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Simeon’s Sweat Over Sermons

March 24, 2011

This is bound to make some of you preachers feel better. About Charles Simeon’s sermon prep:

“Few [sermons] cost him less than twelve hours of study – many twice that time: and some several days. He once told the writer that he had recomposed the plan of one discourse thirty times.”

(Bishop Daniel Wilson on Charles Simeon, in Among God’s Giants, J.I Packer, p 371)

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  1. [...] Colin Adams at Unashamed Workman gives the following quote from Bishop Daniel Wilson on Charles Simeon’s sweat over sermons from J. I. Packer’s Among God’s Giants: Few [sermons] cost him less than twelve hours of study – many twice that time: and some several days. He once told the writer that he had recomposed the plan of one discourse thirty times. [...]



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