New To Octavius Winslow?

If you are new to Winslow and his writings, I have compiled a list of links to sample chapters and miscellaneous quotes below to help you gain a better sense of his work and ministry. These excerpts will give you an idea of how absolutely Christ centered and gospel focused he truly was and how  he maintained such a tremendous burden throughout his ministry to build up Christ’s church and strengthen the weak and burdened among the flock.

This is by no means an exhaustive list. It is simply a starting point for the newcomer to Winslow to dive deeply into his tremendous body of work.

Also, I am often asked what book of Winslow’s I would recommend to someone who has never read anything by him. To that I always recommend Help Heavenward. It sums up best in 11 chapters the broad scope of his core beliefs and thought regarding the christian life as a pilgrimage and the toils and snares we so often find ourselves facing as travelers on the King’s highway.

Chapter Links

My Time In Gods Hands

Lean Hard

Go and Tell Jesus

The Burdened Gently Led By Christ

The Depression and Revivification of Spiritual Life

Quotes

“Your studies of literature, your pleasures of taste, your pursuit of gain, your toil of ambition—those splendid impertinence, those cruel mockeries, those heartless soul-murderers of the present time; stifle in your heart all feeling, and annihilate in your mind all thought that you are an accountable steward, a moral agent, a deathless being; and that soon, yes, in one moment, your soul may be in eternity—standing agitated, trembling and speechless, before the tribunal of God!”

“If there is one consideration more humbling than another to a spiritually-minded believer, it is, that, after all God has done for him, – after all the rich displays of his grace, the patience and tenderness of his instructions, the repeated discipline of his covenant, the tokens of love received, and the lessons of experience learned, there should still exist in the heart a principle, the tendency of which is to secret, perpetual, and alarming departure from God.”

“Suffering is our school in which, like our Lord, we are made perfect. Suffering is the school in which alone we learn experimentally the sympathy of Christ.”

“The mediatorial work of Christ shuts every mouth, meets every accusation, and ignores every indictment that can be brought against those for whom He died, rose again, ascended up on high, and makes intercession.”

“All that we spiritually know of ourselves—all that we know of God, and of Jesus, and His word, we owe to the teaching of the Holy Spirit; and all the real light, sanctification, strength, and comfort, we are made to possess on our way to glory, we must ascribe to Him.”

“He who provides the banquet invites and prepares the guests. The love that spread the feast provides the festal robe. Jesus supplies His merit for your demerit, substitutes His worthiness for your unworthiness, freely gives and graciously imputes the righteousness that entitles you to take your place at His table and, in grateful remembrance of His atoning death, to eat and drink of His provision abundantly.”

“Jesus intercedes for you moment by moment. Your faith shall not fail, your grace shall not decline, your hope shall not make ashamed; for He who came down to earth, and was wounded for your transgression, and was bruised for your iniquities, rose again from the dead, and ascended on high, now to appear in the presence of God for you. Christ prays for you, and that, when by reason of confusion of mind and weakness of body you cannot pray for yourself. Precious Jesus! You are that gentle Shepherd, who over-drives not Your little ones. When they cannot run, You do permit them to walk; and when, through feebleness, they cannot walk, You do carry them. You are He of whom it is said, “He shall feed his flock like a shepherd, he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom.””

“Let all your thoughts, affections, and admiration be concentrated in that precious Savior, who took all your sins, deformity, and sorrow upon Himself, and who transferred all His righteousness, beauty, and blessing upon you!”

“If there is one consideration more humbling than another to a spiritually-minded believer, it is, that, after all God has done for him, – after all the rich displays of his grace, the patience and tenderness of his instructions, the repeated discipline of his covenant, the tokens of love received, and the lessons of experience learned, there should still exist in the heart a principle, the tendency of which is to secret, perpetual, and alarming departure from God.”

“We forget, in our approaches, that we are coming to an Infinite Fountain. That the heavier the demand we make upon God, the more we shall receive, and that the oftener we come, the more are we welcome. That we cannot ask too much. That our sin and His dishonor are, that we ask so little. We forget that He is glorified in giving; and that the more grace He metes out to His people, the richer the revenue of praise which He receives in return.”

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