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BookHow to Work for Christ: Book 2: Methods of Christian Work, Chapter 15
      CHILDREN'S MEETINGS I. IMPORTANCE. No form of special meetings are of more importance than those which are intended for the purpose of reaching the children, bringing them to Christ, and building them up in Christ. 1. BECAUSE THE CONVERSION OF CHILDREN IS IMPORTANT. The conversion of the children to Christ is of the very first importance ...read
How to Work for Christ: Book 2: Methods of Christian Work, Chapter 16
      ADVERTISING THE MEETINGS I. IMPORTANCE. It is of the utmost importance that whatever meetings are held they be properly advertised. Judicious advertising is important for three reasons: 1. BECAUSE IT GETS PEOPLE OUT TO HEAR THE GOSPEL. There is no hope of saving people unless they hear the Gospel, and they will not come and hear it unles ...read
How to Work for Christ: Book 2: Methods of Christian Work, Chapter 17
      CONDUCT OF FUNERALS I. IMPORTANCE OF FUNERAL SERVICES AS A MEANS OF REACHING MEN WITH THE GOSPEL. Funerals offer an excellent opportunity for getting hold of people and winning them to Christ. Many will attend a funeral service out of regard for the deceased or his family, who will not go to any other religious service. Atheists, skeptics, an ...read
BookHow to Work for Christ: Book 3: Preaching and Teaching the Word of God, Chapter 1
      HOW TO PREPARE A SERMON There is no intention in this chapter of presenting an elaborate treatise on homiletics. It simply aims to give practical suggestions for the preparation of sermons that will win souls for Christ and edify believers. I. FIRST GET YOUR TEXT OR SUBJECT. A great many neglect to do that, and when they get through preach ...read
How to Work for Christ: Book 3: Preaching and Teaching the Word of God, Chapter 2
      PREPARATION AND DELIVERY OF BIBLE READINGS I. DIFFERENT KINDS OF BIBLE READINGS. There are many different kinds of Bible readings, and it is well to bear in mind the distinctions between them. 1. THE WHOLE BIBLE TOPICAL BIBLE READING. By this we mean the Bible reading that takes up some topic and goes through the whole Bible to find its te ...read
How to Work for Christ: Book 3: Preaching and Teaching the Word of God, Chapter 3
      ILLUSTRATIONS AND THEIR USE Nothing goes further toward making an interesting and effective speaker than the power of illustration. All preachers who have been successful in reaching men have been especially gifted in their power of illustration. Much of the power of Spurgeon, Moody, and Guthrie lay in their power of apt and impressive illustrat ...read
How to Work for Christ: Book 3: Preaching and Teaching the Word of God, Chapter 4
      TEACHING THE BIBLE I. THE IMPORTANCE OF BIBLE TEACHING. 1. THE BIBLE IS THE WORD OF GOD. The man who is really teaching the Bible may be confident that he is doing a good work, for beyond a doubt he is teaching the truth of God. 2. THERE IS A GREAT DEMAND IN OUR DAY FOR BIBLE TEACHERS. The man who takes up the teaching of the Bible, an ...read
How to Work for Christ: Book 3: Preaching and Teaching the Word of God, Chapter 5
      TEXTUAL SERMONS IN OUTLINE We print in this chapter a number of outlines of textual sermons. It is not intended that these outlines shall be used exactly as here given; they are simply offered by way of illustration and suggestion. We first give outlines of sermons for Christians, and afterward outlines of sermons for the unsaved. # LOVE TO C ...read
How to Work for Christ: Book 3: Preaching and Teaching the Word of God, Chapter 6
      TOPICAL SERMONS IN OUTLINE # THE BIBLE: WHEREIN IT DIFFERS FROM ALL OTHER BOOKS INTRODUCTION. -- The Bible stands absolutely alone. It is an entirely unique book. It is not a book, it is THE Book. Wherein the Bible differs from all other books: I. In its Depth. The Bible is the unfathomable and inexhaustible book. It is unfathomable not ...read
How to Work for Christ: Book 3: Preaching and Teaching the Word of God, Chapter 7
      EXPOSITORY SERMONS AND BIBLE READINGS IN OUTLINE # GOD'S PICTURE OF A HAPPY MAN (Psalm 1:1-3.) INTRODUCTION. -- God is a great artist. There is no one that draws such perfect pictures as He. Some of God's pictures He Himself labels, others He leaves us to put the titles to. In the first Psalm, the first three verses, God has drawn a pictur ...read
SermonIs The Bible In Danger?
       "Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away." Matt. 24: 35. SOME weeks ago I preached on this same text, but we are going to approach it to-night from a different standpoint. The question before us is, is the Bible in danger? Our text asserts that it is not, and I propose to show you to-night some reasons why the Bibl ...read
SermonJesus the Wonderful
       "For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace." Isa. 9:6. THE prophet Isaiah with a mind illumined by the Holy Spirit, looked down 740 years and saw the coming of Jesus of Nazare ...read
SermonKeep Praying Until God Answers
      throw a flood of light upon the question, "What sort of praying is it that prevails with God and obtains what it seeks from Him?" and also upon the question, "Why is it that many prayers of God's own children come short of obtaining that which we seek of God?" The first of these two passages you will find in Luke 11:-10; our Lord Jesus Himself ...read
SermonLooking to Jesus
      If we are to run with patience the race that is set before us, we must always keep looking to Jesus (Hebrews 12:1-3). One of the simplest and yet one of the mightiest secrets of abiding joy and victory is to never lose sight of Jesus. 1. First of all, we must keep looking at Jesus as the ground of our acceptance before God. Over and over again, ...read
SermonLove Contrasted, Described, Exalted
       1 COR. 13. OUR subject this morning is Love Contrasted, Love Described, Love Exalted. Our text is the whole of the thirteenth chapter of First Corinthians. This chapter, which we are to study this morning is not only one of the most familiar, but also one of the most important and remarkable in the whole Bible. If there were no other proof of ...read
SermonNo Hope
       "Ye were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of the promise, having no hope and without God in the world." Eph. 2: 12. THESE words describe the appalling condition of the Ephesians before they were saved, but tonight I wish to impress upon you just three words in this ...read
SermonNot a Word of Christ Shall Ever Fail
       "Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my word shall not pass away." Matt. 24:35. JESUS CHRIST here asserts that His words are more stable and enduring than heaven or earth: that while heaven and earth shall pass away, His word shall not pass away. When we consider the position that Jesus Christ occupied when He made this extraordinary claim, ...read
SermonNot by Bread Alone
      There is nothing more important for the development of a Christian's spiritual life than regular, systematic Bible study. It is as true in the spiritual life as in the physical life, that health depends on what we eat and how much we eat. "Man shall not live by bread alone" (Matt. 4:4). The soul's proper food is found in one book, the Bible. Of ...read
SermonOne Of The Saddest Utterances That Ever Fell From The Lips Of The Son Of God
      "Ye will not come to Me, that ye might have life." 1 John v. 40. That is one of the saddest utterances that our Saviour ever spoke. I wish I could reproduce His tender tones and His loving look when He uttered the words. I believe it would break your heart. He came down from Heaven with its glory to earth with its shame, to bring life to men. He ...read
SermonOpen-Air Meetings
      OPEN-AIR MEETINGS 1. Their importance and advantages. 1. They are Scriptural. Jesus said, "Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind." Every great preacher of the Bible was an open-air preacher. Peter was an open-air preacher, Paul was an open-air preacher, ...read

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