The Debate. [See also pp. , “Meeting Prejudice and Opposition.”] God Is Seldom Glorified—In some cases, it may be necessary to meet a proud boaster. in the larger free Online Books collection on the Ellen G. White. Estate Web site. Evangelism, the very heart of Christianity, is the theme of pri- mary importance . Some Key Thoughts from Ellen White on City Evangelism. The Urgent Need of Sharing the Gospel Message. When I think of the cities in which so little has been .
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When he has had no time for preparation, his sermons are unreasonably long, and it is equally impossible to get anything out of them which will stick to the memory. Some, easily excited, are always ready to take up the weapons of warfare. Rashness of deed and confusion of mind are everywhere increasing.
The book of Revelation must be opened to the people. More and more, as time advances, our people will have to leave the cities. The work of the truth, because of these workers, will be thought to be unworthy of notice. Constantly his heart is drawn out in prayer to God for the gift of His grace, that he may be a faithful steward.
With his Bible in his hand, and evangeliwm all his arguments on the Word of God, Brother traced out before them the prophecies of Daniel and Revelation. The Word of the Living God. Work in a way that will cause hope to spring up in the place of despair.
God is seldom glorified or the truth advanced in these combats. Toggle Navigation Ellen G. Here, in receiving the grace of God, our own incompetence is seen and gew.
Time is rapidly passing, and there is much to be done. If it cannot be well avoided, enter the conflict, but enter upon it with firm trust in God, rvangelism in the spirit of humility, in the spirit of Jesus, who has bidden you learn of Him who is meek and lowly in heart.
When I think of the cities in which so little has been done, in which there are so many thousands to be warned of the soon coming of the Saviour, I feel an intensity of desire to see men and women going forth to ecangelism work in the power of the Spirit, filled with Christ’s love for perishing souls.
There should be frequent councils and earnest, wholehearted co-operation. And these illustrations should be made still more impressive by words showing the importance of obedience. Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: Effective Use of Appropriate Devices. Too many illustrations do not have a correct influence; they belittle the sacred dignity that should ever be maintained in the presentation of the Word of God to the people.
Every word spoken will have a softening, subduing influence. There is power in the exaltation of the cross of Christ.
They should not defy ministers of other denominations, and seek to provoke a debate. To dwell on perplexing questions, that after all are of no vital consequence, tends to call the mind away from truths vital to the saving of the soul. So it is with Christless sermons.
Every agency must be set in operation, that present opportunities may be wisely improved. These one-idea men can see nothing except to press the one thing that presents itself to their minds. Jesus, the greatest Teacher the world ever knew, was calm, earnest, and impressive in His discourses. Win Confidence of the People.
Sermons With Fresh Ideas. God is offended when His evsngelism descend to the use of cheap, trifling words. Where He abides, there will be an overflowing of beneficence. Will we now awaken and do the work which this time calls for, or will we wait till evngelism things which I have presented come upon us?
My brother, the Lord has given me a message for you. The preparation, both in preacher and hearer, has very much to do with the result. We hunger not for excitement, for the sensational; the less we have of this, the better. This is the work of every true, devoted servant of the living God.
Let this excitement subside, or let reaction take place by indiscreet management, and the interest can never be raised again.
Some evangelis, these will go into heaven before those who have had great light but have not lived up to the light. He who is shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace will walk as Christ walked. The most convincing arguments may be presented, and yet sinners seem as far from salvation as ever. What is the chaff to the wheat?
Present Christ, the way, the truth, and the life, and tell of His power to save all who come to Him. Cut Down Your Lengthy Discourses.
Use Only Sound Arguments —It is important that in defending the doctrines which we consider fundamental articles of faith, we should never allow ourselves to employ arguments that are not wholly sound.
Let your discourses be short. The sacrifice of Christ is sufficient; He made a whole, efficacious offering to God; and human effort without the merit of Christ, is worthless. They repulse instead of winning souls. Nothing stands forth untainted by selfishness. The seed sowing is your work; the propagation of the seed is the Lord’s divine work. Let them search the Scriptures earnestly, with a solemn realization that if they teach for doctrine the things that are not contained in God’s Word, they will be as those represented in the last chapter of Revelation.
For years the church has been looking to man, and expecting much from man, but not looking to Jesus, in whom our hopes of eternal life are centered.