Posted by: theedwardsfam | December 23, 2011

The Soul Winner – Part 2

Here is the 2nd part of the quotes from the book The Soul Winner by Charles Spurgeon! Enjoy! (Part 1)

“I believe that the most damnable thing a man can do is to preach the gospel merely as an actor, and to turn the worship of God into a kind of theatrical performance.” (The Soul Winner. Pg. 53)

“The kind of sermon which is likely to break the hearer’s heart is that which has first broken the preacher’s heart, and the sermon which is likely to reach the heart of the hearer is the one which has come straight from the heart of the preacher.” (The Soul Winner. Pg. 75)

“You must anoint your sermons, brethren, and you cannot do it except by much private communion with God.” (The Soul Winner. Pg. 83)

“That must be our one aim in all that we do; and whatever obstacles may be in our pathway, we must seek the aid of the Holy Spirit that they may be removed, and that thus souls may be saved, and God may be glorified.” (The Soul Winner. Pg. 93-94)

“…talk gently to them till you have whispered them into the kingdom of heaven, till you have told into their ears the blessed story that will bring peace and joy to their heart.” (The Soul Winner. Pg. 103)

“We want, in the Church of Christ, a band of well-trained sharpshooters, who will pick the people out individually, and be always on the watch for all who come into the place, not annoying them, but making sure that they do not go away without having had a personal warning, a personal invitation, and a personal exhortation to come to Christ. We want to train all our people for this service, so as to make Salvation Armies out of them. Every man, woman or child who is in our churches should be set to work for the Lord.” (The Soul Winner. Pg. 103)

“There is one brother especially who is always looking after any hearers who have been impressed; I call him my hunting dog, and he is ever ready to pick up the birds I have shot, and bring them to me. I have known him waylay them one after another, that he might bring them to Jesus; and I rejoice that I have other friends of this kind.” (The Soul Winner. Pg. 107)

“Your business is not merely to teach the children in your classes to read the Bible, not barely to inculcate the duties of morality, nor even to instruct them in the mere letter of the gospel, but your high calling is to be the means, in the hands of God, of bringing life from heaven to dead souls.” (The Soul Winner. Pg. 113)

“With far more force may I say to you, my fellow-servants, that it will be well for us if, as teachers, we imitate our Master – if we study the modes and methods of our glorified Master, and learn at His feet the art of winning souls. Just as He came in deepest sympathy into the nearest contact with our wretched humanity, and condescended to stoop to our sorrowful condition, so must we come near to the souls with whom we have to deal, yearn over them with His yearning, and weep over them with His tears, if we would see them raised from the state of sin. Only by imitating the spirit and manner of the Lord Jesus shall we become wise to win souls.” (The Soul Winner. Pg. 115)




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