Posted by: theedwardsfam | December 27, 2011

The Soul Winner – Part 5

Here is the 5th batch of quotes! :) (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 if you haven’t read them yet).

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“I have often been surprised at the mercy of God to myself. Poor sermons of mine, that I could cry over when I get home, have led scores to the cross; and, more wonderful still, words that I have spoken in ordinary conversation, mere chance sentences, as men call them, have nevertheless been as winged arrows from God, and have pierced men’s hearts, and laid them wounded at Jesus’ feet. I have often lifted up my hands in astonishment, and said, ‘How can God bless such a feeble instrumentality?’” (The Soul Winner. Pg. 153)

“Soul-winning is a service which brings great benefit to the individual who consecrates himself to it.” (The Soul Winner. Pg. 154)

“The man who has watched for a soul, prayed for it, laid his plans for it, spoken with much trembling, and endeavoured to make an impression, has been educating himself by the effort. Having been disappointed, he has cried to God more earnestly, has tried again, has looked up the promise to meet the case of the convicted one, has turned to that point of the divine character which seems most likely to encourage trembling faith–he has in every step been benefitting himself. When he has gone over the old, old story of the cross to the weeping peeitent, and has at last gripped the hand of one who could say,–‘I do believe, I will believe, that Jesus died for me;’ I say, he has had a reward in the process through which his own mind has gone. It has reminded him of his own lost estate; it has shown him the struggles that the Spirit had in bringing him to repentance; it has reminded him of that precious moment when he first looked to Jesus; and it has strengthened him in his firm confidence that Christ will save men. When we see Jesus save another, and see that marvelous transfiguration which passes over the face of the saved one, our own faith is greatly confirmed.” (The Soul Winner. Pg. 154-55)

“If you are eager for real joy, such as you may think over and sleep upon, I am persuaded that no joy of growing wealthy, no joy of increasing knowledge, no joy of influence over your fellow-creatures, no joy of any other sort, can ever be compared with the rapture of saving a soul from death, and helping to restore our lost brethren to our great Father’s house.” (The Soul Winner. Pg. 156)

“We ought to regard the Christian Church, not as a luxurious hostelry where Christian gentlemen may each one dwell at his ease in his own inn, but as a barracks in which soldiers are gathered together to be drilled and trained for war. We should regard the Christian Church, not as an association for mutual admiration and comfort, but as an army with banners, marching to the fray, to achieve victories for Christ, to storm the strongholds of the foe, and to add province after province to the Redeemer’s kingdom.” (The Soul Winner. Pg. 160)

“There are a few good men in this world whom to know is to be rich. Such men are libraries of gospel truth; but they are better than books, for the truth in them is written on living pages. Their character is a true and living tree; it is not a mere post of the dead wood of doctrine, bearing an inscription, and rotting while it does so, but it is a vital, organized, fruit-producing thing, a plant of the Lord’s right-hand planting.” (The Soul Winner. Pg. 167)

“The pursuit of the believer should be soul-winning.” (The Soul Winner. Pg. 169)

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