How to Be Popular
Jesse M. Hendley
"Our Father, we thank Thee tonight for the privilege one more time of standing indeed as a dying man before dying men and women, boys and girls, with the Gospel of Christ and the Word of God. We pray that thou wilt speak to our hearts tonight and may there not be a man, woman, boy, or girl leave this room till he or she knows without a shadow of doubt that they are saved, and we'll thank You Lord, for all that You do for us. We ask it in Jesus' name and for His sake alone. Amen."
You know, I want to speak to the young people tonight. We are happy to see as many young here as are here. I want to speak to you on "How to Be Popular." You know, when you think about being popular, there's two things young people have to think about, and that is, whether you want to be popular with the world or popular with God. And I am quite sure that you made your choice to be popular with God. That's what you want to do. Now if you want to be popular with God, you've got to answer the call of the Spirit of God. You've got to be obedient to God's Holy Spirit. In Hebrews 3:7 God's Word says, "The Holy Ghost saith today." Not tomorrow, not next week or next month or next year but "Today if you will hear My voice harden not your heart." TODAY begin the journey to heaven! TODAY receive Christ into your heart as your Saviour and your Lord.
Now there are five reasons why the Holy Ghost comes to you three hundred and sixty-five days a year and why He comes to you and says, "TODAY make Christ your Saviour," and the first reason is because you are lost.
Now God's Word paints in Ephesians 2 a picture of a lost soul. "Ye being dead in trespasses and sins, walking according to the course of this world, obedient to the prince of the power of the air, doing the desires of the flesh and mind, and by nature a child of wrath even as others." There is a five-fold portrait of every unsaved soul. You are dead in sin. You ar ...
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