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Sovereign Grace Its Source, Its Nature and Its Effects   By: (1837-1899)

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Sovereign Grace

Its Source, Its Nature and Its Effects

By D. L. Moody

"By Grace are ye saved." Ephesians ii. 8

With Three Gospel Dialogues

Chicago New York Toronto


London and Edinburgh

Copyrighted 1891 by Fleming H. Revell Company.


IN the exercise of his high calling, the faithful ambassador of Christ must not scruple to declare the whole counsel of God "rightly dividing the word of truth," to all classes of hearers. He must warn the openly wicked man that if he persists in his evil courses, the just judgments of God will inevitably overtake him; he must unmask the hypocrite; he must utter no uncertain protest against the crooked and devious ways of the self seeker and the time server. But if he enters into the Spirit of his Master, no part of his public work will be more congenial or delightful than the proclamation of the full, free, and sovereign grace of God, manifested towards sinful men in the gift of His Eternal Son, to be the Saviour of the world. It has been my happy privilege in years past to tell out, as best I could, this wonderful story of redeeming grace. The following pages record the addresses I have given on the various aspects of this great subject. I pray God that in their printed form they may serve to deepen in the mind of the reader the appreciation of this grace, at once so infinite and so undeserved.

The chapter entitled "A Chime of Gospel Bells," though not strictly flowing out of the general subject, is in perfect harmony with it; every note in the chime is intended to ring out the gracious invitation to "Come" to the God of all grace and be blessed. The Dialogues which form the latter part of the book were heard with much interest and profit at some of the London meetings; I think the perusal of them will be helpful in removing many of the hindrances that prevent anxious inquirers from accepting without delay the salvation that God in His grace has provided for the sinful children of men.


The Fountain of Grace

Saved by Grace Alone

Possessing, and "Working Out"

Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners

Law and Grace

Grace for Living

Grace for Service

"A Chime of Gospel Bells"


I. What It Is to be a Child of God

II. How to Become a Christian

III. What It Is to be Converted

"Grace! 'tis a charming sound, Harmonious to the ear; Heaven with the echo shall resound, And all the earth shall hear.

'Twas grace that wrote my name In life's eternal book; 'Twas grace that gave me to the Lamb, Who all my sorrows took.

Grace taught my wandering feet To tread the heavenly road; And new supplies each hour I meet, While pressing on to God.

Oh let that grace inspire My soul with strength divine. May all my prayers to Thee aspire, And all my days be Thine."

Dr. Doddridge.




THERE are some words with which we have been familiar from our infancy up, and probably there are few words in the English language that are so often used as this word "GRACE." Many of you at your table "say grace" three times a day. You seldom go into a church without hearing the word mentioned. You seldom read any part of the New Testament, especially the Epistles, without meeting the word.

There is probably not a word in the language so little understood. There are a great many who have received the grace of God into their heart, but who, if they should be asked what the word means would be troubled, and confused, and unable to tell. I experienced the grace of God a good many years before I really knew the true meaning of the word.

Now, grace means unmerited mercy undeserved favor. If men were to wake up to the fact, they would not be talking about their own worthiness when we ask them to come to Christ... Continue reading book >>

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