by Jesse Hendley

The Great Work of a True Christian (2 of 4)
Jesse M. Hendley
Acts 26:18

Friends, if you have your Bibles now, I want you to turn with me to one of the great chapters of the Bible, Acts, chapter 26 and verse 18, and today we are studying the wonderful purpose of God and Christ in saving the lost. It is a wonderful study in the Word of God.

We found out that as the Lord sent the Apostle Paul. He sends us also, and that our business is to turn people from the darkness to the light, and from the power of Satan unto God. We are to do that through our testifying, through our witnessing. Now notice, "I send thee to open their eyes, to turn them from darkness to light, from the power of Satan unto God, THAT-----"

WHY does God save people? WHY does God send the Gospel? What is the OBJECT of sending the Apostle Paul and Christians, and preachers, and missionaries, and any Christian WITH A WITNESS to the world that is lost? "THAT THEY MAY RECEIVE FORGIVENESS OF SINS AND INHERITANCE among them which are sanctified by faith that is in Me." Here we have the PURPOSE of God and Christ IN OUR WITNESS. That purpose is to SAVE THE LOST. And here is a detailed account from Christ's own lips as to what salvation really is. If you want to know what salvation is, carefully, here it is. What SALVATION IS, and what it DOES for a person. You can check up, my friends, and see whether you HAVE this salvation or not.

Now notice. Jesus said, "Paul, I am sending you to the unsaved, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith in Me." Here is a detailed account from Christ's own lips as to what salvation does and what He wants to do, and does, for every soul that He saves. He wants to do this for all who will listen to the testimony of His own people. Remember the warning, my friend, in Luke 16, when the man in hell asked that Abraham send Lazarus back to warn his five lost brothers about hell and its reality. Y ...

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