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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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(Walking in the Spirit) 13. COOPERATING WITH THE HOLY GHOST
"Receive ye the Holy Ghost." John 20: 22.
"Be filled with the Spirit." Eph. 5: 18.
While we recognize the sovereign power of the Holy Ghost, visiting the heart at His pleasure, and working according to His will upon the objects of His grace, yet God h ... read more
(Walking in the Spirit) 14. HINDERING THE HOLY SPIRIT
"Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God." Eph. 4: 30.
"Ye do always resist the Holy Ghost." Acts 7: 51.
"Quench not the Spirit." 1 Thess. 5: 19.
It is very touching and solemn that while the Holy Ghost might, in the exercise of His omnipotence, coerce o ... read more
(Walking in the Spirit) 2. WALKING IN THE SPIRIT
I. What is it to Walk in the Spirit?
Generally, it may be said, it is to maintain the habit of dependence upon the Holy Ghost for our entire life; spirit, soul and body. We know what it is at times to enjoy His conscious presence. We live in the Spirit ... read more
(Walking in the Spirit) 3. PERSON AND ATTRIBUTES OF THE HOLY GHOST
"God hath not given us the Spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." 2 Tim. 1: 7.
I. The Holy Spirit is a Person.
The Holy Ghost is a distinct individual, and not a vague influence, or a phase of Divine working.
Just as there ... read more
(Walking in the Spirit) 4. OFFICES AND RELATIONS OF THE HOLY GHOST
I. The Holy Spirit in Relation to the Godhead.
This Divine person has a special place in the Trinity, and in the Divine economy.
With respect to the Father, He is spoken of as proceeding from Him; the same term is also used of His relation to the So ... read more
(Walking in the Spirit) 5. EMBLEMS AND ASPECTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
“The Seven Spirits which are before His Throne.” Rev. 1: 4.
This expression denotes the fullness of the Holy Spirit. The number seven is expressive of divine completeness, and the benediction of the seven spirits is equivalent to the ascription of Pa ... read more
(Walking in the Spirit) 6. THE SPIRIT OF LIGHT
"Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is of God; that we may know the things that are freely given to us of God." 1Cor. 2: 12.
The first aspect in which the Holy Spirit is revealed to us is as the Illuminator and Guide ... read more
(Walking in the Spirit) 7. THE SPIRIT OF HOLINESS
"Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ." 1 Peter 1: 2.
It would throw a flood of light on the perplexing doctrine of election if we would r ... read more
(Walking in the Spirit) 8. THE SPIRIT OF LIFE
What is life? The unsolved question of science and philosophy. What is it that makes the difference between that soaring bird with buoyant wing and burnished breast, as it mounts the air, and that little limp, broken thing that the hunter gathe ... read more
(Walking in the Spirit) 9. THE SPIRIT OF COMFORT
"Walking in the comfort of the Holy Ghost." Acts 9: 31.
Our English translators have given to the Greek work ‘Paraclete,’ which the Lord Jesus applied to the Holy Ghost, the translation of the Comforter. And while this term is not expressive of the c ... read more
0 man of desires
0 man of desires was the divine character given to Daniel. The thought is translated in the King James version, A man greatly beloved. But it literally means, 0 man of desires. Desire is a necessary element in all spiritual forces. It is one of the secret ... read more
0 my dove, that art in the clefts of the ro
The dove is in the cleft of the rock-the riven side of our Lord. There is comfort and security there. It is also in the secret places of the stairs. It loves to build its nest in the high towers to which men mount by winding stairs for hundreds of feet ab ... read more
1 & 2 Peter Chapter 1 Words of Comfort for Tried Ones
"Wherein you greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, you are in heaviness through manifold temptations: That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perishes, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto prai ... read more
1 & 2 Peter Chapter 2 He is Precious
"Unto you therefore which believe he is precious" (1 Peter 2: 7.)
The last question the Master asked His disciple, Peter, was, "Simon, son of Jonas, do you love me?" And his beautiful letters leave us in no doubt as to the answer. It is summed up in ou ... read more
1 & 2 Peter Chapter 3 Our High Calling in Christ
"I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims." (1 Peter 2: 11.)
Peter has told us about Christ. Now, what has he to tell us about ourselves? His first epistle contains a number of significant titles and attributes of the believer.
1. Strangers. "Peter, ... read more
1 & 2 Peter Chapter 4 Social and Civil Duties of the Christian Life
"Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake; whether it be to the king, as supreme; Or unto governors as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well." "Honor all men. Love th ... read more
1 & 2 Peter Chapter 5 Sanctification
"Be you holy; for I am holy." (1 Peter 1:16.)
"Grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ." (2 Peter 3:18.)
We have already seen what Peter has to say to us about regeneration and the Christian life and calling. Let us n ... read more
1 & 2 Peter Chapter 6 Ministers of Christ
"Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being examples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd ... read more
1 & 2 Peter Chapter 7 The Coming of the Day of God
"Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God." (2 Peter 3:12.)
We have the apostle Peter's testimony to the preciousness of Christ, the blessedness of trial, the calling and life of the believer, the spirit and reward of true ministry ... read more
2 Corinthians Chapter 1 VICTORIOUS SUFFERING
"Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord, Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulations that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are co ... read more
2 Corinthians Chapter 10 THE GRACE OF GIVING
"Therefore, as you abound in everything, in faith and utterance and knowledge, and in all diligence and in your love to us, see that you abound in this grace also. For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake ... read more
2 Corinthians Chapter 11 THE THINGS PAUL GLORIED IN
"Of such an One will I glory; yet of myself will I not glory, save in my infirmities." 2 Cor. 12: 5.
It is sometimes necessary even for a Christian to assert his manhood and self-respect. Most of the time Solomon's first prescription is best: "Answer n ... read more
2 Corinthians Chapter 2 THE DEPENDABLENESS OF GOD
"For all the promises of God in Him are yes, and in Him amen, unto the glory of God by us. Now He which establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us, is God: Who has also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts." 2 Cor. 1: 20 ... read more
2 Corinthians Chapter 3 VICTORY
"Now thanks be unto God which always causes us to triumph in Christ and makes manifest the savor of His knowledge by us in every place, for we are unto God a sweet savor of Christ in them that are saved and in them that perish. To the one we are the savor ... read more
2 Corinthians Chapter 4 PAUL'S TESTIMONY ABOUT HIS MINISTRY
"Therefore, seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy we faint not; but have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness nor handling the Word of God deceitfully, but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselve ... read more
2 Corinthians Chapter 5 PAUL'S TESTIMONY CONCERNING SUPERNATURAL LIFE FOR THE BODY
"For we which live are always delivered unto death for Jesus' sake that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh." 2 Cor. 4: 11.
Unlike many false religions, Christianity does not depreciate or degrade the human body. The very ... read more
2 Corinthians Chapter 6 PAUL'S TESTIMONY ABOUT SALVATION
"Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be you reconciled to God." 2 Cor. 5: 20.
The apostle has given us his testimony about trial and victory, about his ministry and his own physica ... read more
2 Corinthians Chapter 7 PAUL'S TESTIMONY ABOUT HOLINESS
We have had Paul's testimony about salvation, the supernatural life of the body, victory over trial and other important experiences. In the sixth chapter of 2 Corinthians we have his testimony about holy living. There were special reasons why this should ... read more
2 Corinthians Chapter 8 TWO KINDS OF SORROW
"Godly sorrow worketh repentance unto salvation not to be repented of, but the sorrow of the world worketh death." 2 Cor. 7: 10.
The world is full of sorrow. It comes both to the sinner and to the saint, but oh, how different it comes to each.
I. Th ... read more
2 Corinthians Chapter 9 OUR SPIRITUAL WARFARE
"For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh. (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds);
"Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the kn ... read more
A garden enclosed
The figure here is of a beautiful, fruitful enclosure, not a wilderness. Garden soil is cultivated soil, very different from the roadside or wilderness. The idea of a garden is culture. The ground has to be prepared, to be broken up by ploughing, to be me ... read more
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine
King Solomon left among his wise sayings a prescription for sick and sad hearts, and it is one that we can safely take. A merry heart doeth good like a medicine. Joy is the great restorer and healer. Gladness of spirit will bring health to the bones and v ... read more
A Sanctified Body
The human body has been called the microcosm of the universe, a little world of wonders and a monument of divine wisdom and power, sufficient to convince the most incredulous mind of the existence of the Great Designer. There are enough evidences of supre ... read more
A Sanctified Soul
We have already seen that in the threefold division of our being the spirit represents the higher and divine element, that which knows, trusts, loves, resembles and glorifies God. What then is the soul as distinguished from the spirit and the body, and wh ... read more
A Sanctified Spirit
Having seen the source and meaning of sanctification, let us next trace its sphere and extent. I pray God to sanctify you through and through is the meaning of this verse. And then Paul specifies the threefold division of our human nature, the spirit, t ... read more
A Tribute to Leaders in the Past and Present
In a very real sense we thank God when we thank His people. Gratitude felt and expressed becomes a healing, life-building force in the soul. Something wonderful happens within us when gratitude enters. We cannot be too grateful, for it would be like lovin ... read more
A.B. Simpson Quotes
Superficial Christians are apt to be eccentric. Mature Christians are so near the Lord that they are not afraid of missing His guidance. They are not always trying to promote their loyalty to God by their independence from others.
We begin life w ... read more
Abide in me
Christianity may mean nothing more than a religious system. The Christian life may mean nothing more than an earnest and honest attempt to follow and imitate Christ. The Christ life is more than these and expresses our actual union with the Lord Jesus Chr ... read more
Abraham believed God
Abraham's faith reposed in God Himself. He knew the God he was dealing with. It was a personal confidence in One whom he could utterly trust. The real secret of Abraham's whole life was in his friendship with God. He knew God to be his great, good and ... read more
According to the power that worketh in us
When we reach the place of union with God through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, we come into the inheritance of external blessing and enter upon the land of our possession. Then our health and physical strength come to us through the power of our int ... read more
After that ye have suffered a while
Are we learning love in the school of suffering? Are our hearts being mellowed and deepened by the summer heat of trial until the fruit of the Spirit-love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance-is ripening for the ha ... read more
Afterward that which is spiritual
God often has to bring us not only into the place of suffering, and the bed of sickness and pain, but also into the place where our righteousness breaks down and our character falls to pieces in order to humble us in the dust and show us the need of entir ... read more
Having hope, when your faith is increased, that we shall be enlarged by you according to our rule abundantly, to preach the Gospel in the regions beyond you, and not to boast in another man's line of things made ready to our hand (II Cor. x. 15,16).
We ... read more
It was a stirring greeting which the Lord of Life spoke to His first disciples on the morning of the resurrection. It is a bright and radiant word which, in His Name, we would speak to His beloved children at the commencement of another day. it means a go ... read more
All the land which thou seest
The actual provisions of God's grace come from the inner vision. He who gives to the bird the instinct to cross the continent in search of summer sunshine in a southern climate is too good to deceive it. And just as surely as He has put the instinct in t ... read more
All things are lawful for me
I may be perfectly free myself to do many things, the doing of which might hurt my brother and wound his conscience. Love will gladly surrender the little indulgence so that my brother may be saved from temptation. There are many questions which are easil ... read more
All things are naked and opened
The literal translation of that phrase in Hebrews is, "all things are stripped and stunned." Such is the force of the Greek words. The figure is that of an athlete in the Coliseum who has fought his best in the arena, and has at length fallen at the fe ... read more
Always causeth us to triumph
How these words help us! Think of them when people rasp you, when the devil pricks you with his fiery darts, when your sensitive, self-willed spirit chafes or frets. Let a gentle voice be heard above the strife, whispering, "Keep sweet, keep sweet!" And ... read more
And again I say, Rejoice
It is a good thing to rejoice in the Lord. Perhaps you found the first dose ineffectual. Keep on with your medicine, and when you cannot feel any joy, when there is no wellspring and no seeming comfort and encouragement, still rejoice, and count it all jo ... read more
And hath raised us up together
Ascension is more than resurrection. Much is said of it in the New Testament. Christ rises above all things. We see Him in the very act of ascending, as we do not in the actual resurrection. With hands and lips engaged in blessing, He gently parts from Hi ... read more