I've always been fan of the Puritans and the Reformed tradition of passionate, biblical preaching that sprang forth from their movement. Theodore Cuyler, a famous NYC pastor of the 19th Century, was one of those preachers who continued in their tradition.
I ran across this quote by him last week and wanted to share it:
An honest, consistent, and godly character, is a sermon all the week. The godly Christian - pure of heart and unspotted by the [world's agendas] - is the best preacher of the gospel. The revival which is most urgently needed, is a revival of practical godliness. Sunday preaching is not enough; we need more sermons all through the week.
You know I love to listen to sermons and preach a few myself! But Rev. Cuyler was right, Sunday sermons are not enough. In fact, the job of the Sunday morning preacher is to "equip the saints for the ministry" (Eph. 4:12) - the ministry you and I do all week long as a parent, boss, worker, friend, neighbor, etc....
May our life be a Gospel sermon for everyone, all week long!