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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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He humbled himself
0ne of the hardest things for those having a lofty and superior nature is to be under authority, to renounce their own will and to take a place of subjection. Christ took upon Him the form of a servant, gave up His independence, His right to please Himsel ... read more
He humbled himself
The first step to the righteousness of the kingdom is poor in spirit. The next is a little deeper, they that mourn. Because now we must become pliable, we must be broken, we must be like the metal in the fire which the Master can mold. It is not enough t ... read more
He is a new creature
Resurrected, not raised. There is so much in this distinction. The teaching of human philosophy is that we are to raise humanity to a higher plane. But this is not the gospel. On the contrary, the teaching of the cross is that humanity must die and sink o ... read more
He opened not his mouth
How much grace it requires to bear a misunderstanding rightly and to receive an unkind judgment in holy sweetness! Nothing tests the Christian character more than to have some evil thing said about us. This is the file that soon proves whether we are elec ... read more
He purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit
Recently I passed a garden. The gardener had finished his pruning and the wounds of the knife and saw were just beginning to heal. The warm April sun was gently nourishing the stricken plant into fresh life and energy. As I looked at that plant I thought ... read more
He shall baptize you . . . with fire
Fire is strangely intense and intrinsic. It goes into the very substance of things. It somehow blends with every particle of the thing it touches. There are the severe trials that come to minds more sensitive-to minds that have more points of contact with ... read more
He shall dwell on high
It is easier for a consecrated Christian to live a total life for God than to live a mixed life. A soul redeemed and sanctified by Christ is too large for the shoals and sands of a selfish, worldly, sinful life. The great motor vessel can sail in deep wa ... read more
He that eateth me, even he shall live by me
What the children of God need is not merely a lot of teaching, but the Living Bread. The best wheat is not good food. It must be ground and baked before it can be digested and assimilated to nourish the system. The purest and the highest truth cannot of i ... read more
He that in these things serveth Christ
God can only use us while we are trusting Him completely. Satan cared far less for Peter's denial of his Master than for the use he made of it afterwards to destroy his faith. So Jesus said to him, I have prayed for thee that thy faith fail not (Like 22: ... read more
He that is entered into his rest
What a rest it would be to many of us if we could exchange burdens with Christ and so utterly and irreversibly transfer to Him all our cares and needs that we would no longer feel responsible for them. We would have the assurance that He has undertaken al ... read more
He that ruleth his spirit
Temperance is true self-government. It involves the grace of self-denial and the spirit of a sound mind. It is that poise of spirit that holds us quiet, self-possessed, composed, deliberate and subject to the voice of God and the conviction of duty in eve ... read more
He that triumphed gloriously
God calls us to victory. Have you given up the conflict, have you surrendered? Have you said, "This thing is too much?" Have you said, "I can give up anything else but this?" If you have, you are not in the land of promise. God intends that you accept ... read more
He went out, not knowing whither he went
This is true faith. When we can see, it is not faith but reasoning. In crossing the Atlantic by ship, I observed this very principle of faith. We could see no path upon the water or sign of the shore. And yet day by day the helmsman was in a path as exact ... read more
He will guide you into all truth
The Holy Spirit does not come to give us extraordinary manifestations but to give us life and light. The nearer we come to Him the more simple will His illumination and leading be. He comes to guide [us] into all truth. He comes to shed light upon our own ... read more
He will keep the feet of his saints
Perils as well as privileges attend the higher Christian life. The nearer we come to God, the thicker the hosts of darkness in heavenly places. The safe place lies in obedience to God's Word, singleness of heart and holy vigilance. When Christians speak ... read more
hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God
Sometimes people fall because they lack confidence in the Physician. The very first requirement for your healing is that you trust the Physician, and trust Him implicitly-so implicitly that you go forward on His bare word and act as if you had received Hi ... read more
Hebrews Chapter 1 THE APOSTLE OF OUR PROFESSION
"Consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus" (Heb. 3: 1).
"God . . . hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son" (Heb. 1:1, 2).
The Epistle to the Hebrews in importance stands side by side with Romans and Corinthians a ... read more
Hebrews Chapter 10 THE FINISHER OF OUR FAITH
"Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God" (Heb. 12:2).
The Epistle to the Hebrews is the working out ... read more
Hebrews Chapter 11 THE SCHOOL OF FAITH
"Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby" (Heb. 12: 11).
The mystery of suffering is deeply interwoven with ever ... read more
Hebrews Chapter 12 THE GOAL OF FAITH
"For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness and darkness, and tempest,
"And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words; which voice they that heard entreated that the word should not be spo ... read more
Hebrews Chapter 13 "LET US"
In the study of the Epistle to the Hebrews our attention has been chiefly confined to the unfolding of the great doctrinal plan of the writer, the revelation of Jesus Christ, as our Apostle, our Great High Priest, and the Author and Finisher of our faith. ... read more
Hebrews Chapter 14 CONCLUDING MESSAGES
"Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,
"Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well pleasing in hi ... read more
Hebrews Chapter 2 OUR RESPONSE TO GOD'S MESSAGE
"Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip" (Heb. 2: 1).
"Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God" (He ... read more
Hebrews Chapter 3 OUR GREAT HIGH PRIEST
"Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.
"For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points temp ... read more
Hebrews Chapter 4 OUR GREAT HIGH PRIEST SUPERIOR TO AARON
"But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises" (Heb. 8: 6).
Having shown that our Great High Priest is divine and human, and thus able at once t ... read more
Hebrews Chapter 5 THE AUTHOR OF OUR FAITH
"Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith" (Heb. 12:2).
"But without faith it is impossible to please him" (Heb. 11: 6).
"Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompense of reward" (Heb. 10: 35).
Having unfolded th ... read more
Hebrews Chapter 6 THE PATRIARCHS OF FAITH
"For by it [faith] the elders obtained a good report" (Heb. 11: 2).
That is to say, the men of old, the patriarchs of ancient times, made a record and obtained witness to their high character and achievements only through faith.
The eleventh chapt ... read more
Hebrews Chapter 7 THE SEVEN TYPES OF FAITH
"By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king's commandment" (Heb. 11:23).
This passage (Heb. 11: 23-31) contains a separate cluster ,of stars in the ... read more
Hebrews Chapter 8 LIGHTHOUSES OF FAITH
"And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gideon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthah; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets" (Heb. 11: 32).
Lighthouses indeed they were, these men of faith that illuminated the ... read more
Hebrews Chapter 9 THE CLOUD OF WITNESSES
"Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us" (Heb. 12: 1).
The writer has alread ... read more
Herein is my Father glorified
The true way to glorify God is for God to show His glory through us, to shine through us as empty vessels, reflecting His fullness of grace and power. The sun is glorified when it has a chance to show its light through the crystal window, or in reflection ... read more
I wish to speak to you about Jesus, and Jesus only. I often hear people say, "I wish I could get hold of Divine Healing, but I cannot." Sometimes they say, "I have got it." If I ask them, "What have you got?" the answer is sometimes, "I have got the bless ... read more
Hindering The Holy Spirit
"Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God."--Eph. iv: 80.
"Ye do always resist the Holy Ghost"--Acts vii: 51.
"Quench not the Spirit."-1 Thess. v: 19.
It is very touching and solemn that while the Holy Ghost might, in the exercise of His omnipotence, ... read more
His wife hath made herself ready
There is danger of becoming morbid even in preparing for the Lord's coming. I remember a time when I determined to devote myself to a month of waiting upon the Lord for a baptism of the Holy Ghost. Before the end of the month the Lord had shaken me out o ... read more
Hold fast that which is good
It is good to be able to receive new truth and blessing without sacrificing the truths already proved or abandoning foundations already laid. Some persons are always laying the foundations, until, finally, they appear like a number of abandoned sites and ... read more
Hold fast the confidence
The attitude of faith is simple trust. It is Elijah saying to Ahab, There is a sound of abundance of rain (1 Kings 18:41). But then there comes usually a deeper experience in which the prayer is inwrought. It is Elijah on the mount, with his face between ... read more
Hold fast the confidence
Seldom will we see a sadder wreck of even the highest, noblest Christian character than when the enemy has succeeded in undermining the simple trust of a child of God and lured him into self-accusation and condemnation. it is a fearful place when the beli ... read more
Hold fast till I come
A Jewish man was asked how it was that his countrymen were so successful in acquiring wealth. "Ah," said he, "we do not make more money than other people, but we keep more." Beloved, let us be on guard this day against spiritual pickpockets and spirit ... read more
How long halt ye between two opinions?
It is strange that people will not get over the idea that a consecrated life is a difficult one. A simple illustration will answer this foolish impression. Suppose a streetcar operator were to say, "It is much easier to run with one wheel on the track an ... read more
How To Abide
And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming." (I John 2:28)
It would seem as though John meant that only little children could abide in Him; that only when we g ... read more
How To Abide
"And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming." (I John 2:28)
It would seem as though John meant that only little children could abide in Him; that only when ... read more
How ye ought to walk and to please God
Many Christians are in the place that the Lord has appointed them, and yet the devil is harassing their lives with a sense that they are not quite pleasing the Lord. If they could just settle down in the place that God has assigned them and fill it faithf ... read more
Humble yourselves therefore
The pressure of hard places makes us value life. Every time we come through such a trial, it is like a new beginning, and we learn better how much life is worth and make more of it for God and man. The pressure helps us to understand the trials of others ... read more
Hymn: O Comforter, gentle and tender
O Comforter, gentle and tender,
O holy and heavenly Dove;
We’re yielding our hearts in surrender,
We’re waiting Thy fullness to prove.
We’re waiting, we’re waiting
For Thee, O heavenly Dove;
We’re yielding our hearts to surren ... read more
I am alive forevermore
Here is the message of the Christ of the cross and the still more glorious and precious Christ of the resurrection. It is beautiful and inspiring to note the touch of light and glory with which these simple words invest the cross. It does not say, I am he ... read more
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live
The Christ life is in harmony with our nature. The other day I was asked by a thoughtful, intelligent woman-one not a Christian, but who had the deepest hunger for that which is right-"How can Christ enter us and we not lose our individuality? This exper ... read more
I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down
When work is pressing, there are many little things that will come and seem to need attention. it is a very blessed thing to be quiet and still, work on and entrust the little things to God. He answers such trust in a wonderful way. The believer who has n ... read more
I am my beloved's, and my beloved is mine
I am the Lord's then the Lord is mine. If Christ owns me I own Him. And so faith must reach out and claim its full inheritance and begin to use its great resources. Moment by moment we may now take Him as our grace and strength, our faith and love, our v ... read more
I am the Lord that healeth thee
It is very reasonable that God should expect us to trust Him for our bodies as well as our souls. If our faith is not practical enough to bring us temporal relief, how can we be schooled to depend upon God for anything that involves serious risk? It is al ... read more
I am the vine, ye are the branches
How can I take Christ as my Sanctifier or Healer? That is a question that we are constantly asked. It is necessary first of all that we get into the posture of faith. This has to be done by a definite and voluntary act, and then maintained by a uniform ha ... read more