Franklin Ferguson

Servants of God.

“But now being made free from sin and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life” (Rom. 6:22). In relationship we are children of God through faith in our Saviour Jesus Christ; in work we are servants to God. Let no one suppose that this title is reserved for prominent Christians only. Every believer can be a servant as truly as Luther, Wesley, Spurgeon, Muller, Chapman, or any other. We have the privilege of turning into service for the Lor...

How to Pray.

“Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints, and for me” (Eph. 6:18-19). The Season of Prayer—“praying always.” Most of us have set times for prayer, morning and evening, and perhaps at noon; some may arise even in the night, when all is still. But we should also pray hourly through each day, as matters arise, in a simple and brief lifting of the heart to Heaven; it may be only a sen...

Christian Weddings.

There are two scriptures that come before our mind in connection with the arrangements at weddings: (1) “Be not conformed to this world,” and (2) “Be conformed to the image of His Son “(Rom. 12:2; 8:29). It will be readily conceded by spiritually-minded believers that the world cannot give the cue for what arrangements Christians should make for their marriage. It is an “evil world,” whose God is Satan, and whose attitude toward the Father and His beloved Son is one of hatred (Ga...

Speaking up.

A word of exhortation on this subject is really needed; for many dear brethren have fallen into the way of speaking- so low, and indistinctly, that much of what they say is unheard and lost upon the listeners. The speech may be good and what we wish to hear, but through faintness it fails largely to benefit. By a little thought and practice this defect can be corrected, to the relief and profit of all. When one rises to take part in a meeting, he should remember that he is not now engaged...

It is the Last Hour.

This present period of time, from the Cross to the Coming of the Lord, is looked at in two ways, viz., it is a day to be followed by a night; it is a night to be succeeded by a day (Isa. 21:11-12). Speaking of His service as the perfect Servant of God, our Lord said, “I must work the works of Him that sent Me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work” (John 9:4). Judging of the times we are living in, we may indeed say, “The day goeth away, for the shadows of the even...

Translating Baptism.

In the Scriptural ordinance of Baptism we declared our death, burial and resurrection with Christ, that henceforth we should walk in newness of life (Rom. 6:4). The old “I “reckoned as dead and buried, with all his ways; vet raised to life as “a new creature “in Christ (2 Cor. 5:17). Was Baptism merely our obedience to an ordinance of the New Testament? It was that, and much more. It was intended to be a governing principle of life for the rest of our days on earth, that is, the d...

Keep the Blinkers on.

Soon after my conversion, in the year 1881, I spent a holiday with my father at a watering place in the West of England, where he was engaged in Bible-carriage work. On the day I returned home two evangelists called, who accompanied us to the railway station. As the train moved, one of them stepped up to the carriage window and said, “Keep the blinkers on. Goodbye.” For a time I was left puzzling over what he could mean, until I remembered that “blinkers “are to keep a horse looking ...

The Lack of Power.

The complaint is made that there is a sad lack among the saints of the power of the Holy Spirit in life and testimony. Admitted that this is so, what then is the cause and what the remedy? We will consider the subject in the light of Holy Scripture. The normal state of every soul “born again “is that he has a supernatural life (John 3:3-8), and his body has become a temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 6:19), without which he has no part in Christ (Rom. 8:9). Moreover, at his new birth h...

Divine Fellowship Conditional.

In the first chapter of the First Epistle of John, there is brought under our notice a fellowship of an exceedingly blessed and holy nature, even “fellowship with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ.” Like the Salvation of God, which is offered to all mankind, yet realised only by them that believe the Gospel; so this Divine fellowship, whilst open to all saints everywhere, is experienced only by such as observe the simple condition —“If we walk in the light as He is in the ligh...

Heaven our Home.

“We are going to a Country surpassing for glory and beauty the utmost stretch of the human imagination—Heaven. Concerning it we often sing: “Heaven is our Fatherland, Heaven is our Home! “ Through infinite grace we have become the children of God, redeemed by “the precious blood of Christ” (1 Pet. 1:18-19), and can look up to Heaven to the One who fills the Throne, and say, Father! We are going to “a Land that is fairer than day,” with the sweet thought that it is our...
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