The Works of D.L. Moody
This section contains an archive of sermons and papers by Dwight Lyman Moody (1837-1899), also known as D.L. Moody. He was an American evangelist and publisher who founded the Moody Church, Northfield School and Mount Hermon School in Massachusetts (now the Northfield Mount Hermon School), the Moody Bible Institute and Moody Publishers. In his preaching, he emphasized the literal interpretation of the Bible and the need to prepare for the Second Coming. In 1870 he teamed up with the hymn writer Ira D. Sankey, and they began a series of highly popular revival tours in Britain.
Christ All in All
CHRIST is all in all to every one who has truly found Him. He is our Savior, Redeemer, Deliverer, Shepherd, Teacher, and also sustains toward us many more offices, to which I desire to call your attention.
IT speaks in Galatians about love, the fruit of the Spirit being love, joy, peace, gentleness, long suffering, meekness and temperance. The way this writer has put it — and I think it is very beautiful — is that joy is love exultant, peace is love in repose, and long suffering is love enduring.
Does God Answer Prayer?
I suppose there has been no word on Christians’ lips so frequently at this time as the word “prayer,” and there is not one in this hall who has not thought often, during the last forty-eight hours, of the importance of prayer.
Heaven: Its Hope
Like all the other wonderful works of God, this Book bears the sure stamp of its author. It is like Him. Though man plants the seeds, God makes the flowers, and they are perfect and beautiful like Himself. Men wrote what is in the Bible, but the work is God’s. The more refined, as a rule, people are, the fonder they are of the flowers, and the better they are, as a rule, the more they love the Bible.
If there is anything that ought to make heaven near to Christians, it is knowing that God and all their loved ones will be there. What is it that makes home so attractive? Is it because we have a beautiful home? Is it because we have beautiful lawns? Is it because we have beautiful trees around that home? Is it because we have beautiful paintings upon the walls inside? Is it because we have beautiful furniture. Is that all that makes home so attractive and so beautiful? Nay, it is the loved ones in it; it is the loved ones there.
No one ever drew such a picture of hell as the Son of God. No one could do it, for He alone knew what the future would be. He didn’t keep back this doctrine of retribution, but preached it out plainly; preached it, too, with pure love, just as a mother would warn her son of the end of his course of sin.
Lost and Found
was talking to a gray-haired man in my native town not long ago who, when I spoke to him about his soul, suggested that he would become a Christian when the Lord Jesus Christ came to him. He was waiting till Christ hunted him personally. And there is a class like him in every community.
Popular Excuses to Avoid Salvation
Some people are always making excuses for not doing their duty, and especially for not coming to Christ. If I asked you to come to Christ, you would be ready to give some excuse for not accepting the invitation. I never saw an unsaved man in my life but had some excuse – never! and if you don’t have one ready, Satan will be right by you to help you to make one.
When John the Baptist came to preach to that Jewish nation his one cry was “Repent! Repent!” But when Christ came He changed it to “The blood of the Lamb taketh away the sin of the world.” I would rather cry “The blood of the Lamb taketh away the sin of the world,” then talk about repentance.
Shall We Meet Our Loved Ones Again?
This is one of the grandest chapters in the writings of Paul. It is especially grand to those who have lost friends. No sooner do loved ones pass away than the question arises, Shall we meet them again?
The Lord’s Work
What men want in doing the Lord’s work is courage, enthusiasm, perseverance, and sympathy.
The Qualifications for Soul Winning
God had no children too weak, but a great many too strong to make use of. God stands in no need of our strength or wisdom, but of our ignorance, of our weakness; let us but give these to Him, and He can make use of us in winning souls.
The Reward of the Faithful
I can speak from experience – I have been in the Lord’s service for twenty one years, and I want to testify that He is a good paymaster – that He pays promptly. The Lord’s wages are better than silver and gold, because he says that the loyal soul shall receive a crown of glory.
The Seven ‘I Will’s’ of Christ
When a man says, “I will,” it may not mean much. We very often say “I will” when we don’t mean to fulfill what we say. But when we come to the “I will” of Christ, He means to fulfill it. Everything He promised to do, He is able and willing to accomplish.
The Ten Commandments
Some people have their own balances. A great many are making balances to be weighed in. But after all we must be weighed in God’s balances, the balances of the sanctuary. It is a favorite thing with infidels to set their own standard, to measure themselves by other people. But that will not do in the Day of Judgment.
Tomorrow May Be Too Late
I have learned that when anyone becomes in earnest about his soul’s salvation and he begins to seek God, it does not take long for an anxious sinner to meet an anxious Saviour. “Ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart” (Jer. 29:13). Those who seek for Him with all their hearts, find Christ.
To the Afflicted
If I were to ask this audience what Christ came into this world for, every one of you would say to save sinners, and then you would stop. A great many think that is all Christ came to do – to save sinners. Now, we are told that He came, to be sure, to “seek and save that which was lost”; but then He came to do more.
What Must I Do To Be Saved?
I believe the conversion of some is like the rising of the sun, and of others like the flashing of a meteor. But both are instantaneous, really, in the sight of God. There must be a time when life begins to rise; when the dead soul begins to live.
Where Art Thou?
THE very first thing that happened after the news reached heaven of the fall of man, was that God came straight down to seek out the lost one. As He walks through the garden in the cool of the day, you can hear Him calling “Adam! Adam! Where art thou?” It was the voice of grace, of mercy, and of love.