Please notice the date on the article below.
Too bad churches are not still as concerned.
“The North Georgia Baptist”
The organ of North Georgia Baptists
‘Contending for the Truth’
Friday, August 12, 1898 Vol. 8 No. 37
Sermons Almost Thrown Away
Eloquent and learned sermons, deep and logical editorials, fine attractive exegeses, scholarly theological treatises-all these are to the intellect a treat, and perhaps very interesting; and yet, if no soul is won to Christ by them, they are as sounding brass and tinkling cymbal. Time to no purpose is consumed in listening to or reading them. unless the soul is touched and the sinner turned toward Jesus or if Christian progress in divine life is not made.-Ex.
Yet there are many who are preaching just such sermons. The great mission of the preacher should be to preach Jesus and him crucified. If all of our preachers would do this “the soul would be touched and the sinner drawn to Jesus.”