012: The Sword and the Trowel
In the first edition of The Sword and the Trowel in January 1865, Spurgeon said that it would contain a monthly message to supplement the weekly sermons he preached, and would enable him to say things “which would be out of place in a discourse.”
There are plenty of things that need to be taught which would be out of place in a discourse of the Sunday sermon. How and when will this happen?
In addition, Spurgeon wanted to provide churches and gospel workers with resources, and so in addition, planned to issue one-page tracts suitable for general distribution, outlines of sermons, and Sabbath-school addresses.
I love the generosity of Spurgeon in sharing the resources he produced with other churches and workers. This is an example to follow and one I am trying to with this blog.
(Photo: Julia Joppien)