If we are tempted to believe that people just won't come to Christ anymore, may we together be encouraged to keep speaking the name of Jesus and of the Way he offers unto salvation from death and hell.
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes...Romans 1:16
As our small groups study John this year, this quote is a wonderful encouragment!
In Christ's love, Erika
Men and women are converted and saved [by this testimony]....
It is by exalting Christ, not the Church, Christ, not the sacraments, Christ, not the ministry. It is by this means that hearts are moved, and sinners are turned to God. To the world such testimony may seem weakness and foolishness. Yet, like the ram's horns, before whose blast the walls of Jericho fell down, this testimony is mighty to the pulling down of strongholds. The story of the crucified Lamb of God has proved in every age, the power of God unto salvation...
Christ must be set forth again and again, as the "Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world." The story of grace must be told repeatedly--line upon line, precept upon precept. It is the constant dripping which wears away the stone.
--JC Ryle (Commentary on John)