I love Adrian Rogers and his to-the-point teaching style. You’ll be blessed with his address to the church and how we need to be gracious one to another.
By Adrian Rogers
“And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.” – 1 Samuel 15:22
I read an interesting story about Stephen Grellet, a pioneer evangelist to the lumbermen in the Rocky Mountains. He felt the Spirit of God leading him to a particular lumber camp to preach. When he got there, the place was absolutely deserted. He said, “Lord, I don’t understand, but I’m going to be obedient.” So he opened his Bible without a soul in sight and preached a full-length message. Then he pled for people to come to Christ. He said, “Lord, I don’t know what that was all about but Lord, I was obedient.” Years later, a man walked up to him in England and said, “I was the foreman at a lumber camp. I had come back to the camp to get an ax, and I heard you preaching. I stood behind a pile of lumber and listened. As you preached, my heart was strangely warmed, and I repented of my sin and gave my heart to Jesus Christ. I later witnessed to four other men. Now, all five of us are missionaries preaching around the world.”
How important it is that we obey completely in small things! Naaman was asked to dip seven times in the river Jordan. At first, he angrily refused. But in 2 Kings 5:13 his servants asked him, “… if the prophet had bid thee do some great thing, wouldest thou not have done it?”
Do you know why many of us are not obeying God more than we are? Because we’re not hearing what God is saying. We’re not spending time listening to God. That’s the importance of a quiet time, that’s the importance of getting somewhere alone with God in a nook with this book and reading and listening.
We are the only ones who can witness to others about the grace that is ours in Christ. In Acts there was explosive growth in the Church…because they lived what they believed! And they shared with others the hope every person needs. You can do this too. Find out how.
Listen to Adrian’s message here: http://www.oneplace.com/ministries/love-worth-finding/listen//lifestyle-evangelism-560227.html
The opposite of truth is not error, it is sin.
The error is the baggage that comes with the sin.
Adrian was blessed by the Lord with his abilities to teach and expound the Bible. In a day when many others are watering down God’s word and are prone to compromise and false teaching, etc , it is always a pleasure to go back and listen to this man of God.
This is a wonderful series on the Mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven that was preached by a beloved brother in Christ. We trust you will enjoy them immensely.