How Sin Gets a Beat Down

“St. Paul’s preaching was not with enticing words of wisdom but in the demonstration of the Spirit and power (1 Cor. 2:4). Plainness is ever best in beating down sin. When a wound festers, it is fitter to lance it than to embroider it with silk or lay vermilion upon it” (Thomas Watson, as quoted in Hughes, Expository Preaching with Word Pictures, p. 22)

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