All Roads Lead...

Rick Lawrence shares this story at youthministry.com about Charles Spurgeon critiquing another pastor's sermon:

"Will you tell me why you think it a poor sermon?" said the young pastor. "Because," said Spurgeon, "There was no Christ in it." The young man said, "Well, Christ was not in the text; we are not to be preaching Christ always, we must preach what is in the text." The old man responded, "Don't you know, young man, that from every town, and every village, and every little hamlet in England, wherever it may be, there is a road to London?" "Yes," said the young man. "Ah!" said the old preacher, "and so from every text in Scripture there is a road to the metropolis of the Scriptures—that is Christ. Dear brother, when you get to a text, say, 'Now, what is the road to Christ?' and then preach a sermon, running along the road towards the great metropolis—Christ."

I don't have anything to add to that, really. It's a challenge and a goal that I pray God will keep in front of me my entire life and career.

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