What Attracts People To The Church?

Isaiah 14:32 — What will one answer the messengers of the nation? “The Lord has founded Zion, and in her the afflicted of his people find refuge.”

It is clear that Zion attracts attention. The messengers of the nations inquire concerning her. Men can hardly remain indifferent when the true Church of God is near them: for some reason or another they will inquire.

The church excites attention by:

    • The peculiarity of her people.
    • The speciality of her teaching.
    • The singularity of her claims.
    • The greatness of her privileges.

It is so good a thing to have this attention excited, that one should be ever ready to give an answer, for this is the way by which the truth is spread in the earth.

Oh that all nations would send messengers to inquire concerning our King, and his reign! Perhaps they will when we are what we ought to be, and are ready to answer their enquiries.


-C.H. Spurgeon, Sermon Notes (from Resurgence)