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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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Filled With the Spirit
'Be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another.'-- Eph 5:18
THESE words are a command. They enjoin upon us, not what the state of apostles or ministers ought to be, but what should be the ordinary consistent experience of every true-hearted believ ... read more
First Lesson. Lord, teach us to pray; Or, The Only Teacher
And it came to pass, as He was praying in a certain place, that when He ceased, one of His disciples said to Him, Lord, teach us to pray.Luke xi. 1.
THE disciples had been with Christ, and seen Him pray. They had learnt to understand somethin ... read more
Flesh And Spirit
"And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ" I Corinthians 3:1.
"I am carnal, sold unto sin: to will is present with me, but to perform that which is good I find not. The law of the Spi ... read more
Forsaking all for Him
"I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, and be found IN Him. PHIL.3:8-9.
WHEREVER there is life, there is a continual interchange of taking in and giving out, receiving and restoring. The nourishment ... read more
Fourteenth Lesson. When ye stand praying, forgive; Or, Prayer and Love
And whensoever ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have aught against any one; that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.Mark xi. 25.
THESE words follow immediately on the great prayer-promise, All things whatsoev ... read more
Fourth Lesson. After this manner pray; Or, The Model Prayer
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
From Day To Day
"The inward man is renewed day by day." - 2 Corinthians 4:16.
There is one lesson that all Christians should learn, namely this--the absolute necessity of fellowship with Jesus each day. This lesson is not always taught at the beginning of the Christia ... read more
George Mueller; Hudson Taylor; Light from the Inner Chamber
Just as God gave the apostle Paul as an example in his prayer life for Christians of all time, so he has also given George Mueller in these latter days as a proof to his church how literally and wonderfully he still always hears prayer. It is not only tha ... read more
George Muller, and the Secret of His Power In Prayer
I know of no way in which the principal truths of Gods word in regard to prayer can be more effectually illustrated and established than a short review of his life...
When God wishes anew to teach His Church a truth that is not being understood ... read more
God Accepts Your Surrender
God works it in the secret of our heart, God urges us by the hidden power of His Holy Spirit to come and speak it out, and we have to bring and to yield to Him that absolute surrender. But remember, when you come and bring God that absolute surrender, it ... read more
God Accomplishes Your Surrender
I am sure there is many a heart that says: Ah, but that absolute surrender implies so much! Someone says: Oh, I have passed through so much trial and suffering, and there is so much of the self-life still remaining, and I dare not face the entire givin ... read more
God Blesses When You Surrender
This absolute surrender to God will wonderfully bless.
What Ahab said to his enemy, King Ben-hadad My lord, O king, according to thy word I am thine, and all that I have shall we not say to our God and loving Father? If we do say it, Gods blessi ... read more
God Claims All
3. God Claims All. To him are all things. The end ever returns to the beginning. All that comes forth from God returns to God. In the very nature of things, as all is of God and through God, all must be to him for his sake and glory. To the question, Wh ... read more
God Expects Your Surrender
You know in daily life what absolute surrender is. You know that everything has to be given up to its special, definite object and service. I have a pen in my pocket, and that pen is absolutely surrendered to the one work of writing. That pen must be abso ... read more
God Himself has united you to Him.-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.).
"My Father is the husbandman. "-JOHN 15:1
Ye are in Christ Jesus." The believers at Corinth were s ... read more
God himself must judge our sin
God himself must judge the sin. He alone can do it. This is often the cause of lifelong failure with believers, that when they see sin they seek to deal with it themselves. And by dealing with it they have failed to conquer, they count it a permanent thin ... read more
God Himself will stablish you in Him.-2 Cor.1:21
"He which stablisheth us with you in Christ, is God."-2 COR.1:21
THESE words of Paul teach us a much needed and most blessed truth-that just as our first being united with Christ was the work of divine omnipotence, so we may look to the Father, too, fo ... read more
God is all
1. God is all. God alone hath life, because he alone hath it in himself. He is the life of all that lives. The heavens and the earth are but his garment, a vesture that he changeth as he will. He alone remaineth, the everlasting one who changeth not. He ... read more
God is gracious, God is faithful, God is mighty.
One word more. Let us believe that deliverance from a worldly spirit is possible. Christ promised it: Be of good cheer, I have overcome the world. John testified of it: Whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world. The new life, the life of the Holy ... read more
God Is Love
God has no selfishness, God keeps nothing to Himself. Gods nature is to be always giving. In the sun and the moon and the stars, in every flower you see it, in every bird in the air, in every fish, in the sea . God communicates life to His creatures. And ... read more
God Maintains Your Surrender
That is the great difficulty with many. People say: I have often been stirred at a meeting, or at a convention, and I have consecrated myself to God, but it has passed away. I know it may last for a week or for a month, but away it fades, and after a tim ... read more
God So Loved The World
The love of God has proved itself in the gift of the son, of himself. In sending Christ to become man God proved that he longed to have man one with himself, that all his life and love as God was for man, that man might be made partaker of the divine natu ... read more
God Works All
2. God Works All. Through him are all things. He did not only begin; he alone continues and maintains. As wonderful and mysterious as is the of him is also the through him. He did not, as the Deist dreams, part with a certain portion of his life and ... read more
God's Gift Of His Son
"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life" John 3:16.
"Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift" II Corinthians 9:15.
God held the world so dear t ... read more
God's Word In Our Heart
"Therefore shall ye lay up these My words in your heart and in your soul" Deuteronomy 11:18.
"Son of man, all My words that I shall speak unto thee receive in thine heart" Ezekiel 3:10.
"Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin agains ... read more
Gods heart is set on the salvation of men and women.
Gods heart is set on the salvation of men and women; the gift of his Son and Spirit is the proof of it. Gods heart is set upon making us fellow-labourers, sharers in the glory and blessedness of his work. For every command the promise holds good: My gr ... read more
Grieving the Spirit
"Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption" Ephesians 4:30.
It is by the Holy Spirit that the child of God is sealed, separated, stamped, and marked as the possession of God. This sealing is not a dead or exter ... read more
"So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground, and should sleep and rise night and day, and the seed should spring forth and grow up, he knoweth not how. The earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, after that the ... read more
Have faith in God
Jesus, answering, said unto them, Have faith in God. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that what He saith cometh to pass; he shall have it. Therefore I say unto you, All things whatsoever ye pray and ask f ... read more
He Died For Everyone
He died for sin, bearing its curse, and suffering death as God's righteous judgment on account of it. His death opened up the way to God for us. It did for us what we cannot and need not do; it wrought out a finished salvation, which we have but to accep ... read more
He is all. He works all. He claims all
This will be the highest glory of the final consummation of all things, when the Son shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father, and shall himself be subject, unto him that put all things under him, and God shall be all in all. It was for ... read more
Heavenly Joy Through the Blood
"After this I beheld, and lo, a great multitude, which no man could number . . . which stood before the throne, and before the Lamb. . . and they cried with a loud voice saying, g Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.' The ... read more
Hints-for the Inner Chamber; Time
At the conference, a brother who had earnestly confessed his neglect of prayer, but who was able, later, to declare that his eyes had been opened to see that the Lord really supplied grace for all that he required from us, asked if some hints could not be ... read more
"But as He which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation: because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy" 1 Peter 1:15,16.
"But of Him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us sanctification" 1 Corinthians 1:30. ... read more
"Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you" Matthew 28:19.
"He that believeth and is baptised shall be save ... read more
Holy Spirit as Revealer of the Things of God
The Spirit is the very life and power of God; all that he reveals is truth and power. He gives us to know God because he enters into the life and communicates the very thing which the word speaks in spirit and in truth. Through him we know God by what he ... read more
Holy Spirit as the Spirit of truth
We all know how little, while the Lord Jesus was on earth with his disciples, his instructions really profited them. What he taught about his death and resurrection, about humility and love, they could not understand. They knew what he said, but it did no ... read more
HOW DOES GOD BRING US IN?
By leading us in a very definite act, viz., that of committing ourselves wholly to Him;-entrusting ourselves to Him, that He may bring us into the land of rest, and keep us in.
You remember that the Jordan at the time of harvest overflowed its banks. ... read more
How is it possible that men should delight in what they do not believe
It may well be asked: how it is possible that men should delight in knowing about what they do not with their heart believe, and about what they neither are nor live out? There is a double answer.
The one points to the expression so often used the pl ... read more
How much more the Holy Spirit
If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask Him?Luke xi. 13.
IN the Sermon on the Mount, the Lord had already given utterance to His wond ... read more
How much more?
Or what man is there of you, who, if his son ask him for a loaf, will give him a stone; or if he shall ask for a fish, will give him a serpent? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which ... read more
How To Be Delivered from Prayerlessness;How Deliverance May Continue
The greatest stumbling-block in the way of victory over prayerlessness is the secret feeling that we shall never obtain the blessing of being delivered from it. Often have we put forth effort in this direction, but in vain. Old habit and the power of the ... read more
How To Read God's Word
"Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night." - Psalm 1:1-2.
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"And what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?" Micah 6:8
"Learn of me that I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls" Matthew 11:29.
One of the most dangerou ... read more
When I look back upon my own Christian experience, or at the church of Christ as a whole, I am amazed at how little humility is seen as the distinguishing feature of discipleship. In our preaching and in our living, in our daily interaction in our familie ... read more
Humility And Death to Self
"He humbled Himself and became obedient unto death." -Phil.2: 8.
Humility is the path to death, because in death it gives the highest proof of its perfection. Humility is the blossom of which death to self, is the ,perfect. fruit. Jesus humbled Himself ... read more
Humility and Death to Self
Humility is the blossom of which death to self is the perfect fruit. Jesus humbled himself unto death and opened the path in which we too must walk. Humility must lead us to die to self: so we prove how wholly we have given ourselves up to it and to God; ... read more
Humility And Exaltation
"He that humbleth himself shall be exalted. "Luke 14:11, 18:14.
"God giveth grace to the humble. Humble yourself in the sight of the Lord, and He shall exalt you." Jas. 4:10.
"Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that He may exa ... read more
Humility And Faith
"How can ye believe, which receive glory from one another, and the glory that cometh from the only God ye seek not?"-John 5: 44.
In an address I lately heard, the speaker said that the blessings of the higher Christian life were often like the objects ... read more
Humility And Happiness
"Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my weaknesses, that the strength of Christ may rest upon me. Wherefore I take pleasure in weakness: for when I am weak then am I strong. " -2 Cor.12:9,10.
Lest Paul should exalt himself, by reason of the ex ... read more