We expect, beloved, to see a great number of souls brought to God by the preaching of the truth. The preaching of the cross may be, and it actually is to those who perish, foolishness; but unto us who are saved, it is the power of God, and the wisdom of God. Wherever there is the most gospel preaching, you will find the most conversions. Many of our societies for carrying the gospel to the heathen, forget their main work; and whilst setting up colleges, translating Bibles, and publishing tracts, they neglect to use this great hammer of God, this mighty battering-ram which is to dash down strongholds. The preaching of the cross, the crying of, “Behold the Lamb of God!”— this is God’s appointed agency. Other labours are to be entered into, but this is his main and chief agency for the conversion of souls.
–“The First Five Disciples,” MTP 10:570, May 15, 1864
Prayer: Heavenly Father, may we never forget the great hammer of You–the preaching of the Word and the hopeful, joyful proclamation of the glorious gospel of Jesus.