[img]http://www.sermonindex.net/images/oldpaths/may/oldpaths_big.jpg[/img]Click on the image above to download this montly release of the OLD PATHS magazine. This issue features the speakers: Sadhu Sundar Singh, Samuel Chadwick, Samuel Logan Brengle, John Wesley, Harry Ironside, Martin Knapp, Hannah Whitall Smith and many more, etc.Download and print this newsletter out to share with others at church, schools, etc.[b](Magazine) The Old Paths - Issue 15[/b]http://www.sermonindex.net/modules/mydownloads/visit.php?lid=15220[b]THE OLD PATHS MAGAZINE: Archive[/b]http://www.sermonindex.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=15601&forum=16
_________________SI Moderator - Greg Gordon
I encourage anyone who has not downloaded this issue to do so. It is the "May" Issue and was released a few days earlier last month.[b](Magazine) The Old Paths - Issue 15 - PDF[/b]http://www.sermonindex.net/modules/mydownloads/visit.php?lid=15220[b]Issue 15 - May 2007 (text articles)[/b]http://www.sermonindex.net/modules/articles/index.php?view=category&cid=754
[b]Causes of a DozingChurch[/b]WHAT IS THE PRESENT condition of the evangelicalchurch? The bulk of Christians are asleep. I donot mean that the bulk of Christians who come toevangelical churches are not converted, because if Imeant that I would say they were dead and neverhad been born again. But I say they are asleep. It ispossible to be morally asleep yet mentally, intellectually,physically and theologically alert.The present condition is that we are asleep. Thesesleeping Christians do two things that God mustgrieve over. One is that they control church affairs.We are democratic, and if we do not like a pastor wegive him the bounce or pray that he will get anothercall. Then when the time comes we vote in whomwe want and vote out whom we do not want.Church people control church affairs because theyare intellectually, mentally and physically awake,but they may be morally and spiritually asleep. Thatis, they are so far down in the rut that they do notsee up. Many people who are asleep control churchaffairs. It gets into whole conferences. Representativeswill meet at the expense of the local churchpeople. They will read minutes and pass resolutions,but they are asleep.You know they are asleep by the way they talk assoon as the benediction is pronounced and theyhave adjourned. You know they are asleep by theirconduct, the things they are interested in or lackinterest in, yet they control church affairs. The secondthing sleeping Christians do is set the standardsfor new Christians. When you bring in a newlyconverted Christian, he or she automatically takeson the coloration, general mood and temperature ofthe solemn seats around him or her. Pretty soon heor she is where they are, and once again there are nogood examples of the Christian life.A.W. Tozer
Good stuff! I'm going to print it out later and read it - then I'll leave it laying around the house with the hope that some of my family will read it.Thanks Greg!
Is anyone finding problems with the file being corrupted on a PC?