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D.L. Moody (1837 - 1899)
Read freely text sermons and articles by the speaker D.L. Moody in text and pdf format. Was an American evangelist and publisher who founded the Moody Church in downtown Chicago. Preached to thousands in evangelistic meetings and had touches of revival in scotland and other countries. Ira Sankey was his worship leader who was used of the Lord in the meetings. Moody wrote many books including "Prevailing Prayer" and "The Way To God."
Moody once said: "If this world is going to be reached, I am convinced that it must be done by men and women of average talent." And thus was born his ministry of book publishing, bible college and many other outreaches to equip the average layperson to be a soul winner and do great exploits for the Lord.
The Triumphs of Love
In the fifteenth chapter of Romans, thirteenth verse, the Apostle says: "Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope through the power of the Holy Ghost." The next thing then is hope.
Did you ever not ... read more
The Unerring Guide
I am told by people who have been over the Alps, that the guide fastens them, if they are going in a dangerous place, right to himself, and he just goes on before: they are fastened to the guide. And so should the Christian be linked to His unerring Guide ... read more
The Unpardonable Sin
Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw. And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David? But when the Pharisees heard it, they sa ... read more
Thoughts for the Quiet Hour - June 10
Well done, good and faithful servantâ€¦Thou wicked and slothful servant. â€”Matthew 25:21, 26
God holds us responsible not for what we have, but for what we might have; not for what we are, but for what we might be. â€”Mark Guy Pearse ... read more
Thoughts for the Quiet Hour - June 11
Jesus constrained His disciples to get into a ship. â€”Matthew 14:22
Jesus constrained them to go! One would think that if ever there was the certain promise of success in a mission, it was here. Surely, here, if anywhere, a triumphant issue might have ... read more
Thoughts for the Quiet Hour - June 12
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. â€”2 Timothy 2:15
Have thy tools ready; God will find thee work. â€”Charles Kingsley ... read more
Thoughts for the Quiet Hour - June 13
Come out from among them, and be ye separate. â€”2 Corintians 6:17
With all the world in his choice, God placed His ancient people in a very remarkable situation. On the north they were walled in by the snowy ranges of Lebanon; a barren desert formed t ... read more
Thoughts for the Quiet Hour - June 14
I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land. â€”Genesis 28:15
â€śWith thee,â€ť companionship; â€śKeep thee,â€ť guardianship; â€śBring thee,â€ť guidance. ... read more
Thoughts for the Quiet Hour - June 15
I have set theeâ€¦that thou shouldst be for salvation unto the ends of the earth. â€”Acts 13:47
Ye shall be witnesses unto meâ€¦unto the uttermost parts of the earth. â€”Acts 1:8
Men are questioning now, as they never have questioned before, whether ... read more
Thoughts for the Quiet Hour - June 16
I know whom I have believed. â€”2 Timothy 1:12
Personal acquaintance with Christ is a living thing. Like a tree that uses every hour for growth, it thrives in sunshine, it is refreshed by rainâ€”even the storm drives it to fasten its grip more firmly i ... read more
Thoughts for the Quiet Hour - June 17
Wait for the promise of the Father. â€”Acts 1:4
When the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one placeâ€¦and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost. â€”Acts 2:1, 4
Obedience to a divine prompting transforms it into a ... read more
Thoughts for the Quiet Hour - June 18
We have known and believed the love that God hath to us. â€”1 John 4:16
The secret of walking closely with Christ, and working successfully for Him, is to fully realize that we are His beloved. Let us but feel that He has set His heart upon us, that He ... read more
Thoughts for the Quiet Hour - June 19
Endureâ€¦as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. â€”2 Timothy 2:3
Life is not victory, but battle. Be patient a little longer. By and by, each in his turn, we shall hear the sunset gun. â€”Selected ... read more
Thoughts for the Quiet Hour - June 5
A certain manâ€¦who never had walkedâ€¦heard Paul speak: whoâ€¦perceiving that he had faith to be healed, saidâ€¦Stand upright on thy feet. And he leaped and walked. â€”Acts 14:8-10
Where true faith is, it will induce obedience and where it does induce ... read more
Thoughts for the Quiet Hour - June 6
Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lordâ€¦I know thatâ€¦whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee. Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again. Martha saith unto Him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day. â€”Jo ... read more
Thoughts for the Quiet Hour - June 7
As many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. â€”Galatians 3:27
Not simply the righteousness of our Savior, not simply the beauty of His holiness or the graces of His character, are we to put on as a garment. The Lord Himself is ... read more
Thoughts for the Quiet Hour - June 8
Thou shalt never wash my feet. â€”John 13:8
Whatever hinders us from receiving a blessing that God is willing to bestow upon us is not humility, but the mockery of it. A genuine humility will ever feel the need of the largest measures of grace, and wil ... read more
Thoughts for the Quiet Hour - June 9
Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee. â€”Psalm 55:22
He that taketh his own cares upon himself loads himself with an uneasy burden. The fear of what may come, expectation of what will come, desire of what will not come, and the inab ... read more
Thoughts for the Quiet Hour - September 28
Wait for the promise of the Father. â€”Acts 1:4
Tarry at a promise till God meets you there. He always returns by way of His promises. â€”Selected ... read more
Thoughts for the Quiet Hour - September 29
This is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. â€”1 John 5:4
The world conquers me when it succeeds in hindering me from seeing, loving, holding communion with, and serving my Father, God. I conquer it when I lay my hand upon it and for ... read more
There are three groans mentioned in Romans 8:
The groan of creation
The groan of the believer
The groan of the Holy Spirit ... read more
To the Afflicted
If I were to ask this audience what Christ came into this world for, every one of you would say to save sinners, and then you would stop. A great many think that is all Christ came to do - to save sinners. Now, we are told that He came, to be sure, to "s ... read more
Tomorrow May Be Too Late
"Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near." Isa. 55:6.
I have learned that when anyone becomes in earnest about his soul's salvation and he begins to seek God, it does not take long for an anxious sinner to meet an anx ... read more
Paul tells us not to speak in an unknown tongue, and if we have choirs who are singing in an unknown tongue, why is not that just as great an abomination? I have been in churches where they have had a choir, who would rise and sing, and sing, and it seeme ... read more
What is Needed
Nine-tenths, at least, of the church members never think of speaking for Christ. If they see a man, perhaps a near relative, just going right down to ruin, going rapidly, they never think of speaking to him about his sinful course and of seeking to win hi ... read more
What is Success?
The Gospel has not lost its power; it is just as powerful today as it ever has been. We donÂ’t want any new doctrine. It is still the old Gospel with the old power, the Holy Ghost power; and if the churches will but confess their sins and put them away, an ... read more
What is Testimony?
If we keep back the Gospel of Christ and do not bring Christ before the people, then the Spirit has not the opportunity to work. But the moment Peter stood up on the day of Pentecost and bore testimony to this one fact, that Christ died for sin, and that ... read more
What It Is Not
I admit there is such a thing as resisting the Spirit of God, and resisting till the Spirit of God has departed; but if the Spirit of God has left any, they will not be troubled about their sins. The very fact that they are troubled, shows that the Spirit ... read more
What Man thinks - God says
WHAT MAN THINKS GOD SAYS
I am not so bad as others There is no difference, all have sinned. (Rom 3:22)
I will do the best I can, then God will make up the rest. ... read more
What Must I Do To Be Saved?
Suppose you do not want to hear a sermon (on this last night) so much as you want to know how to be saved. I want, if I can, to answer that question, "What must I do to be saved?" There is no question that can come before us in this world that is so impor ... read more
A great many parents have inquired of me how to win their children. They say they have talked with them, and sometimes they have scolded them and have lectured them, and signally failed. I think there is no way so sure to win our families and our neighbor ... read more
Why Some Fail?
We read in John 20:22:
"And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost."
Then see Luke 24:49:
"And behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you; but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem until ye be en ... read more
Witnessing in Power
The subject of witness-bearing in the power of the Holy Ghost is not sufficiently understood by the Church. Until we have more intelligence on this point we are laboring under great disadvantage. Now, if you will take your Bible and turn to the 5th chapte ... read more
Then, another thing, I think, that grieves the Spirit, is the miserable policy of introducing questionable entertainments. There are lotteries, for instance, that we have in many churches. If a man wants to gamble, he doesnÂ’t have to go to some gambling d ... read more
"Hold the Fort for I am Coming"
I am told that when General Sherman went through Atlanta toward the sea, through the southern states; he left in the fort, in the Kenesaw mountains, a little handful of men to guard some rations that he brought there. And General Hood got into the outer r ... read more
"Let the Lower Lights be Burning"
A few years ago, at the mouth of Cleveland harbor, there were two lights, one at each side of the bay, called the upper and lower lights; and to enter the harbor safely by night, vessels must sight both of the lights. These western lakes are more dangero ... read more
"Pull for the Shore, Sailor,"
A vessel was wrecked off the shore. Eager eyes were watching and strong arms manned the life-boat. For hours they tried to reach that vessel through the great breakers that raged and foamed on the sand-bank, but it seemed impossible. The boat appeared to ... read more
"Strangers have devoured his strength"
Strangers have devoured his strength Â— from Hosea 7:9
What gives spiritual weakness like allowed sin? It was so with Israel, it will ever be so with us. Yielding to unhallowed association (with) strangers devour our strength.
If you ever saw ... read more