The Debate. [See also pp. , “Meeting Prejudice and Opposition.”] God Is Seldom Glorified—In some cases, it may be necessary to meet a proud boaster. in the larger free Online Books collection on the Ellen G. White. Estate Web site. Evangelism, the very heart of Christianity, is the theme of pri- mary importance . Some Key Thoughts from Ellen White on City Evangelism. The Urgent Need of Sharing the Gospel Message. When I think of the cities in which so little has been .
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The preaching of the Word should appeal to the intellect and impart Take one point at a time, and make that one point plain, speaking slowly and in a distinct voice.
The dignity and glory of Christ is our strength.
We are by no means to become weary of looking into it because of its apparently mystical symbols. Less Controversy-More of Christ.
The sacrifice of Christ is sufficient; He made a whole, efficacious offering to God; and human effort without the merit of Christ, is worthless. Such will never know how many weak ones their harsh words have wounded and discouraged. But it is not God’s will that His people shall settle in the cities, where there is constant turmoil and confusion. Amusement is not to be interwoven with instruction in the Scriptures.
Your heart needs to be filled with the converting grace of Christ.
But the perplexing question is yet unsolved, how they will be sustained. Big Ideas of Scripture Truth. Keep your lamps trimmed and burning; and let bright rays shine forth, that men, beholding your good works, may be led to glorify your Father which is in heaven. Let them leave out of their discourses matters of minor consequence, and present the truths that will decide the destiny of souls.
The work of the truth, because of these workers, will be thought to be unworthy of notice. I present before you the great, grand monument of mercy and regeneration, salvation and redemption–the Son of God uplifted on the cross.
Preaching Christ From Experience. The cause of truth is dishonored. If they agree on fundamental truths, they should not differ and dispute about matters of little real importance. Their discourses and conduct and conversation should be of a nature that will lead men to the conclusion that these ministers are men of thought, of solidity of character, men who fear and love their heavenly Father.
But the ministers and workers who proclaim the truth must show certainty and decision. All points of our faith are not to be borne to the front and presented before the prejudiced crowds Thus the beauty of the truth has been marred. Put your freshest energies into the work and let not the slightest dullness of imperfectness be seen in any of your efforts.
The way should be prepared for Elder S to give the message, and our young men should attend his evening meetings. Some ministers err in making their sermons wholly argumentative. Simple, Forcible Doctrinal Teaching. Some form the habit of relating anecdotes in their discourses, which have a tendency to amuse and remove from the The errors existing everywhere have, like parasites, fastened their deadly poison upon the boughs of truth and in many minds have become identified with it; many who accept the truth teach it in a harsh spirit.
Some may be set to work in the hedges, and thus, by wise planning, the truth may be preached in all districts.
Gather all the affirmatives and proofs that make the gospel the glad tidings of salvation to all who receive and believe on Christ as a personal Saviour. Do not send those who are not qualified in these respects. The Truth as It Is in Jesus. Crowd in Clear-cut Prophetic Truths. The truth it contains must be proclaimed, that people Here is the secret of success, in preaching a living personal Saviour in so simple and earnest a manner that the people may be able to lay hold by faith of the power of the Word of life.
Ellen G. White Estate: City Evangelism
Where He abides, there will be an overflowing of beneficence. They need to humble their minds, and to be attentive to the will of the Lord, working with earnest desire to do that which God has shown must be done to warn the cities of their impending doom. Wise men are needed, to keep Bible principles free from a particle of worldly policy. New and Strange Human Tests.
It presented justification through faith in the Surety; it invited the people to receive the righteousness of Christ, which is made manifest in obedience to all the commandments of God.
The message of the gospel of His grace was to be given to the church in clear and distinct lines, that the world should no longer say that Seventh-day Adventists talk the law, the law, but do not teach or believe Christ. The Holy Spirit takes the things of God and shows them unto us, conveying them as a living power into the obedient heart. Christ prayed that His followers might be one as He and the Father were one.
His method of making the words of the Bible prove the truth for this time, and his use of the symbols presented in Revelation and Daniel, are effective. Through the imagination He reached the heart.
Persons should be chosen to labor in the large cities who are fully consecrated and who understand the sacredness and importance of the work.
Reputation of Being an Interesting Speaker. But whatever phase of the subject is presented, uplift Jesus as the center of all hope, “the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright and morning Star. The gospel minister is engaged in a very solemn, sacred work.
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Let us gather together evangekism which our own experience has revealed to us of the preciousness of Christ, and present it to others as a precious gem that sparkles and shines. We may have joy unspeakable and full of glory. There will be times when we must stand still and see the salvation ew God.
We are living in the last days of the great conflict; the truth alone will hold us securely in this time of trouble.