The Open Door   1 comment

Open Door

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1 Cor. 16, 9

I.  

Paul would tarry at Ephesus, for there he had a great opportunity–to preach the word–a willingness to hear the word.  A God-given opportunity.  This made it imperative for him.

II.

Then the need was so great.  The people needed the message, that they might believe and be saved.

“Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God.”  To proclaim the gospel is of greatest importance.

III.

We see something of our unfinished task–the sinfulness of the people at home and abroad.  So many are in sin and so many know not the good news–live so far below the standard of love set forth in the gospel.  What an appeal is here!

IV.  

We have confidence in our Lord’s power to save and solve the problems of the world.  With such a Lord and Saviour no case is hopeless, where he is properly preached.  Here is the rub–properly to preach him to the people.  Hence Paul’s resolve to enter this open door.

The church must so present Christ as to lead men to the high life in Him.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

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Posted March 11, 2014 by neatnik2009 in 1-2 Corinthians

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