Sermon Quotes: "The Church's Powerhouse"

“When he toured friends and guests through the Metropolitan Tabernacle, he would take them to the prayer room in the basement, where people could be found on their knees, offering up intercessory petitions to God. Spurgeon would tell his visitors, ‘Here is the powerhouse of this church.’ And in his sermons, Spurgeon pleaded often for his congregation to uphold him and the church in prayer.” Steve Miller

“The condition of the church may be very accurately gauged by its prayer meetings. So is the prayer meeting a grace-ometer, and from it we may judge of the amount of divine working among a people. If God be near a church, it must pray.” C.H. Spurgeon

“What a company we have here tonight! It fills my heart with gladness, and my eyes with tears of joy, to see so many hundreds of persons gathered together at what is sometimes wickedly described as ‘only a prayer meeting.’ It is good for us to draw nigh unto God in prayer and specially good to make up a great congregation for such a purpose. We have attended little prayer meetings of four or five, and we have been glad to be there, for we had the promise of our Lord’s presence; but our minds are grieved to see so little attention given to united prayer by many of our churches. We have longed to see great numbers of God’s people coming up to pray, and we now enjoy this sight. Let us praise God that it is so. How could we expect a blessing if we were too idle to ask for it? How could we look for a Pentecost if we never met with one accord, in one place, to wait upon the Lord? Brethren, we shall never see much change for the better in our churches in general till the prayer meeting occupies a higher place in the esteem of Christians.” C.H. Spurgeon

“In a situation that includes a power play by the leadership against the community, the prayer begins with an assertion of God’s absolute sovereignty.” Darrell Bock

“A clear affirmation that nothing, not even the wrongful death of God’s Son, happens apart from God’s sovereign will and control. The certainty of God’s plan for the world is established by His sovereign “purpose” and ensured by His almighty “hand.” Moises Silva