Originally Published August 1727 One of the greatest outpourings of the Spirit since the days of the Apostles occurred on Wednesday morning, August 13, 1727, among the Moravian Brethren at Herrnhut, Germany, on the estate of Count Zinzendorf, in Saxony. For centuries the followers of John Huss (1373-1415), the martyred Bohemian reformer, had endured persecution and death. Fleeing from imprisonment
The female principal in a Christian school publicly slanders her pastor. Her attacks on the preacher are brash and frequent. Why did the deacons and men of the church sit idly by, week after week, while this ungodly assault persisted? A pastor has a visiting evangelist speaking nightly at his church. It comes to the...
Originally published October 22, 1892 There is much prayerless praying. The attitude and semblance of prayer are in it, but there is no real praying, no projecting of the desires with vigor and in a flame to heaven. The form and show are seen, but the substance and being of prayer are entirely absent. Prayers have been said, the performance gone through, but no real praying has been done. As far as
People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered; Love Them Anyway. If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives; Do Good Anyway. If you are successful, you win false friends and make true enemies; Succeed Anyway. The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow; Do good Anyway. Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable; Be Frank Anyway. The biggest man with the
John 8:32 says, “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.” I am who God says I am. I can do what God says I can do. I have what God says I have. In Christ . . . I have Christ’s power and authority (Ephesians 1:18-23). I am holy, blameless, and beyond reproach (Colossians 1:21-22). I am seated with Christ in heavenly places (Ephesians 2:6). I have been made
Since preaching is God’s idea, and it is He who has put us in the ministry (I Tim.1:12), our greatest desire in preaching should be to please Him! I have no desire to be a “seeker sensitive” preacher, but I do have every desire to be a “Savior sensitive” preacher. II Timothy 4 lays out the principles for that kind of preaching. Paul declared, “I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus