God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever
believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16.
Why are not all who claim to love God seeking to enlighten their neighbors
and their associates, that they may not longer neglect this great salvation?
Christ gave Himself to a shameful, agonizing death, showing His great travail
of soul to save the perishing. Oh, Christ is able, Christ is willing, Christ
is longing, to save all who will come unto Him!
souls in peril and get them to behold Jesus upon the cross, dying to make
it possible for Him to pardon. Talk to the sinner with your own heart overflowing
with the tender, pitying love of Christ. Let there be deep earnestness; but
not a harsh, loud note should be heard from the one who is trying to win the
soul to look and live.
your own soul consecrated to God. As you look upon our Intercessor in heaven,
let your heart be broken. Then, softened and subdued, you can address repenting
sinners as one who realizes the power of redeeming love. Pray with these souls,
by faith bringing them to the foot of the cross; carry their minds up with
your mind, and fix the eye of faith where you look, upon Jesus the Sin Bearer.
Get them to look away from their poor, sinful selves to the Savior, and the
victory is won. They behold for themselves the Lamb of God that taketh away
the sin of the world. They see the Way, the Truth, the Life. The Sun of Righteousness
sheds its bright beams into the heart. The strong tide of redeeming love pours
into the parched and thirsty soul, and the sinner is saved to Jesus Christ.
crucified--talk it, pray it, sing it, and it will break and win hearts. This
is the power and wisdom of God to gather souls for Christ. Formal, set phrases,
the presentation of merely argumentative subjects, is productive of little
good. The melting love of God in the hearts of the workers will be recognized
by those for whom they labor. Souls are thirsting for the waters of life.
Do not be empty cisterns. If you reveal the love of Christ to them, you may
lead the hungering, thirsting ones to Jesus, and He will give them the bread
of life and the water of salvation.
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