| It seems to me that doubt is worse than trial. I had sooner suffer any affliction than be left to question the gospel or my own interest in it.|
Topics: Doubt, Affliction
Source: Sermons, 29.79.
| Some of us who have preached the Word for years, and have been the means of working faith in others and of establishing them in the knowledge of the fundamental doctrines of the Bible, have nevertheless been the subjects of the most fearful and violent doubts as to the truth of the very gospel we have preached.|
Source: Sermons, 11.290.
| Drunkenness is the devil's back door to hell and everything that is hellish. For he that once gives away his brains to drink is ready to be caught by Satan for anything.|
Source: Sermons, 46.64.
| I would go to the deeps a hundred times to cheer a downcast spirit. It is good for me to have been afflicted, that I might know how to speak a word in season to one that is weary.|
| The good man has his enemies. He would not be like his Lord if he had not. If we were without enemies we might fear that we were not the friends of God, for the friendship of the world is enmity to God.|
Source: Treasury of David, Psalm 23.
| You cannot make a sinner into a saint by killing him. He who does not live as a saint here will never live as a saint hereafter.|
| The best moment of a Christian's life is his last one, because it is the one that is nearest heaven. And then it is that he begins to strike the keynote of the song which he shall sing to all eternity.|
| Answering a student's question, 'Will the heathen who have not heard the Gospel be saved?' thus, It is more a question with me whether we, who have the Gospel and fail to give it to those who have not, can be saved.|
Topics: Evangelism, Heaven, The Gospel
| When Andrew went to find his brother, he little imagined how eminent Simon would become. You may be very deficient in talent yourself, and yet you may be the means of drawing to Christ one who shall become eminent in grace and service.|
Topics: Evangelism, Grace, Service
| Every Christian is either a missionary or an impostor.|
Topics: Evangelism, Missions
| Love your fellowmen, and cry about them if you cannot bring them to Christ. If you cannot save them, you can weep over them. If you cannot give them a drop of cold water in hell, you can give them your heart's tears while they are still in this body.|
| The fact is, brethren, we must have conversion work here. We cannot go on as some churches do without converts. We cannot, we will not, we must not, we dare not. Souls must be converted here, and if there be not many born to Christ, may the Lord grant to me that I may sleep in the tomb and be heard no more. Better indeed for us to die than to live, if souls be not saved.|