I know I frequently quote from The Valley of Vision. These Puritan prayers inspire me–they have a unique way of describing the Christ life to me. They are honest and Christ exalting–what I often find missing in current day Christian literature. This quote speaks to the core of what every Bible teacher should be about. Most leaders, if not teachers by gifting, must teach from time to time–and regularly find themselves addressing groups of people. These are principles to hold dear:
Thus my end in preaching is to know Christ, and impart his truth;
My principle in preaching is Christ himself, whom I trust, for in him is fullness of spirit and strength; my comfort in preaching is to do all for him.
May we be teachers, preachers and leaders that live out this prayer–in a day that desperately needs it.