Richard Sibbes: “Nothing Will Melt the Hard Heart of Man but the Blood of Christ”

…tenderness of heart is wrought by an apprehension of tenderness and love in Christ. A soft heart is made soft by the blood of Christ. Many say that an adamant [stone] cannot be melted with fire, but by blood. I cannot tell whether this be true or no; but I am sure nothing will melt…

Spurgeon: "Why Christ Offends People"

...Christ lays the axe at the root of the tree; he tells them that these things must be given up... “As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.” (Romans 9:33) …Among the present assembly there are some who…

Announcing: Ultimate Questions - Now Available to Read Online

This booklet helped me as a young Christian, and I've used it as an evangelistic tool through the years. I highly recommend Ultimate Questions to anyone. We are thankful to the author, John Blanchard, for granting us permission to publish Ultimate Questions online. “While it is impossible to ‘prove’ God in a mathematical sense, the…

Modern Evangelism: Mistake #1

Modern evangelism has shrunken God down to our size. I was sitting in a large Baptist church and the minister in the pulpit made the following remark. He said, “Friends, I can’t wait to get to heaven because when I die and go to heaven I want to walk up to Jesus and grab…

Modern Evangelism: Mistake #2

Modern evangelism has taken salvation out of the hands of God and placed it in the hands of men. A favorite Bible verse of modern day evangelism is Revelation 3:20, “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him,…

Modern Evangelism: Mistake #3

Modern evangelism has failed to preach the Gospel in its purity and proper order in preaching the doctrines of ruin, redemption, repentance, and regeneration. Men like Jonathan Edwards and Asahel Nettleton knew better than most of us today. They knew that the Gospel must be proclaimed in its purity and proper order. God must be…

Modern Evangelism: Mistake #4

Modern evangelism has failed to show man his duty of repentance. One of the greatest heresies to plague the church in the last 50-60 years has been the “Only Believe Gospel” invitation which omits the necessity of repentance to come savingly to Christ. Jesus declared, “…except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.” (Luke 13:…

Modern Evangelism: Mistake #5

Modern evangelism has failed to preach the utter strictness and severity of the law of God. Every man will be held up against the holy law of God and all will fail that test. I know I’m a sinner and I need a sin substitute in the person of Jesus Christ. All are the…

Modern Evangelism: Mistake #6

Modern evangelism has failed to proclaim that man first has to be lost before he can be saved. A man needs to be awakened to see his need of Christ before the remedy can be applied. This is the biggest fault of modern day evangelism, we just don’t get men lost. Man must be…

Modern Evangelism: Mistake #7

Modern evangelism makes false converts by mistaking a physical act like walking an aisle and repeating a prayer as true conversion. Conversion is not something we do. It is something that God does for us. God changes the heart of stone into a heart of flesh. Conversion is when a lost sinner experiences change. He…

Modern Evangelism: Mistake #8

Modern evangelism has failed to warn sinners to flee from hell and describe hell and its terrors. How many sermons on hell have you heard this year? How many sermons on hell did you preach this year? God used men like Jonathan Edwards and Asahel Nettleton because they preached on the doctrine of hell and…

Modern Evangelism: Mistake #9

Modern evangelism has failed to preach up the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Just because a modern day movement occurred in our lifetime whereby a major seminary omitted the necessity of repentance and salvation and preached an “Only Believe Gospel” of heresy, we have swallowed it hook, line and sinker and we’re sunk. You cannot…

Modern Evangelism: Mistake #10

Modern evangelism has failed miserably in telling people of the demands of discipleship in following a crucified Savior. Rather, we paint salvation as all red roses and honey blossoms where your road will be smooth when you come to Christ. But Jesus said, “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the…

10 Mistakes in Modern Evangelism (Intro)

Each of these ten mentioned items is of immense importance to the salvation of a soul. My message today is entitled “10 Mistakes of Modern Evangelism.” I will first list them and then elaborate upon each of them as we proceed. Modern evangelism has shrunken God down to our size.Modern evangelism has taken salvation…

10 Attributes of God that can be Understood by Fallen Man in the Light of Nature - Charnock

Stephen Charnock describes ten specific attributes of God that can be understood by the light of nature: The power of God in creating a world out of nothing (ex nihilo).The wisdom of God, in the order, variety and beauty of creation.The goodness of God, in the provision God makes for His creatures.The…

False Teachers Are Men-Pleasers

False teachers handle the holy things rather with wit and entertainment than with godly fear and reverence. Satan labors with all his strength by false teachers, which are his messengers and ambassadors, to deceive, delude and forever destroy the precious souls of men. “But there were false prophets also among the people, even as…

Christ Crucified Quenched God's Wrath That Burned Against Us

The following is from A Discourse of the Knowledge of Christ Crucified, a sermon from Stephen Charnock. As a merciful God, he pitied us. But as a holy God, he could not but hate our transgression. As a God of truth, he could not but fulfill his own threatening. As a God of justice, he…

"My Mother's Love" - A Choctaw Story

A story of a Christian mother's love for her lost son was recorded long ago. This story took place during the time when the chief of the Choctaw tribe served somewhat as the governor of a state or as a judge. In addition they had their own senates and lawyers who helped in legislation concerning…

What Does God Say About Righteousness?

Why should we care what God declares about righteousness? Friend, God is the supreme authority of the universe. Everyone will give an account to this God. Revelation 20:12, “And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened...” This God says in I Corinthians 6:9, “Know ye…

Tsali - An Illustration of the Gospel

A historical marker on the court house lawn at Bryson City, NC reads: "Tsali, Cherokee brave, surrendered to General Scott to be shot near here, 1838, that remnant of tribe might remain in N.C." The thrilling story of Tsali highlights "Unto These Hills," America's most popular outdoor drama. In 1838, 17,000 Cherokee Indians…