Save Yourselves [The Gospel Banner vol. 6 no. 3], 1899 (PDF) by Isaac M. Smith see also The Gospel Banner 40 pages. Discusses salvation. "I know it is a common idea, or at least it is one that is frequently taught, that there is nothing for man to do, so far as the salvation of his soul is concerned, only to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ…but while we believe that faith is absolutely necessary, and that it is impossible to please God without it, we also believe that there are certain works required on the part of men, which are just as essential, just as necessary to his salvation, as it is that he believe. Now, if you take the position that men are saved by faith alone, then it seems to me that you would have to admit that Satan himself will be saved, because the Apostle James has said: 'Thou believes that there is one God; thou doest well; the devils also believe, and tremble' So you see if you have nothing only faith to recommend you to God, you have the same that they have."
The Scriptures [Audio Sermon], n.d. (mp3) by George A. Njeim 42 minute sermon by Elder George A. Njeim. In this sermon Elder Njeim talks about his understanding of the scriptures. Brother Njeim was born in Christchurch, New Zealand. He served as an appointee minister of the RLDS Church from 1930 to 1970 and served as a President Of Seventy starting in 1947.
The Second Birth [Hear He Him #12 - Audio Sermon], 1953 (mp3) by Evan A. Fry 16 minute sermon by Evan A. Fry on Baptism. Brother Fry states, "Ye must be born again! It takes a new man, a new creature in Christ Jesus, to live a new life. If we are ever to have that brave new world about which prophets and seers and statesmen have dreamed, we can have it, not by changing the world but by changing ourselves. Men who are unregenerate, who live by their carnal, sinful nature, simply take all the wealth, the science, the invention, and the education which we have devised in this enlightened age and turn it to hellish and destructive purposes, or use it as a means of exploiting each other… Things in themselves are neither good or bad. They become good or bad only as they are used for good or evil purposes by good or evil men. A race of reborn men, who had repented of their sin, covenanted in baptism to serve Christ, and then received of his life, his Spirit, could take the same materials, the same inventions, the same scientific achievements which are making our world a hell today, and make the world a heaven almost overnight. The responsibility for today's world lies not in the things which surround us, but in ourselves, in the character of men everywhere who need to be born again from above."
Sermons By Bishop R. C. Evans, 1912 (PDF) by R. C. Evans Fifty sermons by R. C. Evans of the RLDS Church. Published in London, Ontario, Canada in 1912. Topics include, "How Can A Man Be Born Again?" "Infant Baptism," "Pouring, Sprinkling, Immersion," "Did Jesus Baptize With Water Or The Holy Ghost?" "Faith Or Works? Death-Bed Repentance," "The Antiquity Of The Gospel," "The Godhead," "The Book Of Mormon," "Polygamy," "God Sends Strong Delusion. Why?" and many other topics.
Sign Seekers [The Gospel Banner vol. 3 no. 4], 1896 (PDF) by Isaac M. Smith see also The Gospel Banner 32 pages. Tract by I. M. Smith. He states, "On the day of Pentecost there was a miraculous display of God's power, causing unlearned Galileans to speak in languages they had never learned, but the only effect it seems to have had upon the multitude of unbelievers, was to cause them to marvel, some even going so far as to accuse them of being drunken. But while they stood in this bewildered, confused state of mind, Peter stood up and preached to them the gospel of Christ, the word of truth, and "when they heard these things they were pricked in their hearts," (Acts 2: 3 7), and began to inquire what they should do. Hence, you see that while a miraculous display of power may beget any amount of wonder and astonishment, it takes the word of truth to beget a gospel faith in the heart of man."
The Spirit Of Prophecy [Audio Sermon], n.d. (mp3) by Arthur A. Oakman 41 minute sermon given at the RLDS Stone Church, Independence, Missouri, USA. Discusses the struggle between good and evil. He states that there are only two churches, the church of the Lamb of God and the church of the devil. One is dominated by the spirit of pride and the other is dominated by the spirit of love. Recording is poor quality at the beginning.
Spiritual Endowment - Endowment Lecture 6, 1966 (PDF)* by Arthur A. Oakman *This pamphlet is designed to be printed in a "booklet" format; choose booklet printing under your printer options. Spiritual Endowment - Endowment Lecture 6 [Audio Sermon], 1966 (mp3) Sixth in a series of six lectures given to the Melchisedec Priesthood at the RLDS Stone Church in Independence, Missouri, USA from October 3 to 13, 1966. Brother Oakman states, "Charity preventeth a multitude of sins. And if there was ever a day in the history of the world when men needed someone else to stand in their lives and go before them to warn them, to guide them and direct them; that is today. The adversary of souls has always been on the alert, but in the language of the Apocalypse he rages today in the hearts of men knowing he has a short time. I commend to you the spirit and the principle of sacrifice; the discovery of yourself in the act of ministry to other people. It is not that this church is an organization of people banded together to finish or find or realize some ideal. That's not our calling. We are members one of another. This is an organism, a living body, so definitively wrought together as to be inseparable. And we've very often lost sight of that in our ministrations abroad."
A Spiritual View Of History - Endowment Lecture 2, 1966 (PDF)* by Arthur A. Oakman *This pamphlet is designed to be printed in a "booklet" format; choose booklet printing under your printer options. A Spiritual View Of History - Endowment Lecture 2 [Audio Sermon], 1966 (mp3) Second in a series of six lectures given to the Melchisedec Priesthood at the RLDS Stone Church in Independence, Missouri, USA from October 3 to 13, 1966. Brother Oakman states, "The universe is created by God and in its midst are creatures that he has created out of his love because he is love. God doesn't love us because we are lovable, he loves us because he is love; it's his nature to do this. And gentlemen, nothing you and I can ever do can make God stop loving us, and caring for us, and spending himself for us, and becoming involved with us. In everything man does the Eternal is committed. There have been some who have thought that God is unconcerned about humanity, that he is not involved in human history. Then what do we do? We point to Calvary. We say yes we know that human history is cruel; we know that it devours its children. We know that the story of mankind is fraught with terrible things, but to say that God is aloof is not true. For he himself in the person of his Son has entered into the course of time, and has taken in his own body the sins of men, and put them on a tree, and made those sins shine with the love of God."
The Standard Divine: Sermon By Hubert Case At Independence, Missouri, October 31, 1921 [from Zion's Ensign vol. 33], 1922 (PDF) by Hubert Case see also Zion's Ensign Sermon by Seventy Hubert Case. He states, "As a people we have adopted a standard. That standard is contained in the three books of this church, the Bible, Book of Mormon, and Book of Doctrine and Covenants. We examine ourselves by this standard to see whether we are in the faith. In it we have that by which we can test every individual, and every man's belief. Throw that standard away, and we have nothing by which to make a test. This standard is a God-given standard. It is his eternal truth. It cannot be overthrown. It stands to-day just as immutable and firm as it ever did. With our wonderful standard before us, and the accumulation of the ages, by way of testimony, we are steadied and inspired for our work. It doesn't make any difference who falls away from the standard, or who denies the faith, the standard is true just the same. The principles are true. And furthermore, he who has come to that standard has no need of the testimony of men, for he knows he has come into a condition of acceptance with God."
Sunday, The Lord's Day, n.d. (PDF) by Evan A. Fry 12 page tract on the history and significance of the Sabbath. "As the old Sabbath commemorated God's work of creation, and the deliverance of Israel from bondage in Egypt, so the new Sabbath commemorated God's work of redemption through Christ, and the deliverance of all men thereby from the bondage of death and sin. That new Sabbath was celebrated on the first day of the week, the Lord's day, instead of on the seventh day as under the old law of Moses, and under the old covenant, which were dead. Jesus meticulously kept the Jewish Sabbath, not according to the laws of the Pharisees, but according to his own law. But after the resurrection, the apostles observed the Lord's Day, the first day of the week, the day on which Jesus emerged from the tomb, completed his work of redemption, and delivered mankind from the bondage of sin and death."
Sunday, The Lord's Day, n.d. (PDF) by Evan A. Fry 14 page tract on the history and significance of the Sabbath. "As the old Sabbath commemorated God's work of creation, and the deliverance of Israel from bondage in Egypt, so the new Sabbath commemorated God's work of redemption through Christ, and the deliverance of all men thereby from the bondage of death and sin. That new Sabbath was celebrated on the first day of the week, the Lord's day, instead of on the seventh day as under the old law of Moses, and under the old covenant, which were dead. Jesus meticulously kept the Jewish Sabbath, not according to the laws of the Pharisees, but according to his own law. But after the resurrection, the apostles observed the Lord's Day, the first day of the week, the day on which Jesus emerged from the tomb, completed his work of redemption, and delivered mankind from the bondage of sin and death."