|Dr. Monte Watts|
Tonight was the second night of THE FOUNDATION CONFERENCE in Macomb, Illinois, at the Victory Baptist Church pastored by Pastor Jim Eddy. Pastor Eddy has been pastoring here for 2 1/2 years and is doing a wonderful job of leading the church in personal soul winning. We were blessed with wonderful crowds and a tremendous spirit. I believe tonight Dr. Watts preached as great a sermon on reaching the poor and obtaining the blessing of God as I have ever heard. What a great man of God!
Tonight I preached on "LET'S GO SOUL WARNING" and the altars were full and the response was tremendous. This is a young church but a church with a great heart and a love for the work of God. I am excited to see what God has in store for them. The pastor and his family are wonderful servants and I thoroughly enjoyed myself.
I will be up at 4 am and the Pastor will drive me to the Peoria, Illinois, airport for a 7:30 flight. It takes 1 1/2 hours to make the trip from Macomb to Peoria. I am certainly looking forward to getting home to see my bride and her poodle "peaches." I told her one day "I wish you loved me half as much as you do that poodle?" She replied, "I do!"
We have several lined up to come to church here this next week. I am anxious to hear the reports. I challenged the people to night to simply "warn" people and leave the "results" up to God. I used Mark 16:15 to start with. "And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature." I then took them to Ezekiel chapter 3 and marked each time the word "warn" or "warning" or "warned" was used. I pointed out that we do not have bloody hands because we do not "win"the lost but we have bloody hands because we do not "warn" the lost!
There are four types of evangelism being promoted today and only the last one is the effective and Biblical one!