Preaching

Called to Missions or to Stay at Home? – Hudson Taylor

Called to Missions or to Stay at Home? – Hudson Taylor

It will not do to say that you have no special call to go to the mission field.  With these facts before you and with the command of the Lord Jesus to go and preach the gospel to every creature, you need rather to ascertain whether you have a special call to stay at home.

– Hudson Taylor –

Praying for revival – Arthur Pink

Praying for revival – Arthur Pink

It’s true that (many) are praying for a worldwide revival. But it would be more timely, and more scriptural, for prayer to be made to the Lord of the harvest, that He would raise up and thrust forth laborers who would fearlessly and faithfully preach those truths which are calculated to bring about a revival.

– Arthur Pink –

People of prayer – Thomas Coke

People of prayer – Thomas Coke

A real minister of the gospel is a man of prayer. Prayer is his grand employment, his safety, his first and perpetual duty; and under grace, the grand source of his consolation. Our instructions will be always barren, if they be not watered with our tears and prayers.

– Thomas Coke –

Preaching Judgment – Unknown

Preaching Judgment – Unknown

To silence a preacher from preaching judgment is like being awoke from sleep by a fire alarm, and just silencing the alarm, and going back to sleep.

– Unknown –

The Reason the Church Exists – CS Lewis

The Reason the Church Exists – CS Lewis

The Church exists for nothing else but to draw men into Christ, to make them little Christs. If they are not doing that, all the cathedrals, clergy, missions, sermons, even the Bible itself, are simply a waste of time. God became Man for no other purpose. 

– CS Lewis –

Jesus and Jesus Alone – Count Zinzendorf

Jesus and Jesus Alone – Count Zinzendorf

I have but one passion: It is He, it is He alone. The world is the field and the field is the world; and henceforth that country shall be my home where I can be most used in winning souls for Christ. 

– Count Nicolaus Ludwn Zinzendorf –

A Minister Who Does Not Pray – Thomas Coke

A Minister Who Does Not Pray – Thomas Coke

A minister, who prays not, who is not in love with prayer, is not a minister of the Church of God. He is a dry tree, which occupies in vain a place in Christ’s garden. He is an enemy, and not a father, of the people. He is a stranger, who has taken the place of the shepherd, and to whom the salvation of the flock is an indifferent thing.

– Thomas Coke –

Jesus Deals with Money – John MacArthur

Jesus Deals with Money – John MacArthur

Sixteen of the thirty-eight parables of Jesus deal with money. One out of ten verses in the New Testament deals with that subject. Scripture offers about five hundred verses on prayer, fewer than five hundred on faith, and over two thousand on money. The believer’s attitude toward money and possessions is determinative.

– John MacArthur –

A Zealous Man – JC Ryle

A Zealous Man – JC Ryle

A zealous man feels that like a lamp he is made to burn; and if consumed in burning, he has but done the work for which God appointed him. Such a one will always find a sphere for his zeal. If he cannot preach and work and give money, he will cry and sigh and pray.

– JC Ryle –