He will stand and shepherd his flock in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God. And they will live securely, for then his greatness will reach to the ends of the earth. And he will be their peace. (Micah 5:4-5) When Jesus proclaims that he is … Continue reading the ”Good Shepherd”
And when he came to himself, he said, "How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!' (Luk_15:17) A Little Light on a Dark Subject A very fresh and delightful American writer, John Burroughs—a man who often reminds us of our own Richard Jefferies—has given us in … Continue reading Homesickness of the Soul
Control is a Killer – Part 1 Bible Reading: 2 Corinthians 1:15-24 “Not that we have dominion over your faith, but are fellow workers for your joy; for by faith you stand” [2 Corinthians 1:24 NKJV] One of the problems linked to control and domination is that people are often not aware that they are … Continue reading Control is a Killer – Part 2
Bible Reading: 2 Corinthians 1:15-24 “Not that we have dominion over your faith, but are fellow workers for your joy; for by faith you stand” [2 Corinthians 1:24 NKJV] Paul made it quite clear that he had no desire to have dominion or control over the church in Corinth. He could advise or warn them … Continue reading Control is a Killer – Part 1
“Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins.” (Psalm 19:13) ALL sins are great sins but yet some sins are greater than others. Every sin has in it the very venom of rebellion and is full of the essential marrow of traitorous rejection of God. But there are some sins which have in them a … Continue reading Presumptuous Sins
"The dove found no rest for the sole of her foot." (Genesis 8:9) Reader, can you find rest apart from the ark, Christ Jesus? Then be assured that your religion is vain. Are you satisfied with anything short of a conscious knowledge of your union and interest in Christ? Then woe unto you. If you … Continue reading Vanity of vanities, all is vanity!
by ARLENE PELLICANE “But the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, ‘Because you did not trust in me enough to honor me as holy in the sight of the Israelites, you will not bring this community into the land I give them.’” (Numbers 20:12) (NIV) My daughter Noelle and I were giddy with excitement! We … Continue reading Second Chances
Shall I not seek security for you, that it may be well with you? There remains … a rest for the people of God. § My people will dwell in a peaceful habitation, in secure dwellings, and in quiet resting places. § There the wicked cease from troubling, and there the weary are at rest. … Continue reading Shall I not seek security for you, that it may be well with you?
And one of the company said unto him, Master, speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me .... And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth (Luk_12:13-15) What Jesus Did When He Was Interrupted Jesus … Continue reading The Rich Fool
"Straightway they forsook their nets, and followed him." (Mark 1:18) When they heard the call of Jesus, Simon and Andrew obeyed at once without demur. If we would always, punctually and with resolute zeal, put in practice what we hear upon the spot, or at the first fit occasion, our attendance at the means of … Continue reading Be doers, of the word.