The Right to Speak

I’m preparing to preach on Mark 1:1-8 this week and in my studies I came across the following quote from William Barclay about John the Baptist and what made his ministry so powerful. I can only pray that God would bless me with even a small portion of this man’s spirit.

No message is so effective as that which speaks to a man’s own conscience, and that message becomes well-nigh irresistible when it is spoken by a man who obviously has the right to speak…John’s one aim was not to occupy the centre of the stage himself, but to try to connect men with the one who was greater and stronger than he; and men listened to him because he pointed, not to himself; but to the one whom all men need.

 

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October 14 2008 08:43 pm | Blog

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