Prayer is listening for God, hearing what God has to say, consenting to what God does say, asking of God power to obey. To neglect these things is to be powerless. . . . God, through the self-emptied, always pours out His fulness for the blessing of others; and prayer is the exercise finally of self-emptying that prepares the soul, that makes us channels through which the power of God may proceed to the accomplishment of His purposes in the world.
We come to Easter morning with joy and gladness, and with a great sense of triumph filling our hearts…. This morning in our hearts there is the assurance that winter is over and gone, and the time of the singing of birds is come. The storm has spent itself, the great Master Mariner is triumphant, and the Ark rides upon the waves of a sunlit sea. Egypt is behind, the exodus is accomplished. Death is abolished, life and incorporation are brought to light.
Our attitude towards the opportunities reveals our attitude towards God.
If you have no opposition in the place you serve, you’re serving in the wrong place.
It is only faith which can cooperate toward infinite issues. Sight can do small things. Faith alone is equal to infinite things.
Preaching is the declaration of the grace of God to human need on the authority of the throne of God, and demanding, on the part of those who hear, but they show obedience to the thing declared.
G. Campbell Morgan in Wilbur M. Smith, Peloubet’s Select Notes on the International Bible Lessons for Christian Teaching: 1958 (Boston: W. A. Wilde Co., 1957), 377-78.