more so than in the case of any other man in society. And the only way to deal with self is to be so taken up with, and so enraptured by, the glory of what you are doing, that you forget yourself altogether.
Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Preaching and Preachers, Zondervan 1971, p. 264.
["Self is the greatest enemy of the preacher;" how are you doing in your battle against this great enemy? May you be enraptured by the glory of preaching this Sunday, and so forget yourself! Coty]
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