BELIEVERS GUILTY OF THE SIN OF SILENCE
Sermon By Dr. Jesse M. Hendley
October 11, 1907---November 30, 1994
Colonial Hills Baptist Church
East Point, Ga.
June 19, 1945
I want to speak to you from the 10th chapter of
Romans, verses 9 and 10. Remember Paul was dictating
this letter though an amanuensis to the church at
Rome. When we come to this 10th chapter we find
something of the great heart of Paul, who loved the
Lord Jesus with such passion. "Brethren, my heart's
desire . . . ." I stop. What is your heart's desire?
He didn't say," My heart's several desires," but "My
heart's desire." I have one desire, says Paul. I have
one consuming passion, says Paul. I have one thing
that I want above everything else, says Paul, and
everything else is tributary to it. One great thing I
desire above every thing else. It is interesting to me
that a man like Paul should be thus. I've never seen
anybody like the Paul of this Book, so I want to know
what his heart's desire is, and, beloved, we would do
well to copy this man.
"Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God . . ."
Whenever we have a real desire, we go to God, because
He fulfills desires! ". . . my heart's desire and
prayer to God for Israel is that they might be saved."
His heart's desire was for the salvation for souls.
His heart's desire and prayer was that others might
know the Lord. He had a consuming passion for two
things: to know Christ, and to make Him known. That
was the impelling motive in His life. That was the
thing that consumed this great man. He had a purpose.
He had a passion. He had a high interest. His heart
was in the salvation of souls! That was the thing Paul
desired above everything else. "For I bear them record
that they have a zeal of God, but not according to
knowledge, for they being ignorant of God's
righteousness and going about to establish their own
righteousness, have not submitted themselves u ...
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