Sunday, December 12, 2010

Powerful preaching on the Parable of the Sower

Sun 12 Dec1742: I expounded at five the former part of the parable of the sower. At eight I preached in the Square on, ‘I am the good Shepherd: the good Shepherd layeth down his life for the sheep.’ The effect of what had been spoken in the morning now evidently appeared. For one could not observe any in the congregation to stir hand or foot. When the sermon was done, they divided to the right and left, none offering to go till I was past. And then they walked quietly and silently away, lest Satan should catch the seed out of their hearts.

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