A certain preacher closed his sermon with the declaration that "no man can live without sin." "No one," said he "can keep the commandments. I break them all myself, every day & hour."
He called upon a staunch old saint to close with prayer, who prayed as follows:
"0 Lord, have mercy on us! Thou hast said, 'Thou shall not steal,' 'Thou shall not commit adultery,' & ‘Thou shall not kill,' & here is a preacher who says he breaks every commandment every day & every hour. Lord, have mercy on us & send us a better preacher. Amen!"
- The Pentecostal Herald. (moreillustrations.com)
1 Tim 3:2 (NLV): “A church leader must be a good man. His life must be so no one can say anything against him. He must have only one wife and must be respected for his good living...”
“Example is more powerful than commandment. People look at my six days in the week to see what I mean on the seventh.” - Richard Cecil.
“A good example is like a bell that calls many to church.” - Author Unknown.