10/31/2011 8:17:03 AM
pastor -- be an evangelist!
Posted under: Evangelism
"You may have sound doctrine, and yet do nothing unless you have Christ in your spirit. I have known all the doctrines of grace to be unmistakably preached, and yet there have been no conversions; for this reason, that they were not expected and scarcely desired. In former years many orthodox preachers thought it to be their sole duty to comfort and confirm the godly few who by dint of great perseverance found out the holes and corners in which they prophesied. . . . Except the spirit of the Lord rest upon you, causing you to agonize for the salvation of men even as Jesus did, ye can do nothing."
From: Charles Spurgeon, Sermons on Revival (187-88).
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