I urge you to pray for and be a part of the revival and outreach efforts this week. Revival begins in the heart and extends with concern for others. Rom. 10:1. Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved. May God give us a real burden for souls.
The deeper Christian life will result in a personal concern for lost people.
Amy Carmichael said,
“Oh, for a passionate passion for souls,
Oh, for a pity that yearns!
Oh, for a love that loves unto death,
Oh, for a fire that burns.”
When the criminal Charles Peace went to the scaffolds for execution, the chaplain spoke to him of Christ's power to save. The criminal replied, “If I believed that, I would willingly crawl across England on broken glass to tell men it was true.” It is true! Because of that, let's reach out this week and invite someone to be present with us this Sunday!
Please pray and get involved with our Spring Evangelistic Emphasis. We will hear two outstanding evangelists during the week. However, the main thrust will be our involvement in reaching out to the community for Christ.
There is a place for you to participate in this total church evangelism effort.
D. L. Moody said, “I believe that if an angel were to wing his way from earth up to Heaven, and were to say that there was one poor, ragged boy, without father or mother, with no one to care for him and teach him the way of life; and if God were to ask who among them were willing to come down to this earth and live for fifty years and lead that one to Jesus Christ, every angel in heaven would volunteer to go. Even Gabriel, who stands in the presence of the Almighty, would say, ‘Let me leave my high and lofty position, and let me have the luxury of leading one soul to Jesus Christ.’ There is no greater honor than to be the instrument in God’s hands of leading one person out of the kingdom of Satan into the glorious light of Heaven.”
In the Sunday evening study on spiritual gifts, we have learned that God by grace bestowed a spiritual gift on each believer. In a properly functioning body, each gift will be utilized to glorify Christ and build His Church.
How can you know your spiritual gift? Kenneth Gangel asked four questions:
Harry Moorhouse said of D. L. Moody, “He uses his ten talents, I use my one and we both together praise the Lord for using us at all.”
It is not the spectacular ability that God can use, it is just availability to be put into action.
"He has no hands but our hands
To do his work today;
He has no feet but our feet
To lead men in his way;
He has no voice but our voice
To tell men how he died;
He has no help but our help
To lead them to his side."