Work in the World
ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. Mark 16:15.
ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature," is Christ's
command to His followers. Not that all are called to be ministers or missionaries
in the ordinary sense of the term; but all may be workers with Him in giving
the "glad tidings" to their fellow men. To all, great or small,
learned or ignorant, old or young, the command is given.
one who knows the truth for this time rests the responsibility of making it
known to others. The servants of Christ are in a large measure responsible
for the well-being and the salvation of the world. They are to be co-laborers
with God in the work of winning souls to Christ.
that attracts the heart of the sinner is Christ, and Him crucified. On the
cross of Calvary, Jesus stands revealed to the world in unparalleled love.
Present Him thus to the hungering multitudes, and the light of His love will
win men from darkness to light, from transgression to obedience and true holiness.
Beholding Jesus upon the cross of Calvary arouses the conscience to the heinous
character of sin as nothing else can do.
our church members keep their eyes fixed on a crucified and risen Savior,
in whom their hopes of eternal life are centered? This is our message, our
argument, our doctrine, our warning to the impenitent, our encouragement for
the sorrowing, the hope for every believer. If we can awaken an interest in
men's minds that will cause them to fix their eyes on Christ, we may step
aside, and ask them only to continue to fix their eyes upon the Lamb of God.
. . . He whose eyes are fixed on Jesus will leave all. He will die to selfishness.
He will believe in all the Word of God, which is so gloriously and wonderfully
exalted in Christ.
It is the
privilege of every Christian, not only to look for, but to hasten the coming
of our Lord Jesus Christ. Were all who profess His name bearing fruit to His
glory, how quickly the whole world would be sown with the seed of the gospel.
Quickly the last harvest would be ripened, and Christ would come to gather
the precious grain.
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