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March 2019

Preaching the New England Way:

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“Private Bible study, family devotions, and neighborhood discussions were all important activities, but they were not converting ordinances; the primary work of the Holy Spirit came in hearing the sermon. Without that voice of guidance, an ordinary saint would drift like a ‘ship without a compasse.'”

— Harry S. Stout, The New England Soul

The New England Puritan’s view of preaching may go a little far… but is humbling!