Many do not recognize the fact as they ought, that Satan has got men fast asleep in sin and that it is his great device to keep them so. He does not care what we do if he can do that. We may sing songs about the sweet by and by, preach sermons and say prayers until doomsday, and he will never concern himself about us, if we don’t wake anybody up. But if we awake the sleeping sinner he will gnash on us with his teeth. this is our work – to wake people up.
Jesus is our example: He was not a wild-eyed fanatic standing on street corners, screaming at people, “Accept Me or else!” He preached to crowds and became friends with “sinners,” but He did not use a “canned approach,” pressuring each person into a “sinner’s prayer.” I can’t find that approach in the teachings and examples of Jesus. Whether it is four laws, five Scriptures, or any other “approach,” sharing Jesus cannot be reduced to a method.
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As a follower of Christ I herald a message of Good News instead of bad news. I preach more about heaven then hell. I’m more about constructing then I am deconstructing. I’m more about encouraging then I am about discouraging. I am more about advocating that protesting. I’m more pro then I am anti.
Following the pattern of Jesus…
He submitted to death to bring life.
He conquered hearts by washing feet.
He forgave His murderers and loved His enemies.
The evangelistic harvest is always urgent. The destiny of men and of nations is always being decided. Every generation is crucial; every generation is strategic. But we cannot be held responsible for the past generation and we cannot bear full responsibility for the next one. However, we do have our generation! God will hold us responsible at the judgment seat of Christ for how well we fulfilled our responsibilities and took advantage of our opportunities.
You show me a church that does not have a constant flow of new Christians coming in, and I will show you a church that is stagnating. We in the church have a choice: evangelize or fossilize!
The church has been gathering to say “Come, Holy Spirit”, and in His grace, He has come. But perhaps the tables are turning. Perhaps it is now the Holy Spirit’s turn, and He is saying to us, “Come, holy people.” Perhaps the Holy Spirit is waiting for us to attend His meetings in some surprising places.
Not called!’ did you say? Not heard the call,’ I think you should say. Put your ear down to the Bible, and hear Him bid you go and pull sinners out of the fire of sin. Put your ear down to the burdened, agonized heart of humanity, and listen to its pitiful wail for help. Go stand by the gates of hell, and hear the damned entreat you to go to their father’s house and bid their brothers and sisters and servants and masters not to come there. Then look Christ in the face — whose mercy you have professed to obey — and tell Him whether you will join heart and soul and body and circumstances in the march to publish His mercy to the world.
D. L. Moody once said that at a certain meeting two and a half people were converted to Christ. A friend asked if he meant two adults and a child. The facts were just the opposite – two children and an adult. When a child is led to Christ, a whole life is saved!