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"COMPEL THEM TO COME IN"

ON a certain Sabbath, some years ago, I was passing down a narrow, thickly-populated street on my way to hear a much-honoured minister of Christ, anticipating an evening's enjoyment for myself and hoping to see some anxious ones brought into the kingdom, when I chanced to look up at the thick rows o... Read More

A PURE GOSPEL

ACTS xxvi. 15-20.-"And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest. But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I wil... Read More

A TRUE AND A FALSE FAITH

GALATIANS V. 6.-- `For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth anything, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.' JAMES ii. 20.-- `But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?' ROMANS iii. 31.-- `Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid; yea, we ... Read More

A TRUE AND A FALSE PEACE

JEREMIAH vi. 14.-`They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of My people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.' PEACE is the universal want of man. Everywhere and always the race is in a state of unrest, `tossing like a troubled ocean,' seeking rest and finding none. Consequen... Read More

A True and False Peace

PEACE is the universal want of man. Everywhere and always the race is in a state of unrest, seeking rest and finding none. Consequently, men adopt many counterfeits, and try to satisfy the aching void of their souls with the opiates of Satan. Peace is not a state of mere quietness or insensibility. ... Read More

ADAPTATION OF MEASURES

I HAVE chosen, this afternoon, five or six different passages all exhibiting the principle of Adaptation, on which I am to speak. The first is 1 Cor. ix. 20-22: "And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them ... Read More

AGGRESSION

MARK xvi. 15.--"Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature." ACTS xxvi. 16-18.--"Rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness . . . unto whom now I send thee, to open their eyes, and to turn them from dark... Read More

Aggressive Christianity

"And He said to them, 'Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to all creation.'" -Mark 16:15 "And I said, 'Who art Thou, Lord?' And the Lord said, 'I am Jesus whom you are persecuting. But arise, and stand on your feet; for this purpose I have appeared to you, to appoint you a minister and a wi... Read More

ASSURANCE OF SALVATION

ROMANS vii. 4.--"Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God." IN answer to letters received since last Sabbath, I would just say that the wr... Read More

Being Like God

IT must be self-evident to a great many people that the most important question that can possibly occupy the mind of man is how much like God we can be and how near to Him we can come on earth, preparatory to our being perfectly like Him and living in His very heart for ever in Heaven. The mystery o... Read More

CHARITY AND CONFLICT

1 CORINTHIANS 13:13.--"And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity." ANOTHER characteristic of this Divine Charity is, that it OFTEN INVOLVES CONFLICT. It was so with our Lord. He was the very personification of it. He was love itself, and grace and truth ... Read More

CHARITY AND LONELINESS

1 CORINTHIANS 13:13.--"And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity." THE POSSESSION OF THIS DIVINE CHARITY OFTEN NECESSITATES WALKING IN A LONELY PATH. Not merely in opposition and persecution, but alone in it, and here, again, Jesus, who was the personifi... Read More

CHARITY AND REBUKE

1 CORINTHIANS 13:13.--"And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity." THE second main point of difference between a true and a false Charity, we want to remark, is, that DIVINE CHARITY IS NOT ONLY CONSISTENT WITH, BUT VERY OFTEN NECESSITATES, REPROOF AND RE... Read More

Christianity and the Real Warfare

CHRIST'S soldiers must be imbued with the spirit of the war. Love to the King and concern for His interests must be the master passion of the soul. Without this, all outward effort, even that which springs from a sense of duty, will fail. The hardship and suffering involved in spiritual warfare are ... Read More

CONDITIONS OF EFFECTUAL PRAYER

JOHN 15:7.--"If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you." MARK 11:24.--"Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them." JAMES 1:5-7.--"If any of you lack wisdom, l... Read More

Courtship by Principle

WHO can wonder that marriage is so often a failure when we observe the ridiculous way in which courtship is commonly carried on? Would not any partnership result disastrously that was entered into in so blind and senseless a fashion? Perhaps the greatest evil of all is hurry. Young people do not all... Read More

DEALING WITH ANXIOUS SOULS AN ADDRESS TO CHRISTIAN WORKERS

I HAVE long desired to say a few words on the subject of dealing with the anxious. It seems to me that if there is one work in the vineyard more important than another it is that of guiding souls in this the most momentous crisis of their being. A mistake here will probably prove a fatal mistake, bl... Read More

ENTHUSIASM AND FULL SALVATION

(An address delivered in Exeter Hall) REFERRING to the hymn which had just been sung, Mrs. Booth said: What a meeting, indeed! What a meeting, when I trust there will be tens of thousands of blood-washed souls there to greet us as instrumental in setting on foot an organisation which reached them, a... Read More

FEMALE MINISTRY -OR- WOMAN'S RIGHT TO PREACH THE GOSPEL

THE first and most common objection urged against the public exercises of women, is, that they are unnatural and unfeminine. Many labour under a very great but common mistake, viz., that of confounding nature with custom. Use, or custom, makes things appear. to us natural, which, in reality, are ver... Read More

FILLED WITH THE SPIRIT

ACTS i. 4.--"And being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father." EPHESIANS V. 18.-"Be filled with the Spirit." I THOUGHT, perhaps, it would meet a difficulty of some who are present this afternoon, to state, with... Read More

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