Today I would like to share part of the message given in our Kidz Klub this past Sunday. This really hit me.
"Charles Spurgeon is considered to be one of the greatest preachers who ever lived. In fact, he is sometimes called the "Prince Among Preachers." Even though Spurgeon died over a hundred years ago, people still read his sermons to this day. According to a story I read, Spurgeon and his wife owned chickens and would sell the eggs their chickens laid. They refused to give the eggs away. Even close relatives were expected to pay for any eggs which they got from the Spurgeons. As a result, some people thought the Spurgeons were selfish and greedy. The Spurgeons accepted this criticism without defending themselves, and only after Mrs. Spurgeon died was the full story revealed. The Spurgeons never spent one penny of that egg money on themselves. Every penny that the Spurgeons made from the sale of their eggs went to support two elderly widows. Even though he never even mentioned it from the pulpit, that story may have been one of the greatest sermons Spurgeon ever preached."
Charles Spurgeon did not just get up and preach to others do this, do that. He was living it! Now don't think, "I'm not a pastor so this doesn't apply to me!" How many times have we given advice or prayed one way but we act the opposite? We teach our kids to keep their cool and not get angry, then someone cuts us off while driving and we get angry. We give advice to our friend that she should pray for her husband daily, yet we haven't prayed for our husband for months.
I want to see sermons lived out and I want to live out sermons for others. I want people to look at my life and see Christ in me. Friends, we need to be the sermon others see!