From the book:
What a good sermon might, and probably should be, may be gathered from the following:
It should be warm – a living altar coal,
To melt the icy heart, and captivate the soul;
A sapless, dull harangue, however read,
Will never rouse the soul, or raise the dead.
It should be simple, true, and clear;
No fine-spun theory to please the ear;
No curious lay, to tickle lettered pride,
And leave the poor and plain unedified.
Continued on Monday . . . .
I have a few thoughts from one of my good friends for the previous post coming soon.