Vessels.

I apologize to anyone that still follows me for the things I have posted over the last week or so.

I wrote several pretty emotional posts (all of which are now erased), and I eventually came to realize that I have been so distracted from what matters. I used to use this blog to exhort myself and others onto discipleship, but, since the time that I hopped back on a few weeks ago, I’ve only shown how self-centered this period of my life has been. I have been so wrapped up in myself. Praise God for lighting the way. 

Anyways, It was pretty immature to write about my most worldly points of introspection, and I apologize to all who read those posts. The Lord has a way of breaking through all of the darkness of flesh, selfishness and complacency. 


theopneustos.: This has been convicting me. →

wearevessels:

treylewis21:

How Preach Without Results

Let your supreme motive be to increase your own popularity - then, of course, your preaching will be suited for that purpose, and not to convert souls to Christ.

Avoid preaching doctrines that are offensive to the…

Just searched for this on the internet because of the important role it played in my life. On November 24th, 2011, I read this and was forced to immediately reconsider my entire evangelistic approach. I found out that I had been so wrong, and hadn’t ever truly preached the Gospel. As much as he is hated, I praise God for Finney. This short work was used by the Holy Spirit, and changed my life completely. It was the first step in my beginning to understand God’s holiness’ and a great step in my process of abandoning Christianized humanism.


On November 24th, 2011, I read this and was immediately forced to reevaluate my entire approach. I found that I had been so wrong and hadn’t ever truly preached the Gospel. As controversial a man as Finney was, I deeply appreciate him. If not for reading this, who knows if I ever would have come to my senses.

treylewis21:

How Preach Without Results

Let your supreme motive be to increase your own popularity - then, of course, your preaching will be suited for that purpose, and not to convert souls to Christ.

Avoid preaching doctrines that are offensive to the carnal mind, lest they should say to you, as they did of Christ, “This is a hard saying, who can hear it?” (John 6:60)

Make no distinct points, and do not disturb the consciences of your hearers, lest they become alarmed about their souls.

Avoid all illustrations, repetitions, and emphatic sentences that may compel your people to remember what you say.

Avoid all heat and earnestness in your delivery, lest you make the impression that you really believe what you say.

Address the emotions, and not the conscience, of your hearers.

Be careful not to testify from your own personal experience of the power of the Gospel, lest you should produce the conviction upon your hearers that you have something which they need.

Do not awaken uncomfortable memories by reminding your hearers of their past sins.

Denounce sin in general, but make no reference to the specific sins of your present audience.

Do not make the impression that God commands your listeners here and now to obey the truth. Do not let them think that you expect them to commit themselves right on the spot to give their hearts to God.

Leave the impression that they are expected to go away in their sins, and to consider the matter at their convenience.

Dwell much upon their inability to obey, and leave the impression that they must wait for God to change their natures. Preach salvation by grace, but ignore the condemned and lost condition of the sinner, lest he should understand what you mean by grace, and feel his need of it.

Preach the Gospel as a remedy, but conceal or ignore the fatal disease of the sinner.

Do not speak of the spirituality of God’s holy law (by which comes the knowledge of sin - Romans 3:20), lest the sinner should see his lost condition and flee from the wrath to come.

Make no appeals to the fears of sinners, but leave the impression that they have no reason to fear.

Preach Christ as an infinitely amiable and good-natured being, but ignore those scathing rebukes of sinners and hypocrites which so often made His hearers tremble.

Encourage lots of church socials, and attend them yourself.

Make it your great aim to be personally popular with all classes of your hearers.

Aim to make your hearers pleased with themselves and pleased with you, and be careful especially not to wound the feelings of anyone.


God has been changing so many things in me lately. I never realized how many of these things I am guilty of. Trying to figure out how to go about things in an effective way without pushing them away from God…prayer needed! Holy Spirit, give me a hand. 


There are a lot of people I need to make amends with, and apologize to. I have quite the list compiled from the last few years.


Get out of my dreams.

That stresses me out when I wake up.

I still care for you as a real person. But you’re never in my dreams. Please, keep it that way and stay out. Don’t pop in every once in a while. I just cannot handle that kind of thing.