Thursday, March 24, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Charles Haddon Spurgeon on love for the lost:
To be laughed at is no great hardship for me. I can delight in scoffs and jeers. . . .
But that you should turn from your own mercy, this is my sorrow.
Spit on me, but oh repent!
Laugh at me, but, oh, believe in my Master!
Make my body as the dirt in the streets, but do not damn your own souls.
He also passionately exhorts the church:
If sinners be damned, at least let them leap to hell over our bodies.
And if they perish, let them perish with our arms about their knees, imploring them to stay.
If hell must be filled, at least let it be filled in the teeth of our exertions, and let not one person go there unwarned and unprayed for.
Further, he instructs:
The Holy Spirit will move them by first moving you.
If you can rest without their being saved, they will rest, too.
But if you are filled with an agony for them, if you cannot bear that they are lost, you will soon find that they are uneasy, too.
HT: Justin Taylor
Monday, March 07, 2011
Ellen and I were blessed to have Jim Wilson as our pastor when we were first married. Jim discipled me before we were married, gave the exhortation from God's Word at our wedding ceremony and he and his wife, Bessie, continued to pastor/disciple us for six months after we were married. The story that Pastor Wilson tells in this short video is one drawn from a barrel of several million that he could tell, a barrel of evangelistic encounters that is still being added to, even to this day. Enjoy.
Saturday, March 05, 2011
Tuesday, March 01, 2011
As the second wisest man who ever lived noted, "A merry heart doeth good like a medicine..." So stop taking yourself and your problems so seriously and go find a piece of paper. I think maybe we can learn a thing or two from little Micah.