The coming of the Lord Jesus to earth was the casting upon the earth of the fire of the gospel (cf. Luke 12.49). He began with the callings of the twelve and of the seventy to preach the gospel. After He had accomplished the work of redemption by His death, He then commissioned His disciples to preach the gospel throughout the world. In the recovery of the church the ministry of the gospel must be recovered too. The fire of the gospel must be burning in the church. It is the spirit of the gospel that sends the gospel out with power. The love of God for sinners, the compassions of Christ towards the lost need to fill the hearts of the gospelers. In this present volume Watchman Nee shares with his younger colleagues the absolute necessity for the spirit of the gospel. He illustrates this with episodes from the life of James M. Kendrick whose spirit of the gospel ran high. Then he gives some practical instructions on how to preach the gospel, such as presenting the Lord Jesus as the Friend of sinners as well as their Savior, helping sinners to get in touch with Jesus Christ, and the four indispensable factors to an acceptance of the gospel. Finally, he touches upon a number of topics which show forth the unsearchable riches of the gospel.
May God use this volume to stir up the spirit of the gospel in the hearts of His people that the fire may spread far and wide upon the earth to the glory of God.
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