The people therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said that it thundered: others said, An angel spake to him. (Joh_12:29) Christ's Agony and God's Assurance The visit of these Greeks to Jesus was a very memorable hour in His experience. It opened up prospects to Him of a worldwide recognition, and in that recognition … Continue reading Spiritual Analysis
A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed. (Proverbs 11:25) God is a giving and generous God. He longs for his children to be like him in this grace. Our place on earth is not to be hoarders or collectors of blessing, forgiveness, wealth, and opportunity. No, following the lead … Continue reading We are to be conduits of blessing.
Bible Reading: 2 Corinthians 1:8-11 Paul now shares something of his own personal suffering for Christ and how God delivered him from great danger. What Paul experienced happened in Asia, or more accurately the Western Province of the Roman Empire now known as Turkey. He describes it as being “pressed beyond measure” [verse 8]. He … Continue reading When it is impossible GOD steps in.
"The cedars of Lebanon which he hath planted." (Psalms 104:16) Lebanon's cedars are emblematic of the Christian, in that they owe their planting entirely to the Lord. This is quite true of every child of God. He is not man-planted, nor self-planted, but God-planted. The mysterious hand of the divine Spirit dropped the living seed … Continue reading Praise ye the Lord, fruitful trees and all cedars.
“I am the Lord, I change not; therefore you sons of Jacob are not consumed.” (Malachi 3:6) IT has been said by someone that “the proper study of mankind is man.” I will not oppose the idea, but I believe it is equally true that the proper study of God’s elect is God. The proper … Continue reading The Immutability of GOD.
So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. (Matthew 7:12) Ah! The "Golden Rule" is so straightforward, isn't it? Sometimes we make things, especially religious things, far too complicated and complex. I love the Bible because it is so often … Continue reading Do to others what you would have them do to you.
"Christ, who is our life." (Colossians 3:4) Paul's marvellously rich expression indicates, that Christ is the source of our life. "You hath he quickened who were dead in trespasses and sins." That same voice which brought Lazarus out of the tomb raised us to newness of life. He is now the substance of our spiritual … Continue reading Christ, who is our life.
Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life .... No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself (Joh_10:17-18) History Has Come Full Circle It is strange how often in the course of history the wheel has "come full circle." The impossibilities of yesterday have proved the … Continue reading The Thing Incredible
Bible Reading: 2 Corinthians 3:1-4 The teacher in children’s church asked the question, “How many gospels are there?” She expected one of two answers, one – the Gospel of Jesus Christ, or four – Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Imagine her surprise when one little boy put up his hand and said there were five! … Continue reading Living Epistles
“Behold, I will bring them from the north country, and gather them from the coasts of the earth, and with them the blind and the lame, the woman with child and her that travails with child together; a great company shall return there. They shall come with weeping, and with supplications I will lead them: … Continue reading Gathering in the Chosen