The decisions we make while young affect our future, both now and in eternity. This little book is a straightforward plea with young men to carefully consider their hearts and lives before the Lord, with practical advice offered to help young men be victorious in spiritual battle.
The objective of the Christian ministry is to convert sinners and to edify the body of Christ. No faithful minister can possibly rest short of this. Applause, fame, popularity, honor, and wealth – all these are vain. If souls are not won, and if saints are not matured, our ministry itself is futile.
Why are so many pulpits today void of effective evangelical gospel preaching, preachers of power and much assurance? The purpose of this book is to be a clear guide for preachers today, using the Scriptures to create a basis for persuasive evangelistic preaching. It is therefore necessary to establish the truth that true evangelistic preaching involves each of the elements of man’s soul and not just his emotions.
The Christian desire to honor God and be faithful to him is the most important reason for learning and practicing what is ethical. For this reason, living an ethical lifestyle will not be done out of an attitude of sacrifice, but out of a feeling of appreciation and desire for God’s will.
It must be remembered that the Bible contains gold, and almost anyone is willing to dig for gold, especially if it is certain that he will find it. It is certain that one will find gold in the Bible – if he digs.
Learn how to enlarge your heart for all types of children, learn what lessons are best, and learn what results to expect. May this helpful little book be the catalyst for many new or improved shepherds of the Lord’s lambs.
What about avoiding and resisting temptation? Temptation ruins. Temptation damages. Temptation even kills. Like all achievements, the cost of overcoming temptation and avoiding its consequences includes learning to understand when and how it happens and then what to do to prevent it or escape it.
Never before have we seen the church degenerate at such a rapid pace. The church is dying because our growth isn’t based on strategies to reach the lost with the gospel. What is your church’s priority? Are you more concerned with filling your building or furthering the Kingdom? Hell will tremble when churches once again make evangelism the central theme of their strategy.