…thoroughly I am satisfied that this is the great secret of failure in our Christian life. We come a little way with Jesus but we stop at Gethsemane and Calvary. They followed Him in His ministry in Galilee. The Sermon on the Mount was splendid orality. They loved the feeding of the thousands, and said, What a blessed King He would make! They would not have to work as they used to. But when He stands and talks about Calvary and speaks of the cross for them as well as for Him, and how they must go with Him and go with Him all the way, they say, “This is a hard saying; who can bear it?” (The Self Life and the Cross Life)
AB Simpson is the founder of the Christian and Missionary Alliance denomination and forerunner to church strategy of mission movements overseas specifically to Asia, Africa and South America.
Simpson’s spirituality was Christological and was marked by service in sacrifice. Even though his writings would not appeal to this generation due to an emphasis on extraordinary occurrences. Simpson provides a balanced thought of service and spirituality. Service for Simpson required believers to dig deeply from the wells of Christ.