Who had generations of baby boys named after him in the New World?
Whose writings are read by thousands across the world every day?
Whose sermon converted a 90 year old, who had heard it as a teenager?
Who preached with passion, urgency, simplicity, and demanded of the preachers he listened to, that they be ‘hissing hot’?
Who laboured in one place for forty-one years, and ignored invitations to pastor elsewhere?
Who embraced suffering for the Gospel, giving up his settled ministry because of his Gospel convictions, and preaching and pastoring in the face of real personal danger?
Who sermons converted hundreds (more likely, thousands) when they were preached?
Whose sermons were aimed at ordinary workers, but who was listened to by the nobility?
Who had a vision for the conversion of the nation, and the health of the nation’s churches, and worked tirelessly for each?
From today I’ll post one quote each day for 100 days from John Flavel. Flavel deserves to be read and enjoyed by so many more, especially by those of us in ministry. He models the right handling of Reformed theology, devotion, evangelistic skill and zeal, and a transparent love for the people. We need Flavel’s ministry, for our own spiritual good, and as a stir and a target for our own ministries.
And for all you people from the Reformed rapping community – think of these posts as your new Flavor Flav!