He Reprobated the Custom of Reading Sermons

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From the very beginning of his ministry he reprobated the custom of reading sermons, believing that to do so does exceedingly weaken the freedom and natural fervor of the messenger in delivering his message. Neither did he recite what he had written. But his custom was to impress on his memory the substance of what he had beforehand carefully written, and then to speak as he found liberty.

(Andrew Bonar, Biography of Robert Murray McCheyne).


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