LOOKING TO PRAISE AND WORSHIP JESUS THE CHRIST, THE SON OF THE LIVING GOD. 18 No man has ever seen God at any time; the only unique Son, or the only begotten God, Who is in the bosom [in the intimate presence] of the Father, He has declared Him [He has revealed Him and brought Him out where He can be seen; He has interpreted Him and He has made Him known].

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Hunger For The Lost

Oh, my brothers and sisters in Christ, if sinners will be damned, at least let them leap to hell over our bodies. And if they will perish, let them perish with our arms about their knees, imploring them to stop, and not madly to destroy themselves. If hell must be filled, at least let it be filled in the teeth of our exertions, and let not one go there unwarned and unprayed for.

From Spurgeon's sermon, "The Wailing of Risca"

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Blogger Antonio said...

Mark,

that is one of the most fantastic quotes about evangelism I have ever read. I truly want to live like that.

January 23, 2008 12:55 PM

 
Blogger mark pierson said...

Antonio, friend, I do not doubt that you do. Me too!

January 23, 2008 1:02 PM

 
Blogger Fly on the Wall said...

Lamb of God who taketh away the sins of the world, pray for us. Blessed is he who cometh in the name of the Lord.

Kyrie eleison

January 23, 2008 1:34 PM

 
Blogger Fly on the Wall said...

Suddenly are my tents spoiled, and my curtains in a moment. Jeremiah 4:20.

January 23, 2008 3:40 PM

 
Blogger donsands said...

The "prince of preachers" sure had a way with words.
Thanks for sharing that.

January 23, 2008 3:42 PM

 
Blogger jazzycat said...

Amen. Spurgeon could paint word pictures......

January 23, 2008 4:34 PM

 
Blogger Susan said...

Indeed.

May we all be in prayer for the lost souls who cross our paths.

January 23, 2008 4:35 PM

 
Blogger Fly on the Wall said...

Lord I am not worthy to enter under your roof. Say but the Word and my soul shall be healed.

Sed tantum dic verbo et sanabitur anima mea.

January 24, 2008 5:36 AM

 
Blogger Gayla said...

Although I "walked the aisle" back in the 8th grade, and then got 'saved again' in 1984, I often wonder if my true and real salvation didn't occur in Nov 2004. THAT is when God fully revealed His sovereignty to me and my life actually, really changed.

All this to say, since that time, my burden for the lost has greatly increased - and it's a GENUINE concern. Not for every, single lost person in the world, for I cannot be responsible for every, single lost person in the world. But there are certain people, at certain times where I believe God is laying that particular burden on my heart. And I don't have the fear I used to have concerning the gospel, and/or talking to people about Christ.

I have come to realize that it's not about me getting someone to "make a decision for Christ." Rather, salvation is up to God, and I'm to be obedient in sharing Christ with others. The pressure is off of me to somehow convince someone of something, and get them to "pray a prayer."

I'm freed up to share my life with others, and how God rescued me, and mercifully saved me. It is up to God to draw and save them.

January 24, 2008 9:14 AM

 
Blogger jazzycat said...

Gayla,
So true. Even non-reformed Christians will often pray that God will open hearts of unbelievers so they can believe.

January 24, 2008 10:09 AM

 
Blogger Even So... said...

I'm hungry...

January 24, 2008 11:28 AM

 
Blogger Fly on the Wall said...

The Lord is my Shepherd. I shall not want.

January 25, 2008 7:18 AM

 

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