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Studies in the Word => The Gospel According to Jesus => Topic started by: Ed Sutton on June 05, 2016, 07:41:45 PM

Title: Earnestness Simplicity Enthusiasm Gospel Net of eternal/present Truth
Post by: Ed Sutton on June 05, 2016, 07:41:45 PM
  Isaiah 35:8  And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.

The Lord wishes you to learn how to use the gospel net. Many need to learn this art. In order for you to be successful in your work, the meshes of your net--the application of the Scriptures--must be close, and the meaning easily discerned. Then make the most of drawing in the net. Come right to the point. Make your illustrations self-evident. However great a man's knowledge, it is of no avail unless he is able to communicate it to others. Let the pathos of your voice, its deep feeling, make its impression on hearts. Urge your students to surrender themselves to God. {CT 253.3}
 
     Teachers, remember that the Lord is your strength. Strive to give the students ideas that will be to them a savor of life unto life. Teach by illustrations. Ask God to give you words to speak that all can understand.  {CT 254.1} 

      A little girl once asked me, "Are you going to speak this afternoon?" "No, not this afternoon," I replied. "I am very sorry," she said. "I thought you were going to speak, and I asked several of my companions to come. Will you please ask the minister to speak easy words that we can understand? Will you please tell him that we do not understand large words, like `justification' and `sanctification'? We do not know what these words mean." {CT 254.2} 

     The little girl's complaint contains a lesson worthy of consideration by teachers and ministers. Are there not many who would do well to heed the request, "Speak easy words, that we may know what you mean"?  {CT 254.3} 

     Make your explanations clear, for I know that there are many who do not understand many of the things said to them. Let the Holy Spirit mold and fashion your speech, cleansing it from all dross. Speak as little children, remembering that there are many well advanced in years who are but little children in understanding.  {CT 254.4} 

     By earnest prayer and diligent effort we are to obtain a fitness for speaking. This fitness includes uttering every syllable clearly, placing the force and emphasis where it belongs. Speak slowly. Many speak rapidly, hurrying one word after another so fast that the effect of what they say is lost. Into what you say put the spirit and life of Christ. {CT 254.5} 

     On a certain occasion, when Betterton, the celebrated actor, was dining with Dr. Sheldon, archbishop of Canterbury, the archbishop said to him, "Pray, Mr. Betterton, tell me why it is that you actors affect your audiences so powerfully by speaking of things imaginary." "My lord," replied Betterton, "with due submission to Your Grace, permit me to say that the reason is plain: It all lies in the power of enthusiasm. We on the stage speak of things imaginary as if they were real, and you in the pulpit speak of things real as if they were imaginary."  {CT 255.1} 

     "Feed My lambs;" "feed My sheep," was the commission given to Peter. "And when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren." John 21:15, 16; Luke 22:32. To those who hear, the gospel is made the power of God unto salvation. Present the gospel in its simplicity. Follow Christ's example, and you will have the reward of seeing your students won to Him.  {CT 255.2}   Sanitarium, California, July 6, 1902. {CT 255.3} 
Title: Re: Earnestness Simplicity Enthusiasm Gospel Net of eternal/present Truth
Post by: Ed Sutton on July 13, 2016, 11:10:39 PM
More time in prayer till all sins under the blood and taken away = 's the foundation of enthusiasm.   I have seen enthusiasm on being set free and felt it myself.       

But I have never seen enthusiasm to be under the condemnation of God, guilt of known sin(s) and a barrier between one's self and God. 

Instead rather sadness, depression, gloom, fear, and shame, and guilt; which if not remedied soon festers into rebellion and self exhalation and delusion.