Trying To Make Converts

of these Pharisees--men who had been fighting Christ for nearly

three years! He asked them if they would also become His disciples.

He was ready to tell his experience to all who were willing to hear

it. If he had covered it up at the first, and had not come out at

once, he would not have had the privilege of testifying in that way,

neither would he have been a winner of souls. This man was going to

be a soul-winner.

I venture to say he became one of the best workers in Jerusalem. I

have no doubt he stood well to the front on the day of Pentecost,

when Peter preached, and when the wounded were around him; he went

to work and told how the Lord had blessed him, and how He would

bless them. He was a worker, not an idler, and he kept his lips


It is a very sad thing that so many of God's children are dumb; yet

it is true. Parents would think it a great calamity to have their

children born dumb; they would mourn over it, and weep; and well

they might; but did you ever think of the many dumb children God

has? The churches are full of them; they never speak for Christ.

They can talk about politics, art, and science; they can speak well

enough and fast enough about the fashions of the day; but they have