William Wilberforce


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Most people learn The Gospel According to You before they
ever pick up a bible and read the Gospels According to Matthew, Mark,
Luke, or John. This message takes a look at the Gospel According to
William Wilberforce, and what we can learn from the way he lived his life

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William Wilberforce

  1. 1. TO NG DI OR CC A
  2. 2. TO NG DI OR CC A
  3. 3. the gospel according to . . . “It is reported that at times he was so wretched that even his crew regarded him as little more than an animal. Once he fell overboard and his ship’s crew refused to drop a boat to him. Instead they threw a harpoon at him, with which they dragged him back into the ship.” - Lindsay terry
  4. 4. the gospel according to . . . “I was greatly deficient in many respects . . . I cannot consider myself to have been a believer (in the full sense of the word) till a considerable time afterwards.” - JOHN
  5. 5. the gospel according to . . . “. . . I am a great sinner, and Christ is a great Saviour.” - JOHN
  6. 6. the gospel according to . . . william wilberforce
  7. 7. the gospel according to . . . “. . . a sense of my great sinfulness in having so long neglected the unspeakable mercies of my God and Savior.” - william wilberforce
  8. 8. the gospel according to . . .
  9. 9. the gospel according to . . . “God had set before me two objects: the suppression of the slave trade and the reformation of manners.” - william wilberforce
  10. 10. the gospel according to . . . “Napoleon would come home in power and pomp, yet tormented by the bloodshed and oppression of war he had caused. Wilberforce would come home to the bosom of his happy and delighted family, able to lie down in peace because he had preserved so many millions of his fellow creatures.” - Sir Samuel Romilly
  11. 11. the gospel according to . . . “Thank God that I have lived to witness a day in which England is willing to give twenty million sterling for the Abolition of Slavery.” - william wilberforce
  12. 12. the gospel according to . . . - frederick douglass
  13. 13. the gospel according to . . . “Men have in their own hands the peaceful means . . . of making this world a healthy and happy dwelling place, if they will but faithfully and courageously use these means . . .” - frederick douglass
  14. 14. the gospel according to . . . “It was the faithful, persistent and enduring en- thusiasm of William Wilberforce and his noble coworkers, that finally thawed the British heart into sympathy for the slave, and moved the strong arm of that government in mercy to put an end to his bondage.” - frederick douglass Let no American, especially no colored American, withhold a generous recognition of this stupendous
  15. 15. the gospel according to . . . “Let no American, especially no colored American, withhold a generous recognition of this stupendous achievement. It was a triumph of right over wrong, of good over evil, and victory for the whole human race.” - frederick douglass
  16. 16. the gospel according to . . .
  17. 17. the gospel according to . . . I heard a loud shout from the throne, saying, “Look, God’s home is now among his people! He will live with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them. He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.” revelation 21:3-4
  18. 18. the gospel according to . . . Listen to what the LORD is saying: “Stand up and state your case against me. Let the mountains and hills be called to witness your complaints.” micah 6:1
  19. 19. the gospel according to . . . “And now, O mountains, listen to the LORD’s complaint! He has a case against his people. He will bring charges against Israel.” micah 6:2
  20. 20. the gospel according to . . . “O my people, what have I done to you? What have I done to make you tired of me? Answer me! For I brought you out of Egypt and redeemed you from slavery. I sent Moses, Aaron, and Miriam to help you. Don’t you remember, my people, how King Balak of Moab tried to have you cursed and how Balaam son of Beor blessed you instead? And remember your journey from Acacia Grove to Gilgal, when I, the LORD, did everything I could to teach you about my faithfulness.” micah 6:3-6
  21. 21. the gospel according to . . . What can we bring to the LORD? What kind of offerings should we give him? micah 6:6
  22. 22. the gospel according to . . . Should we bow before God with offerings of yearling calves? Should we offer him thousands of rams and ten thousand rivers of olive oil? Should we sacrifice our firstborn children to pay for our sins? micah 6:6-7
  23. 23. the gospel according to . . . He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? micah 6:8
  24. 24. the gospel according to . . . ICE UST OJ D
  25. 25. the gospel according to . . . ESS NDN KI OVE L
  26. 26. the gospel according to . . . “The Hebrew word is ‘hesed,’ used about 250 times in the Old Testament. It means loyal, steadfast, or faithful love, and stresses the idea of a belonging together of those involved in the love relationship . . . it connotes God’s faithful love for His unfaithful people.” - charles ryrie
  27. 27. the gospel according to . . . He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. 2 corinthians 5:21
  28. 28. the gospel according to . . . The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise to return, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to perish, so he is giving more time for everyone to repent. 2 peter 3:9
  29. 29. the gospel according to . . . BLY UM OD KH RG AL OU W HY WIT
  30. 30. the gospel according to . . . What sorrow awaits you teachers of religious law and you Pharisees. Hypocrites! For you are careful to tithe even the tiniest income from your herb gardens, but you ignore the more important aspects of the law — justice, mercy, and faith. matthew 23:23
  31. 31. the gospel according to . . . What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions? Can that kind of faith save anyone? Suppose you see a brother or sister who has no food or clothing, and you say, “Goodbye and have a good day; stay warm and eat well” — but then you don’t give that person any food or clothing. What good does that do? james 2:14-15
  32. 32. the gospel according to . . . So you see, faith by itself isn’t enough. Unless it pro- duces good deeds, it is dead and useless. james 2:17
  33. 33. the gospel according to . . . Now someone may argue, “Some people have faith; others have good deeds.” But I say, “How can you show me your faith if you don’t have good deeds? I will show you my faith by my good deeds.” james 2:18
  34. 34. the gospel according to . . . Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it. james 4:17
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  36. 36. Amazing Grace Friday-Sunday, September 14-16 - B-Wing Wells Hall, 7:10 pm & 9:20 pm * Movies are free to residence hall students with valid MSU ID, $2 others. ELFS films are $3, $6 public.