“As Spurgeon climbed the stairs, he did so with the slow, methodical steps of a heavy-set man. Far heavier, though, was the enormous responsibility that he felt. Knowing that he was about to preach to the thousands gathered and to multiplied thousands through the printed page, the gravity of the moment weighed greatly on him.
Therefore, on each of the fifteen steps, Spurgeon silently declared to himself a personal confession of faith: “I believe in the Holy Spirit. I believe in the Holy Spirit. I believe in the Holy Spirit.”