The Cost of and rewards of preaching to be a Soul-Winner

Preaching the simple gospel is not as easy as it looks. I think that what Spurgeon says below is true to a greater or lesser degree of all preachers used significantly by God. Paul was not the only preacher of whom God has said "I will show him how much he must suffer for the sake of my name." (Acts 9:16).But it is of course a great blessing to be involved whether as a preacher or as a friend in seeing someone become a Chrisitan. After all it brings great joy in heaven.Spurgeon: "It is a … [Read more...]

Keep them hanging on……. more on the power of preaching

Blogotional quotes someone who says: "As Christians, we are first and foremost a people with whom God dwells. We are a people of His presence.....So often, we seek to know God through many methods other than the one thing needful which is direct personal knowledge." and is sceptical that such personal knoweldge can be imparted through preaching. He is however eager to hear more about what kind of preaching changes lives. This study is the study of a lifetime, and in many ways is an extension … [Read more...]

The simple gospel changes us

One thing that I hope I have made clear enough is that although God saves us entirely as a result of grace and not because of anything we have done, because it is hime that has changed us on the inside, we should expect such a work to have an impact in lives for the good. We cannot simply say "I believe" and continue in our old life if we want to say we have been saved. Spurgeon put it like this in soulwinner: "A drunken man came up to Rowland Hill, one day, and said, 'I am one of your … [Read more...]

Preach the simple gospel!

More from the Soulwinner: "The best attraction is the gospel in its purity. The weapon with which the Lord conquers men is the truth as it is in Jesus. The gospel will be found equal to every emergency; an arrow which can pierce the hardest heart, a balm which will heal the deadliest wound. Preach it, and preach nothing else." … [Read more...]