This collection is based on twelve sermons Ironside delivered in the 1930s at Moody Memorial Church, which were originally heard by more than three thousand individuals. Ironside primarily devotes his attention to issues relating to the life and work of Christ, but also covers Pentecost and prophecy—the outworking of Jesus’ life in the rest of the New Testament and in the present. These sermons uniquely connect Christ’s life with important theological topics, such as forgiveness, the priesthood of all believers, and the Second Coming. This collection also includes sermons on practical components of the Christian life, which reveal a rare glimpse into Ironside’s reflections on less-controversial social issues, such as tithing, godly behavior, and procrastination.
H. A. Ironside, one of the twentieth century’s greatest preachers, was born in Toronto, Canada on October 14, 1876. Though his education stopped with grammar school, his fondness for reading and a retentive memory put his learning to use. His scholarship was recognized in academic circles when he received honorary degrees from Wheaton College and Bob Jones University and was invited as frequent lecturer at Dallas Theological Seminary. Dr. Ironside was appointed to the boards of numerous Bible institutes, seminaries, and Christian organizations. He also served as director of the Africa Inland Mission. Ironside preached widely throughout the United States and abroad. He served as pastor of Moody Memorial Church from 1930 to 1948, and during his lifetime, he preached more than 7,000 sermons to over 1.25 million listeners.