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"Having Begun In The Spirit "

The words from which I wish to address you, you will find in the epistle to the Galatians, the third chapter, the second and third verses: "This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? Are ye so foolish?" And then comes my text-"Having b... Read More

"Impossible With Man, Possible With God "

"And he said, the things which are impossible with men are possible with God" (Luke 18:27). Christ had said to the rich young ruler, "Sell all that thou hast ... and come, follow me." The young man went away sorrowful. Christ then turned to the disciples,: and said: "How hardly shall they that have ... Read More

"O Wretched Man That I Am! "

"0 wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 7:24,25). You know the wonderful location that this text has in the epistle to the Romans. It stands here at the end of the seventh chapter as the gateway into the eighth. ... Read More

"The Fruit Of The Spirit Is Love "

I want to look at the fact of a life filled with the Holy Spirit more from the practical side. I want to show how this life will reveal itself in our daily walk and conduct. Under the Old Testament you know the Holy Spirit often came upon men as a divine Spirit of revelation to reveal the mysteries ... Read More

"Ye Are The Branches "

AN ADDRESS TO CHRISTIAN WORKERS Everything depends on our being right in Christ. If I want good apples, I must have a good apple tree. If I care for the health of the apple tree, the apple tree will give me good apples. And it is just so with our Christian life and work. If our life with Christ is r... Read More

'Follow Me'; The Holy Trinity; Life and Prayer; Perseverance in Prayer;Carnal or Spiritual

The Lord did not speak these words to all who believed on him, or who hoped to be blessed by him, but to those whom he would make fishers of men. He said this not only at the first calling of the apostles, but also later on to Peter: 'Henceforth thou shalt catch men' (Luke 5. 10). The holy art of wi... Read More

A Holiness Revival!

A holiness revival! What was the great evangelistic revival in England through Whitefield and Wesley but this? They had together at Oxford been members of the "Holy Club". With their whole heart they had sought deliverance from the guilt of sin, but also from the power of sin. When their eyes were o... Read More

A New Spirit, and God's Spirit

A new heart will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you. And I will put my Spirit within you.' -Ezekiel 36: 26, 27. GOD has revealed Himself in two great dispensations. In the Old we have the, time of promise and preparation, in the New that of fulfilment and possession.' In harmony with... Read More

A New Year Meditation

How many of us are longing and praying that the New Year may be a new beginning? How many sad hearts will make a vow of renewed consecration to God and will pray for a new revelation of God as January arrives? In order to understand what such a recommitment really means, we need to take in the lesso... Read More

A Personal Revelation of Jesus Christ

My friends, our mission work must become something very different from what it is at present. You may be praising God for the way in which he has stirred up interest in missions in recent years, and I praise God with you. But we need to take care that this praise does not become self-congratulation.... Read More

A Revival Of Holiness

The revival we need is a revival of holiness, in which the consecration of the whole being is to the service of Christ, and that for the whole life shall be counted possible. And for this there will be needed a new style of preaching in which the promises of God to dwell in His people, and to sancti... Read More

A Revived Church — The Only Hope for a Dying World

The church has the charge of the world entrusted to it. When Christ had finished his work on earth, and went to heaven to carry it on there, he spoke of two powers to whom the continuation of the work on earth was to be committed. He spoke of the Holy Spirit, who, equally with God himself and the Fa... Read More

A Savior From Sin

"Thou shalt call His name Jesus; for He shall save His people from their sins" Matthew 1:21. "Ye know that He was manifest to take away sins; and in Him is no sin. Whosoever abideth in Him sinneth not" I John 3:5,6. It is sin that is the cause of our misery. It is sin that provoked God and brought H... Read More

A Testimony & An Epilogue

A Testimony In the following quotations from Starlight, by G. Sterrenberg, the great truth about the cross is expressed in simple and powerful words. Let the chapters on 'The Fellowship of the Cross' and 'The Holy Spirit and the Cross' especially be read. Our Head Christ took the lowest place on the... Read More

A Word to Workers

Some time ago I read this expression in an old author: —“The first duty of a clergyman is humbly to ask of God that all that he wants done in his hearers should first be truly and fully done in himself.” These words have stuck to me ever since. What a solemn application this is to the subject that o... Read More

A WORLDY SPIRIT, THE WORST HERESY

John 15:19 , 17:14-16 I Cor 2:12 In this world there are two kingdoms, contending for the master. Each kingdom has its animating spirit, in which its strength lies, by which all it does is guided, and through which it holds rule among men. Everything we are or do derives its character and its worth ... Read More

Abide

Abide in Me, and I in You—John 15.4 When a new graft is placed in a vine and it abides there, there is a twofold process that takes place. The first is in the wood. The graft shoots its little roots and fibers down into the stem, and the stem grows up into the graft, and what has been called the str... Read More

Abide In My Love

Even as the Father Hath Loved Me, I Also Have Loved You: Abide Ye in My Love—John 15.9 Abide in My love—We speak of a man’s home as his abode. Our abode, the home of our soul, is to be the love of Christ. We are to live our life there, to be at home there all the day: this is what Christ means our l... Read More

Abiding Fruit

I Chose You, and Appointed You, That Ye Should Go and Bear Fruit, and That Your Fruit Should Abide—John 15.16 There are some fruits that will not keep. One sort of pears or apples must be used at once; another sort can be kept over till next year. So there is in Christian work some fruit that does n... Read More

Absolute Surrender

"And Ben-hadad the king of Syria gathered all his host together: and there were thirty and two kings with him, and horses, and chariots: and he went up and besieged Samaria, and warred against it. And he sent messengers to Ahab king of Israel into the city, and said unto him, Thus saith Benhadad, Th... Read More

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