WITNESS WEDNESDAY: Spurgeon on the Importance of Winning People to Christ

My first semester in seminary I wrote a paper on  Charles Haddon Spurgeon. I knew almost nothing of him to that point. I have learned much from him from then until now. Here are some thoughts of CHS on witnessing and the vital place of evangelism. Be encouraged. Be convicted. Be moved to action.

One the joy of winning others: “I would rather be the means of saving a soul from death than to be the greatest orator
on earth. I would rather bring the poorest woman in the world to the feet of Jesus than I
would be the Archbishop of Canterbury. I would sooner pluck one single brand from the
burning than explain all the mysteries. To win a soul from going down into the pit, is a
more glorious achievement than to be crowned in the arena of theological controversy.
. .One of my happiest thoughts is that, when I die, it shall be my privilege to enter into
rest into the bosom of Christ, and I know I shall not enjoy Heaven alone. Thousands
have entered there, who have been drawn to Christ under my ministry.”

On the importance of soul-winning: “Do you want arguments for soul winning? Look up to Heaven, and ask yourself how sinners can ever reach those harps of gold and learn their everlasting song, unless they have someone to tell them of Jesus, who is mighty to save. But the best argument of all is to be found in the wounds of Jesus. You want to honour Him, you desire to put many crowns upon His head, and this you can best do by winning souls for Him. These are the spoils that He covets, these are the trophies for which He fights, these are the jewels that shall be His best adornment.”

On the use of gospel tracts: “When preaching and private talk are not available, you need to have a tract ready….Get good striking tracts, or none at all. But a touching gospel tract may be the seed of eternal life. herefore, do not go out without your tracts.”


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