On the multiplication of extra meetings...
"But ministers will not see this as their task. Nor do they know, or believe, what abundant, manifold, astonishing fruit it produces. Anything, but the ministry of the Word, goes. So that when there is a drive to quicken things spiritually, and someone comes away with the novel idea that we need some Bible Study and prayer and devotional life in the congregation, special meetings or groups in cottages or such like are arranged for prayer; and to some it is a great novelty; and the minister or some other leader goes round the group and asks them what they think of this passage, etc. etc. What in God's holy Name are the Sunday services for, if not to feed men's souls on the solid Word of God -- all of it? But because we will not do that, and weakly submit when a congregation says in effect that it will not stand for it, we prepare an evening service, and when the young upstarts say they will not come to Church in the evening, we arrange for another meeting called Youth Fellowship for them, like providing rounds of sweetmeats for children who refuse the solid food we have prepared for them."
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