Mordecai Ham Quotes
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Preaching ran in Mordecai Ham's family. Both his grandfather, for whom he was named, and his father pastored numerous churches in the small Kentucky communities where he was raised.
Mordecai Ham first felt the call to preach at age nine, but he resisted until his grandfather's death in 1899. At that time, Ham entered the field of evangelism, traveling and preaching across Kentucky. The results from those early meetings were so great that he was in great demand throughout the South.
Ham and his song leader, W. J. Ramsey (known as the Ham and the Ram) saw over 300,000 converts baptized into Baptist churches between 1902 and 1940. Over 7,000 people surrendered to full-time Christian service under his preaching. Ham stayed in evangelism full-time except for a brief stint as pastor of the First Baptist Church in Oklahoma City 1927-1929.
Along with Billy Sunday, he led in the fight for Prohibition, and then later against its repeal.
After 1941 Mordecai Ham focused on a growing radio ministry and shorter meetings in churches. God continued to use him for another twenty years to bring hundreds more to faith in Christ.
| Until we get some of God's people right, we cannot hope to get sinners regenerated.|
| There are a lot of Christians who are halfway fellows. They stand in the door, holding on to the Church with one hand while they play with the toys of the world with the other. They are in the doorway and we can't bring sinners in.|
Topics: Christians, Apathy
| I had an overwhelming experience of the Lord's presence. I felt so powerfully overcome by the nearness of the Holy Spirit that I had to ask the Lord to draw back lest He kill me. It was so glorious that I couldn't stand more than a small portion of it.|
Topics: Holy Spirit
| One of our troubles is we are not willing to humble ourselves. We are not willing to give up our opinions as to how things should be done.|
Topics: Humility, Pride
| If you are not willing to take the shame on yourself, you then let it remain on Jesus Christ. You must bear the reproach of your sinful state of indifference, or the cause of our Master must bear it.|
| Now they always accuse me of carrying around a sledge hammer with which to pound the church members. Yes sir, I do pound them, every time I come down, I knock one of the halfway fellows out of the doorway, and every time I knock one out I get a sinner in.|
| We want a revival to come just in our way. You never saw two revivals come just alike. We must let them come in God's way. People are ashamed to admit they need a revival.|