Several Years ago a story related a sad event. A man stood in the middle of the road and waved a sign warning the on coming traffic of the danger ahead. A car filled with some partying youth pass by at a rapid rate of speed. The man tried to stop them but the rushed by him.
They went on down the road and found the bridge broken. They were all
killed. All they had to do was to pay attention to the man trying to stop
them and they would have been saved. Some of you here today need
to pay attention to God's Stop Signs on the Road to Hell.
A Bible Professor - College President named Dr Charles Howard placed a Bible on the seat of his car and then picked up hitch hikers. He said he lead many people to the Lord through that means. The hitch hiker would have to move the Bible in order to get in, and then have to decide what to do with the Bible.
Dr Howard would direct then in reading several passages. He said "it was very interesting to watch those hitch hikers handle the Bible. It is a stop sign on a persons road to hell.
We need to do all we can to display, teach, share , and preach the scriptures.
The Bible alone can be a stop sign on a persons road to hell.
The goodness of God leads to repentance. Any person in their right mind should recognize the good in their life and in this country. God is the cause of every good and perfect gift
Have you noted the kindness of God in your life? Has it lead you to
A man who had lost all because of his alcoholism would go to his room in a flop house at night. He would sit with his bottle and drink himself to sleep. Across the street was a rescue mission that had a flashing sign with the message Jesus Saves. Over and over again the sign would flash
Jesus saves, Jesus saves, Jesus saves, Jesus saves. Then an electrical short caused the light to go off. The man was heard to scream, no don't stop that's only hope.
Jesus does save and He is our only hope of salvation. Sometimes we forget
other people need Him also He is their only hope also.
Some people do not understand God's conviction. He convicts anyway. Did you know the United States Government has a fund for people who write in to say they have cheated on their taxes and want to pay the money. Sometimes they send the money in several years after the actual year the cheated.
Why? I say it is the work of God's Spirit. He will lead a person to repentance. He is a stop sign before the road to hell.
It is the ministry of the Holy Spirit to bring conviction. None of us
can convict people of sin? It is his responsibility. Pray for him to do
just that in the life of the lost.
The Director of the Discipleship Division of the Southern Baptist Convention Roy Edgeman went into a church because he lost the flip of a coin. Four boys heard the singing and flip a coin to see if they wanted to go into the church. He and four friends got saved. One of the other boys is also a minister.
The steeple of this church is a stop sign. It calls people to look up to God.
Not long ago a truck driver stopped across the street and attended our
services. After church he asked to talk to me and told me he needed spiritual
help. He said the steeple told him to come in here and we would help him.
I lead him in the sinners prayer and he confessed Jesus as Lord in his
A pastor in Ohio had a man come into the morning service and then after the service ask to talk with the preacher. That pastor said the man as the worst sinner he had ever talked to, but he assured him God could forgive him. The man would not yield to Christ but agreed to come back on Sunday Night.
The pastor studied to preach to that one man during the evening service. He used scripture after scripture to convince the man he could be forgiven and saved form his sinful life. When he gave the invitation that night his son came forward and said "dad you sure were preaching to me and I want to get saved.
We never know what God is doing during the preaching of His word but
He has promised to bless His word. We need to be regular in praying for
those who preach the word of God.
A man once laid a piece of chocolate candy on a table. Then, picking up an ant, he put it near the delicious bon bon. He was surprised to see it take a single bite and then hurry off to inform
the rest of the colony. Soon the little creature returned, followed by a long train of other ants who enjoyed the treat with him. Many Christians who have tasted that the Lord is good can learn a lesson from that little insect. Having found God's rich supply of grace, they ought to spread the glad tidings to others.
1. A Sunday School teacher, a Mr. Kimball, in 1858, led a Boston shoe
clerk to give his life to
2. The clerk, Dwight L. Moody, became an evangelist. In England in 1879,
evangelistic zeal in the heart of Fredrick B.Meyer, pastor of a small church.
3. F. B. Meyer, preaching to an American college campus, brought to
Christ a student named J.
4. Chapman, engaged in YMCA work, employed a former baseball player,
Billy Sunday, to do
5. Billy Sunday held a revival in Charlotte, N.C. A group of local men
were so enthusiastic
afterward that they planned another evangelistic campaign, bringing Mordecai Hamm to
town to preach.
6. During Hamm's revival, a young man named Billy Graham heard the gospel
and yielded his
life to Christ.
We need to be witnesses as a stop sign for people on there way to hell.