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A Call To Prayer by J.C. Ryle

I HAVE LOOKED CAREFULLY over the lives of God's saints in the Bible. I cannot find one whose history much is told us, from Genesis to Revelation, who was not a person of prayer. I find it mentioned as a characteristic of the godly, that "they call on the Father," that "they call upon the name of the... Read More

Causes of a Dozing Church by A.W. Tozer

WHAT IS THE PRESENT condition of the evangelical church? The bulk of Christians are asleep. I do not mean that the bulk of Christians who come to evangelical churches are not converted, because if I meant that I would say they were dead and never had been born again. But I say they are asleep. It is... Read More

City-Wide Repentance by Harry Ironside

They Repented WHILE REPENTANCE is distinctly an individual exercise, yet we have in the Word of God, as we have already seen, churches called upon to repent, and we learn from our Lord's words, in Matthew 12:41 and Luke 11:32, of the repentance of a city: "The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment w... Read More

Fools For Christ's Sake by Samuel Logan Brengle

TO THE NATURAL HEART AND the unsanctified mind the commands of God are foolishness. 'Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee' (Gen. xii. 1), said God to Abraham. How foolish to leave home and wealth and greatness to go to a la... Read More

John Oxtoby by David Smithers

A CALL FOR REVIVAL presupposes the decline and weakness of the Church. The rise of the Primitive Methodists in the 19th century was the result of the decline of England's early Methodism. The Primitive Methodist movement endeavored to return to the Christianity as taught and practiced by John Wesley... Read More

John Smith by David Smithers

JOHN SMITH HAS often been called, "The Man with Calloused Knees". Though his name was quite common, there was nothing common about him. He was distinguished from countless others of the same name by the title of, "John Smith - the Revivalist". Like his father before him, he was respected as a zealou... Read More

National Sins And Miseries by John Wesley

I Have Done Wickedly "LO, I HAVE SINNED, and I have done wickedly: But these sheep, what have they done?" 2 Sam. 24:17. Is there not in several respects, a remarkable resemblance between the case of Israel and our own? General wickedness then occasioned a general visitation; and does not the same ca... Read More

Pentecostal Revivals by Martin Knapp

Cloud-bursts of Salvation FULL-ORBED PENTECOSTAL revivals are cloud-bursts of salvation, caused by the spiritual atmosphere being so electrified by the Holy Ghost that believers are fully sanctified, sinners converted, opposition confounded, and the devil repulsed. Pentecost was such a revival. By s... Read More

Supreme Love To God by John Wood

’THOU SHALT LOVE the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.” (Matthew 22:37) An Epitome Of Christian Duty This passage is an epitome of Christian duty and comprehends all that God requires of man, including all the duties enjoined in the Decalogue—love to God ... Read More

The Church Without the Spirit by Samuel Chadwick

THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES gives us an account of a Church destitute of the Spirit. The picture corresponds in many particulars with that of the Church in the Apocalypse that had lost its Christ. The Church in Laodicea was rich and respectable, prosperous and influential, complacent and confident, but... Read More

The Devil And Religion by Lewis Williams

The Devil Does Not Care THE DEVIL DOES NOT CARE how religious you are. You can act as pious and look as sanctimonious as a monk of a hundred years ago, and he does not care at all. You can join the church or denomination of your choice, or join all of them, for aught he cares; in fact, it would not ... Read More

The Essence Of Prayer by Sadhu Sundar Singh

THROUGH PRAYER, BY THE simple method of prayer, we become aware of Christ's Presence and learn to know Him." "The essence of prayer does not consist in asking God for something but in opening our hearts to God, in speaking with Him, and living with Him in perpetual communion. Prayer is continual aba... Read More

The Joy Of Obedience by Hannah Whitall Smith

The Joy Of Obedience Is Foremost LONG AGO I CAME ACROSS this sentence: "Perfect obedience would be perfect happiness, if only we had perfect confidence in the power we were obeying." I remember being struck with the saying as the means of a possible, though undreamed of, way of happiness. I thought ... Read More

The Sprinkling Of Blood by C.H. Spurgeon

"WE ARE COME TO THE blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel."—Hebrews 12:24. Reader, have you come to the blood of sprinkling? The question is not whether you have come to a knowledge of doctrine, or an observance of ceremonies, or to a certain form of experience, but have... Read More

Today's Sleeping Giant by Leonard Ravenhill

TODAY LUCIFER IS PROBABLY surveying the church just as Bonaparte did China. One can almost behold the fear in his eyes as he thinks of the Church's unmeasured potential and growls, "Let the Church sleep! If she wakes, she will shake the world." Is not the Church the sleeping giant of today? God pity... Read More

Warning A Perverse Generation by brother Greg

A Untoward Generation A WICKED AND PERVERSE generation seeks after a sign. A carnal, lukewarm, lax, unbelieving Church sits back and demands of God the supernatural to give value to His credibility. The spotless bride often looks more like a self-absorbed whore. Dennis E. Green said: “We feast on th... Read More

William Bramwell by David Smithers

"FOR THUS SAITH THE LORD...'Seek Me and Live'." (Amos 5:4). The life of William Bramwell is a vivid picture of one who followed hard after God and as a result truly lived. Motivated by a fervent love and a haunting view of eternity, William Bramwell sought the face of Jesus with all his heart. "Mr. ... Read More

Words To Winners Of Souls by Horatius Bonar

A Few Good Fervent Men "HOW MUCH MORE WOULD a few good and fervent men effect in the ministry than a multitude of lukewarm ones!" said Oecolampadius, the Swiss Reformer -- a man who had been taught by experience, and who has recorded that experience for the benefit of other churches and other days. ... Read More

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