Workers Together

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A Methodist preacher in Colorado had four sons, one of whom was named Paul. His father often told Paul that if ever he had an opportunity to hear D. L. Moody preach, he should make every effort to do so.
Finally, young Paul heard that Moody was to preach in Denver where he lived. Such crowds were attending that tickets were necessary for entrance to the auditorium. Paul did his best to get a ticket, but when he reached the building it was filled and the ushers would not admit him. While he stood outside in great disappointment, a chunky man came along and asked him if he wanted to get in. "Yes," said the boy, "but I can't."
"Take hold of my coat-tail," said the man, "and hang on." Paul did so and was led right up to the front. He had been grasping the coat of Moody himself! Moody little dreamed what would happen in the life of that boy twenty-three years later.
Paul Rader became a Christian devoted to the salvation of sinners. As an evangelist, he preached to great multitudes to whom he often repeated the story of how he heard Moody.
By the power of the Spirit of God, he won hundreds to the Savior. Later, he himself founded the evangelistic center where untold thousands heard the gospel message.
The Apostle to the Gentiles expressed the precious truth: "For we are laborers together with God: I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase." 1 Cor. 3:9, 69For we are laborers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building. (1 Corinthians 3:9)
6I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. (1 Corinthians 3:6)