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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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      "For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government shall be upon His shoulder; and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peac ... read more

      "Now will I sing to my beloved a song of my beloved touching his vineyard." (Is. 5:1.) The fifth chapter of Isaiah is a sort of parable in poetry and song very similar to one of the parables of our Lord, as recorded in the twenty-first chapter of Matth ... read more

      "And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord; and shall make Him of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord: and He shall ... read more

It is God which worketh in you
      God does not have two ways for any of us, but one. Not two things for us to do which we may choose between, but one best and highest choice. It is a blessed thing to find and fill the perfect will of God. It is a blessed thing to have our life laid out an ... read more

It is high time to awake out of sleep
      0ne of the greatest enemies to faith is indolence. it is much easier to lie and suffer than to rise and overcome. It is much easier to go to sleep on a snowbank and never wake again than to rouse one's self and shake off the lethargy and overcome the stu ... read more

It is I, be not afraid
      A little child with a tale of woe on his heart flies to his mother's arms for comfort-intending to tell her the whole story of his trouble. But as soon as that mother takes the child in her arms and expresses her love, the child becomes so occupied with ... read more

It is more blessed to give than to receive
      How shall we know the difference between earthly and heavenly love? The one centers on ourselves and is partly our ego seeking its own gratification. The other reaches out to God and to people and finds its Joy in glorifying Him and blessing them. Love is ... read more

It is not in man that walketh to direct his steps
      United to Jesus Christ as our Redeemer, we are accepted in the Beloved. He does not merely take our place as a man and settle our debts. He does that and more. He comes to give a perfect ideal of what a man should be. He is the model man, not for us to co ... read more

it shall be recompensed unto him again
      Christians have it in their power, by a very little sacrifice, to add millions to the treasury of the Lord. Have you found the joy of sacrifice for Jesus? Have you given up something that you might give it to Him? Are you giving your substance to Jesus? H ... read more

James Chapter 1 The Practical Discipline of Life
      "My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into diverse temptations." "Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love Him" (James 1:2, 12). Rotherha ... read more

James Chapter 2 Practical Faith
      "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. Fo ... read more

James Chapter 3 Practical Obedience
      "But be ye doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if a man be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: for he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway f ... read more

James Chapter 4 Practical Love
      "If ye fulfil the royal law according to the Scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself, ye do well." "So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty" (James 2:8, 12). We now come to practical love as set forth in t ... read more

James Chapter 5 The Practical Use of the Tongue
      "For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body" (James 3:2). Speech is one of the supreme distinctions between man and the lower animals. The power of expressing thoug ... read more

James Chapter 6 Practical Sanctification
      "Do ye think that the Scripture saith in vain, The Spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy? But He giveth more grace. Wherefore He saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble"(James 4:5, 6). Let no one think that because James d ... read more

James Chapter 7 The Practical Hope of the Lord's Coming
      "Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain. "Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for th ... read more

James Chapter 8 Practical Prayer
      "Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much" (James 5:16). PRACTICAL PRAYER. This is the kind that James describes: Something to lift up, something ... read more

Jesus the author and finisher of our faith
      Add to your faith, do not add to yourself. This is where we make the mistake. We must not only enter the Christian life by faith, but we must advance by faith each step of the way. At every new stage we shall find ourselves as incompetent and unequal for ... read more

Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom
      More and more we are realizing the supreme importance of getting the right conception of sanctification-not as a blessing but as a personal union with the personal Savior and the indwelling Holy Spirit. Thousands of people get stranded after they have emb ... read more

Joshua Chapter 1 Our Full Inheritance in Christ
      The following chapters contain the substance of a series of expositions of the Book of Joshua, designed to unfold the deeper spiritual teachings of this book as a revelation of Christ in His fulness, and as a type of the higher inheritance of faith and pe ... read more

Joshua Chapter 10 Timnath-Serah, or the City of the Sun
      "When they had made an end of dividing the land for inheritance by their coasts the children of Israel gave an inheritance to Joshua, the son of Nun, among them; according to the Word of the Lord, they gave him the city which he asked, even Timnath-Serah ... read more

Joshua Chapter 11 The Cities of Refuge, or the Sinner's
      "Who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us." (Heb. 6: 18; Josh. 20.) This chapter describes the arrangements in ancient Israel for the protection of persons accused of murder or manslaughter. It was no unusual thing in ancient ti ... read more

Joshua Chapter 12 Inheritance The Inheritance of the Levites, or All in God and God in All
      "I beseech you, therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service." (Rom. 12: 1.) The twenty-first chapter of Joshua gives us an account of the inher ... read more

Joshua Chapter 13 The Trans-Jordanic Tribes
      "Therefore, judge nothing before the time until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts; and then shall every man have praise of God." (1 Cor. 4: 5.) Joshua 22: 1-34. ... read more

Joshua Chapter 14 Warnings and Counsels
      Joshua 24. This chapter contains the parting charges of Joshua to Israel at Shechem. He reviews the faithfulness of God, and all His gracious promises and leadings, and then solemnly pledges them to fidelity to Him and His holy covenant. And when they ... read more

Joshua Chapter 15 Four Mighty Alls
      "And the Lord gave unto Israel all the land which He swore to give unto their fathers; and they possessed it, and dwelt therein. And the Lord gave them rest round about, according to all that He swore unto their fathers: and there stood not a man of all t ... read more

Joshua Chapter 16 The Church's Inheritance
      "And Jesus came and spoke unto them, saying, All power is given unto Me, in heaven and on earth. Go, therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; teaching them to observe all things wha ... read more

Joshua Chapter 17 The Millennial Inheritance
      "Whose voice then shook the earth; but now He has promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven. And this word, Yet once more, signifies the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those thi ... read more

Joshua Chapter 2 The Graves at the Gateway
      "Moses, My servant, is dead; now, therefore, arise, go over this Jordan, you, and all this people, unto the land which I do give to them, even to the children of Israel." (Josh. 1: 2.) We have looked at the land, now let us look at the gateway. It lead ... read more

Joshua Chapter 3 The Two Watchwords of Victory
      Joshua 1: 1-9. Like the two wings of a bird, like the two oars of a boat, both essential to its proper movement, are the two principles of Faith and Obedience, which are ever linked together in a rightly regulated Christian life, and which are interwov ... read more

Joshua Chapter 4 The Conflict and the Conqueror
      Ephesians 6: 10-18. The Book of Joshua is a story of conflict and victory. Almost every chapter echoes the thought of this picture in Ephesians of our spiritual warfare with the principalities and powers in heavenly places. CONQUERING BUT NOT POSSES ... read more

Joshua Chapter 5 Thirty-One Kings, or the Victory Over Self
      "These are the kings of the country which Joshua and the children of Israel smote on this side Jordan on the west. . . . All the kings were thirty and one." (Josh. 12: 7, 24.) "Arba was a great man among the Anakims." (Josh. 14: 15.) "Caleb drove thence ... read more

Joshua Chapter 6 Possessing the Inheritance
      "The Lord said to Joshua, You are old, and stricken in years, and there remains yet very much land to be possessed." (Josh. 13: 1.) "How long are you slack to go to possess the land which the Lord God of your fathers has given you?" (Josh. 18: 3.) We ... read more

Joshua Chapter 7 The Inheritance of Love
      "Hebron, therefore, became the inheritance of Caleb, the son of Jephunneh, the Kenezite, unto this day, because that he wholly followed the Lord God of Israel." (Josh. 14: 14.) The City of Hebron is still one of the most interesting and delightful plac ... read more

Joshua Chapter 8 Kirjath-Sepher, or the Mind of Christ
      "And Caleb said, He that smites Kirjath-Sepher, and takes it, to him will I give Achsah my daughter to wife. And Othniel the son of Kenaz, the brother of Caleb, took it; and he gave him Achsah his daughter to wife. And it came to pass, as she came unto hi ... read more

Joshua Chapter 9 The Discipline or Hard Places
      "And Joshua answered them, If you be a great people, then go up to the wood country, and cut down for yourself there in the land of the Perizzites and of the giants, if Mount Ephraim be too narrow for you." (Josh. 17: 15.) This chapter gives us three i ... read more

keep his commandments
      "Lovest thou me?" the Master asks of each disciple. He expects our first and highest love for Himself, personally, and He has a right to it. More than all our service, more than all our work to build up a cause, He desires our personal devotion to Him. ... read more

keep the way of the Lord
      God wants people whom He can depend upon. He could say of Abraham, I know, him, . . . that the Lord may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him. God can be depended upon. He wants us to be just as decided, just as reliable and just as stable. ... read more

Keep yourselves in the love of God
      Some time ago, I was enjoying a beautiful sunset. The western skies seemed like a great archipelago of golden islands, the masses in the distance rising up into vast mountains of glory. The hue of the sky was so gorgeous that it seemed to reflect itself u ... read more

Knowing this, that our old man is crucified
      It is purely a matter of faith. Faith and sight always differ. To your senses it does not seem to be so, but your faith must still reckon it so. This is a very difficult attitude to hold, and only as we thoroughly believe God can we thus reckon upon His W ... read more

Launch out into the deep
      Many difficulties and perplexities in connection with our Christian lives might best be settled by a simple and bold decision of our will to go forward with the light we have, leaving the speculations and theories that we cannot decide for further settlem ... read more

Lead me in the way everlasting
      There is often apparently but little difference in two distinct lives between the person in constant victory and the one in frequent victory. But that little difference constitutes a world of success or failure. The one is the divine, the other is the hum ... read more

Lean not unto thine own understanding
      Faith is hindered by reliance upon human wisdom, whether our own or the wisdom of others. The devil's first bait to Eve was an offer of wisdom, and for this she sold her faith. Ye shall be as gods, he said, knowing good and evil (Genesis 3:5); and from t ... read more

Leaning upon her beloved
      Will we make the claim most practical and real and, like John, at the Last Supper, lean our full weight upon our Lord's breast? That is the way He would have us prove our love. "if you love me lean hard," said a heathen woman to her missionary, as she ... read more

Let every man abide in the same calling
      Do you complain about your calling or fret about the changes and trials of life? How do you know but that these very changes are the divine methods by which God's purposes of blessing and usefulness concerning you are being fulfilled? Had Aquila and Pris ... read more

Let us not be weary in well-doing
      If Paul could only know the consolation and hope that he has ministered to the countless generations who have marched along the pathway from the cross to the kingdom above! He would be willing to go through a thousand lives and a thousand deaths such as h ... read more

Let your moderation be known unto all men
      The very test of consecration is our willingness not only to surrender the things that are wrong, but to surrender our rights, to be willing to be subject. When God begins to subdue a soul, He often requires us to yield the things that are of little impor ... read more

Living In The Spirit
      "If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit."-Gal. v: 25. What is it to Live in the Spirit? It is to be born of the Spirit. It is to have received a new spiritual life from above. "That which is born of the flesh is flesh, that wh ... read more

Lo, I am with you always
      This living Christ is not the person who was, but the person who still is your living Lord. At Preston Pans, near Edinburgh, I looked on the field where, long ago, armies had been engaged in contest. In the crisis of the battle the chieftain fell wounded. ... read more

Lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world
      Literally, Jesus is saying, "I am with you all the days." He comes to us each day with a new blessing. Every morning, day by day, He walks with us with a love that never tires and a blessing that never grows old. And He is with us "all the days;" it i ... read more

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