Piper continues: “Spurgeon once said that he counted as many as 8 sets of thoughts that passed through his mind while he was preaching. He often prayed for the people during the very sermon he was preaching. He would preach for 40 minutes at 140 words a minute from a small sheet of notes that he had worked up the night before. More than 25,000 copies of his sermons were sold each week in 20 languages and someone was converted every week through the written sermons.”
No wonder Spurgeon has been called ‘The last of the Puritans’, for he believed in the power of God’s Word. That Word, spoken in the power of His Spirit, does not return to Him empty.