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A.B. Simpson

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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Emblems And Aspects Of The Holy Spirit
      The Seven Spirits which are before His Throne.- Rev. i: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 Paul ... read more

Enlarged Work
      "Enlarge the place of thy tent." Isa. liv: 2a About one hundred years ago a humble Baptist preacher stood in an English pulpit and announced this text at the opening of what was perhaps the first Missionary Convention of modern times. He then proposed ... read more

Epbraim, he hath mixed himself
      It is a great thing to learn to take God first. Then He can afford to give us everything else without the fear of its hurting us. As long as you want anything very much, especially more than you want God, it is an idol. When you become satisfied with God, ... read more

Epistle of Jude Chapter 1
       This little epistle of twenty-two verses and less than seven hundred words is replete with the most solemn warnings and the loftiest spiritual lessons, conveyed with a vigor and vividness worthy of comparison with some of the finest visions of the old p ... read more

Epistles of John Chapter 1 THE LIFE
      “For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and declare unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us.” (1 John 1:2.) “This is the true God, and eternal life. (1 John 5:20.) Could we compress into a sin ... read more

Epistles of John Chapter 2 THE WALK
       He that says he abides in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked. (1 John 2:6.) The life naturally leads to the walk. The term describes the course of life, the conduct, the practical side of our Christian life. The reference to the w ... read more

Epistles of John Chapter 3 THE FATHER
      “I write unto you, little children, because you have known the Father. (1 John 2: 13.) “Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God. (1 John 3: 1.) The Fatherhood of God is one of the most ... read more

Epistles of John Chapter 4 THE ANOINTING
      “But the anointing which you have received of him abides in you, and you need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teaches you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it has taught you, you shall abide in him.” (1 John ... read more

Epistles of John Chapter 5 THE LOVE OF GOD
      “He that loves not knows not God; for God is love.” (1 John 4:8.) It was peculiarly appropriate that it should be given to John, the beloved disciple, to unfold the Father's love. It was in keeping with the principle which he himself has announced ... read more

Epistles of John Chapter 6 THE CONFIDENCE
      “This is the confidence that we have in him.” (1 John 5: 14.) The universe is held together by the one great law of gravitation. Society is held together by the one great law of confidence, in the family, the commercial world, and the larger circle ... read more

Epistles of John Chapter 7 THE CONFLICT
      “You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.” (1 John 4: 4.) The picture which John has given us of divine life and love, has been so full of brightness that we have s ... read more

Epistles of John Chapter 8 THE VICTORY
      You . . . have overcome them: because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world. (1 John 4: 4.) We enter this conflict with the prestige of victory. We meet the enemy as a conquered foe. This is the high standpoint of faith. This is th ... read more

Epistles of John Chapter 9 The Ministry of Letter Writing
      “The elder unto the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth.... The elder unto the well beloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth.” (2 John 1; 3 John 1.) The letters we write are a mirror at once of the character of the writer and the p ... read more

Even as he is pure
      God is now aiming to reproduce in us the pattern which has already appeared in Jesus Christ, the Son of God. The Christian life is not an imitation of Christ, but a direct new creation in Christ, and the union with Christ is so complete that He imparts Hi ... read more

Even Christ pleased not himself
      Let this be a day of self-forgetting ministry for Christ and others. Let us not once think of being ministered unto, but rather say with Him: I am among you as he that serveth (Luke 22:27). Let us not drag our burdens through the day but drop all our load ... read more

every thought to the obedience of Christ
      If we would abide in Christ we must have no confidence in self. Self-repression must be ever the prime necessity of divine fullness and efficiency. How quickly we want to spring to the front when any emergency arises. When something in which we are intere ... read more

Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die
      Death and resurrection are the central ideas of nature and Christianity. We see them in the transformation of the chrysalis, in the buried seed bursting into the bud and blossom of spring, in the transformation of the cold shroud of winter into the tinted ... read more

Faint, yet pursuing
       It is a good thing to learn to depend upon God to work through our feeble resources and yet, while so depending, to be absolutely faithful and diligent and not allow our trust to deteriorate into indolence. We find no sloth or negligence in Gideon or his ... read more

Faith is . . . the evidence of things not seen
      True faith drops its letter in the post office box and lets it go. Distrust holds onto a corner of it and wonders why the answer never comes. In my desk are some letters that I wrote weeks ago. But there was some slight uncertainty about the address or th ... read more

Faithful in that which is least
      The man who missed his opportunity and met the doom of the faithless servant was not the man with five talents, or the man with two, but the man who had only one. The people who are in danger of missing life's great meaning are the people of ordinary cap ... read more

Fear thou not; for I am with thee
      Satan is continually trying to weaken our faith by fear. He is a great metaphysician and knows the paralyzing effect of fear-the great enemy of faith. If he can cause us to fear, he will stop us from trusting and hinder the very blessing we need. Job foun ... read more

Fight the good fight of faith
      How must God feel when we disappoint Him after He has given us His heart's blood, put so many advantages in our way and expended upon us so much grace and care. it makes the spirit cry, "Who is sufficient for these things?" In my mind's eye I can see ... read more

Filled with the Spirit
      "Be filled with the Spirit." Eph. v: 18. "Ye are complete (filled) in Him." Col. ii: 10. The emphatic word in both these verses "filled." It is the Greek plaroo which means to fill full, so full that there will be no room left empty. This is the t ... read more

Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord
      There is no spiritual value in depression. One bright and thankful look at the cross is worth a thousand morbid, self-condemning reflections. The longer you look at the evil the more it defiles and mesmerizes you into its own likeness. Lay it down at the ... read more

Finishing Our Work
      It is this thought of finishing things that I think God wants to speak to us about today. We are finishing, this morning, our ministry in this place; at least, we are gathering this Sabbath morning within these walls for the last time. For two years and o ... read more

First gave their own selves to the Lord
      In order to be successful in Christian work, it is essential that a person be loyal not only to Go d but to the work with which he or she is associated. The more deeply a person knows the Lord, the easier it is for him to get along with others. Superficia ... read more

For it is God which worketh in you
      Sanctification is the gift of the Holy Spirit, the fruit of the Spirit, the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the prepared inheritance of all who enter in. It is the obtainment of faith, not the attainment of works. It is divine holiness, not human self- ... read more

For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free
      There is a natural law of sin and sickness. If we just sink into the trend of circumstances we shall go down and sink under the power of the tempter. But there is another law of spiritual life and physical life in Christ Jesus to which we can rise and thr ... read more

For the Lord God will help me
      Here is the language of trust and victory. It was through this faith, as we are told in Hebrews, that in His last agony Jesus for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame (12:2). His life was a life of faith, His death was a ... read more

For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain
      The secret of a sound body is a sound heart, and the prayer of the Holy Spirit for us is that we may prosper and be in health, even as [our] soul prospereth (3 John 2). We find Paul in his Letter to the Philippians expressing a sublime and holy indifferen ... read more

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ
      It will not always be the day of toll and trial. Some day we shall hear our names announced before the universe and the record read of things that we had long forgotten. How our hearts will thrill, and our heads will bow, as we hear our own names called, ... read more

For ye are dead
      This definite, absolute and final putting off of ourselves in an act of death is something we cannot do ourselves. It is not self-mortifying, but it is dying with Christ. Nothing can do it but the cross of Christ and the Spirit of God. The church is full ... read more

Freely ye have received, freely give
      When God does anything marked and special for our souls or bodies, He intends it as a sacred trust for us to communicate to others. Freely ye have received, freely give. It has pleased the Master in these closing days of His dispensation of grace to revea ... read more

Fret not thyself in any wise
       A life was lost in Israel because a pair of human hands were laid unbidden upon the ark of God. They were placed upon it with the best intent to steady the ark as the oxen drew the cart carrying it along the rough way. But they touched God's work presum ... read more

From Strength to Strength
      "From strength to strength."-Psalm lxxxiv 7. This is a chapter of the "Pilgrim's Progress" through the valley of Baca, of which this beautiful psalm is a picture. It is the story of the life of trust, and its two keynotes are the fifth and twelfth ... read more

Get thee behind me, Satan
      If when it seems your old self has come back, you listen to it, fear it, believe it, it will have the same influence upon you as 'f it were not dead. It will control you and destroy you. Instead, simply ignore it and say: "You are not I, you are Satan t ... read more

Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in
      In the parable in Luke 14 of the great supper an ancient lord prepared for his friends and neighbors, there is a significant picture and object lesson of the program of Christianity in this age. In the first place, it is obvious to every thoughtful mind t ... read more

God . . . calleth those things which be not as though they were
      The Word of God creates what it commands. When Christ says to any of us Now are ye clean through the word which I have spoken unto you (John 15:3), we are clean. When He says no condemnation (Romans 8:1) there is none, though there may have been a lifetim ... read more

God hath set some in the church . . . helps
      In the Apostle's lists of officers in the church, the helps are mentioned before the governments, By the ministry of prayer, by the ministry of giving, by the ministry of encouragement, by the shining face and mute pressure of the hand and a little word ... read more

God's Measureless Measures
      "But they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves are not wise. But we will not boast of things without our measure, but according to the measure of the rule which God hath distributed to us, a measure to reach e ... read more

Grace Abounding
      "Where sin abounded grace did much more abound." Rom. v: 20. We find in nature a beautiful approximation to the truth declared in this verse, a sort of parable and symbol of the glory of redemption. It is this. Go into the woods and cut a wound in the ... read more

Grow up into him in all things
      Harvest is a time of ripeness. Then the fruit and grain are fully developed, both in size and weight. Time has tempered the acid of the green fruit. It has been mellowed and softened by the rains and the heat of summer. The sun has tinted it into rich col ... read more

Happy are ye if ye do them
      You little know the rest that comes from the yielded will, the surrendered choice, the meek and lowly heart that lets the world go by and knows that it shall inherit the earth which is has refused. You little know the relish that it gives to the blessing ... read more

Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices
      Many a person prays for sanctification but fails to enter into the blessing because he does not intelligently understand and faithfully accept God's appointed means-Jesus Christ and the indwelling of the Spirit. Many a prayer for the salvation of others ... read more

Have faith in God
      God requires of us a perfect faith, and He tells us that if we believe and doubt not, we shall have whatsoever we ask. The faintest touch of unbelief will neutralize our trust. But how shall we have such perfect faith? Is it possible for human nature? No, ... read more

have thou authority over ten cities
      It is not our success in service that counts, but our fidelity. Caleb and Joshua were faithful and God remembered their faithfulness when the day of visitation came. For them it was a very difficult and unpopular position. For us, too. We are called in th ... read more

Having begun in the Spirit
      Grace literally means that which we do not have to earn. It has two great senses always; it comes without charge, and it comes when we are helpless. Grace does not merely help the man who helps himself-that is not the gospel. The gospel is that God helps ... read more

He breathed on them
      The beautiful figure suggested by the words "He breathed on them" is full of simple instruction. It is as easy to receive the Holy Spirit as it is to breathe. It almost seems as if the Lord had given His disciples the very impression of breathing, and h ... read more

He dwelleth with you, and shall be in you
      Do not fail to mark these two stages in Christian life. The one is the Spirit's work in us, the other is the Spirit's personal coming to abide within us. All true Christians know the first, but few, it is to be feared, understand and receive the second. ... read more

he hath perfected forever them that are sanctified
      Are you missing what belongs to you? Jesus has promised to sanctify you. He has promised sanctification for you by coming to you Himself and being made of God to you sanctification. Jesus is our sanctification. Having Him, we have obedience, rest, patienc ... read more

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