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“If you ask me how you may shorten your sermons, I should say, study them better.  Spend more time in the study that you may need less in the pulpit.  We are generally longest when we have the least to say.  A man with a great deal of well-prepared matter will probably not exceed forty minutes; when he has less to say he will go on for fifty minutes, and when he has absolutely nothing he will need an hour to say it in.  Attend to these minor things and they will help retain attention.”
 
Charles Spurgeon
Lectures to My Students
Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 2008   p156

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