The Sheer Power Of Song By Jack W. Hayford
There are places in the Bible that the sheer power of song explodes upon our understanding. I mean far more than the power of song to express joy, rejoicing, praiseful thanks or unified worship. IÂ’m talking about song as an instrument of miracles--of ... read more
The Shield Of Faith By Karlis Iesalnieks
Â“Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wickedÂ” (Eph. 6:16). Faith is the first and the most important part of the armor provided of God. But we people of God must take this armor, put it on, ... read more
The Significance Of Each Member Of The Body Of Christ By Rich Carmicheal
The New Testament often refers to believers in collective terms such as a family (Gal. 6:10), a body (1 Cor. 12:27), a chosen people (Col. 3:12), a household (Eph. 2:19), a holy nation (1 Pet. 2:9) and as the church (Col. 1:18). At the same time, howe ... read more
The Sin Of Prayerlessness By Andrew Murray
What is the reason many thousands of Christian workers in the world have not greater influence? Nothing save this Â– the prayerlessness of their service. In the midst of all their zeal in the study and in the work of the church, of all their faithfulne ... read more
The Sin Of Sleeping On By T. Cuyler
"Awake, awake, put on thy strength, O Zion" (Isa. 52:1)
How can a Christian sleep in such an age as ours? When so many harvest fields of labor invite the sturdy arm and glowing heart? When the wails of a worldÂ’s sorrow rise on every gale? To sleep ... read more
The Sinfulness Of Prayerlessness By Robert A. Laidlaw
Just before a large evangelistic campaign, I was asked by a number of Christian leaders to address a meeting for Christian workers. The object of the meeting was to awaken a sense of our responsibility toward those around us who are unsaved. I felt impe ... read more
The Soul Winner Must Pray By R. A. Torrey
The one who would have real success in bringing men to Christ must pray much. Solid work in soul winning must be accompanied by prayer at every step.
We must pray God to lead us to the right persons to approach. God does not intend that we spea ... read more
The Spirit Empowers the Church By R. S. McGrew
The Church cannot be understood apart from Pentecost. This is the most important event in the Book of Acts. It was the one great act of which John the Baptist prophesied and Jesus Christ promised --the act of God in pouring out His Holy Spirit on the ... read more
The Spirit-Filled Life By Ruth Paxson (1876-1949)
In the divine plan there is as definite a purpose in the gift of the Holy Spirit as in the gift of the Son. Through the Son the sinner has life; through the Spirit the believer has life more abundant. Through the Son the sinner leaves the sphere of the ... read more
The Spirit-Filled Life By S. D. Gordon
Love is ambitious. God is love. Therefore God is ambitious for us. In the best sense of the word He is ambitious for our lives. The old impression has been that salvation is for the soul, and for heaven. Well, it is for the soul and for heaven, but it is ... read more
The SpiritÂ’s Power Indispensable By S. A. Keen
"As the Father hath sent Me, so send I you...receive ye the Holy Ghost" (John 20:21-22).
It is very significant that Jesus, having given to His disciples their great commission, should link with it the command: "Receive ye the Holy Ghost." It teac ... read more
The Stewardship Of Fasting By J. G. Morrison
God has bestowed upon us the ability, the opportunity, the privilege and the duty of fasting. This is an obligation for which we are responsible, and for which some day we must give an account. When GodÂ’s people sincerely fast, it enables Go ... read more
The Stewardship Of Fasting By J. G. Morrison
Stewardship means that we owe somebody something. The very word "steward" from ancient times till now, has possessed the significance, first that something has been granted for which that person designated as a steward is responsible.
Secondly, suc ... read more
The Sure Stance For Defeating Darkness By Mark Bubeck
Edited from a message delivered at the "Heart-Cry for Revival" Conference near Asheville, North Carolina, April 2002.
God has directed my focus of ministry for at least the last 30 years on using the authority of the believer to stand strong against ... read more
The Surrendered Will By R. A. Torrey
"The Holy Ghost...given to them that obey" (Acts 5:32).
The surrendered will and life is the great secret of receiving the Holy Ghost. All turns upon this. We may deal with individual sins, and we may cry to God for the filling of the Holy Ghost ... read more
The Temptations Of A Sanctified Man By Samuel L. Brengle
Â“How can a man that is Â‘dead to sinÂ’ be tempted?Â” asked an earnest but unsanctified Christian of me some time ago. Â“If the very tendencies and inclinations to sin be destroyed, what is there in the man to respond to a solicitation to evil?Â”
... read more
The Three-Fold Sin Of Society By Harold Vaughan
The book of Romans sheds great light on current conditions. The first chapter is most relevant in comprehending present-day atrocities.
In the beginning God made man in His image, and ever since the Fall, sinful man has tried to ... read more
The Time Is At Hand! By W. C. Moore
The Book of Revelation was given to us "to shew...things which must shortly come to pass." And we are told that "the time is at hand" (Revelation 1:1,3). How swiftly we move to the consummation of GodÂ’s program! Are we to believe GodÂ’s Word, and act a ... read more
The Transforming Power Of GodÂ’s Word In A ChildÂ’s Life By Kim Butts
In Jeremiah 29:11, God makes a tremendous statement: Â“For I know the plans I have for you,Â” declares the Lord, Â“plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.Â” What a powerful legacy for any child--or for any Christia ... read more
The True Minister Of God Author Unknown
The trumpeter has his place in the Church of Christ. The trumpeter is the true minister of God, sent to warn the people and save the nation. We today must therefore have a warning ministry. But we seem to fear such an instrumentality. We prefer the ... read more
The Ulster Revival of 1859 From Old Time Revivals by John Shearer
In 1855 Rev. J. H. Moore, pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Connor, Northern Ireland, urged one of his young men to do "something more" for God. "Could you not gather at least six of your careless neighbors and spend an hour with them in reading and ... read more
The Unpopularity of Holiness From Helps to Holiness
Â“Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?Â” (2 Cor. 13:5).
Â“Christ in you, the hope of gloryÂ” (Col. 1:27).
Dear brother, do not think you can make holiness popular. It cannot be done. There is no such t ... read more
The Urgency Of Repentance By Richard Owens Roberts
Edited from a message delivered at the "Heart-Cry for Revival" Conference near Asheville, North Carolina, May 23-27, 2000. Richard Owen Roberts is founder and president of International Awakening Ministries, Wheaton, Illinois.
There is very littl ... read more
The Value of Scripture Memorization By N. A. Woychuk
Let us give attention to basic reasons for treasuring up the Scriptures.
First, we must memorize Scripture because God commands us to do so.
God spoke to His people on Mount Sinai out of the midst of the fire, and the people responded b ... read more
The Victorious Life By Oswald J. Smith
Oswald J. Smith writes: "Have you accepted Jesus Christ as your Victor, and are you living a victorious Christian life? In 1 Corinthians 15:57 we read these words: Â‘Thanks be unto God which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.Â’ Are you a ... read more
The Virtue Of Humility By William Law
Humility is the life and soul of piety, the foundation and support of every virtue and good work, the best guard and security of all holy affections. I recommend that you make humility a constant subject of your daily devotions, earnestly desiring you to ... read more
The Vital Part The Will Plays By Andrew Murray
"All Judah rejoiced, for they had sought Him with their whole desire; and He was found of them" (2 Chronicles 15:15).
The will is the royal faculty of the soul; it rules over the whole man. Many people become the slaves of sin because they do n ... read more
The Wait of Revival By Stephen F. Olford
"Be patient, therefore, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. Behold, the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient over it until it receives the early and the late rain. You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming ... read more
The Watch Of The Lord By Dave Butts
In May of 1995, I had the wonderful opportunity to spend several weeks in South Korea for a missions conference. One of the highlights of my time there was to worship at the worldÂ’s largest church. Pastor David Yonggi ChoÂ’s Yoido Full Gospel Church wi ... read more
The Watchful Christian by Selected
Scriptural watchfulness has three directions to it--upward to God, inward to our spiritual condition, and outward to our environment. It is to watch for God as David did when he said he watched for God in prayer more than they that watch for the morning ... read more
The Way Of The Cross Means--Accepting The Cup Of Suffering By Mrs. Mary Woodard
"For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake" (Philippians 1:29).
If there is one thing above all else that the human mind and body resists, it is suffering. We recoil from it. We ... read more
The What And Why Of Fasting By Zacharias Tanee Fomum
Fasting is the abstention from food for a period of time. Various forms of fasts are possible. First of all, there is what I call the absolute fast. The absolute fast is one in which the person fasting eats no food whatsoever and drinks no water for ... read more
They Paid The Price! By Charlie Searle
A remarkable account of GodÂ’s working in the Belgian Congo in 1935, as reported in Worldwide Magazine, former publication of WEC International.
What a shock it was when news of the Belgian GovernmentÂ’s edict reached us! It loo ... read more
This Is No Time For Sleep! by Selected
"What meanest thou, O sleeper? Arise, call upon thy God, if so be that God will think upon us, that we perish not!" (Jonah 1:6).
Arise, Church of the living God! Call upon your God! The sands of time are swiftly running out. Night has almost co ... read more
This Is No Time For Us To Be Casual Onlookers By Fred D. Jarvis
The lives of most Christians are not full, much less overflowing. Most Christians live far beneath the Scriptural pattern of victorious living. There are far too many sub-standard Christians.
The Spirit-filled, Spirit-ruled, Spirit-guided life is the n ... read more
Thou And Thy House By Theodore H. Epp
"And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house" (Acts 16:31).
The same God who said if you believe you shall be saved, also said if you believe your house shall be saved. God has committed Himself to this f ... read more
Thousands Are Longing For Revival! By W. C. Moore
Â“Revival!Â” is the focused, pointed, piercing cry of vast numbers of GodÂ’s own Blood-bought people around the world today. Does God stir our hearts to pray so earnestly for revivalÂ—for a mighty, fresh outpouring of His SpiritÂ—just to mock us?
Indeed not ... read more
Thy Saints Bless Thee By C. H. Spurgeon
"All Thy works shall praise Thee, O Lord; and Thy saints shall bless Thee" (Psalm 145:10).
When you and I praise God, there is the element of will, of intelligence, of desire, of intent; and in the saints of God there is another element, namely ... read more
Time Alone In Prayer Author Unknown
It was the hours Gladstone spent alone with God in prayer that made him a wise and safe leader of England. It was the hours Spurgeon spent alone in prayer that made him the great preacher that he was. It was in the hour when defeat seemed inevitable t ... read more
Time Alone With God Essential By Erick T. Gurr
Â“What is wrong with the church?Â” many are inclined to ask. The church is not simply the man who stands in the pulpit to preach. It is not simply the deacons and office bearers, teachers in the Sunday School, or those engaged in visitation and bus ministry ... read more
Time For Everything But Prayer By Horatius Bonar
Horatius Bonar, a Scottish Presbyterian minister of Scotland (1808-1889) wrote the following particularly for ministers of the Gospel, but it contains good exhortation for all of us today.
We have not been people of prayer. The spirit of prayer ha ... read more
Time Is A Sacred Trust By E. E. Wordsworth
"Redeeming the time, because the days are evil" (Ephesians 5:16).
Life is made of moments. Time is golden. It has fleeting wings. As the years advance time becomes increasingly precious. We have twenty-four hours to each day, three hundred and s ... read more
Time--A Most Valuable Resource By Thomas H. Stebbins
Nearly everyone agrees that "time flies!"
"There just arenÂ’t enough hours in the day!" is a common complaint.
Yet each of us receives an equal "income" of this valuable commodity--168 hours a week--whether we are a person of prominence or ... read more
To Love So Amazing I Consecrate My All By Frances Ridley Havergal (1836-1879)
Consecration is not a religiously selfish thing. If it sinks into that, it ceases to be consecration. We want our lives kept, not that we may feel happy, and be saved the distress consequent on wandering, and get the power with God and man and all the ... read more
To Prayer! To Burdened Prayer! By W. C. Moore
We busy folk in this age of rush donÂ’t seem to have time to pray until we are weeping and mourning out our hearts before our loving Heavenly Father. But God is not changing His terms. He calls for us to put everything we have into this matter of pra ... read more
Today The Spirit Of The Lord Is Calling To Prayer For World Revival By D. M. Panton
Joel, the prophet of the coming of the Holy Ghost, held up as the first of IsraelÂ’s prophets the immense beaconlight of His coming. But it remained unfulfilled for eight hundred years, until Pentecost. Meanwhile, revival after revival swept through Is ... read more
Tragedy Of A Powerless Church By Samuel Chadwick
The Church of God is the creation of the Holy Spirit. It is a community of believers who owe their religious life from first to last to the Spirit. Apart from Him there can be neither Christian nor Church. The Christian religion is not institutional but e ... read more
Treasure In Heaven By G. D. Watson
We can lay up treasure in heaven by observing three things:
1. By giving our best to God. The best of time, of thought, of health, of influence, and by giving the best percentage we can of our earnings or our income.
2. By giving ever ... read more
True And Successful Prayer By D. L. Moody
A comprehensive view of true and successful prayer will show that there are nine essential elements included. The first is adoration; we cannot meet God on a level at the start. We must approach Him as One far beyond our reach or sight. The next is confes ... read more
True Revivals And The Way God Works By Horatius Bonar
The world is still sleeping its sleep of death. It has been a slumber of many generations; sometimes deeper, sometimes lighter --yet still a slumber like that of the tomb, as if destined to continue till the last trumpet sound, and then there shall be ... read more