Franklin Ferguson

Selections of Ministry

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Be of Good Cheer.

Some one has said, “God cannot forget His child. He cannot leave us to suffer, unsuccoured and alone. He runs to meet the prodigal, but He rides on a cherub and He flies on the wings of the wind to the sinking disciple.” Be of good cheer, dear brother, dear sister, whatever may be your adversities; for all these things are but so many occasions for the Lord to show Himself strong on your behalf. “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee” (Heb. 13:5) is a buttress to the heart, ag...

Not Knowing the Truth.

In the early part of last century many of the Lord’s people were led to see from the Word the simple and Scriptural way of how Christians ought to meet for worship and testimony, free from all human traditions. God and the Word of His grace was seen to be all they needed (Acts 20:32). It was no small matter to leave old associations and break many tender ties; but the truths they had learned had become so precious that they were prepared to suffer the loss of all things for Christ, and for...

The Unequal Yoke.

There is one form of the unequal yoke to which we would draw attention, especially for the consideration of young believers, namely, the unequal yoke of marriage. Marriage is God’s institution for the propagation of the race (Gen. 1:28): also it is His wise and gracious provision that man shall have a help meet for him, and this is found in marrying a woman (Gen. 2:18). The Scriptures state, “Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the Lord” (Prov. 18:22)....

Preaching of Hell.

There is a widespread revolt against the doctrine of hell. It is generally excluded from the modern pulpit and platform and the religious press: very few people believe in it now. Howbeit the Son of God, during His public ministry on earth, preached hell fire and the everlasting punishment of all who disbelieve the Gospel. His words are awful. He speaks of “hell fire” (Matt. 5:22), “whole body cast into hell” (ver. 29), “a furnace of fire” (chap. 13:42), “the fire that never sh...

Womanly Modesty.

The influence for good of a virtuous woman is beyond calculation. A chaste woman is the greatest help and blessing to a man; whereas an indiscreet woman has quite the reverse effect. The training of each generation is more in the mother’s hands than the father’s, for she, naturally, has more to do with her offspring than her husband, though he is assigned the position of head of the house, filling the place of authority and rule. A virtuous Christian mother, living according to the teach...

Judgment Seat of Christ.

It is well ever to keep in mind the “day of account” that is coming for us all. We are “stewards of the manifold grace of God” (1 Pet. 4:10), and as such shall have to render to our Lord an account of our stewardship. All that we are accountable for must needs be brought before the appointed Auditor, our Lord Jesus Christ. The Word of God has announced,” We shall all stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ,” and “every one of us shall give account of himself to God” (Rom. 14...

Complaints and Accusations.

A very common sin among Christians, and the cause of much deadness and spiritual poverty in Assemblies of saints, is this speaking evil of one another. We deplore its existence, with its withering effects. It is utterly un-Christian-like, and thoroughly like Satan who accuses us before God day and night (Rev. 12:10). That “little member,” so sternly denounced by the apostle James (chap. 3 of his epistle), will give many of us a great deal to answer for, when the Lord shall judge His peop...

A Throne of Grace.

Our ever gracious God and Father has made loving provision, by “the throne of grace,” to meet the weaknesses and supply the needs of His children here below. Read Heb. 4:14-16. “Having then a great High Priest, who hath passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we have not a High Priest that cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but One that hath been in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore...

Refuge in Troublous Times.

We live in days of trouble, probably exceeding anything since the world began; but worse conditions are yet to come before the end, when the Lord shall set up His Kingdom. The most stable things, likened to earth and mountains, are moved and carried, as it were, into the midst of the sea. The nations of Europe and the Far East rage, and the war and tumult of their strife is heard afar off, even to the ends of the earth, and all nations are moved with the swelling thereof. The basest passions...
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