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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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(Present Truths or the Supernatural) 5.
       "If the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwells in you." (Rom. 8: 11.) The redemption of the body is an accepted truth of Chris ... read more

(Present Truths or the Supernatural) 6. THE SUPERNATURAL HOPE
       "Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ." (Titus 2: 13.) "Looking for and hastening unto the coming of the day of God." (2 Pet. 3: 12.) In the opening verses of 2 Peter 3 the apostle speak ... read more

(Present Truths or the Supernatural) 7. THE SUPERNATURAL WORK
       "We are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God has before ordained that we should walk in them." (Eph. 2:10.) The apostle here declares that our works are "prepared," for that is the true translation of the word "ordained," ... read more

(Service for the King) 1. POWER FOR SERVICE
       "That ye may know the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe." Eph. i. 19 I. Man is born the most impotent creature on the face of the earth. The young brute grows into its prime while the infant is still a helpless child. And morally ... read more

(Service for the King) 2. MOTIVES TO SERVICE
       "Bind the sacrifice with cords even unto the horns of the altar." Psalm cxviii. 22 The sacrifice is our consecrated service to God and the cords which bind it to the altar are the motives, the impulses which ought to constrain us to a more earnest and e ... read more

(Service for the King) 3. INSTRUMENTS OF SERVICE
       "But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; and base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and t ... read more

(Service for the King) 4. PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY
      "And if any man ask ought of you, say the Lord hath need of them. Tell ye the daughter of Zion; Behold, they King cometh unto thee, meek and sitting upon an ass and a colt, the foal of an ass." Matthew xxi. 3, 5. There were few in these days of our Lord ... read more

(Service for the King) 5. PARTNERSHIP WITH GOD
       "We are laborers together with God" I Cor. iii. 9. The members of an English publishing firm recently sat down together to their annual dinner in Exeter Hall. There were more than two thousand partners at the table. It was a strange sight to look at th ... read more

      "Run, speak to this young man, saying, Jerusalem shall be inhabited as towns without walls, for the multitude of men and cattle therein; For I, saith the Lord, will be unto her a wall of fire round about, and will glory in the midst of her." Zech. ii. 4, ... read more

(Service for the King) 7. FINISHING OUR WORK
       "That I might finish my course with joy." Acts 24. It is this thought of finishing things that I think God wants to speak to us about today. We are finishing, this morning, our ministry in this place; at least, we are gathering this Sabbath morning wit ... read more

(Standing on Faith) 1. THE DEFINITION OF FAITH
       The eleventh chapter of the Epistle to the Hebrews contains the most complete treatise on faith to be found in the Scriptures. It is introduced by a definition of faith, as "the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." This defin ... read more

       In the fourth chapter of the Epistle to the Galatians the Apostle Paul recites the story of Abraham, Ishmael, and Isaac, and tells us that this is an allegory, setting forth profound spiritual truths. The casting out of Ishmael is a parable of sanctific ... read more

       The place of Saul in Old Testament history is significant; and moreover, as we believe, typical of great spiritual truths. It is God's fearful object-lesson of the power and the peril of the self-life; even as it shows the need of the crucifixion of the ... read more

      (1 SAM. 15:32, 33.) Saul and Agag both teach the same great lesson and warning, namely, the peril of a self-centered life, but they teach it in somewhat different ways. Agag belonged to the race of Amalek and the family of Esau, who through their en ... read more

(Standing on Faith) 13. JONAH, OR THE SHADOW OF SELF
      "Therefore now, O Lord, take, I beseech Thee, my life from me; it is better for me to die than to live." Jonah 4:3. This was the best prayer that Jonah ever uttered, if he had only really meant it in the right sense. The greatest need of Jonah's life was ... read more

(Standing on Faith) 14. THE LAW OF SACRIFICE
      "If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me." Matt. 16:24. Here lies the great difference between the world's Gospel and the Lord's Gospel. The world says, when it bids you goodbye, "Take care of yourself." T ... read more

(Standing on Faith) 15. CRUCIFIED WITH CHRIST
       "Let us also go, that we may die with Him." John 11: 16. This was an outburst of impetuous love from the heart of Thomas. The disciples had been vainly endeavoring to dissuade the Master from going back to Judea, because of the malignant hate which the ... read more

      "If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God." Col. 3:1. "That I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being made conformable unto H ... read more

(Standing on Faith) 2. ABEL, OR JUSTIFYING FAITH
       The two men who stand worshipping at the gate of Eden introduce us to the two races of mankind, believers and unbelievers. The earthly man has far more culture, taste, and beauty in his religion. He brings the fruit of his toil, and the first and bes ... read more

(Standing on Faith) 3. ENOCH, OR SANCTIFYING GRACE
       In Enoch the human race reached its seventh generation. Seven is the Hebrew number of perfection, and the type, in this case of ideal humanity, both as respects character and destiny. As respects his character, he was the first pattern of holiness si ... read more

(Standing on Faith) 4. NOAH, OR SEPARATING FAITH
       The great lesson of Noah's life is the necessity of separation from the world. By his faith, we are told, he condemned the world. He did not save it, although he tried to do so for one hundred and twenty years; but he, at least, bore witness against it, ... read more

       Abraham has been called "the Columbus of Faith." Not that he was the only one that has traversed the great and trackless wastes, but because he was the first. Moreover, so wide and comprehensive was the range of his faith, and its trials and triumphs, t ... read more

(Standing on Faith) 6. ISAAC, OR THE PATIENCE OF FAITH
       The life and character of Isaac is one of the quiet pictures of the Old Testament. He is not an actor in great or exciting events, but rather, he moves in a placid, passive sphere, acted upon rather than acting, and yielding and suffering rather than ag ... read more

       The most illustrious of all the patriarchs, the one who, humanly speaking, founded the Hebrew nation and gave his name for all time to Israel -- the literal progenitor of the tribes of God's chosen people -- was naturally the least noble and attractive ... read more

       The lesson derived from Joseph's life is the victory of faith over suffering and wrong. Jacob's sufferings were the discipline which his own waywardness brought upon him; Joseph's were the sufferings of an innocent and noble spirit. The first were desig ... read more

(Standing on Faith) 9. THE CURSE OF SELFISHNESS
       “If I have eaten my morsel alone." Job 31:17. This is classed by Job among some of the basest and most abominable offences against God and humanity. He gives us a catalogue of seven different crimes of which men are guilty, and solemnly asseverates h ... read more

(The Challenge of Missions) 1. THE LAST HANDFUL
       "Elijah said unto her, Fear not; go, and do as thou hast said: but make me thereof a little cake first, and bring it unto me, and after make for thee and for thy son. For thus saith the Lord God of Israel The barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall ... read more

(The Challenge of Missions) 2. PRAYER AND MISSIONS
      "The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth laborers into His harvest" (Luke 10:2). This passage is quoted twice in connection with the life of Christ. He seems to have uttere ... read more

(The Challenge of Missions) 3. THE FRUITS OF MISSIONS
      "The tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations" (Rev. 22: 2). While of course this lofty symbolism has a literal meaning and some day will be actual ... read more

(The Challenge of Missions) 4. THE LORD’S COMING AND MISSIONS
       "This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness to all nations: and then shall the end come" (Mat. 24:14). "And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell ... read more

(The Challenge of Missions) 5. OUR TRUST
      "A dispensation of the gospel is committed unto me" (1 Cor. 9: 17). This is an age of specialists. Modern science and all our secular and industrial lines of activity are running more and more into particular departments and men are becoming experts not ... read more

(The Fourfold Gospel) 1.
      "And they cried with a loud voice, saying, salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb." Rev. vii. 10. This is the cry of the ransomed around the throne when the universe is dissolving in wreck, and terror is filling the hearts ... read more

(The Fourfold Gospel) 2. CHRIST OUR SANCTIFIER
      "And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth." John xvii. 19. The marginal reading of the last clause is, "That they also might be truly sanctified." This seems to imply that there is something, which passe ... read more

(The Fourfold Gospel) 3. CHRIST OUR HEALER
      "Himself took our infirmities and bare our sickness." Matt. viii. 17. "Jesus Christ the same yesterday, to-day and forever." Heb. xiii. 8. 1. WHAT DIVINE HEALING IS NOT. We will look at its negative side first. Wherever good is to be found a counterfe ... read more

(The Fourfold Gospel) 4. CHRIST OUR COMING LORD
      "I will give him the morning star." Rev. ii. 28. The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ is a distinct and important part of the Apostolic Gospel. "I declare unto you the Gospel," Paul says to the Corinthians, and then begins to tell them of the Resur ... read more

(The Fourfold Gospel) 5. THE WALK WITH GOD
      "He that saith he abideth in Him, ought himself so to walk even as He walked." I. John ii. 6. The life naturally leads to the walk. The term describes the course of life, the conduct, the practical side of our Christian life. The reference to the walk of ... read more

(The Fourfold Gospel) 6. KEPT
      "For I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day." II. Tim. i. 12. "Kept by the power of God unto salvation." I. Peter i. 5. The more precious any treasure is, the more imp ... read more

(The Gospel of Healing) 1. THE SCRIPTURAL FOUNDATION
      Man has a two-fold nature. He is both a material and a spiritual being. And both natures have been equally affected by the fall. His body is exposed to disease; his soul is corrupted by sin. We would therefore expect that any complete scheme of redemption ... read more

(The Gospel of Healing) 2. PRACTICAL DIRECTIONS
       We have already considered the Scriptural grounds of the doctrine of healing by faith in God. The practical question next arises: How can one who fully believes in the doctrine receive the blessing and appropriate the healing? Be fully persuaded of T ... read more

(The Gospel of Healing) 3. POPULAR OBJECTIONS
      We will now refer to some of the most forcible objections to the glad tidings that “He that forgiveth all our iniquities," as truly and as fully also "healeth all our diseases." THE AGE OF MIRACLES IS PAST: This is commonly assumed as an axiom, and a ... read more

       There are certain principles underlying all the teachings of the Holy Scriptures with respect to healing; which it is important to understand and classify and which, when rightly understood, are most helpful to intelligent faith. THE CAUSES OF DISEAS ... read more

(The Gospel of Healing) 5. SCRIPTURE TESTIMONIES
      The value of testimonies upon this subject cannot be questioned. They are entirely Scriptural; and they often bring the Gospel down to the personal level and contact of the sufferer, as mere abstract teaching cannot do. But they should always be simple, m ... read more

(The Gospel of Healing) 6. SCRIPTURE TESTIMONIES
       One lesson more this poor sufferer must teach us: "Sin no more lest a worse thing come to thee." Not always, yet often, such long and terrible disorders are the direct results of some course of sinful indulgence. Many a life today is impotent because of ... read more

(The Gospel of Healing) 7. SCRIPTURE TESTIMONIES
      Her great faith consisted not only in her persistency, in holding on until the last in importunate pleading, but in its ingenuity in finding some ground on which to plead and claim the blessing. Faith is a process of logic, an arguing our case with God, a ... read more

(The Gospel of Healing) 8. PERSONAL TESTIMONY
      After six years' grateful experience of the Lord's healing in my own life, family and ministry, it may not, be inappropriate to close this little volume with a brief personal testimony. All that I know of Divine Healing and all that I have written in t ... read more

(The Gospel of Healing) 9. TESTIMONY OF THE WORK
       I desire to add a few words about the origin of the work in connection with Divine Healing in this city, and some of the cases that I have known. As I have already stated in the former chapter, one of the pledges I made to the Lord in connection with ... read more

(The Holy Spirit) 1. LIKE A DOVE
       The first emblem under which we see the Holy Spirit in the New Testament is the dove descending upon the head of Jesus at His baptism on the banks of the Jordan. The first emblem under which the Holy Spirit is presented in the Old Testament is also a ... read more

(The Holy Spirit) 10. A SPIRIT-FILLED MAN
       "But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding." Job 32: 8. “The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life." Job 33: 4. The book of Job is the oldest poem in the w ... read more

       "Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy Spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free Spirit." Psalm 5: 10-12. These words ... read more

       "Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets; "She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying, "How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners d ... read more

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