Resources by Effectual Calling

The Special Call and the Unfailing Result

As I look round upon this large Church, numbering far above two thousand members, my soul is often cast down within me, yea, I am brought into the lowest depths of anxiety. Who is sufficient for these things? To order and distribute its sacred offices aright, to govern, with discretion, to exercise discipline with prudence, to hide a strong' hand, and to show at all times a loving heart— such...

1 Corinthians 1:9

A Family Sermon

Oct 29 GOD in infinite grace had entered into covenant with Noah that he would preserve him and his family alive. The tenor of that covenant you will find in the 18th verse of the 6th chapter. “With thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons’ wives with thee.” There was a positive foretelling of Noah’s coming...

Genesis 7:1

Effectual Calling - Illustrated by the Call of Abram

Nov 29 IF you desire to know the character of a child, you will probably learn much about it from observing the father. The young bird flies and sings as its father did before it If we would know the life of the child of faith, we should study the history of the "father of the faithful.” Abraham, the man of faith, is a type of all believing men, and the narrative...

Genesis 12:5

Wanted, A Guestchamber

Dec 15 As far as we know, out of the many thousands who had come to Jerusalem from the utmost ends of the earth to keep the passover, none were left unaccommodated with a guestchamber except our Lord Jesus Christ. Jerusalem at the time of the passover was one great inn; the whole of the houses were occupied not only by the regular tenants, but by their friends from the country parts...

Mark 14:14

The Great Attraction

Oct 13 THE death of our Lord Jesus Christ must have appeared to his apostles to be an unmitigated misfortune. No doubt they conceived that it would be the death of the cause, a heavy blow, and a deep discouragement. Smite the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered. Strike the head, and what shall become of the members ? But our Lord instructed his disciples that this which seemed so dreary...

John 12:32

Effectual Calling

Mar 30   Notwithstanding our firm belief that you are in the main well instructed in the doctrines of the everlasting gospel, we are continually reminded in our conversation with young converts, how absolutely necessary it is to repeat our former lessons, and repeatedly assert and prove over and over again those doctrines which lie at the basis of our holy religion. Our friends, therefore, who have many years ago been taught the...

Luke 19:5