Category «Theology»

The Work Of The Holy Spirit

“Our gospel came to you not simply with words — but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and with deep conviction.” 1 Thessalonians 1:5 “We have,” said one pastor, “the gospel regularly preached, the prayer meetings are continued, the church is in peace — but very few souls are converted to God! What does …

True Religion Is…

True religion is . . . personal, experimental, practical. It is a thing of the heart—and not merely external religious forms. True religion is a living principle in the soul . . . influencing the mind, alluring the affections, guiding the will, directing and enlightening the conscience. True religion is a supreme—not a subordinate matter. …

The Sweet Pillow of God’s Providence

Cheer up, then, heir of grace! What is thy trial? Has providence brought it upon thee? If so, unerring wisdom will deliver thee from it. What is it thou art now exercised upon? As truly as thou art alive, God will remove it. Dost thou think God’s cloudy pillar would ever lead thee to a …

Not All Faith Pleases God

Without faith, it is impossible to please God, but not all faith pleases God. I do not recall another period when faith was as popular as it is today. Faith has come back into favor with almost everybody. The scientist, the cab driver, the philosopher, the actress, the politician, the prizefighter, the housewife—all are ready …

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. …