Whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your slave. – Matthew 20:27
You cannot have Christ if you will not serve Him. If you take Christ, you must take Him in all His qualities. You must not simply take Him as a Friend, but you must also take Him as your Master. If you are to become His disciple, you must also become His servant. God-forbid that anyone fights against that truth. It is certainly one of our greatest delights on earth to serve our Lord, and this is to be our joyful vocation even in heaven itself: His servants shall serve Him: and they shall see His face (Revelation 22:3-4).
Charles H. Spurgeon originally wrote this book for members of the Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor. Spurgeon's heartfelt writing style makes this book one that today still encourages believers to move into Christian action. He emphasizes simply moving forward, using the talents and resources you already have at your disposal, for the Lord's service and your own eternal reward. The concepts presented are easy to understand and straight-forward, if only you are ready to lay down your life to follow Christ.
Table of Contents
Ch. 1: The Necessity of Following Christ
Ch. 2: How to Go
Ch. 3: The Help of the Holy Spirit
Ch. 4: Only Christ
Ch. 5: Great Faith and Great Works
Ch. 6: Being Faithful with the Talents He Already Gave Us
Ch. 7: The Joy of the Lord's Harvest
Ch. 8: The Body Works Together
Ch. 9: Merely a Servant
Ch. 10: With God Nothing is Impossible
Ch. 11: We Must Bear Fruit
Ch. 12: Solely for His Glory
Ch. 13: Fire and A Hammer
Ch. 14: Beware of Foxes
Ch. 15: Good Things Take Time
Ch. 16: The Urgency of Today
Ch. 17: Open Your Mouth
Ch. 18: God's Limitless Providence
Ch. 19: Our Meager Loaves in Christ’s Hands
Original Title: We Endeavor
Charles Haddon (C. H.) Spurgeon (1834-1892) was a British Baptist preacher. He started preaching at age 17 and quickly became famous. He is still known as the “Prince of Preachers” and frequently had more than 10,000 people present to hear him preach at the Metropolitan Tabernacle in London. His sermons were printed in newspapers, translated into many languages, and published in many books.
The first part of this book is meant to be a sieve to separate the chaff from the wheat. Use it on your own soul. It may be the most profitable and beneficial work you have ever done. He who looked into his accounts and found that his business was losing money was saved from bankruptcy. This may happen also to you. If, however, you discover that your heavenly business is prospering, it will be a great comfort to you. You cannot lose by honestly searching your own heart.
The second part of this book examines God's promises to His children. The promises of God not only exceed all precedent, but they also exceed all imitation. No one has been able to compete with God in the language of liberality. The promises of God are as much above all other promises as the heavens are above the earth.
After many years of writing her own words in her prayer journal, missionary Sarah Young decided to be more attentive to the Savior's voice and begin listening for what He was saying. So with pen in hand, she embarked on a journey that forever changed her—and many others around the world.
In these powerful pages are the words and Scriptures Jesus lovingly laid on her heart. Words of reassurance, comfort, and hope. Words that have made her increasingly aware of His presence and allowed her to enjoy His peace.
Jesus is calling out to you in the same way. Maybe you share the author’s need for a great sense of “God with you”. Or perhaps Jesus seems distant without you knowing why. Or maybe you have wandered farther from Him that you ever imagined you would. Here is a year’s worth of daily readings from Young’s journals to bring you closer to Christ and move your time with Him from monologue to a dialogue.
Each day is written as if Jesus Himself were speaking to you. Because He is. Do you hear Him calling?
Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did exhort you by us; we beseech you in Christ’s name, be ye reconciled to God. – 2 Corinthians 5:20
How to Bring Men to Christ sheds light on how to reach the lost with the gospel – not new light, but tested and true light. Reuben A. Torrey will show you how to use appropriate, applicable Bible passages to reach every kind of lost individual. Regardless of the angle the lost may use to try to justify why they remain in their sad condition, Torrey offers Scripture passages and biblical principles that have proven to reach even the most stubborn of the unsaved.
This is an excellent resource and training manual to equip individuals and groups to share the gospel with the lost.
Some of the topics covered in this book:
* Dealing with yourself first
* Dealing with the indifferent or careless
* Dealing with people who desire to be saved, but do not know how
* Dealing with those who desire to be saved but who have difficulties
* Dealing with those who entertain false hopes
* Dealing with those who lack assurance and dealing with backsliders
* Dealing with professed skeptics and infidels
* Dealing with the complaining
* Dealing with those who wish to put off a decision until some other time
* Dealing with the willful and the deceived
* The baptism of the Holy Spirit
The paragraphs of this little book are not supposed to be an argument. It was not my aim to convince an opponent but to assist a friend. How I have personally threaded the labyrinth of life thus far may be of helpful interest to some other soul who is in a maze. I hope that these pages will assist some true heart to say “he fought his doubts and gather’d strength.” Let no man’s heart fail him, for the prevalent skepticisms of today are but “spectres of the mind.” Face them, and they fly.