Sermon delivered at The Moody Church by W.B. Hinson, D.D.
“For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.”—2 Corinthians 4:6
Luke says it was a set face. It had to be or He would have turned back, for He trod a road rough beyond all roads ever trod by mortal, and if He had not had the set face, He would have fallen by the wayside and left us.
The words of our Lord Jesus in His earthly ministry were often full of challenge to His disciples concerning His second coming. In Matthew 25:1–13 is a parable which has to do with our own personal preparedness for that great event. We must beware of forcing analogy, especially in parables relating to our Lord’s coming, in order to make them support our own particular theories. There are many unimportant things in this parable which are only in the background; others stand out on the surface, and with one or two of these I want to deal briefly.
It is quite generally recognized that anxiety and fear and dread are working havoc with us.
Many panaceas are being offered for the cure of worry, but our God offers us a remedy that is very simple, yet very sure. It is a remedy which, if we would accept it, will deliver us from all care and fear, and worry would become unknown to us. Not only so, but we would be such a testimony to the world and fellow saints that the name of God would be glorified and the greatness of His grace manifested.
It is very evident that God has hidden some special lessons for us in the types of the City of Refuge, of which we now read in chapter 20, as otherwise we would find ourselves wondering why they are mentioned so frequently. In four previous passages the Spirit of God drew the attention of Israel to the importance of these cities and the expression of His grace toward the unwitting or unintentional manslayer in Israel. First, we have the very brief intimation in Exodus 21:13, telling Israel that when they reached the land, God would provide such a refuge: “And …
Sermon preached by Rev. George Duncan from London, England in The Moody Church on March 16, 1958.
“Thy name shall be called no more Jacob.”—Genesis 32:28
I want to think out with you this fact—that there comes a time in God’s dealings with His own people when God says in effect, “It is time that we called a halt,” and that was what happened to Jacob that night. There had come a moment in his life when God said in effect, “Jacob, something has got to stop. We can’t go on any longer as we are,” and it may be …
I wish to convey greeting to all who are gathered in the name of our Lord Jesus for the great annual Missionary Convention of the Moody Memorial Church [sic]. I wish to convey special greeting to the pastor of that great church, who, but a short time ago, ministered in one of London’s live churches. I believe that it is a special manifestation of spiritual concern that has brought you together again this year in the interest of world missions. Surely this is the spiritual outreach of a church that is led by the Spirit of God.
“He hath poured out his soul unto death.”—Isaiah 53:12
It was the Master, not the malefactors, who made Calvary immortal and inimitable. And, in thinking of the Cross, we have in mind primarily the accomplishment of the Saviour. The Father now pours out His blessings because the Son then poured out His soul. The thought of lingering at Calvary is but a suggestion for the grateful heart to ponder more prayerfully and to think more seriously upon the fact of our Lord’s sacrificial work. Perhaps no other spiritual exercise is so productive of deep and abounding gratitude.
Missionary Rally message from 1954 by Rev. Stanley Plunkett
It is computed that there are two million, 200 thousand people who are yet without Christ. Why? Is it because the Gospel is not adequate to so wide a program? No, I believe that the Gospel is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth. Then why? Is it because we who are entrusted with the Gospel have failed? I think there is a great element of truth in that.
My dear friends, if you and I are going to see a large and abundant harvest over the face …
“Have I not commanded thee, Be strong and of a good courage, be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed, for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.”—Joshua 1:9
We have been thinking about the inner meaning of this book of Joshua. The command of God was, “Go over this Jordan, thou and this people, into the land which I have given thee.” This opened up before us the possibility of life on a higher plane, deliverance from a wilderness experience of defeat into the experience of victory, even though it be through warfare and conflict.
Many years ago Great Britain had the privilege of having as its Prime Minister a brilliant man who was also a devoted follower of the Lord Jesus Christ. William Gladstone was his name. Late in life, well over 80 years of age, he made his last visit to Oxford University. In the course of that visit, he met with a class of seniors, and spoke to them about the happy changes that had come about during his lifetime. He spoke with such radiant optimism that he aroused a challenge among the students. One of the seniors spoke up and said, …