November 18, 2019
FROM YOUR PASTOR’S DESK:
DISCIPLES TO CHRISTIANS.
“And the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch (Syria).” Acts 26:28.
“There is an eloquence far more powerful than the eloquence of words in the quiet, consistent life of a pure, true Christian. What man is has more influence than what he says.
It is our own character and experience that determine our influence upon others. In order to convince others of the power of Christ’s grace, we must know it’s power in our hearts and lives. The gospel we present for saving souls must be the gospel by which our own souls are saved. Only through a living faith in Christ as a personal (not vicarious or corporate)is it possible to make our influence felt in a skeptical world.
If we would draw sinners out of the swift-running current, our feet must be firmly set upon the Rock,Christ Jesus. The badge of Christianity is not an outward sign, not the wearing of a cross or crown, but it is that which reveals the union of man with God. By the power of His grace manifested in the transformation of character the world is to be convinced that God has sent His Son as its Redeemer.
No other influence can surround the human soul that has such power as the influence of an unselfish life. The strongest argument in favor of the gospel is a loving and lovable Christian.” MH 469, 470. “My love be with you all in Christ Jesus.” 1 Cor. 16: 24. NMF