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Andrew Murray

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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The ruin of sin Christ comes to restore
      The ruin of sin Christ comes to restore. Creation foretells us what redemption is to effect. Christ came to bring us to God, that God might dwell in us as he meant to dwell in Adam. The Spirit came to bring God to us, that in our very heart and life, here ... read more

The second answer to our question:
      In the spiritual realm this pleasure in the power of knowledge is still more dangerous. This brings us to the second answer to the question we asked: How it is that men can delight in knowing about what they neither believe nor do; about a character and a ... read more

The Secret of Redemption
      "Have this mind in you which was also in Christ Jesus: who emptied Himself; taking the form of a servant; and humbled Himself; becoming obedient even unto death. Wherefore God also highly exalted Him. "Phil. 2: 5-9. No tree can grow except on the root ... read more

The Sickly and the Healthy Life
      I have spoken on the two levels of Christian walk, and the necessity of our living on the higher, which is simply the true Christian life, if we are to get victory over our failures, and enter upon the path we can become faithful and strong in prayer. The ... read more

The Sin and Cause of Prayerlessness
      If conscience is to do its work, and the contrite heart is to feel its misery, it is necessary that each individual should mention his sin by name. The confession must be severely personal. In a meeting of ministers there is probably no single sin which e ... read more

The Spirit and the Flesh
      ‘Are you so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now perfected in the flesh?’- Gal.3:3 ‘We are the circumcision, who worship by the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh; that I myself might have confidence ... read more

The Spirit and the Word
      'It is the Spirit that quickeneth ; the flesh profiteth nothing; the words that I have spoken unto you are Spirit and are life. Lord, to whom shall we go? I Thou hast the words of eternal life.'--John 6: 63, 68. 'The letter killeth, but the Spirit give ... read more

The Spirit Convincing of Sin
      If I go, I will send the Comforter unto you ; and He, when He is come, will convince the world in respect of sin. John 16: 7-8 The close connection between the two statements in these words of our Lord is not always noticed. Before the Holy Spirit was ... read more

The Spirit given to the Obedient
      If ye love me, ye will keep my commandments: and I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, even the Spirit of truth.' --John 14:15,16 'The Holy Spirit, whom God hath given to them that obey Him.'Acts 5:32. The truth which the ... read more

The Spirit Glorifying Christ
      It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come ; but if I go, I will send Him unto you. . . . He shall glorify me : for He shall take of mine, and declare it unto you.'-John 16: 7, 14, THERE is a twofold glori ... read more

The Spirit of God Revealing the Things of God
      In the Epistle to the Romans, people who gave law a place in the world it never had before, and whose influence still rules in our modern world, Paul preached the Gospel in its relation to law. The Gospel was a revelation of the righteousness of God, and ... read more

The Spirit of Love
      The fruit of the Spirit is love.'-Gal 5:.22. 1 beseech you by the love of the Spirit.' -Rom. 15:30. Who also declared unto us your love in the spirit, Col.1:8 Our subject today leads us up into the very centre of the inner sanctuary. We are to think o ... read more

The Spirit Of Love
      "And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us." - Romans 5:5. "But the fruit of the Spirit is love..." - Galatians 5:22. The thought sometimes arises, as we consider Chris ... read more

The Spirit of Power
      Ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence. Ye shall receive power when the Holy Ghost is come upon you, and ye shall be my witnesses.'--Acts 1: 5, 8. 'Tarry ye in the city, till ye be clothed with power from on high.'-LUKE 24: 49. ... read more

The Spirit of Prayer
      In like manner the Spirit also helpeth our infirmity - for we know not how to pray as we ought but the Spirit Himself maketh intercession for us with groanings that cannot be uttered; and He that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit ... read more

The Spirit Of Prayer
      "Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered." - Romans 8:26. "And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth w ... read more

The Spirit of Truth
      'But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of Truth, which proceedeth from the Father, He shall bear witness of me.'--John 15:26. 'When He, the Spirit of Truth, is come, He shall guide you into all the T ... read more

The Spirit through Faith
      ‘Christ hath redeemed us from the curse, that upon the Gentiles might come the blessing of Abraham in Christ Jesus ; we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.'Gal.3:13,14. THE word faith is used the first time in Scripture in connection ... read more

The State of Illumination
      It is not enough that a child be born into the world in the possession of all the wonderful faculties with which God has endowed man. In addition to this, he needs an education, an outside help, to draw out and guide and develop the faculties he possesses ... read more

The Temple of the Holy Spirit
      Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you ?'--I Cor.3:16. In using the illustration of the Temple as the type of God's dwelling in us by the Holy Spirit, Scripture invites us to study the analogy. The Temple ... read more

The Two Aspects of the Cross
      In the teaching of Scripture the cross is presented under two different aspects. In the words of Peter (I Peter 2:24), we have them both. “Christ his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree.” He did what we ought to have done, to bear the punis ... read more

The Two Baptisms
      Let all who are in the personal search of the fullness of God’s blessing note this well. Would you in your own experience understand the connection between the two stages in your spiritual life, the one of failure in which you live and the better one of p ... read more

The Unity of the Spirit
      'That ye walk with all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; giving diligence to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body, and one Spirit.'--Eph.4:1-4. ' Now there are diversities of gif ... read more

The Vine
      I am the True Vine—John 15.1 All earthly things are the shadows of heavenly realities—the expression, in created, visible forms, of the invisible glory of God. The Life and the Truth are in Heaven; on earth we have figures and shadows of the heav ... read more

The Vine
      I am The Vine, Ye Are The Branches—John 15.5 In the previous verse Christ had just said: “Abide in me.” He had then announced the great unalterable law of all branch-life, on earth or in Heaven: “not of itself”; “except it abide.” In the opening ... read more

      We all know the parable of the prodigal son; and how many sermons have been preached about repentance, from that parable. We are told that "he came to himself and said, I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned agains ... read more

The Way to Restoration
      We need to consider the way to restoration, the way to get out of this mediocre Christian experience. The prodigal repented, and the elder brother should have done so as well. Like him, those children of God who have been living within the sight of God’s ... read more

The Will of God
      "Thy will be done, in earth as it is in heaven" Matthew 6:10. The glory of heaven, where the Father dwells, is that His will is done there. He who wants to taste the blessedness of heaven must know the Father who is there, and do His will, as it is don ... read more

The Wonderful Love
      Even as the Father Hath Loved Me, I Also Have Loved you—John 15.9 Here Christ leaves the language of parable, and speaks plainly out of the Father. Much as the parable could teach, it could not teach the lesson of love. All that the vine does for ... read more

The Word And Prayer
      "Quicken me, O LORD, according unto thy word." - Psalm 119:107. Prayer and the Word of God are inseparable, and should always go together in the quiet time of the inner chamber. In His Word God speaks to me; in prayer I speak to God. If there is to be ... read more

The Word and Prayer; Preaching and Prayer; Wholeheartedness
      Little of the word with little prayer is death to the spiritual fife. Much of the word with little prayer gives a sickly life. Much prayer with little of the word gives more life, but without steadfastness. A full measure of the word and prayer each day g ... read more

The Word Of God
      "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God." - Matthew 4:4 The illustration that our Lord uses, in which the Word of God is compared to our daily bread, is most instructive. Bread is indispensable t ... read more

the work of the Holy Spirit… the one thing needful.
      Ordinarily when a teacher or reader of the Bible truth that has been accepted, wants to enforce it, he seeks by argument to deepen the impression that has been made. That impression may be a very pleasing one, and apparently deep; it will not be lasting, ... read more

The work of the Spirit is the work of true Christianity
      This work of the Spirit is now the great mark of the New Testament church, of true Christianity. The seal or heavenly stamp God has set up on every believer and upon his church is the Holy Spirit, who knows the things of God, given into the heart to make ... read more

then… the nations shall know that he is Lord.
      The whole of the book of Ezekiel proves how God’s being known in judgment was the one condition of his being known in salvation. The first twenty-five chapters with his judgments on his people, the next ten with his judgments on their enemies, are the ... read more

Things that are impossible with men are possible with God
       ‘The things that are impossible with men and women are possible with God.’ Of such a revival there is a certain prospect if God’s people are ready to seek and welcome it. The Father’s promise, the promise our King gave when ascending the throne, the pro ... read more

Third Lesson. ‘Pray to thy Father, which is in secret;’ Or, Alone with God
      ‘But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thine inner chamber, and having shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret, and thy Father which seeth in secret shall recompense thee’—Matt. vi. 6. AFTER Jesus had called His first disciples, He ... read more

Thirteenth Lesson. ‘Prayer and fasting;’ Or, The Cure of Unbelief
       ‘Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out? And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, nothing shall be impossible to you. Howbeit ... read more

Thirtieth Lesson. ‘An holy priesthood;’ Or, The Ministry of Intercession
      ‘An holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.’—I Peter ii. 5. ‘Ye shall be named the Priests of the Lord.’—Isaiah lxi. 6. THE Spirit of the Lord God is upon me: because the Lord hath anointed me.’ T ... read more

Thirty-First Lesson. ‘Pray without ceasing;’ Or, A Life of Prayer
      ‘Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks.—I Thess. v. 16, 17, 18. OUR Lord spake the parable of the widow and the unjust judge to teach us that men ought to pray always and not faint. As the widow persevered in seekin ... read more

This world he made for himself, to be his joy and his glory.
      Then think of the loving God. This world he made for himself, to be his joy and his glory. Its sin is to him such a grief that he almost repented of having made it. The suffering and the wretchedness of his creatures are to him such a sorrow that there is ... read more

Three great mysteries — a perishing world, a loving God, a life-giving Christ.
      Let us turn to our text again, and see what a difference it would make if God’s Spirit really revealed to us its divine meaning. Look at the three great mysteries the words speak of — a perishing world, a loving God, a life-giving Christ. Just pause an ... read more

Through the Holy Spirit.
      "The anointing which ye have received of him, abideth in you; and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him." -I JOHN 2:27. How beautiful the thought of a life always abiding in Christ! The longer we think of it, the more attractive it becomes. ... read more

True Disciples
      Herein is My Father Glorified, that Ye Bear Much Fruit: So Shall Ye Be My Disciples—John 15.8 And are those who do not bear much fruit not disciples? They may be, but in a backward and immature stage. Of those who bear much fruit, Christ says: “T ... read more

Trusting Him to keep you.-Phil.3:12
      "I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which I also am apprehended of Christ Jesus. "-PHIL.3:12 MORE than one admits that it is a sacred duty and a blessed privilege to abide in Christ, but shrinks back continually before the question: Is it ... read more

Twelfth Lesson. ‘Have faith in God;’ Or, The Secret of believing Prayer
      ‘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

Twentieth Lesson. ‘That the Father may be glorified;’ Or, The Chief End of Prayer
      I go unto the Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my Name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.’—John xiv. 13. THAT the Father may be glorified in the Son: it is to this end that Jesus on His throne in glory will do al ... read more

Twenty-Eighth Lesson. ‘Father! Not what I will;’ Or, Christ the Sacrifice
      ‘And He said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto Thee; remove this cup from me: howbeit not what I will, but what Thou wilt.’—Mark xiv. 36. WHAT a contrast within the space of a few hours! What a transition from the quiet elevation of t ... read more

Twenty-Fifth Lesson. ‘At that day;’ Or, The Holy Spirit and Prayer
      ‘In that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my Name, He will give it you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my Name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. At that day ye ... read more

Twenty-First Lesson. ‘If ye abide in me;’ Or, The All-Inclusive Condition
      ‘If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatsoever ye will, and it shall be done unto you.’—John xv. 7. IN all God’s intercourse with us, the promise and its conditions are inseparable. If we fulfil the conditions, He fulfils the prom ... read more

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