Some pastors call their pulpits, “The Sacred Desk.” I had a pastor, once, who had placed a little, engraved message for everyone who ever stood behind the pulpit in his church. It was a cautionary reminder with these words from Scripture, "SIRS, WE WOULD SEE JESUS."
That’s grace! That’s the only basis for our Salvation. "On Christ THE SOLID ROCK I stand. All other ground is sinking sand;"
Edward Mote worked as a cabinetmaker for 37 years but it wasn’t until after his 55th birthday, that he became the pastor of a Baptist church in Horsham, Sussex. And for the next 21 years, he did not miss a single Sunday preaching the Word of God.