Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Andrew Fuller: The Influence of the Presence of Christ on a Minister
I’ve added another message to the Andrew Fuller Library on sermonaudio.com. The message is The Influence of the Presence of Christ on a Minister (2 Timothy 4:22). Fuller concludes the message by reminding pastors that the presence of Christ will be the thing that will sustain them in trials:
It is this that will sustain your heart under trials.—You are aware you must expect these. You will see things in your people towards God that will grieve you. This will enable you to reprove them in love. You will see things in them towards each other that are decidedly wrong. This spirit will cause you to be a peace-maker. You will experience painful things towards yourself: some will not receive your doctrine; some will misconstrue your conduct, and pervert your statements: but if the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, you will not sink under the heaviest trials. You may have to lament your want of success. But go on, and be of good cheer. If the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, though Israel be not gathered, you shall not go unrewarded.