The preacher’s responsibility

GOD has committed to men such responsibility that Ezekiel and Jeremiah can warn and save, or refrain and be guilty of blood. And we know that this is true of us. In all our walks we can display Jesus or hide him; confess him or deny him. We can let our light shine as a light on a lightstand, that men may glorify our Father, or we can behave so that the way of truth is evil spoken of. In our own midst we can turn a sinner from the error of his way, or we can destroy him with our meat for whom Christ died. To hold forth the word of Life is not therefore the voluntary pastime of a few of us; in some form it is the responsibility of us all.

ALFRED NORRIS, Preaching the Word, pages 8,9.