Sermons and Addresses

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byWilliam Nast Brodbeck

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...he must do by his words, his prayers, his pastoral visiting, the grasp of his hand, his very appearance. All must be vital with and breathe an intense concern for the salvation of the lost. He must be consumed with a passion for souls if he would see his people inspired with a like passion. But this intense desire he cannot have at will. He cannot say, "I will now be deeply concerned for the unsaved, and intensely desirous for a revival in my church," and thus produce such a state of mind. The human mind does not work in that way. Hence there must be on his part, 2. Earnest prayer and searching of the word of God. Revivals of religion are born in travail of soul. "As soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children." That travail must usually be in the soul of the pastor. I know there are apparent exceptions to this statement, but these only prove the rule. The pastor who would see a great revival in his church must first gain the victory himself, and that not in the public congregation, but on his knees, alone before God. There the battle must be fought and the victory won. There, by earnest, continuous, importunate prayer, by intense, devout study of the word, by tearful meditation upon the condition of the lost souls about him and the marvelous love and compassion of Christ, his heart must be brought into tender sympathy with the loving heart of the Redeemer in his yearnings over lost men, until he is ready to cry out: " O God, give me souls, or I die!" This will lead on his part to, 3. Earnest preaching in the direction of a revival. I mean by this, not simply during the special services held for its promotion, but before they begin; as a preparation for them. My own habit has been to commence early...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...he must do by his words, his prayers, his pastoral visiting, the grasp of his hand, his very appearance. All mu...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:68 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217994458

ISBN - 13:9780217994453

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