by Jesse Hendley

Jesse M. Hendley
Proverbs 11:30

"He that winneth souls is wise." I want to speak to you
now on the BUSINESS OF A CHRISTIAN. Remember, the
devil's business is to seek to keep Christians from
praying, from being decent, from serving God.

God says in Proverbs 11:30 that the Christian who wins
souls is wise! Jesus said, "Follow me, and I will make
you FISHERS OF MEN." The medical school says, "Follow
me, and I will make you a doctor." Music school says,
"Follow me, and I will make you a musician." The law
school says, "Follow me, and I will make you a
lawyer." Christ says, "Follow me, and I will make you
fishers of men."

The Church's business is the salvation of souls. Some
people don't think so. The other day a certain
minister wrote in an outstanding paper that the church
is a place for people to come in and rest, and they
should not have their souls disturbed by any hell
preaching. They are to come in and rest and relax, and
go away feeling good. But God's Word says that the
purpose of the church is to win souls unto the Lord
Jesus Christ. The church is not a place for a
rest-cure! It is a place where souls are to come to
Christ. A place for militant, burning, blazing
preaching, so that Christians will be inspired to win
others for the Lord. That is what the Church is for!
That is what Jesus Christ came into this world for. He
died on the Cross to open up Salvation to us. A church
not doing this---not holding forth the Plan of
Salvation to sinners---has no right to be called a
church of Jesus Christ.

I read in a church bulletin not long ago: "Members
received this year, none. Members dismissed, none.
Dead, none. Married, none. Amount given to missions,
none. Pastor's salary, nothing. Pray for us, brethren,
that we may hold our own during the coming year!"
On the other hand, many preachers report only the
bright, well sounding things.

Some preachers I know are r ...

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