December 3, 2018

CHRIST the DIVIDING LINE: “Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity” (Eph 6:24). “If anyone does not love the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be accursed” (1 Cor 16:22). Alexander Maclaren tells “about a minister who preached a very elaborate course of lectures in refutation of some form of infidelity for the benefit of a man who attended his place of worship. Soon after, the man came and declared himself a Christian. The minister asked, ‘Which of my discourses was it that removed your doubts?’ The reply was, ‘Oh! it wasn’t any of your sermons that influenced me. The thing that set me thinking was that a poor woman came out of the chapel beside me, and stumbled on the steps. I stretched out my hand to help her, and she said, “Thank you!” Then she looked at me and said, “Do you love Jesus Christ, my blessed Savior?” And I did not, and I went home and thought more seriously about it than I ever had; and now I can say I, too, love Jesus.’”