The Last Words of Few Great Men
Many times the last words spoken by a person have a way of lingering upon our hearts, longer than maybe even some more important words that such a person might have spoken while they were alive and healthy. Thus I believe it would be good for us to think in this sermon upon "The Last Words of a Few Great Men."
Moody "This is My Coronation day"
Spurgeon "How easy it is to die"
Bunyan "I see them happy and rejoicing"
Hobbs Noted Infidel "I'm taking things I needed most, I neglected"
With these words in mind Let us look at.
1: The Last Words of Jesus Were on Power:
Acts 1-8 But ye shall receive power after the Holy Ghost is come upon you, and ye shall be witnesses unto me, both in Jerusalem and all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
(A) Jesus knowing the weak condition that would prevail in the Church age, prescribe the potent medicine for the Church age 2,000 yrs. Ago. It is still true today.
(B) The church and every member need to become empowered from heaven for the task that is set before us.
2: The Last Words of James Were on Winning Souls:
James 5-20 Let him know that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way, shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.
(A) James believed in a literal Hell, and He did not want anyone to go there.
(B) People are saved, only as we the Christians are concerned for them, and are willing to work to get them to Jesus.
(C) Oh, what it would mean to our community for our church to get concerned over the lost.
3: The Last Words of Peter Were on Spiritual Growth:
lii Pet. 3-18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, to Him be glory both now and forever. Amen.
(A) With all the trials, persecutions, and what the Christian has to face, surely we need to grow in his grace.
(B) False doctrines are sweeping the land, one needs to grow in the Word, and in The Spirit Of God.
4: The Last Words of Jude Were on Divine Protection:
Jude 24-" Now unto Him that is able to keep you from falling and to present you faultless before the Presence of His glory with exceeding joy."
(A) Every step of a child of God is important to the Lord. No steps are hidden from Him. You are the apple of His eye.
(B) How could one ever want to quit serving Him, or give up in the way, when He has done so very much for them.
(C) We don't necessarily know what tomorrow holds, But thank God, we know who holds tomorrow.
5: The Last Words of John Were On The Grace Of God:
Rev. 22-21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
6: The Last Words of Paul Were On Christian Fellowship:
II Tim 4-21 "Do thy diligence to come before winter."
7: The Last Words Of Stephen Were On Heavens Welcome:
Acts 7-56 And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.
(C) Thank God, I'd rather be an old time Christian than anything I know... How about you?
Sermon From Evangelist T.D. Burgess