Wednesday, June 24, 2015

From Spurgeon's Pulpit: If You Want To Win Souls For Christ

From his sermon "Conversions Desired" (sermon #1282) preached on March 5, 1876:
Next to this, if you want to win souls for Christ, feel a solemn alarm about them; you cannot make them feel if you do not feel yourself. Believe their danger; believe their helplessness; believe that only Christ can save them, and talk to them as if you meant it. 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 should be lost, you will soon find that they are uneasy too. I hope you will get into such a state that you will dream about your child, or about your hearer perishing for lack of Christ—and start up at once, and begin to cry, “O God, give me converts or I die!” Then you will have converts—there is no fear about that; God does not send travail pangs to His servants without causing them to abound in spiritual children! There will be new births to God when you are agonizing for them!

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