Set The Saints Everywhere To Praying By Sarah Foulkes Moore
The world and the Church are in a mighty conflict. The spiritual warfare is intensifying. The powers of darkness are massing for the last awful struggle. The Church has one weapon with which to fight. If she will but take to her knees she will be victori ... read more
Setting Our Hearts To Seek God By James N. Jidov
"And I set my face unto the Lord God" (Daniel 9:3).
Daniel wrote the above during the Babylonian captivity. When he and his people went into captivity he was 17 years old and neither he nor any of the Jews knew how long the captivity was to las ... read more
Seven Marks Of True Repentance By Richard Owen Roberts
Conclusion of a message delivered at the "Heart-Cry for Revival" Conference near Asheville, North Carolina, May 23-27.
The most powerful portion on repentance in the whole Bible is Second Corinthians, chapter 7. Paul is writing to the Corinthians ... read more
Seven Motives Of True Repentance By Richard Owen Roberts
Continuation of a message delivered at the "Heart-Cry for Revival" Conference near Asheville, North Carolina, May 23-27.
Some of you pastors know you have people in your church who have never repented. Use the following God-given motives for re ... read more
Seven Reasons Why I Believe In Revival By Ted S. Rendall
Edited from a message delivered at the "Heart-Cry for Revival" Conference near Asheville, North Carolina, May 23-27, 2000.
Sometimes IÂ’m asked the question, "Why do you preach about revival, and teach about revival, and pray about revival, and wr ... read more
Showers of Blessing By Wilbur Hurt
Edited from a message delivered at Calvary Baptist Church, Brazil, Indiana, November 16, 2003.
Our text for this message is Hosea 10:12: "Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the Lor ... read more
Sins Of Ignorance By J. R. Miller
The Bible speaks of sins of ignorance. So there are sins which we commit of which we are not conscious. In one of the Psalms there is a prayer to be cleansed of secret or hidden faults: "Who can understand his errors? Cleanse Thou me from secret faults ... read more
Sleeplessness In Prayer By R. A. Torrey
Â“Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of manÂ” (Luke 21:36). According to this passage there is only one way in which we can be prepared for the ... read more
Some Foundations For Revival By V. Raymond Edman
In the past century there were widespread and deep movings of the Holy Spirit in Scotland associated with the ministry of the godly and gifted young pastor, Robert Murray McCheyne. The Memoirs of McCheyne, which includes his letters and messages, was ... read more
Some Of My Experiences In Teaching Holiness By Samuel L. Brengle
I once received a letter from one of the most devoted young officers I know, in which he said, Â“I love holiness more and more, but I am just about discouraged. It seems to me that I shall never be able to teach holiness, for it seems that I get things too ... read more
Soul-Winners And Their Prayers By Samuel L. Brengle
Â“The inwrought fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth muchÂ” (James 5:16, R.V.).
All great soul-winners have been men of much and mighty prayer, and all great revivals have been preceded and carried out by persevering, prevailing knee-work in the ... read more
Souls Are Dying! Set Yourself To Win Them! By Catherine Booth
"Son, go work today in my vineyard" (Matthew 21:28).
"And the Lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled" (Luke 14:23).
It seems to me that no one can study the Ne ... read more
Speak The Word In Season And Out By J. Hudson Taylor
Opportunities for service are to be found in every sphere, and mine was no exception. I shall only mention one case now that gave me great encouragement in seeking conversion even when it seemed apparently hopeless.
God had given me the joy of winning ... read more
Speaking The Truth In Love By Lalith Mendis
"Speak the truth in love" is the scriptural injunction (Ephesians 4:15). As easy as it seems we often see how difficult it is to obtain this balance. We so often become censorious or compromising. Some "contend for the faith" as they call it, quoting Ju ... read more
Spirit-filled Preaching By E. M. Bounds
Paul says, "Our sufficiency is of God; Who also hath made us able ministers of the New Testament; not of the letter, but of the Spirit: for the letter killeth, but the Spirit giveth life." The true ministry is God-touched, God-enabled, and God-made.
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Spur To Holiness By Leighton Ford
The second coming of Christ and the end of the age are not subjects for idle curiosity. The hope of ChristÂ’s return is no escapist clause. ItÂ’s not an out for Christian complacency, not an alibi for noninvolvement. To the contrary, itÂ’s a spur to holiness ... read more
Spurgeon and Revival By Robert H. Lescelius
Charles Haddon Spurgeon, the "Prince of Preachers," shines as a bright luminary in the sky of Church History. Certainly the word revival must come to mind as we consider such a life and labor owned by God with such phenomenal success. Without doubt his ... read more
Squaring The Life With The Bible By D. M. Panton
The main body of our LordÂ’s teaching, and the clearest of all His instructions on practical living, are embodied for ever in the "Sermon on the Mount" (Matthew, chapters 5-7; Luke, chapter 6). And His whole revelation in the sermon is based on a studied c ... read more
Steal Not GodÂ’s Glory By James N. Jidov
The prayer of Daniel which appears in the ninth chapter of the Book is one of the most precious segments of Holy Writ. It is simply loaded with jewel upon jewel of truth for the believer. O, the richness and the depth and the great value and the treme ... read more
Stewardship By Lois J. Stucky
Stewardship is not an appealing topic to many. We trust that if you are one of the Â“many,Â” you will not cast this issue aside. Rethinking your stewardship can add joy and peace and reward to your Christian life.
To be reminded and to accept t ... read more
Stewardship In The Light Of ChristÂ’s Coming From The Gospel Witness
Â“We brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing outÂ” (1 Tim. 6:7).
Says missionary Elwyn Davies: Â“In spite of the old saying, no one is really born with a silver spoon in his mouth. People are just born. The children of the ... read more
Stir The Flame Of Desire Into Fervency! By M. L. Means
In Matthew 25 Jesus tells us about talents. A man gave his three servants their assignments and then took a journey. He gave them each what he knew they could handle. When he returned, he had a business meeting with them. Two of them he was plea ... read more
Stirring Ourselves To Prayer --Revival Flames
The prophet Isaiah lived in a time when Israel was in a backslidden condition. Her cup of iniquity had become almost full and she was soon to be carried away captive to a heathen land. There were mountains of difficulties in the way of God's work. The ... read more
Storming Enemy Fortifications With Fasting And Prayer By Sarah Foulkes Moore
There is one decisive ground of battle in the world today and it is the battleground of prayer! To gamble with the idea of praying or not praying is to court disaster. Why wait? Do not look to what others are doing or not doing. Yourself make a ... read more
Story From Revival In Norway (1930Â’s) By Armin Gesswein
WouldnÂ’t it be wonderful if someone could announce to his church: "This year Revival will come to this church"? ThatÂ’s what a humble praying caretaker announced in the Betlehem Church in downtown Oslo, Norway.
What an amazing story! It took place ... read more
Subdued By G. D. Watson
Before God can launch us out into the breadth and sweetness of His service, and entrust to us great things for Himself, we must be perfectly subdued in every part of our nature to His will and disposition of His mind. We must be subdued in our hearts, in ... read more
Surrender And Service By George Morrison
"Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me;...and ye shall find rest unto your souls" (Matthew 11:29).
The Thought Of Surrender
There are, I think, three thoughts that meet and mingle in this beautiful figure of the yoke. The first is the great th ... read more
Swept By The Flame Of Revival By Paul H. Holsinger
The Far Eastern Bible Institute revival was like the days of Finney. I had preached a sermon, and sat down. Another brother led in prayer and sat down. Then suddenly the Spirit of the Lord "fell" on those present (Acts 10:44; 11:15).
It was inst ... read more
Sword of God By Horatius Bonar
For the warfare gird it on,
Nor until the fight be won,
And the dayÂ’s sharp work is done,
Lay it by!
Sharp its edge; oh, use it well;
Strong against the strongest spell
Ever framed in earth or hell,
It will prove!
Bright its blade, oh keep ... read more
Take In The VictorÂ’s Name! By S. D. Gordon
The intense fact is this: Satan has the power to hold the answer back for a while. He has not the power to hold it back finally, if some one understands and prays with quiet, steady perseverance. The real pitch of prayer therefore is Satanward. Â“Resist th ... read more
Taking Seriously A ChildÂ’s Repentance By Rob Young
The following story was written by Rob Young, and published in the February 8 issue of The Connection, a newsletter of Clovernook Christian Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. Reprinted from Harvest Prayer Messenger.
Like most five-year-olds, my daughter i ... read more
Teaching Children To Pray: Some Basics From The Scriptures By Kim Butts
Children can be taught the basics of prayer from the Lord Himself, who has given us some very specific instructions. The simplest and most powerful way that children (and adults too) can grasp and understand prayer is to read and follow GodÂ’s How-To Ma ... read more
Teaching Children To Trust In The Midst Of Trials By Kim Butts
It is much easier to teach a child to trust in a loving God when all is well. However, our children need to learn that God is present and loving even when things are difficult. If we can introduce the importance of perseverance in the midst of sufferi ... read more
Terrified Or Trusting By W. C. Moore
Jesus said, "Ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled" (Mt. 24:6). "When ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified" (Luke 21:9).
Our Lord warns us concerning fearful things such as now threaten us. We ar ... read more
Testimony Of Faith In Evil Times By E. Gladys Dieterle, Former missionary to China
In these times of unrest all our hearts seek refuge in His Word. "Our God reigneth" (Isa. 52:7) has a steadying and comforting power, as well as God's statement in Isaiah 9:6,7: "...the government shall be upon His shoulder"; that is, the government o ... read more
That God May Be All In All By Andrew Murray
There are three great motives that urge us to humility. It becomes me as a creature, as a sinner, as a saint. Humility as a creature we see in the heavenly hosts, in unfallen man, in Jesus as Son of Man. Humility as a sinner appeals to us in our fallen st ... read more
The Accuser Versus The Intercessor By Dave Butts
We live in a time of spiritual intensity. There is a very clear battle going on for the souls of men and women. It is not a time for drawing back or shirking our responsibilities. For Christians especially, every word and action counts for something. ... read more
The All-Inclusive Condition By Andrew Murray
Â“If you abide in Me and My words abide in you, ask whatsoever ye will, and it shall be done unto youÂ” (John 15:7).
In all GodÂ’s communion with us, the promise and its conditions are inseparable. If we fulfill the conditions, He fulfills the promise. Wh ... read more
The Atoning Blood By Lois J. Stucky
In this season when many Christians commemorate the death and resurrection of Christ, let us give due honor to the precious Blood of Christ, the Son of God, shed for us on the cross. Sermons have been preached, articles have been published and books have ... read more
The Authority Of Christ By W. C. Moore
This is a day of extreme lawlessness--and the judgments of God are coming upon this ungodly generation except there be a deep repentance.
Within the Church, too, there is a great amount of lawlessness--due in part to a misunderstanding as to God's ... read more
The Authority Of Faith By Norman A. Grubb
We cannot get away from the conviction that the exercise of the authority of faith, as revealed and authorized in the Bible, is almost a lost secret in the church of Christ today. We all know that Christ always displayed this authority. It was constantl ... read more
The Basis Of Prayer By S. D. Gordon
The real victory in all services is won in secret beforehand by prayer. Service is gathering up the results of prayer. God does in answer to prayer what He otherwise does not do--not could not, but does not.
The basis of prayer is right relatio ... read more
The BelieverÂ’s Union With Christ By Theodore H. Epp
Do we realize that God desires all men to be saved? His heartÂ’s desire is that none should perish but that all should come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9). This great fact cannot be questioned, but it does raise this question: Â“Why are there not more people b ... read more
The Bible - A Treasure Invaluable By Adolf Saphir
If an angel from heaven, who had been before GodÂ’s throne for thousands of years, came down to earth to dwell among us, and was willing to communicate to us out of the treasure of his knowledge of divine things, how eagerly we would seek him out, and how ... read more
The Bible Says Much About Being Ready When Christ Returns By W. C. Moore
Jesus, the Head of the Church, says in Revelation 3:11, Â“Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.Â”
In Matthew 24:44-46 we read, Â“Therefore be ye also ready, for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of ... read more
The BibleÂ—The Great Prayer Book By Armin Gesswein
The Bible changes a lot of our thinking about prayer. Indeed, it reverses my ideas, and revolutionizes my prayer habits.
Again and again the Lord reminds me in His Word that is it while we pray He does the work. I always used to think that it ... read more
The Blessed Hope By James F. Hardman
How merciful is the Lord in giving us the hope of His second coming to brighten the gloom of a darkening world!
It is a sad feature of our day that the teaching of our LordÂ’s return and indeed of Bible prophecy in general appears to be somewhat ... read more
The Blessed Hope By James H. McConkey
The Word of God calls the hope of the LordÂ’s return a "blessed hope" (Titus 2:13). That is a "happy" hope, as the word literally means. It brings joy to the heart of the believer. It gladdens the soul of him who cherishes it. There is no truer optimis ... read more
The Blessing Of The Cross By Peter Hammond
Could peace and prosperity be detrimental to our spiritual health? This may seem to be a shocking suggestion but recent history and personal experience should make us seriously consider the possibility. Wars, natural disasters and suffering s ... read more
The Blood Of The Cross By Andrew Murray
"[God] having made peace through the blood of His cross, by Him to reconcile all things unto Himself; by Him, whether things in earth or things in heaven" (Colossians 1:20).
The Apostle Paul uses here an expression of deep significance -- "the blo ... read more