Joy In Persecution | D. L. Moody

Then it says in Luke 6:22:

“Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake. Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets.

Christians do not receive their reward down here. We have to go right against the current of the world. We may be unpopular, and we may go right against many of our personal friends if we live godly in Christ Jesus; and at the same time, if we are persecuted for the Master’s sake, we will have we will have this joy bubbling up; it just comes right up in our hearts all the while – a joy that is unceasing – that flows right on. The world can not choke that fountain. Continue reading “Joy In Persecution | D. L. Moody”

A.W. Tozer Audio Sermon | Everything By Prayer

Admin: I’ve been working on taking some of the old audio files of Tozer preaching and cleaning up the background noise. Many of these old sound files are very distorted and it’s difficult to hear what brother Tozer was saying. This is a first in a series of attempts. Let me know if you are interesting in hearing more sermons by Tozer. God Bless!

Continue reading “A.W. Tozer Audio Sermon | Everything By Prayer”

Leonard Ravenhill | Quote

“Evan Roberts prayed for three hours in front of a congregation. We would have walked away. He prayed for three hours and when he finally stood up, he preached for fifteen minutes and the glory fell. He had no letters or credentials. John 15 was his ordination.”

Leonard Ravenhill

A. W. Tozer Sermon: He Became Poor So That We Might Become Rich

The announcement of the birth of Christ came as a sunburst of joy to a world where grief and pain are known to all and joy comes rarely and never tarries long.

The joy the angel brought to the awe-struck shepherds was not to be a disembodied wisp of religious emotion, swelling and ebbing like the sound of an aeolian harp in the rising and falling of the wind. Rather it was and is a state of lasting gladness resulting from tidings that there was born in the city of David a Savior which is Christ the Lord. It was an overflowing sense of well-being that had every right to be there.

The birth of Christ told the world something. That He should come to be born of a woman, to make Himself of no reputation and, being found in fashion as a man, to humble Himself even to death on a cross–this is a fact so meaningful, so eloquent as to elude even the power of a David or an Isaiah fully to celebrate. His coming, I repeat, told the world something; it declared something, established something. What was it?

A. W. Tozer Sermon: He Became Poor So That We Might Become Rich

What the Affections of the Mind Are | Jonathan Edwards

What the Affections of the Mind Are | Jonathan Edwards

I. It may be inquired, what the affections of the mind are?

I answer: The affections are no other than the more vigorous and sensible exercises of the inclination and will of the soul.

God has endued the soul with two faculties: one is that by which it is capable of perception and speculation, or by which it discerns, and views, and judges of things; which is called the understanding. The other faculty is that by which the soul does not merely perceive and view things, but is some way inclined with respect to the things it views or considers; either is inclined to them, or is disinclined and averse from them; or is the faculty by which the soul does not behold things, as an indifferent unaffected spectator, but either as liking or disliking, pleased or displeased, approving or rejecting. This faculty is called by various names; it is sometimes called the inclination: and, as it has respect to the actions that are determined and governed by it, is called the and the will: and the mind, with regard to the exercises of this faculty, is often called the heart. Continue reading “What the Affections of the Mind Are | Jonathan Edwards”

A. W. Tozer Sermon: Harmonious Living

This brief list does not at all exhaust the number of infirmities we are likely to find in the Christian assembly. Who has not had to bear lovingly with a brother (or sister) who is afflicted with logorrhea, the incurable propensity to talk without pause or punctuation? That the talk is “religious” does not make it the less painful. And the unstable brother who spends his time either falling or getting up again, who is either leaping for joy or lying face down bewailing his hard lot–what church is there that does not have one or two such believers in it? Then there is the Mark Twain of the holy place, whose testimonies must always have their element of alleged humor; and to offset him somewhat is the man of heavy countenance who cannot smile and to whom a pleasantry is a mortal sin. Add to this list the sister whose prayers are accusations against the church or self-pitying complaints about the way she is being treated by other members of the flock.

What shall we do about these infirm brothers and sisters? If we deal with them according to their deserts, we may crush them beyond recovery. The thing to do is to accept them as crosses and bear them for Jesus’ sake. In the great day when we have become like our Lord and have left all imperfections behind, we will not be sorry we endured patiently the infirmities of the weak.

A. W. Tozer Sermon: Harmonious Living