What kind of ministry is likely to do most good, namely, that which works upon the consciences of men? John the Baptist lifted up his voice like a trumpet, he preached the doctrine of repentance with power. He came hewing and cutting down men’s sins, and afterwards preached Christ to them. Peter, who was filled with a spirit of zeal, humbled his hearers for their sins, and opened to them a fountain in Christ’s blood. It is the greatest mercy, to have a soul-searching ministry. If one had a desperate wound, he would desire to have it probed to the bottom. Who would not be content to have their souls searched, so they may have them saved? Thomas Watson was an English preacher and author who obtained great fame preaching until the Restoration when he was ejected as the vicar of St. Stephen’s Walbrook for noncomformity. Watson continued to exercise his ministry privately and upon the Declaration of Indulgence in 1672 he obtained a license to preach at the great hall in Crosby House.