Revived Thoughts

Revived Thoughts

Our goal is to bring old sermons back to life by preaching them again. Many great theologians were preachers. We read their books today. But what did they tell their congregations? What was their week to week advice on how to live? Their theology applied is found in their sermons.... Show More

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February 20, 2020 41 min

Jean Gerson lived in France during the late 1300’s and early 1400s. He is most famous for his role at the Council of Constance and ending the Great Schism. He was a man who desperately wanted to see reforms go through in the Catholic Church and who also wanted to help average people grow closer to God. His sermon, “Walk While You Have The Light,” was preached in 1415 during a pivotal moment at the Council of Constance. He reminds u... Read more

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February 13, 2020 36 min

Theodore Cuyler was the pastor of the biggest Presbyterian church in New York City. He knew or met almost every person of importance that came through the United States of America in the 1800s. And yet his story is almost completely forgotten. His sermon, "The Value Of Human Life," is one that is both timeless and remarkably poignant in our era. In a time when people often struggle with purpose and motivation, Cuyler remind... Read more

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February 6, 2020 46 min

Christmas Evans was born in Wales in the mid-1700s. He went from unable to read and write to a powerful preacher who preaches in a very unique and imaginative style. He would end up being one of the most famous preacher in Welsh history.This sermon was delivered in the mid 1930s and covered the subject "The Fear Of God." Too often we fear men or the opinions of man and do not properly fear and understand the Creator it is t... Read more

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January 30, 2020 29 min

J. Gresham Machen lived and preached in the early 1900s through the 1930s. He became responsible for fighting for conservative Christianity in the Presbyterian church against the tide of liberalism that was sweeping the denomination. In this episode, we focus on how the flood of liberalism at the seminary level led to a problem on the mission field. This sermon was delivered in the mid 1930s and covered the subject "The Fear O... Read more

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Hugh Latimer lived in the early part of the Reformation and was partially responsible for the Church of England's split from Catholicism. He was also a powerful preacher who ended up being burned at the stake by the vengeful Queen Mary. This sermon would have been delivered in the 1530's around the middle of his life. He speaks about the armor of God and doing for God what is owed to Him. He also talks about standing up for... Read more

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January 16, 2020 39 min

E. K. Love (Emmanuel K. Love) was a preacher at the famous First African Baptist Church of Savannah, Georgia. He was also a huge supporter of missions, a newspaper editor, a school starter, and deeply invested in politics. This sermon was delivered as a dedication ceremony at another church in the late 1800s. At this point he was already a pastor but he was dedicating the site of a new church, and by doing so he gives us the goal ... Read more

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January 9, 2020 33 min

Oswald Chambers was a preacher who lived during World War 1. He died of a botched surgery in Egypt but before he did, he preached many sermons that were copied down by his wife. His wife took these and turned these into devotionals, the most famous of which is, "My Utmost For His Highest." In this sermon we look at where our identity should be in this world. God is the only one who we should put our identity in. When we su... Read more

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Chrysostom was one of the most prominent church fathers of the ancient Roman Empire. His name meant "Golden-Mouthed," and his ability to speak was unparalleled. Despite living in Rome during a time of luxury, he emphasized living a simple life and fighting corruption. This sermon is the oldest one done on the show yet. It talks of the devil and the desire of people to blame the devil when they should really be the one to t... Read more

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Hudson Taylor is one of the most famous missionaries in human history. The mission he led to China changed the Chinese church forever, leading to thousands converted in his time and the creation of a mission agency that is still around today, Overseas Mission Fellowship. He took the revolutionary route of not forcing western culture on the people he was trying to reach out to, but to adopt the customs that were not against God'... Read more

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DL Moody was one of the most famous evangelists of the 19th Century (a century filled with famous evangelists). Yet in this episode we take a look at his final campaign in Kansas City, and do an on-location look at the place where he preached his final campaign. This sermon, "Last Sermon," is the last sermon he preached in his hometown. He reviews the 91st Psalm and the "I Will" statements that God makes for the pr... Read more

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December 12, 2019 34 min

John Bunyan wrote one of the most famous books of all time, Pilgrim's Progress. But many people forget that he was also a preacher. And a soldier and a prisoner for Christ. We explore the life of this seventeenth century preacher who was not expected to be much of anything in life. This sermon, "Last Sermon," is the last sermon he ever preached. Preached 12 days before he died he makes the case that we can know whether ... Read more

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December 12, 2019 67 min

Charles Spurgeon is one of the most famous preachers of all time. Living and preaching in the second half of the 19th century he earned the nickname, "The Prince Of Preachers." In this episode we ask the question, "Did he earn this title?" This sermon, "Compel Them To Come In," is a passionate plea to ask people to come to Christ. He changes approaches throughout the sermon but his end goal is to see people ... Read more

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November 28, 2019 33 min

Christopher Love was a puritan who lived during the English Civil War. He would be executed at the end of this civil war and only lived to be 33 years old. Despite that, he lived a life that impacted the world with his passion for Jesus Christ. This sermon, “Pray With Violent Zeal,”discusses the importance of passionate prayer before our God. As a man who lived through and fought against many obstacles, Love knew the importance of ... Read more

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November 21, 2019 36 min

Andrew Gray was a preacher who lived in the 1600’s. The one thing about his life that stands out is that his life was short. He died before his 24th birthday. But in those 2 and a half years he preached he made a huge impact. This sermon, “Faith,” talks about what our faith is in God. He defines it and describes it and helps us to better understand this important but sometimes abstract concept. He also speaks as a man who took his ... Read more

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November 14, 2019 31 min

Alexander Maclaren is a preacher who was considered one of the best preachers of his era. But unlike so many preachers, he was a quiet man who did not become famous for book-writing or big ministry projects. He just enjoyed preaching and really believed what he preached. This sermon, “Why Does Love Delay?” Maclaren asks the question, “Why doesn’t God always answer our prayers?” Or why does he wait? Maclaren says God does all things... Read more

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November 7, 2019 44 min

J. C. Ryle is a preacher we have looked at before. You can check out his episode, “Unbelief- A Marvel,” in our catalog. But this week we’re looking at his time in ministry and the “hustle” he put in for years. Prior to being a famous tract writer and preacher, he was a man who was preparing sermons for publishing, writing tracts, and working tirelessly in the background. These years of preparation paid off when the time came, but i... Read more

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October 31, 2019 43 min

Martin Luther is one of the most famous Christians that has ever lived. His story of nailing the 95 Theses on the door of the church, the “kick-off” of the Reformation, is lauded as one of the biggest turning points in world history. And yet, we often forget about the challenges that the peasants of that day would have been up against. This sermon, “The Forgiveness Of Sins,” (Self named, originally called the Sermon After Easter Su... Read more

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Lemuel Haynes was a Revolutionary War soldier and a pastor in the late 1700’s and early 1800’s. He was also an African American preacher who preached to largely white congregations in the North East. He was the first African American ordained and also awarded an honorary master’s degree in North America. This sermon, “Universal Salvation – An Ancient [False] Doctrine” came following a sermon at his church minutes before by a Univer... Read more

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October 17, 2019 34 min

Revived Thoughts Is Back! In 1885 a blind and Scottish preacher was asked to speak before Queen Victoria during the height of the Victorian era. His preaching had become famous and despite his difficulty seeing, he made up for it through memorization of the Word. His fame would actually come from the hymns that he’d end up writing, the most famous of which, “Oh love that will never let me go,” is still being sung today. His sermon,... Read more

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We return to Dietrich Bonhoeffer in the 1930’s of Germany. He was a man who would die young as he continued to return to Nazi occupied Germany despite the threats to his own life. He wanted to help the church, and when he got removed from the pulpit he would help build underground church movements in Germany. He was a staunch supporter of the Jewish cause and rabidly anti-Hitler. In the sermon, “Lazarus and the Rich Man,” we get to... Read more

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