"Life isn't a little bundle of big things: it's a big bundle of little things." Things present (Rom_8:38) It is notable that in his enumeration of things which might dim the love of God to us, the apostle should make mention of things present, and by things present I take it that he means the events … Continue reading The Separating Power of Things Present
None of these things move me (Act_20:24) These Words Paul Spoke on His Way to Jerusalem Paul was journeying to Jerusalem when he spoke the words of our text. They were addressed to the elders of Ephesus whom he had summoned to meet him at Miletus. It was a journey attended by much hazard, and … Continue reading The Perils of Unsettlement
“I, even I, am He that blots out your transgressions for My own sake and will not remember your sins.” (Isaiah 43:25) THERE are some passages of Sacred Writ which have been more abundantly blessed to the conversion of souls than others. They may be called salvation texts. We may not be able to discover … Continue reading Forgiveness
And the prisoners heard them (Act_16:25) An Unconscious Ministry in Music Strangers in a strange city, Paul and Silas had very violent treatment. They were seized and, without semblance of a trial, were thrust into the inner prison. It was a gloomy and miserable place and might have appalled the spirits of the bravest. Men … Continue reading Unconscious Ministries
But Peter continued knocking (Act_12:16) A Person Should Not Be Judged by a Single Action It is perilous to judge a person by one action. Life is too complex and intricate for that. It is as if one were to judge a countryside by a single and isolated clump of trees. Ruskin has it that … Continue reading The Grace of Continuance
And being let go, they went to their own company (Act_4:23) After a Miracle, a Sermon, an Arrest and Release from Prison The healing of the lame man at the Gate Beautiful of the Temple had stirred an intense excitement in Jerusalem. Like the church bell which summons people to church, it had attracted a crowd … Continue reading Elective Affinity
And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place (Act_2:1) Be filled with the Spirit (Eph_5:18) Pentecost Was a Great Day for the Church That the day of Pentecost was a great day for the Church is one of the plainest facts in Christian history. It … Continue reading Filled with the Spirit
“Come, see the place where the Lord lay.” (Matthew 28:6) EVERY circumstance connected with the life of Christ is deeply interesting to the Christian mind. Wherever we behold our Savior, He is well worthy of our notice– “His Cross, His manger and His crown, Are big with glories yet unknown.” All His weary pilgrimage, from … Continue reading The Tomb of Jesus.
Y-N : You May Shut the Door, but Christ Can Still Reach You When the doors were shut…for fear of the Jews, came Jesus (Joh_20:19) A Time of Conflicting Emotions This was a very memorable Sunday evening, one of the most memorable that history has known. The grave was empty; Christ Jesus had arisen, and … Continue reading The Intrusiveness of Christ.
“The archers have sorely grieved him, shot at him and hated him: But his bow abode in strength and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob (from thence is the Shepherd, the Stone of Israel).” (Genesis 49:23, 24) It must have been a fine sight … Continue reading Joseph Attacked by the Archers.