Excerpts from a Spurgeon sermon . . .
He draws all manner of sinners to Himself by the magnetic force of His almighty love!
He taught greater wisdom than all the sages put together!
He knew better philosophy than all the wise men of Greece!
But He was still familiar with the common people – tender-hearted, mild, and gentle of spirit!
Ignorant and illiterate men can find in Him their best friend!
He bowed Himself down from the heaven of heavens that He might bring bounteous blessings to the most barbarian, brute sinners!
He's the gentle lover of our souls!
He's the Good Shepherd Who came forth not so much to slay the wolf as to save the sheep!
As a father pities his children, so He pities sinful men and women!
That's my Friend of sinners! Do you know Him?!
He's the Savior Who took us just as we were – all tarnished, and defiled, and loathsome – and He made us clean!
He's done ten thousand times more for poor lost souls than mere philanthropy ever even suggested!
While we condemn the outcasts, He comes forth to save them!
While we try to keep sinners away from us, He goes to them and heals them!
While we hope the best concerning them, He goes to them and restores them!
He takes into His arms those whom we would not touch with a ten foot pole!
He receives into His very heart some whose names we would hardly venture to mention!
He uplifts the beggar from the trash dumpster!
He raises the depressed from the pit of despair!
He takes the vilest of the vile and transforms them by His grace and makes them fit to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light!
He's the most approachable Savior!
And He's more than that, He's waiting eagerly to be gracious!
He stands with arms outstretched, longing to clasp poor sinners to His heart!
To become the Friend of friends of the sinner of sinners, though He never sinned, He had to be made the sinner of sinners on that cross and condemned by His heavenly Father!
That's my Friend of friends Who gave His life for me! Oh may you know Him!
For as the lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one side to the other, so will the Son of Man be in his day. Luke 17:24
But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings. Malachi 4:2
But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ . . . Galatians 6:14
For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. 1 Corinthians 2:2
Let the motto upon your whole ministry be - "Christ is All!" - Mather