How the Gospel changes the Church [audio]
In 1863 the famed Baptist preacher Charles Haddon Spurgeon stood in the pulpit of Metropolitan Tabernacle and proclaimed,
“Why do we stay here, then, at all, but that we may be salt in the midst of putrefaction—light in the midst of darkness—life in the midst of death? The Church is the world’s hope! As Christ is the hope of the Church, so the Church is the hope of the world! The saints become, under Christ, the world’s saviors. Then we must not marvel, being here for this very purpose, if Christ does throw us like a handful of salt, just where the putrefaction is the worst! Or if He should cast us, as He has often done with His saints before, where our influence is most needed.”
Every time I read, hear, or even say that statement it settles in even deeper how true it is. The question for me is do I believe it. Well this was the basis for this weeks sermon and I really hope that you think about that statement… because it is completely true.
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