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Baxter on Witnessing 4 - by Michael Phillips
Baxter on Witnessing - Part 4 of 5
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1 Peter 3:15
Jul 12, 2002 pm - Tonight, with the Lord's blessing, we'll continue our study of Richard Baxter on Witnessing. Thus far, we've seen why to witness--and how. Now we come to the topic how to reprove sin. Speaking up for Christ means speaking out against sin. No one comes to the Savior unless he feels the need for a Savior. No one feels that until he is convicted of his sin and guilt. Thus, part of getting a person saved is getting him lost. And that means rebuking his sin and urging to him repentance. When it comes to reproving sin, most of us make of one two opposite mistakes. Either doing nothing at all or overdoing it and being rude and obnoxious about it. Neither one is pleasing to the Lord; and neither one is likely to win the sinner to Christ. To help us rebuke sin more effectively, Baxter offers much good counsel. Here's some of it. REMEMBER WHAT YOU'RE TRYING TO DO. "Be sure first that your reproof has a right goal; and then let the manner be suited to that end. If it is to convince and convert a soul, it must be done in a manner likely to prevail". This, I think, is the most important thing he says on the matter. When you're rebuking sin, what are you trying to do? If you're trying to seem ... More >>>

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