And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat:…
I. JESUS EMPLOYS CONVERTED SOULS TO DO HIS WORK. The testimony of living men glorifies Christ.
II. A CONVERTED MAN CAN GIVE A REASON FOR HIS FAITH. II workman who has been employed in the manufacture of machinery is best able to explain the principles and manner of its work.
III. A CONVERTED MAN CAN SPEAK CONFIDENTLY.
IV. A CONVERTED MAN SPEAKS WITH SYMPATHY, AS NO ONE ELSE CAN. Learn —
1. The strength of the ministry.
2. Grace is given to be employed for others.
3. We must use means, and be very diligent in the use of them, if we would strengthen our brethren.
Parallel VersesKJV: And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: