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Chambers on warnings to ministers

Oswald Chambers is best known for the collection of his writings published in daily devotional format called My Utmost for His Highest. Chambers was a Holiness preacher who served as a chaplain during WWI to soldiers from Australia and New... Continue Reading →

Finney on What Revivals Are (and Aren’t)

Charles Finney explains what revivals are, what hinders them, and when they can be expected.

Spurgeon on Security

We have all things and abound; not because I have a good store of money in the bank, not because I have skill and wit with which to win my bread, but because the Lord is my shepherd. Charles Haddon... Continue Reading →

Edwards on the Importance of Emotion

Jonathan Edwards makes the case for the importance of emotions in the spiritual life.

Eliot on Evangelical Hypocrisy

George Eliot's scathing critique of an Evangelical preacher of her time bears lessons for Evangelicals of all times.

The Desert Saints on Doing Nothing for Show

The Desert Fathers and Mothers teach about the importance of humility and doing nothing for show.

Thomas à Kempis on the Dangers of Intellectualism

Thomas à Kempis outlines some dangers of substitute learning for genuine devotion.

Spurgeon on depression in ministry

Charles Spurgeon shares how depression manifests itself in pastoral ministry.

Kelly on mission grounded in the love of God

Thomas Kelly explains how mission must be not only based on, but also conducted through, our relationship with God.

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