The true preacher does not seek for truth in the pulpit; he is there because he has found it.
We must not concentrate overmuch upon our feelings. Do not spend too much time feeling your own pulse taking your own spiritual temperature, do not spend too much time analyzing your feelings. That is the high road to morbidity.
Our Gospel is a Gospel of blood; blood is the foundation; without it there is nothing.
There is no ‘love of God’ for you unless you have repented or unless you do repent. Make no mistake about this. Do not rely or bank on God’s love. It is only for the penitent; there is no entry into the kingdom of God except by repentance.
Self, listen for moment, I will speak to you.
The Christian must abstain from sin. It is as simple and direct as that. You have no right to say, ‘I am weak, I cannot, and temptation is very powerful.’ The answer of the New Testament is, Stop doing it!
Prayer is beyond any question the highest activity of the human soul. Man is at his greatest and highest when upon his knees he comes face to face with God.
The man or woman who is born of God, who is regenerate, simply does not and cannot continue-abide-in a life of sin. They may backslide temporarily, but if they are born of God they will come back. It is as certain as that they have been born again. It is the way to test whether or not someone is born again.
When a man truly sees himself, he knows nobody can say anything about him that is too bad.
Do not expect, my friend, that the whole world will rejoice if you become Christian. You will probably receive enmity and hatred and persecution from certain people. It happened in the case of our Lord, and His followers must always be ready to meet it.
Holiness is not something we are called upon to do in order that we may become something; it is something we are to do because of what we already are.
The work of preaching is the highest and greatest and most glorious calling to which anyone can ever be called.
Faith holds on to truth and reason from what it knows to be fact.
When the church is absolutely different from the world, she invariably attracts it. It is then that the world is made to listen to her message, though it may hate it at first.
The most urgent need in the Christian Church today is true preaching; and as it is the greatest and most urgent need in the Church it is obviously the greatest need of the world also.
Preaching is theology coming through a man who is on fire.
Love is not just a sentiment. Love is a great controlling passion and it always expresses itself in terms of obedience.
Whether we like it or not, a breakdown in home-life will eventually lead to a breakdown everywhere. This is, surely, the most menacing and dangerous aspect of the state of society at this present time. Once the family idea, the family unit, the family life is broken up – once that goes, soon you will have no other allegiance.