A. B. Simpson quotes

  • God is not looking for extraordinary characters as His instruments, but He is looking for humble instruments through whom He can be honored throughout the ages.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Character #Humble #Age

  • The chief danger of the Church today is that it is trying to get on the same side as the world, instead of turning the world upside down. Our Master expects us to accomplish results, even if they bring opposition and conflict. Anything is better than compromise, apathy, and paralysis.  God give to us an intense cry for the old-time power of the Gospel and the Holy Ghost!
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Giving #Church #Trying

  • The Christian that is bound by his own horizon, the church that lives simply for itself, is bound to die a spiritual death and sink into stagnancy and corruption. We never can thank God enough for giving us not only a whole Gospel to believe, but a whole world to give it to.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Christian #Spiritual #Believe

  • Prayer is the link that connects us with God.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Prayer #Links #Praying To God

  • Difficulties and obstacles are God's challenges to faith. When hindrances confront us in the path of duty, we are to recognize them as vessels for faith to fill with the fullness and all-sufficiency of Jesus.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Jesus #Challenges #Path

  • May God so fill us today with the heart of Christ that we may glow with the divine fire of holy desire.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Heart #Fire #Desire

  • One touch of Christ is worth a lifetime of struggling.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Struggle #Lifetime #Christ

  • When I cannot understand my Father's leading, And it seems to be but hard and cruel fate, Still I hear that gentle whisper ever pleading, God is working, God is faithful-Only wait.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Inspirational #Father #Fate

  • We must surrender ourselves so utterly that we can never own ourselves again. We must hand over self and all its rights in an eternal covenant, and give God the absolute right to own us, control us and possess us forever.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Christian #Rights #Self

  • We must learn to live on the heavenly side and look at things from above. To contemplate all things as God sees them, as Christ beholds them, overcomes sin, defies Satan, dissolves perplexities, lifts us above trials, separates us from the world and conquers fear of death.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Condolences #Sides #Overcoming

  • Our God has boundless resources. The only limit is in us. Our asking, our thinking, our praying are too small. Our expectations are too limited.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Thinking #Expectations #Limits

  • Holiness of heart and life. This is not the perfection of the human nature, but the holiness of the divine nature dwelling within.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Heart #Dwelling #Perfection

  • One of the special marks of the Holy Ghost in the Apostolic Church was the spirit of boldness.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Church #Special #Spirit

  • Forget yourself and live for others, for It is more blessed to give than to receive.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Blessed #Giving #Forget You

  • God is preparing his heroes; and when the opportunity comes, he can fit them into their places in a moment, and the world will wonder where they came from.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Christian #Hero #Opportunity

  • The safe place lies in obedience to God's Word, singleness of heart and holy vigilance.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Lying #Heart #Safe

  • God never can use any man very much till he has grace enough to forget himself entirely while doing God's work; for He will not give His glory to another nor share with the most valued instrument the praise that belongs to Jesus Christ alone.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Jesus #Men #Giving

  • Begin to rejoice in the Lord, and your bones will flourish like an herb, and your cheeks will glow with the bloom of health and freshness. Worry, fear, distrust, care-all are poisonous! Joy is balm and healing, and if you will but rejoice, God will give power.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Healing #Giving #Worry

  • God does not so much want us to do things as to let people see what He can do.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #People #Want #Doe

  • Prayer is the mighty engine that is to move the missionary work.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Christian #Prayer #Moving

  • Have we forgotten that there is a Holy Ghost, that we must insist upon walking on crutches when we might fly?
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Missionary #Might #Ghost

  • We begin life with the natural, next we come into the spiritual; but then, when we have truly received the kingdom of God and His righteousness, the natural is added to the spiritual, and we are able to receive the gifts of His providence and the blessings of life without becoming centered in them or allowing them to separate us from Him.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Spiritual #Blessing #Kingdoms

  • Temptation exercises our faith and teaches us to pray.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Faith #Exercise #Temptation

  • Unless I am sure I am doing more at home to send the gospel abroad than I can do abroad, I am bound to go.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Home #Missionary

  • There is no wonder more supernatural and divine in the life of a believer than the mystery and ministry of prayer...the hand of the child touching the arm of the Father and moving the wheel of the universe.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Prayer #Children #Father

  • Often we want people to pray for us and help us, but we always defeat our object when we look too much to them and lean upon them. The true secret of union is for both to look upon God, and in the act of looking past themselves to Him they are unconsciously united.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Past #People #Secret

  • The difference between human heroes and sacred characters lies just in this: the man is just a man, but behind the man of God, God Himself is ever standing greater than the man and overshadowing him by His infinite and glorious presence.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Lying #Hero #Character

  • There are two ways of getting out of a trial. One is simply to try to get rid of the trial, and be thankful when it is over. The other is to recognize the trial as a challenge from God to claim a larger blessing than we have ever had, and to hail it with delight as an opportunity of obtaining a larger measure of divine grace.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Opportunity #Blessing #Two

  • Fear is born of Satan, and if we would only take time to think a moment we would see that everything Satan says is founded upon a falsehood.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Thinking #Satan #Moments

  • We cannot ask in behalf of Christ what Christ would not ask Himself if He were praying.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Prayer #Praying #Christ

  • Christ rises above all things.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Christ #Rise Above

  • The Christian is not obedient unless he is doing all in his power to send the Gospel to the heathen world.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Christian #Missionary #World

  • When you cannot rejoice in feelings, circumstances or conditions, rejoice in the Lord.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Feelings #Lord #Circumstances

  • As long as you want anything very much, especially more than you want God, it is an idol.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Christian #Idols #Long

  • A divided heart loses both worlds.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Heart #World

  • Christ is not a reservoir but a spring. His life is continual, active and ever passing on with an outflow as necessary as its inflow. If we do not perpetually draw the fresh supply from the living Fountain, we shall either grow stagnant or empty, It is, therefore, not so much a perpetual fullness as a perpetual filling.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Spring #Life Is #Christ

  • Prayer is the ascending vapor which supplies The showers of blessing, and the stream that flows Through earth's dry places, till on every side "The wilderness shall blossom as the rose.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Prayer #Blessing #Rose

  • The Holy Spirit is just as truly in us when He makes no sign as when the fountains of joy are overflowing, or the waters of peace are softly refreshing our weary and troubled heart.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Heart #Water #Joy

  • Pray, always pray; beneath sins heaviest load, Prayer claims the blood from Jesus' side that flowed. Pray, always pray; though weary, faint, and lone, Prayer nestles by the Father's sheltering throne.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Jesus #Prayer #Father

  • God’s jewels are often sent us in rough packages and by dark liveried servants, but within we find the very treasures of the King’s palace and the Bridegroom’s Love.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Kings #Dark #Jewels

  • The religion of the Bible is wholly supernatural.
    -- A. B. Simpson

  • Aggressive Christianity is the world's greatest need.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Needs #World #Christianity

  • Warning: we may become so enamored with God's good gifts that we fail to worship the Giver.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Warning #May #Worship

  • One of the first signs of a Spirit-filled life is enthusiasm!
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Enthusiasm #Firsts #Spirit

  • Let us honor the Holy Ghost.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Honor #Spirit #Ghost

  • We may not preach a crucified Saviour without being also crucified men and women. It is not enough to wear an ornamental cross as a pretty decoration. The cross that Paul speaks about was burned into his very flesh, was branded into his being, and only the Holy Spirit can burn the true cross into our innermost life.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Men #May #Flesh

  • If God's Word is not absolutely and completely true, it is too weak a cable to fix our anchorage and guarantee our eternal peace.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Guarantees #Weak

  • Pray, always pray; when sickness wastes thy frame, Prayer brings the healing power of Jesus' name.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Jesus #Prayer #Healing

  • I cannot understand how any man or woman can believe in the Lord's coming and not be a missionary, or at least committed to the work of missions with every power of his being.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Believe #Men #Missionary

  • Beloved, have you ever thought that someday you will not have anything to try you, or anyone to vex you again? There will be no opportunity in heaven to learn or to show the spirit of patience, forbearance, and longsuffering. If you are to practice these things, it must be now.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Opportunity #Practice #Heaven

  • I would rather play with forked lightning, or take in my hand living wires with their fiery current, than to speak a reckless word against any servant of Christ, or idly repeat the slanderous darts which thousands of Christians are hurling on others, to the hurt of their own souls and bodies.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Christian #Hurt #Hands

  • All that God requires of us is an opportunity to show what He can do.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #God #Opportunity #Shows

  • Once a leader delegates, he should show utmost confidence in the people he has entrusted.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Leadership #People #Should

  • God requires no person to spend his or her life reiterating the gospel to people who will not receive it. He wants everyone to have an opportunity to hear. Then He would have us move on to other areas. The mistake of the church has been that she sits down to convert all the people in one country to the neglect of the great masses who have never had the chance to hear the gospel - not even once!
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Country #Mistake #Moving

  • All earth-born hopes with time must pass away; prayer grasps eternal things; pray, always pray.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Prayer #Passing Away #Earth

  • The greatest need of our age and of every age, the greatest need of every human heart, is to know the resources and sufficiency of God.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Heart #Age #Needs

  • You will have no test of faith that will not fit you to be a blessing if you are obedient to the Lord. I never had a trial but when I got out of the deep river I found some poor pilgrim on the bank that I was able to help by that very experience.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Blessing #Rivers #Trials

  • This is our high calling, to represent Christ, and act in His behalf, and in His character and spirit, under all circumstances and toward all men.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Character #Men #Calling

  • One bright and thankful look at the cross is worth a thousand morbid, self-condemning reflections.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Reflection #Self #Looks

  • There is not a command God gives to His children for which He does not provide the enablement for obedience.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Children #Giving #Doe

  • It is not enough to wear an ornamental cross as a pretty decoration.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Enough #Crosses #Decoration

  • Perils as well as privileges attend the higher Christian life. The nearer we come to God, the thicker the hosts of darkness in heavenly places. Aggressive Christianity is the world's greatest need.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Christian #Darkness #World

  • God wants us to speak to men so that they will feel it, so that they will never forget it. God means every Christian to be effective, to make a difference in the actual records and results of Christian work. God put each of us here to be a power. There is not one of us but is an essential wheel of the machinery and can accomplish all that God calls us to.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Christian #Mean #Men

  • I want the love that cannot help but love; Loving, like God, for very sake of love.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Sake #Want #Helping

  • We must never forget that Christ did not suffer just during His three years of public ministry or the last few days of His life when He was crucified. No, He suffered throughout His life on earth. He who was without sin lived daily with the corruption and sinfulness of lost humanity.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Years #Humanity #Suffering

  • The sanctified body is one whose hands are clean. The stain of dishonesty is not on them, the withering blight of ill-gotten gain has not blistered them, the mark of violence is not found upon them. They have been separated from every occupation that could displease God or injure a fellow-man.
    -- A. B. Simpson

    #Men #Hands #Fellow Man