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Andrew Murray (1828 - 1917)
Read freely text sermons and articles by the speaker Andrew Murray in text and pdf format. Brother Andrew Murray was a well-known writer/preacher in South Africa who ministered amongst the Dutch Reformed churches. His writings now are widely accepted by modern evangelicals and he is published more than ever in his life-time.
Some of his better known books titles are: "Abide In Christ", "Absolute Surrender," and "Humility." His burden for the body of Christ were teachings on the abiding Spirit of Christ in the believer, the life of faith with God daily, and the life of intercession and prayer in the Church.
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"Having Begun In The Spirit "
The words from which I wish to address you, you will find in the epistle to the Galatians, the third chapter, the second and third verses: "This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
Are ... read more
"Impossible With Man, Possible With God "
"And he said, the things which are impossible with men are possible with God" (Luke 18:27).
Christ had said to the rich young ruler, "Sell all that thou hast ... and come, follow me." The young man went away sorrowful. Christ then turned to the discip ... read more
"O Wretched Man That I Am! "
"0 wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 7:24,25).
You know the wonderful location that this text has in the epistle to the Romans. It stands here at the end of the ... read more
"The Fruit Of The Spirit Is Love "
I want to look at the fact of a life filled with the Holy Spirit more from the practical side. I want to show how this life will reveal itself in our daily walk and conduct.
Under the Old Testament you know the Holy Spirit often came upon men as a div ... read more
"Ye Are The Branches "
AN ADDRESS TO CHRISTIAN WORKERS
Everything depends on our being right in Christ. If I want good apples, I must have a good apple tree. If I care for the health of the apple tree, the apple tree will give me good apples. And it is just so with our Chri ... read more
'Follow Me'; The Holy Trinity; Life and Prayer; Perseverance in Prayer;Carnal or Spiritual
The Lord did not speak these words to all who believed on him, or who hoped to be blessed by him, but to those whom he would make fishers of men. He said this not only at the first calling of the apostles, but also later on to Peter: 'Henceforth thou shal ... read more
A Holiness Revival!
A holiness revival! What was the great evangelistic revival in England through Whitefield and Wesley but this? They had together at Oxford been members of the "Holy Club". With their whole heart they had sought deliverance from the guilt of sin, but als ... read more
A New Spirit, and God's Spirit
A new heart will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you. And I will put my Spirit within you.' -Ezekiel 36: 26, 27.
GOD has revealed Himself in two great dispensations. In the Old we have the, time of promise and preparation, in the New th ... read more
A New Year Meditation
How many of us are longing and praying that the New Year may be a new beginning? How many sad hearts will make a vow of renewed consecration to God and will pray for a new revelation of God as January arrives? In order to understand what such a recommitme ... read more
A Personal Revelation of Jesus Christ
My friends, our mission work must become something very different from what it is at present. You may be praising God for the way in which he has stirred up interest in missions in recent years, and I praise God with you. But we need to take care that thi ... read more
A Revival Of Holiness
The revival we need is a revival of holiness, in which the consecration of the whole being is to the service of Christ, and that for the whole life shall be counted possible. And for this there will be needed a new style of preaching in which the promises ... read more
A Revived Church The Only Hope for a Dying World
The church has the charge of the world entrusted to it. When Christ had finished his work on earth, and went to heaven to carry it on there, he spoke of two powers to whom the continuation of the work on earth was to be committed.
He spoke of the Holy Sp ... read more
A Savior From Sin
"Thou shalt call His name Jesus; for He shall save His people from their sins" Matthew 1:21.
"Ye know that He was manifest to take away sins; and in Him is no sin. Whosoever abideth in Him sinneth not" I John 3:5,6.
It is sin that is the cause of ou ... read more
A Testimony & An Epilogue
In the following quotations from Starlight, by G. Sterrenberg, the great truth about the cross is expressed in simple and powerful words. Let the chapters on 'The Fellowship of the Cross' and 'The Holy Spirit and the Cross' especially be r ... read more
A Word to Workers
Some time ago I read this expression in an old author: The first duty of a clergyman is humbly to ask of God that all that he wants done in his hearers should first be truly and fully done in himself. These words have stuck to me ever since. What a sol ... read more
A WORLDY SPIRIT, THE WORST HERESY
John 15:19 , 17:14-16 I Cor 2:12
In this world there are two kingdoms, contending for the master. Each kingdom has its animating spirit, in which its strength lies, by which all it does is guided, and through which it holds rule among men. Everything w ... read more
Abide in Me, and I in YouJohn 15.4
When a new graft is placed in a vine and it abides there, there is a twofold process that takes place. The first is in the wood. The graft shoots its little roots and fibers down into the stem, and the stem gro ... read more
Abide In My Love
Even as the Father Hath Loved Me, I Also Have Loved You: Abide Ye in My LoveJohn 15.9
Abide in My loveWe speak of a mans home as his abode. Our abode, the home of our soul, is to be the love of Christ. We are to live our life there, to be at h ... read more
I Chose You, and Appointed You, That Ye Should Go and Bear Fruit, and That Your Fruit Should AbideJohn 15.16
There are some fruits that will not keep. One sort of pears or apples must be used at once; another sort can be kept over till next year ... read more
"And Ben-hadad the king of Syria gathered all his host together: and there were thirty and two kings with him, and horses, and chariots: and he went up and besieged Samaria, and warred against it. And he sent messengers to Ahab king of Israel into the cit ... read more
After this manner pray
After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven.Matt. vi. 9.
EVERY teacher knows the power of example. He not only tells the child what to do and how to do it, but shows him how it really can be done. In condescension to ... read more
all that God has begun he himself continues
Men have never had their eyes opened to see that all that God has begun he himself continues; that all that he demands he himself works out; that his divine purpose as author of all carries with it the assurance that he will perfect all he began.
The G ... read more
All things are of him
Of him, and through him, and to him, are all things. This is the God of whom we say: To whom be glory for ever. This is his glory, and it is giving him glory when we know, and acknowledge, and live, and act on this blessed truth. All things are of him ... read more
All things of God to him and in him it was indeed to be
We should say this especially about man, made in Gods image. God created him that he might, in creaturely nature and form, show forth the nature of his divine and invisible glory. God created man with the one object that in and through man he might live ... read more
All things to him
Many, very many Christians, may we now say most Christians, have never seen that God claims all, that he asks that every moment of our life, every power of our being, every part of our possessions, shall have but one aim the pleasure, the glory of God. ... read more
All You Who Have Come to Him
No doubt you have never regretted responding to His call and coming to Him. You experienced that His word was truth; all His promises He fulfilled; He made you a partaker of the blessings and the joy of His love. His welcome was heartfelt, His pardon full ... read more
All you who have come to Him.-Matt.11:28
"Come unto me."-MATT.11:28
"Abide in me."-JOHN 15:4
IT IS to you who have heard and hearkened to the call, "Come unto me," that this new invitation comes, "Abide in me." The message comes from the same loving Saviour. You doubtless have never repent ... read more
An holy priesthood
An holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.I Peter ii. 5.
Ye shall be named the Priests of the Lord.Isaiah lxi. 6.
THE Spirit of the Lord God is upon me: because the Lord hath anointed me. T ... read more
And in His Love
"As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: abide ye in my love."--John 15:9.
Blessed Lord, enlighten our eyes to see aright the glory of this wondrous word. Open to our meditation the secret chamber of THY LOVE, that our souls may enter in, and ... read more
And in Love to the Brethren.
"This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. "-JOHN 15:12.
"Like as the Father loved me, EVEN so I have loved you; LIKE As I have loved you, EVEN so love ye one another." God became man; divine love began to run in the channe ... read more
And not in Self
"In me, that is, in my flesh, dwelleth no good thing." -Rom. 7:18.
To have life in Himself is the prerogative of God alone, and of the Son, to whom the Father hath also given it. To seek life, not in itself, but in God, is the highest honour of the cr ... read more
And you shall find Rest to your Souls.--Matt.11:28-29
"Come unto me, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; and ye shall find rest to your souls -MATT.11:28-29
REST for the soul: Such was the first promise with which the Saviour sought to win the heavy-laden sinner. Simple thoug ... read more
Andrew Murray Quotes
"A dead Christ I must do everything for; a living Christ does everything for me.”
“Christ is the humility of God embodied in human nature; the Eternal Love humbling itself, clothing itself in the garb of meekness and gentleness, to win and serve ... read more
ARE YOU READY TO LEAVE THE WILDERNESS?
You know the mark of Israel's life in the wilderness-the cause of all their troubles there-was unbelief. They did not believe that God could take them into the promised land. And then followed many sins and failures-lusting, idolatry, murmuring, etc. That ... read more
As Christ in the Father
"As the Father hath loved me, so I have loved you. Abide in my love, even as I abide in my Father's love."-JOHN 15:9,16
CHRIST had taught His disciples that to abide in Him was to abide in His love. The hour of His suffering is nigh, and He cannot spe ... read more
as far as we enter into the world, and please it, we lose our power.
What is law for the head, is law for the members; the disciple must be as his master. So Paul understood it when he cried: God forbid that I should glory save in the cross of our lord Jesus Christ by which I am crucified unto the world, and the world to ... read more
As the Branch in the Vine.-John 15:5
"I am the vine, ye are the branches."-JOHN 15:5
It was in connection with the parable of the Vine that our Lord first used the expression, "Abide in me." That parable, so simple, and yet so rich in its teaching, gives us the best and most complete illu ... read more
As the Surety of the Covenant
"Jesus was made a surety of a better testament. "-Heb 7:22
0F THE old Covenant, Scripture speaks as not being faultless, and God complains that Israel had not continued in it; and so He regarded them not (Heb.8:7-9). It had not secured its apparent ob ... read more
As you came to Him, by Faith.-Col.2:6,7 .
"As ye have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in Him: rooted and built up in Him, and stablished in the faith, abounding therein. "CoL.2:6-7
N THESE words the apostle teaches us the weighty lesson, that it is not only by faith that we first c ... read more
As your Redemption.-1 Cor.1:30
"Of God are ye in Christ Jesus, who was made unto us wisdom from God, both righteousness and sanctification, and REDEMPTION."-I COR.1:30(R.V. marg.).
HERE we have the top of the ladder, reaching into heaven-the blessed end to which Christ and life in H ... read more
As your Righteousness- 1 Cor.1:30
"Of God are ye in Christ Jesus, who was made unto us wisdom from God, both RIGHTEOUSNESS and sanctification, and redemption."-I Cor.1:30 (R.V. marg.).
THE first of the great blessings which Christ our wisdom reveals to us as prepared in Himself, is -ri ... read more
As your Sanctification.- 1 Cor.1:30
"Of God are ye in Christ Jesus, who has made unto us wisdom from God, both righteousness and SANCTIFICATION, and redemption." I COR.1:30(R.V. marg.).
"Paul unto the Church of God which is at Corinth to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called t ... read more
As your Strength
"All power is given UNTO ME in heaven and in earth."-MATT.28:18
"Be strong IN THE LORD, and in the power of his might." --EPH.6.10.
"My power is made perfect in weakness."-2 COR.12:9 (R.V.).
THERE is no truth more generally admitted among earnest ... read more
As your Wisdom.- 1 Cor.1:30
"Of God are ye in Christ Jesus, who was made unto us WISDOM from God, both righteousness and sanctification, and redemption."-I COR.1:30 (R.V. marg.).
JESUS CHRIST is not only Priest to purchase, and King to secure, but also Prophet to reveal to us the ... read more
Ask, and it shall be given you
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: for every one that asketh receiveth, and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened,Matt. vii. 7, 8.
Ye ask, and receive not ... read more
Assurance Of Faith
"Abraham staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strong in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully persuaded that, what He had promised, He was able also to perform" Romans 4:20,21.
"My little children, let us not love in word ... read more
At that day
In that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my Name, He will give it you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my Name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. At that day ye ... read more
At this Moment
"Behold, Now is the accepted time; behold, Now is the day of salvation." 2 Cor 6:2
THE thought of living moment by moment is of such central importancelooking at the abiding in Christ from our side-that we want once more to speak of it. And to all who ... read more
Be A Blessing
"Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto the land that I will show thee; and I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee; and thou shalt be a blessing" Genesis 12:1,2.
In these first words that ... read more
Be Filled With the Spirit
Other words concerning the Holy Spirit are found in Acts 2:4: They were all filled with the Holy Spirit (NKJV) and Ephesians 5:18: Be filled with the Spirit. The one text is a narrative, telling us what actually happened. The other is a command, t ... read more