The Waiting Congregation   1 comment

Acts 10, 33

1.  The preacher was sent of God and was given a message.  What went before prepared him for that hour.

2.  “By…preaching to save the world.”  This was God’s ordained means and this men are being saved.

3.  He found a waiting congregation.

A.  A prayerful people

B.  An expectant audience.  How tense must have been their feelings.

C.  Waiting as “before the Lord” to hear the message he sent.  We wait not on man, nor his wisdom or message; but on God.  This ought to hallow the hour.  The attitude of the people furnishes the occasion and largely the conditions for the sermon.  They help or hinder the preacher and the Spirit.

4.  It is no wonder results followed.  The Holy Spirit fell on them.  When these conditions prevail the Spirit fills waiting hearts.

Oh, that people would go to church praying more and expecting great things from God.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

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Posted March 23, 2013 by neatnik2009 in George Washington Barrett 1905-1913 S-Z, Luke-Acts

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