We are not saved by serving Him, but we are saved to serve Him. From the moment we are saved, we ought to live in the service of our Lord.
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Whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your slave. – Matthew 20:27
You cannot have Christ if you will not serve Him. If you take Christ, you must take Him in all His qualities. You must not simply take Him as a Friend, but you must also take Him as your Master. If you are to become His disciple, you must also become His servant. God-forbid that anyone fights against that truth. It is certainly one of our greatest delights on earth to serve our Lord, and this is to be our joyful vocation even in heaven itself: His servants shall serve Him: and they shall see His face (Revelation 22:3-4).
Charles H. Spurgeon originally wrote this book for members of the Young People’s Society of Christian Endeavor. Spurgeon’s heartfelt writing style makes this book one that today still encourages believers to move into Christian action. He emphasizes simply moving forward, using the talents and resources you already have at your disposal, for the Lord’s service and your own eternal reward. The concepts presented are easy to understand and straight-forward, if only you are ready to lay down your life to follow Christ.
Table of Contents
- The Necessity of Following Christ
- How to Go
- The Help of the Holy Spirit
- Only Christ
- Great Faith and Great Works
- Being Faithful with the Talents He Already Gave Us
- The Joy of the Lord’s Harvest
- The Body Works Together
- Merely a Servant
- With God Nothing is Impossible
- We Must Bear Fruit
- Solely for His Glory
- Fire and A Hammer
- Beware of Foxes
- Good Things Take Time
- The Urgency of Today
- Open Your Mouth
- God’s Limitless Providence
- Our Meager Loaves in Christ’s Hands
Original Title: We Endeavor
About the Author
Charles Haddon (C. H.) Spurgeon (1834-1892) was a British Baptist preacher. He started preaching at age 17 and quickly became famous. He is still known as the “Prince of Preachers” and frequently had more than 10,000 people present to hear him preach at the Metropolitan Tabernacle in London. His sermons were printed in newspapers, translated into many languages, and published in many books.