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Samuel Logan Brengle (1860 - 1936)
Read freely text sermons and articles by the speaker Samuel Logan Brengle in text and pdf format. Was an American Methodist born in Indiana who joined the Salvation Army in the 1890s. He was mightily used of the Lord--even more so through his many books, which were chiefly written during a convalescence following being badly injured while street preaching. He was described by one observer as a kindly, literate and articulate man who left good memories with nearly everyone he met.
He described his experience as being a full immersion in the love of God. He would later write of the experience: I walked out over Boston Common before breakfast, weeping for joy and praising God. Oh, how I loved! In that hour I knew Jesus, and I loved Him till it seemed my heart would break with love. I was filled with love for all His creatures. I heard the little sparrows chattering; I loved them. I saw a little worm wriggling across my path; I stepped over it; I didnt want to hurt any living thing. I loved the dogs, I loved the horses, I loved the little urchins on the street, I loved the strangers who hurried past me, I loved the heathen, I loved the whole world. This experience would become his life's focus as he taught and admonished believers to seek 'the blessing' on an international level.
The Radicalism Of Holiness
"Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?" (2 Cor. xiii. 5).
"Christ in you, the hope of glory" (Col. i. 27).
Dear brother, do not think you can make holiness popular. It cannot be done. There is n ... read more
The Renewing Of Power
Though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. Paul.
To do God's work we must have God's power. Therefore Jesus said: "Tarry ye in Jerusalem until ye be endued with power from on high." (Luke 24:49.) And again He said: " ... read more
The Seamless Coat Of Jesus
Jesus never pitied Himself, nor did He seek the pity of any man. One day He asked His disciples, 'Whom do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?'
'John the Baptist,' replied one
'Elijah,' said another.
'Jeremiah or one of the prophets,' a ... read more
The Secret Of Power
"They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength" (Isaiah xl. 31).
If I were dying, and had the privilege of delivering a last exhortation to all the Christians of the world, and that message had to be condensed into three words, I would say ... read more
The Soul-Winner And The Children
Not only did Jesus say, "Suffer the little children to come unto Me, and forbid them not," but He gave to Peter the positive command, "Feed My lambs," and in that command laid a responsibility upon soul-winners for the children, for "of such is the K ... read more
The Soul-Winner's Commission To The Children
"Lovest thou Me? Feed My lambs."
Rough and ready Peter, that horny-handed old fisherman, thought he was cut out for and best fitted to be a prime minister or secretary of state, a bishop, a colonel, or a commander, and it seems had several disputes ... read more
The Special Campaigner
'And He gave some . . . Evangelists.' For many years now my own work has been the work of an evangelist or campaigner. For five years, long before I met The Army, I resisted the Lord's call to preach. I wanted to be a lawyer and enter politics. T ... read more
The Studies Of The Soul-Winner
"Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. -- Paul to Timothy." (2 Tim. 2:15.)
"Give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. Neglect not the gift that is in th ... read more
The Temptations Of A Sanctified Man
How can a man that is "dead to sin" be "tempted?" asked an earnest but unsanctified Christian of me some time ago. "If the very tendencies and inclinations to sin be destroyed, what is there in the man to respond to a solicitation to evil?
This i ... read more
The Terror Of The Lord
Knowing.... the terror of the Lord, we persuade men (2 Corinthians v. 11.)
'The Lord is known by the judgment which He executeth,' (Psalm ix. 16.)
The majesty of God's law can be measured only by the terrors of His judgments. God is rich in mer ... read more
The Worst Drunkard In Town Got Saved Last Night And--
Many years ago I was visiting Riverside, California, for a brief campaign, and was met at the train by the Captain in charge at about ten o'clock in the morning. His face was glowing as he said to me: 'We got the worst old drunkard in town saved last ni ... read more
Union With Jesus
Jesus said, 'I and My Father are one' (John x. 30), and it is His loving purpose that you and I shall be able to say that too, and say it now in this present time, in the face of the devil and in holy, triumphant defiance of a frowning world and of shri ... read more
What About The Future Of The Salvation Army?
There are some questions always being asked and never fully answered, for the simple reason that only Omniscience knows the answer, and Omniscience is not disposed to answer questions which can be solved in measure by diligent attention to the spirit and ... read more
What Is Holiness?
A number of years ago, before many of the young people for whom this book is written were born, a girl asked me, 'What is this sanctification, or holiness, that people are talking so much about?'
She had heard the experience testified to, and talked ... read more
When Can We Be Made Holy?
A bright young Soldier got up in one of my meetings several years ago, and said, 'Since the Lord converted me, I never wanted any bad thing, but there was something in me that did.'
A little boy of my acquaintance got blessedly saved, and was very h ... read more
Whitened Harvest Fields
Before fields are ready to harvest, they must be plowed and sowed and tilled.
When Jesus said to His disciples, 'Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields, for they are white already to harvest, He looked upon a land plowed by God's faithful judgmen ... read more
Whom Do You Trust, Yourself Or Christ?
I have had experience enough to know that feelings do not count for much, and I do know that deep down in my heart there is a peace and sense of security that were not there when I was at your meetings last week. But I feel that my sense of security and f ... read more
Why I Wanted My Wife To Be My Wife
It was my pleasant privilege once to be entertained for several days in the home of some Swedish friends. The family consisted of husband and wife and three exceptionally bright and lovely children. He was a strong, manly fellow who had made his way to th ... read more
Why Should We Be Holy?
We should be holy because God wants us to be holy. He commands it. He says, '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.' God is in earnest about this. It is God's ... read more
Wrestlers With God
William Bramwell writes in one of his letters, 'Almost every night there has been a shaking among the people, and I have seen nearly twenty set at liberty.' Then he adds these heart-searching words: 'I believe I should have seen many more, but I cannot ... read more
Don't underestimate the power of God in you, nor yet what you, by working quietly and steadily with Him, may accomplish. Paul tells not to think too highly of ourselves. (Romans xii. 3.) But he said of himself, 'I can do all things through Christ which ... read more
Your Own Soul
I was once asked the question by a woman: "Cannot one take too much care of one's own soul? I see all about me, everywhere, so much sorrow and suffering and injustice that I am perplexed at God's way of ruling the world; and it seems to me as though ev ... read more
It is said that Sheridan went to battle with all the fury of a madman, and recklessly exposed himself to the shot and shell of the enemy. He told General Horace Porter that he never went into a battle from which he cared to come back alive unless he came ... read more
"Fight The Good Fight Of Faith"
(I Tim. vi. 12)
A friend with whom I once billeted claimed the blessing of a clean heart, and testified to it at the breakfast table the next morning. He said he had doubted whether there was such an experience; but, since going to The Salvation Army, ... read more
"And it came to pass in Iconium that they went both together into the synagogue of the Jews, and SO SPAKE that a great multitude both of the Jews and also of the Greeks believed." (Acts 14:1.)
Bless God for such preachers and such preaching! How did ... read more
"With Peace Unbroken"
"In holiness and righteousness before Him, all the days of their life (Luke i. 75).
The Rev. John Fletcher, whom Wesley thought was the holiest man who had lived since the days of the Apostle John, lost the blessing five times before he was finally e ... read more
'A Man In Christ'
I knew a man in Christ,' wrote Paul. Think of one writing: I knew a man in Bonaparte, in Buddha, in Caesar,' and we shall see at once how striking, how startling is this expression. We should be not only startled but shocked to hear this of any but Chri ... read more
'As With Sons'
'If ye endure chastening,' wrote the Apostle to the Hebrews -- and that word 'chastening , means child-discipline for purposes of training -- 'If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is be whom the father chasteneth no ... read more
The other evening I asked a Captain for the story of her conversion. She told me that a few lines in a little book showed her the way to Jesus. She saw through these lines that if she would ask God to save her and would 'not flinch' in her faith, He wou ... read more
'God Is Faithful'
A devout little woman wrote me a letter from Texas recently and said, 'My text for today is, " He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much; and he that is unjust (unrighteous) in the least is unjust (unrighteous) also in much " ... read more
There is no discharge in that war.' 'They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing.' 'Be thou faithful unto death and I will give thee a crown of life.'
When I was a little lad, time went by so slowly and the ye ... read more