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Lincoln was critical of not giving an invitation (illustration)

“During the Civil War,” writes author Tim Riter, “President Lincoln attended Wednesday evening services at a church close to the White House. Accompanied by Secret Service agents, Lincoln would sit in the pastor’s study during the message; then they would walk back …

Gladstone - The Kind of Preaching Men Need Most (illustration)

The great 19th century British statesman and prime minister, William Gladstone, once said, “The class of sermons which I think are most needed, are of the class which once offended Lord Melbourne. He was seen coming from church in the country in a great fume. Finding a fri …

Moody Demonstrates Reaching the Masses (illustration)

While D.L. Moody was attending a convention in Indianapolis on mass evangelism, he asked his song leader Ira Sankey to meet him at 6 o’clock one evening at a certain street corner to stand on a box and sing. Once a crowd had gathered, Moody spoke briefly and then invited the pe …

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