My ministerial life has been a long-drawn-out debate; the subject of controversy has been the character of my ministry. For forty-five consecutive years I have been in the pastorate; for the same length of time I have been tempted to quit it for evangelism. Today, in looking over the past, I find my debate is not at an end. On the one hand, the blessed church I serve and the school I was privileged twenty-five years ago to found comfort me concerning the choice of the pastorate. On the other hand, the sight of unregenerate multitudes, walking the broad way, makes me wonder still if I should not have spent every waking hour in soul winning. This debate has determined my life course and has given me, at the lips of my brethren, the title, "The Pastor Evangelist." I have contributed something like forty large volumes and a greater number of smaller ones to Biblical exposition, to the defense of the essential doctrines of the Church and to the complex questions associated with Church life. The volume on The Perennial Revival was and is an appeal to church men to engage in continuous soul winning, and it contains a setting forth of certain principles which we have found to be both Biblical and practical. This volume is in one sense a companion-piece to that, for it contains a series of twelve sermons which have been blessed, above their fellows, in soul-winning results. We have seen many thousands respond to these discourses in spoken form. We now send them forth in print, trusting that type may not take from them their spiritual power or import. W.B.R. Minneapolis, Minnesota.
- Paperback | 130 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 8.38mm | 254.01g
- 07 Mar 2015
- United States
- black & white illustrations