Soldiers Sermon Illustrations

Soldiers Sermon Illustrations

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Soldiers of Jesus Christ

During the revival of 1859, Dudley A. Tyng was the leader of a remarkable Gospel Mission in Philadelphia. The Sunday before his death was outstanding in that at least 1000 people were converted. A few days later, while watching a mule at work threshing corn on a H.P. machine, as he patted the animal on the neck, the sleeve of his coat became entangled in the machinery and his arm was torn off. From his deathbed he sent a message to the meeting being held in the Y.M.C.A., Philadelphia: 'Tell them to stand up for Jesus.' George Duffield, who preached the funeral sermon, wrote the words of the well-known hymn:

Stand up, stand up for Jesus
Ye soldiers of the Cross.

(Eph. 6. 13, 14; 2 Tim. 2. 3)

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