“We ought to be all alive, and always alive. A pillar of light and fire should be the preacher’s fit emblem.
Our ministry must be emphatic, or it will never effect these thoughtless times.
And to this end our hearts must be habitually fervent, and our whole nature must be fired with an all-consuming passion for the glory of God and the good of men.”
–Charles H. Spurgeon, Lectures to My Students: A Selection from Addresses Delivered to the Students of the Pastors’ College, Metropolitan Tabernacle (Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth, 1875/2008), 379.