Dwight L. Moody

D.L. Moody was an uneducated educator, who taught the world to love the Word of God and lived to see people, young and old, men and women, come to know Christ. 

Meet Dwight L. Moody

Given his great investment in education, it may come as a surprise that Dwight L. Moody’s own education ended after fifth grade. Born in 1837 in Massachusetts, Moody grew up on his family farm as the sixth child in his family. He quickly grew bored of this location and sought work. 

In 1855, while working in his uncle’s shoe store, Moody heard the good news about Jesus from his Sunday school teacher, Kimball, and believed in Jesus for the forgiveness of his sins. His relationship with God ignited his passion to share God’s Word with the lost youth in his city.  

Moody started his Mission Sunday School, and served as an unpaid, evangelical employee of the YMCA. He voyaged to the United Kingdom to spread awareness for children’s ministries and women’s training. Moody’s travels overseas and faithful Bible teaching contributed to Christian revivals in Europe.  

Moody founded many schools, intending to train and educate people to know God’s Word. His best-known establishment is still thriving in the heart of ChicagoMoody Bible Institute. You could recognize Moody by his optimism, and deep devotion to Christ. He passed away in 1899 at the age of 62.  

The life of Dwight L. Moody

Birth
D.L. Moody was born in Massachusetts.
Conversion
Moody believed the good news about Jesus, after he heard it from his Sunday school teacher.
Marriage
He married Emma Revell and they had three children—Emma, William, and Paul.
Tragedy
On October 8, The Great Chicago Fire burned his home and work to the ground. This initiated Moody’s career as a traveling revivalist.
Travels
Moody traveled to the United Kingdom to preach, which aided the revival there.
Work
He founded the Chicago Evangelization Society (known as Moody Bible Institute today).
Death
Moody died at the age of 62.
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1855
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1872-1873
1886
1899
Testimony
Quote

A rule I have had
for years is:
to treat the Lord Jesus Christ
as a personal friend.
His is not a creed,
a mere doctrine,
but it is
hhimself we have.

Video: 5 Min
by Moody Bible Institute
Impact
Article: 12 Min

The Life and Times
of D.L. Moody

by David Maas at Christian History Institute 

Verse
James 1:27 ESV

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world. 

Quotes
by D.L. Moody

Quote

Faith makes
all things possible...
Love makes
all things easy.

Quote

The Importance of Prayer and Bible Reading

by D.L. Moody

When I pray, I talk to God, but when I read the Bible, God is talking to me; and it is really more important that God should speak to me than that I should speak to Him.

I believe we should know better how to pray if we knew our Bibles better. What is an army good for if they don’t know how to use their weapons? 

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The  fruit of
the righteous
is a tree of life,
and the one who is wise
saves lives.

Proverbs 11:30 NIV
Article: 12 Min

Key People in the
Life of D.L. Moody:
A Gallery

by Vinita Hampton and C.J. Wheeler at Christian History Institute 

Verse
1 John 2:17 NIV 

The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.

Quote

There are many of us
that are willing to do
great things
for the Lord,

but few of us
are willing to do
little things.

Video: 10 Min
by Moody Bible Institute
Quote

Character
is what you are
in the dark.

Article: 8 Min

D.L. Moody’s Sermon
Illustrations
on the Christian Life

by Bibles.net

Article: 15 Min

D.L. Moody the
Educating Evangelist 

by Trevin Wax at The Gospel Coalition

Quote

A holy life will
make the deepest
impression.
Lighthouses
blow no horns;
they just shine.

Verse
2 Timothy 2:15 NIV 

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. 

Messages: 34 Min

D.L. Moody:

An Unlikely Servant 

by Erwin Lutzer 

Article: 10 Min

10 Keys to Dwight L. Moody's Effectiveness

by Kevin Halloran at Anchored in Christ

Quote

Let God have your life;
He can do more with it
than you can.

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