“A man preacheth that sermon well unto others which preacheth itself to his own soul and he that doth not feed on and thrive in the digestion of the food which he provides for others will scarce make it savoury unto them; ye he knows not but the food he hath provided may be poison unless he hath freely tasted of it himself. If the word do not dwell with power in us it will not pass with power from us.”

John Owen