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BookThe Person and Work of the Holy Spirit 22. The Work of the Holy Spirit In Jesus Christ
      Jesus Christ Himself is the one perfect manifestation in history of the complete work of the Holy Spirit in man. 1. Jesus Christ was begotten of the Holy Spirit. We read in Luke i. 35, R. V., "And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee; and the power of the Most High shall overshadow thee: wherefore also that ...read
ArticleThe Personality and Deity of the Holy Spirit
       IMPORTANCE OF THE DOCTRINE One of the most characteristic and distinctive doctrines of the Christian faith is that of the personality and deity of the Holy Spirit. The doctrine of the personality of the Holy Spirit is of the highest importance from the standpoint of worship. If the Holy Spirit is a divine person, worthy to receive our adoratio ...read
ArticleThe Place of Prayer in Evangelism
      The most important human factor in effective evangelism is PRAYER, Every great awakening in the history of the Church from the time of the Apostles until today has been the result of prayer. There have been great awakenings without much preaching, and there have been great awakenings with absolutely no organization, but there has never been a true ...read
SermonThe Pointed Personal Worker
      He sought to win to Christ the young lady whom he had been taking to dances the first time he saw her after his conversion. He says, "The first time I saw her after my conversion, I commenced to reason with her out of the Scriptures. It took two hours of talking to her, but she accepted Christ."[1] This experience seemed prophetic of the way Torrey ...read
SermonThe Power Of Prayer
      I BRING YOU A MESSAGE FROM GOD contained in seven short words. Six of the seven words are monosyllables, and the remaining word has but two syllables and is one of the most familiar and most easily understood words in the English language. Yet there is so much in these seven short, simple words that they have transformed many a life and brought man ...read
SermonThe Prayer of Faith
      "This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us--whatever we ask--we know that we have what we asked of him." 1 John 5:14, 15 Please notice carefully exactly what God tells us in this passage. Here we are told that there is a way in which certain peop ...read
SermonThe Secret of Abiding Peace
      "Enoch walked with God; then he was no more, because God took him away." Genesis 5:24. Our subject is "The Secret of Abiding Peace. Abounding joy, and Abundant Victory in War Times and at All Times." You will find the text in Genesis 5:24, "Enoch walked with God; then he was no more, because God took him away." In the description of Enoc ...read
SermonThe Secret of Blessedness in Heart, Beauty in Character, Fruitfulness in Service, and Prosperity in Everything
       "Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf ...read
SermonThe Way Of Salvation Made As Plain As Day
      "Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas, and brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved. and thy house."-ACTS xvi. 29-31. The Philippian goaler, by a train of circumstances, which I have read in t ...read
SermonThree Fires
      "He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire."-MATTHEW iii. 11. One night, years ago, I was sitting at my desk in my study late at night, and the work of the day was done. There was a great deal of confusion about my study table, for I had just moved that day, and had not had time to rearrange my papers. The work of the day being don ...read
SermonTrue Christian Union and the Devil's Counterfeit
      My subject this morning is TRUE CHRISTIAN UNION AND THE DEVIL'S COUNTERFEIT. I have seven texts: The first is Ephesians 4:1-3, "I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, with all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; endeavouring to keep t ...read
SermonWalking As Jesus Walked.
       "He that saith he abideth in Him, ought himself also to walk even as He walked." I John 2:6. THE one great secret of a life full of blessedness is abiding in Christ. Abiding in Christ is the one all-inclusive secret of power in prayer : our Lord Jesus says in John 15 : 7, "If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatsoever ye will an ...read
SermonWhat Are You Waiting For?
      "And now why tarriest thou? Arise and be baptized, washing away thy sin, calling on the name of the Lord" (especially the first part of the verse, "Why tarriest thou?").-Acts xxii. 16. It was God who asked the question, through His servant Ananias, of Saul of Tarsus; and I believe that God is asking that same question to-night through me of ever ...read
SermonWhat It Costs Not To Be A Christian
      "I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto Thy testimonies.-Psalms cxix. 59. A good many years ago I was talking to a young society lady in the city of New Haven in America, and suddenly she stopped me and said, "Don't talk that way; it makes me think, and I hate to think." The world is full of people who hate to think, and because they hate ...read
SermonWhere Will You Spend Eternity?
       "Whither goest thou?" John. 16: 5. OUR subject to-night is, Where Will You Spend Eternity? You will find the text in John 16: 5, "Whither goest thou?" Jesus Christ was about to leave this world. He told the disciples that he was going, but none of them asked Him whither He was going. He reproved them for not asking. Well He might, for the most ...read
SermonWherein the Bible Differs From All Other Books
       Sermon to the graduating class of Bible Institute of Los Angeles, June 25, 1916. "The prophet that hath a dream, let him tell a dream; and he that hath my word, let him speak my word faithfully. What is the straw to the wheat, saith the LORD." Jer. 23:28 R.V. THE Bible stands absolutely alone. It is an entirely unique book. All other messag ...read
SermonWhich Shall We Believe, God Or Man?
      "For what if some did not believe? Shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar." Rom. 3:3,4. WHAT I say to-night is going to save some of you and it is going to damn some of you. Some of you are going to heed the truth and repent. Some of you are going to harden your hearts ag ...read
PamphletWhy God Used D. L. Moody
      Eighty-six years ago (February 5, 1837), there was born of poor parents in a humble farmhouse in Northfield, Massachusetts, a little baby who was to become the greatest man, as I believe, of his generation or of his century -- Dwight L. Moody. After our great generals, great statesmen, great scientists and great men of letters have passed away and ...read
SermonWhy I Believe That Jesus Christ Is God In Human Form
      THERE is no subject more important than that of the Deity of Jesus Christ. If Jesus Christ is not God manifest in the flesh, then Christians are idolaters, for Christians worship Jesus Christ. If Jesus Christ is God, then all who do not acknowledge Him as such and accept Him as their Divine Saviour and surrender absolutely to Him as their Divine Lo ...read

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