Being Bold For Christ

Any man’s tongue is swift in telling good things, at least it ought to be, or where else is humanity? We are glad enough to tell you glad tidings of good things, but he that is to be useful must be willing to speak unpleasant things. Brothers and Sisters, are you ready when you meet …

Man Proposes But God Disposes

“The Lord does whatever pleases Him, throughout all heaven and earth, and on the seas and in their depths.” Psalm 135:6 How blessed that elementary truth: “The Lord reigns!” To know that there is no chance or accident with God; that He decrees . . . the fall of a sparrow; the destruction of an …

The Christian’s Joy

David writes in Psalm 51:11-12… Do not cast me away from Your presenceAnd do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.12 Restore to me the joy of Your salvationAnd sustain me with a willing spirit. Its only the God of hope that fills us with joy and peace… Paul writes in Romans 15:13… Now may …

Sharing Your Faith

Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 15:1-11… Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which also you stand, 2 by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain. 3 For I …

The Lord’s Day

God has, in great mercy, given us a day, on day in seven, wherein to rest, and to think of holy things. There were seven days that God had in the week. He said, “Take six, and use them in your business.” No, we must have the seventh as well. It is as if one, …

The Image of Christ

No sooner do we begin to behold the lovely face of Christ, which looks out at us from the gospel chapters, than a great hope springs up in our hearts. We can become like Jesus! Indeed, if we are God’s children, we shall become like Him. We are foreordained to be conformed to His image. …

When Trials Come Upon You

There may be circumstances in your earthly lot which at this moment are peculiarly trying. You look around and wonder how this or that circumstance will terminate. At present it looks very dark–clouds and mists hang over it, and you fear lest these clouds may break, not in showers upon your head, but burst forth …

Bible Study and Meditation

The end of study is information, and the end of meditation is practice, or a work upon the affections. Study is like a winter sun that shines but does not warm, but meditation is like blowing up the fire, where we do not mind the blaze but the heat. The end of study is to …

Two Opposite Dangers in the Church

In the Church of God two opposite dangers are to be recognized and avoided; they are a cold heart and a hot head. It may be said without qualification that there can never be too much fire, if it is the true fire of God; and it can be said as certainly that there cannot …

Primary Purpose of Worship

Praise is really the chief object of all public acts of worship. We all need to examine ourselves at this point. We must remember that the primary purpose of worship is to give praise and thanksgiving to God. Worship should be of the mind and of the heart. It does not merely mean repeating certain …