So whenever John Bunyan was able, after his long day’s work mednding pots and pans, he would trek out to some village, gather a congregation and begin to preach. The results were astonishing. Often he could see the tears running down the faces of his hearers as his stirring words touched their hearts and consciences

So whenever John Bunyan was able, after his long day’s work mending pots and pans, he would trek out to some village, gather a congregation and begin to preach. The results were astonishing. Often he could see the tears running down the faces of his hearers as his stirring words touched their hearts and consciences. At first he could hardly believe ‘that God should speak by me to the heart of any man, still counting myself unworthy’. He tried to brush aside the evidences that his preaching was effectual and souls were being awakened, but at last he ‘began to conclude it might be so, that God had owned in his work such a foolish one as I’.

Faith Cook, Fearless Pilgrim: The Life and Times of John Bunyan, Evangelical Press, 2008, p.132

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