9Marks…again

This video we played just prior to the service yesterday morning was first posted in my blog last June.  I thought a re-post would be helpful in helping you prepare for the upcoming workshop, February 12-13.  I’m really looking forward to this time together.

Also, below is the quote from Spurgeon used in yesterday’s message.  

“The new plan is to assimilate the church to the world, and so include a larger area within its bounds. By semi-dramatic performances they make houses of prayer to approximate to the theater; they turn their services into musical displays, and their sermons into political harangues or philosophical essays — in fact, they exchange the temple for the theater, and turn the ministers of God into actors, whose business it is to amuse men. Is it not so, that the Lord’s-day is becoming more and more a day of recreation or of idleness, and the Lord’s house either a joss-house full of idols, or a political club, where there is more enthusiasm for a party than zeal for God? Ah me! the hedges are broken down, the walls are levelled, and to many there is henceforth, no church except as a portion of the world, no God except as an unknowable force by which the laws of nature work.

This, then, is the proposal. In order to win the world, the Lord Jesus must conform himself, his people, and his Word to the world. I will not dwell any longer on so loathsome a proposal.”

Charles Spurgeon – From the Message “No Compromise” delivered on October 7, 1888

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