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A.B. Simpson (1843 - 1919)
Read freely text sermons and articles by the speaker A.B. Simpson in text and pdf format. Simpson is the founder of the Christian Missionary Alliance Movement that began in Canada with a desire to promote missions and global evangelism. He was used powerfully of the Lord to unify many brothers and sisters in a common purpose of fulfilling the great commission.
A.W. Tozer joined with the Missionary Alliance denomination because of the teachings of A.B. Simpson and specific his writings on holiness: "A Larger Christian Life." He wrote many hymns and added a great emphasis on the person of Jesus Christ in church-life.
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(Divine Emblems of Spiritual Life) 8a. EMBLEMS FROM THE STORY OF JOSEPH
The beautiful story of Joseph's life is the worthy climax of the first book in the Bible, and may well stand as one of the stately and colossal pillars in the portal of the Temple of Divine Truth. It is one of the few blameless lives of the Bible, and s ... read more
(Divine Emblems of Spiritual Life) 8b. EMBLEMS FROM THE STORY OF JOSEPH
SECTION IV -- Joseph's Exaltation.
The startling suddenness and transcendent greatness of the change which passed over Joseph's life in a few hours, seems almost too romantic to be true, but such transitions are not so sudden as they seem. Joseph ... read more
(Divine Emblems of Spiritual Life) 9. EMBLEMS FROM THE LIFE OF MOSES
And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself." "This is that Moses, which said unto the children of Israel, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, ... read more
(Love Life of the Lord) 1. THE LOVE LIFE
From many standpoints, the Bible looks at our spiritual life. Sometimes it is as a life of faith, again as a life of holiness, evermore as a life of service, deepest of all as a life of patience and victorious suffering; but the highest and divinest vie ... read more
(Love Life of the Lord) 2. WAITING DAYS
"The King hath brought me into His chambers. He brought me into His banqueting house, and His banner over me was love."
As we have already seen, the book of Canticles opens with the picture of the bride waiting in the palace of the king for her wedding d ... read more
(Love Life of the Lord) 3. WOOING DAYS
"Rise up my love, my fair one and come away." Song of Solomon 2:8 to 3:5.
This is the story of the calling of the Bride. It is recited as a sort of song or soliloquy. Perhaps it was told to the attendant maiden as she waited in the palace for her wedding ... read more
(Love Life of the Lord) 4. WEDDING DAYS
"In that day they shall call me Ishi, and no longer Baali." Hosea 2:16. The Song of Solomon 3:6 to 5:1.
This beautiful section of the Song of Solomon describes the wedding scene in the old Oriental poem. It begins with a picture of the marriage processio ... read more
(Love Life of the Lord) 5. TESTING DAYS
"Who is she that looketh forth as the morning, fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners." Song of Solomon 6:10.
The structure of this section of the Song of Solomon is very clear and simple. The marriage is over and the br ... read more
(Love Life of the Lord) 6. HOME LONGING
"Make haste, my beloved, be thou like a roe or a young hart upon the mountains of Besamim." Song of Solomon 8:14.
"Even so, come, Lord Jesus, come quickly." Revelation 22:20.
This last text is the interpreter of the first. Both express, one in figure ... read more
(Love Life of the Lord) 7. HOME COMING
"Who is this that cometh up out of the wilderness leaning on her beloved?" Song of Solomon 8:5.
This is the picture of the bride's returning to her early home on the arm of her beloved. Soon it merges into the sweeter picture of the two at the old home, ... read more
(Missionary Messages) 1. THE MISSIONARY EMERGENCY
"Redeeming the time because the days are evil" (Eph. 5: 17). "I will tarry at Ephesus * * * for a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries" (1 Cor. 16:8, 9).
An emergency is a situation of such extreme need as will brook ... read more
(Missionary Messages) 2.
"Show the house to the house of Israel, and let them measure the pattern, and if they be ashamed of all that they have done, show them the form of the house and the fashion thereof, and the goings out thereof, and the comings in thereof, and all the forms ... read more
(Missionary Messages) 3. NEW TESTAMENT MISSIONARY TYPES
"Count me therefore a partner" (Phil. 17).
Let me present to you a group of New Testament missionaries which stand out in bold relief in the story of early Christianity. These we will find are types of character and represent some special feature of mi ... read more
(Missionary Messages) 4. THE LOGIC OF MISSIONS
"How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? As it is written, How beautiful are ... read more
(Missionary Messages) 5.
"If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death and those that are ready to be slain; if thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; shall not He that pondereth the heart see it and shall not He that keepeth thy soul know it, and shall He not render t ... read more
(Missionary Messages) 6. TWENTY-ONE REASONS
"Which is your reasonable service?" (Rom. 12:1.)
We propose to discuss seven reasons which many people plead as excuses for neglecting the work of foreign missions; seven reasons which really explain their neglect; and finally, seven reasons why we shoul ... read more
(Missionary Messages) 7. THE HEART OF MISSIONS
"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only be-gotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life" (John 3: 16).
This is the greatest text in the Bible, and one shrinks from trying to breach from it, it is so ... read more
(Missionary Messages) 8. THE GRACE OF GIVING
"For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though He was rich, yet for your sakes, He became poor, that ye through His poverty might be rich" (2 Cor. 8:9).
The overflow of our blessing is always the doubling of it. After we have been receivin ... read more
(Power from on High) 1. THE HOLY SPIRIT IN THE LIFE OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST
"I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance; but He that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear; He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire." Matt. 3: 11.
These words from the lips of the forerunner inti ... read more
(Power from on High) 10. THE HOLY SPIRIT IN THE EPISTLE TO THE ROMANS
"But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his." Rom. 8: 9.
We approach, in this great epistle, a spiritual temple, and from its illuminated w ... read more
(Power from on High) 11. THE HOLY SPIRIT IN THE FIRST EPISTLE TO THE CORINTHIANS
The First Epistle of Paul to the Corinthians unfolds the doctrine of the Holy Ghost in a number of distinct paragraphs, bringing out four different aspects of the truth, that are full of practical significance.
In the second chapter we have the Holy Gh ... read more
(Power from on High) 12. THE HOLY SPIRIT IN THE BODY OF CHRIST
"For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit." 1 Cor. 12: 13.
The whole of this wonderful chapter is devoted to the unfolding of the prof ... read more
(Power from on High) 13. THE HOLY SPIRIT IN SECOND CORINTHIANS
"Now, He which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God; who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts." 2 Cor. 1: 21, 22. "Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered ... read more
(Power from on High) 14. THE HOLY SPIRIT IN GALATIANS
"If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit." Gal. 5: 25.
The Galatians were the Scottish Highlanders of ancient times and the ancestors, also, of the hot-blooded race that transferred the name of Gaul from the Province of Galatia to ancien ... read more
(Power from on High) 15. ALL THE BLESSINGS OF THE SPIRIT; OR, THE HOLY GHOST IN EPHESIANS
"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all the blessings of the Spirit in the heavenlies in Christ Jesus." Ephesians 1: 3.
This is the text of the whole Epistle to the Ephesians. That epistle is an unfolding of ... read more
(Power from on High) 16. THE HOLY SPIRIT IN PHILIPPIANS
"For I know that this shall turn to my salvation through your prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ." Phil. 1: 19. "If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and ... read more
(Power from on High) 17. THE SPIRIT OF LOVE
"Your love in the Spirit." Col. 1: 8.
This is the only reference to the Holy Spirit in the Epistle to the Colossians. The theme of this beautiful letter is the fullness and glory of Jesus. But Jesus cannot be glorified without recognizing the Holy Ghost; ... read more
(Power from on High) 18. THE HOLY SPIRIT IN THESSALONIANS
"For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost." 1 Thess. 1: 5.
"Having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost." 1Thess. 1: 6.
"God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation t ... read more
(Power from on High) 19. THE HOLY SPIRIT IN THE EPISTLES OF PAUL TO TIMOTHY
In the pastoral and personal letters of Paul to his son in the gospel, Timothy, we have five important references to the Holy Spirit. We shall consider them in their logical order.
The Holy Spirit in relation to the person and work of Jesus Chr ... read more
(Power from on High) 2. THE BAPTISM WITH THE HOLY GHOST
"He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire." Matt. 3: 11.
This sounds almost like an echo of the last promise of the Old Testament. The voice of "the Messenger" is taken up by "the Forerunner." "He is like a refiner's fire, and like fullers ... read more
(Power from on High) 20. REGENERATION AND RENEWAL
"He saved us by the washing of regeneration, and the renewing of the Holy Ghost; which he shed upon us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior." Titus 3: 5, 6.
This passage gives us a grand view of the plan of salvation. First, the apostle tells us of ... read more
(Power from on High) 21. THE HOLY SPIRIT IN THE EPISTLE TO THE HEBREWS
There are five special references to the Holy Ghost in this epistle.
I. THE HOLY SPIRIT IN RELATION TO CHRIST'S DEATH.
Hebrews 9: 14. "How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the Eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, pur ... read more
(Power from on High) 22. GOD'S JEALOUS LOVE
"The Spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy." James 4: 5.
In the marginal reading of the Revised Version, we find this verse translated: "The Spirit that He hath made to dwell in us yearneth over us unto envy." A still more happy rendering is, "The H ... read more
(Power from on High) 23. THE HOLY SPIRIT IN THE EPISTLES OF PETER
There are three important truths respecting the Holy Spirit presented in the Epistles of Peter.
I. THE SPIRIT OF INSPIRATION.
In 2 Peter 1:21 we are told that "the prophecy came not by the will of man, but holy men of old spake as they were moved ... read more
(Power from on High) 24. THE HOLY SPIRIT IN THE FIRST EPISTLE OF JOHN
One is impressed with the limited number of direct references to the Holy Ghost in the great epistle of the beloved disciple in comparison with his references to the person of the Lord Jesus Christ.
There are only four or five passages in all this long ... read more
(Power from on High) 25. THE HOLY SPIRIT IN JUDE
"These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit. But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto ete ... read more
(Power from on High) 26. THE SEVENFOLD HOLY GHOST
“I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day." Rev. 1: 10.
"The seven Spirits which are before his throne." Rev. 1: 4.
"And before the throne seven lamps of fire, which are the seven Spirits of God." Rev. 4: 5.
"Having seven horns and seven eyes, w ... read more
(Power from on High) 27. THE SPIRIT'S MESSAGE TO THE CHURCHES
"He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches." Rev. 3: 22.
The seven letters of the Lord Jesus to the seven churches of Asia contain the last message of the Holy Ghost to the Churches of the Christian age. These messages wer ... read more
(Power from on High) 28. THE HOLY SPIRIT'S LAST MESSAGE
"The Spirit and the Bride say, Come." Rev. 22: 17.
This is the last message and the last mention of the Holy Ghost in the New Testament. It is usually interpreted as an appeal to the sinner to come to Christ, but it is really a prayer on the part of the ... read more
(Power from on High) 3. THE WISE AND FOOLISH VIRGINS; OR, THE HOLY SPIRIT AND THE COMING OF THE LORD
"Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: But the ... read more
(Power from on High) 4. THE PARABLE OF THE POUNDS; OR, POWER FOR SERVICE
"Occupy till I come." Luke 19: 13.
Archelaus, the son of Herod, went to Rome to secure, by influence at the court of the Emperor, the kingdom of Judea, and then returned to enjoy his patrimony. Christ used this familiar illustration to represent His retu ... read more
(Power from on High) 5. THE HOLY GHOST IN THE GOSPEL OF JOHN
"In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto Me, and drink. He that believeth on Me, as the Scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. But this spake He of ... read more
(Power from on High) 6. THE COMFORTER
"And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever." John 14: 16.
These three chapters contain Christ's deepest teachings concerning the Holy Ghost.
I. THE NAME, THE COMFORTER.
This is not a ver ... read more
(Power from on High) 7. WAITING FOR THE SPIRIT
"Tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high." "Wait," saith He, "for the promise of the Father, which ye have heard of Me." "And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place."
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(Power from on High) 8. POWER FROM ON HIGH
"Ye shall receive the power of the Holy Ghost coming upon you; and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth." Acts 1:8.
The greatest need of human nature is power. Man is ... read more
(Power from on High) 9. FILLED WITH THE SPIRIT
"They were all filled with the Holy Ghost." Acts 2: 4. "Be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit." Eph. 5: 18.
These words imply that there is a difference between having the Spirit and being filled with the Spirit. ... read more
(Present Truths or the Supernatural) 1. THE SUPERNATURAL GOD
The first sentence in the Bible brings us face to face not with men nor even with nature but with God -- "In the beginning God." True, there is a verb "created" that follows; but long before we reach that, there is an emphatic pause, and the infinite De ... read more
(Present Truths or the Supernatural) 2. THE SUPERNATURAL BOOK
"Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which lives and abides forever. For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of the grass. The grass withers, and the flower thereof falls away: ... read more
(Present Truths or the Supernatural) 3. THE SUPERNATURAL LIFE
"I live; yet not I, but Christ lives in me." (Gal. 2: 20.)
The best edition of the Holy Scriptures is a holy life. God wants to translate His supernatural book into the living experience of all His children.
When someone said to Sir Walter Scott that ... read more
(Present Truths or the Supernatural) 4.
"Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; that he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, that he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should ... read more