“What does our church need? It needs the presence and power of the Holy Spirit! For unless the Holy Spirit works your minister may preach, your church may meet, but no real good will be done! God’s work is carried on, ‘not by might nor by power, but by the Spirit of the Lord Almighty.’ It is the Spirit who must open the heart, quicken the soul, and sanctify the person! And if the Spirit works, then the feeblest ministry is efficient, and the smallest church prospers!”
By James Smith, “Good seed for the Lord’s field!” 1856, www.gracegems.org/2011/04/church.