Today's Expositor's Quote is another from Charles Spurgeon:

Reckon that every sermon is a wasted sermon which is not Christ's word. Believe that all theology is rotten rubbish which is not the Word of the Lord. Do not be satisfied with going to a place of worship and hearing an eloquent discourse, unless the sum and substance of it is the Word of the Lord. My brothers and sisters, whether you teach children or their parents, do not think you have done any good unless you have taught the Word of the Lord. For saving purposes we must have the Lord's Word, and nothing else.

Charles Spurgeon, Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit, Volume 33, p. 440, from a sermon on Revelation 1:16 entitled "Lessons from the Christ of Patmos." As cited in Tom Carter's compilation of 2200 Quotations from the Writings of Charles Spurgeon, Baker Books, 1988.

[How easy it is to substitute eloquence for the Word -- or to pass off our opinions as God's! May we teach the Word this Sunday, to saving purposes -- Coty]

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