Charles Spurgeon once said, “If sinners will be damned, at least let them leap to hell over our bodies. And if they will perish, let them perish with our arms about their knees, imploring them to stay. If hell must be filled, at least let it be filled in the teeth of our exertions, and let not one go there unwarned and unprayed for.”
Of all the messages at the 2010 Desiring God National Conference, Chan’s was probably the most emotionally charged. Feelings gushed from the man. Deep, soul stirring desires bubbled out of him; the kind of desires a godly man feels when he thinks of his spiritual failings, the lostness of the lost, and Christ’s perfect love for the church.
I am still haunted by the story of his dying grandmother… his pleading for her to believe… his crying out in her comatose ear… his anguish for her soul. It is a powerful story, and I felt a little embarrassed walking the mail with tears in my eyes. My patrons obviously don’t know what I’m listening to.
The message is about the futility of knowledge apart from love. But as he charges Christians to love their brothers, really love their brothers and sisters in the Lord, he urges us to love the lost. To radically love unbelievers. To renew our fervor.
I thought it was a stirring message, and I commend it to you highly.
I should mention that this is the first time I’ve ever heard Francis speak. So it was a delight to hear his passion and receive a powerful reminder of God’s call for us to love the brethren.
Difficulty: Very easy to follow and understand.
Must Listen Factor: You know what, I’m going to slap a Must Listen on this puppy. Anyone can listen to this and benefit from it.
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