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George Beverly Shea: The gospel baritone who performed for presidents

Grammy-winning gospel singer and longtime associate of Billy Graham, George Beverly Shea became perhaps the most widely heard gospel artist in history, appearing before an estimated 200 million people at graham revival meetings worldwide. Incredibly, Shea was still singing as he embarked on his second century. He often blamed Billy Graham for his longevity as a singer, …

Cast yourself on Christ

Andrew Murray (1828–1917) was a South African theologian, teacher, pastor and revivalist whose legacy is still felt today through his writings. Andrew Murray, an evangelist from South Yorkshire, draws out spiritual lessons for us to learn from his life   The first lesson we can learn from the life of Andrew Murray is his hunger …

The pulpit needs divine unction

Without unction on the preacher the gospel has no more power to propagate itself than any other system of truth, writes EM Bounds   In the Christian system, unction is the anointing of the Holy Ghost, separating unto God’s work and qualifying for it. This unction is the one divine enablement by which the preacher …

In need of a saviour

William Booth (1829 – 1912) was a Methodist preacher who founded the Salvation Army. In this challenging article he calls us all to reach the lost – whatever the cost   On one of my recent journeys, as I gazed from the coach window, I was led into a train of thought concerning the condition …

God must not be mocked

Too many Christians fall into the trap of mocking God, according to American evangelist Steve Hill, who died in March following a long battle with cancer   How sad that people throughout the world are ignoring the Scripture which says that God is not mocked (Galatians 5). There are many ways of mocking God but, …

Woman who fought battle on her knees

Once dubbed ‘Missionary Unpredictable’, Irish girl Amy Carmichael fought religion and risked her life, while refusing to appeal for money as she rescued hundreds of children from slavery in India.   The little girl knelt beside her bed to pray. She was only three years old, but her mother had taught her that God answers …

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