The Kind Of Preaching God Uses For Revival by Jesse Hendley


THE KIND OF PREACHING
GOD USES FOR REVIVAL
Sermon By Dr. Jesse M. Hendley
October 11, 1907---November 30, 1994

Delivered March 12, 1945
Colonial Hills Conference

I have had the privilege of giving thoughts along this
line to several Ministers' Conferences, for which I am
grateful to God. There are some ministers who are
tired of cold, dead, powerless formalism, and in those
meetings, the question was raised, "How can we win
souls to Jesus?" You can count on new life coming into
the church when souls are born again, for truly, if
angels rejoice over sinners repenting, the church also
will rejoice if it is near to Christ and the heart of
God.

Let us think about the kind of revival we need today,
and look at two passages of Scripture, one from the
Book of Acts, chapter 20, and the other from the Book
of Amos. One is from the New Testament, and the other
from the old. Verse 28 of Acts 20: "Take heed
therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over
which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed
the church of God, which He hath purchased with His
own blood. For I know this, that after my departing
shall grievous wolves enter among you, not sparing the
flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise,
speaking perverse things, to draw away disciple after
them. Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space
of three years I ceased not to warn every one night
and day with tears."

Now there is an intensive passage. It gives us the
intenseness of the soul of Paul the Apostle. "I CEASE
NOT TO WARN . . ." (Where is the warning message
today?) ". . . EVERYONE . . ." (Everyone whom he
contacted)." NIGHT AND DAY . . ." (He has just said
that he ceased not; why, then, did he add, "night and
day?") ". . . WITH TEARS." That was the spirit of
Paul! And he continues: "And now, brethren, I commend
you to God, and to the word of His grace, which is
able to build you up and to give you an inheri ...


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