January 1, 2006
|The Christian’s Secret of a Happy Life | Hannah W. Smith, 1875||Sanctification|
Today it is your happy privilege to prove, as never before, your loyal confidence in the Lord by starting out with Him on a life and walk of faith, lived moment by moment in absolute and childlike trust in Him.
February 4, 2009
|The Church of God | Daniel S. Warner||Church|
The church is the body of Christ. And being the body of Christ, it necessarily includes all His members. Therefore to call an earthly building the church is ridiculous, and to call an organized division the church is subverting the truth.
May 21, 2004
|The Deacon of Dobbinsville | John A. Morrison, 1920||Story|
As he lay thus... he was startled by the sight of a man's shadow on the side of the tent. He lay still and listened. Soon he heard low muttering voices a few rods from his tent. Still he listened. They drew nearer and nearer. Finally the mutterings became whisperings.
January 1, 2016
|The Face of the Master | James R. Miller, 1903||Jesus/Savior|
The face of Jesus Christ must have been very beautiful. His life was spotless and pure. It is sin that disfigures the human countenance, and there was no sin in Him.... What goes on in the depths of our being, comes up to the surface.
February 15, 2005
|The Hidden Life | Charles E. Orr, 1908||Experience|
A walk with God is a satisfactory walk. He who walks with God is delighted all the way.... In God's ways there are no disappointments. When our wills are submitted to Him and we humbly and submissively walk where He leads us, we meet with no disappointments.
April 19, 2003
|The Instruction of Youth in the Christian Life | Charles E. Orr||Guidance|
Years ago men rushed, at the risk of their lives, to the gold fields.... We should lay hold upon all instruction that leads to the knowledge of God with that hunger of soul, with that eagerness... of which men lay hold upon that which leads them to the possession of gold.
April 13, 2004
|The Key to Peace | A. Marie Miles, 1978||Bible/Word|
We need to search the Scriptures to find out how to live pleasing to the Lord in this world. We can't do this within ourselves. God had a plan for us by sending Jesus Christ to die on the cross for our salvation, so through Christ we can live right.
August 23, 2003
|The Man of His Counsel | Effie M. Williams||Story|
At this Alfred grasped Joe's hand and said, "Joe, do not fear for me, for I am as hungry for the things of God as you are, and I shall ever keep my heart open that I may hear the voice of God and be directed by His Spirit."
May 1, 2011
|The One I Love the Most | Gladys Cashio||Marriage|
I wrote three letters to J. D. trying to persuade him to come to me. I received no reply.... Later, I received papers to sign giving him a divorce.... I didn't mind so much by then because I had met Sam, a very nice young man. I fell in love with him.
November 18, 2004
|The Pilot’s Voice | Isabel C. Byrum, 1916||Story|
As a captain, realizing that the rudder of his vessel is broken, looks out upon the distant horizon and sees the storm approaching, so Byron looked into the faces of those before him in this terrific storm of life.
March 15, 2003
|The Poorhouse Waif | Isabel C. Byrum, 1919||Biography|
He knew only that he existed, and that from day to day there were many things happening about him... a great many of which were distasteful to him. But all that took place he quietly endured, thinking that it was the best that there was in life for him.
June 28, 2004
|The Redemption of Howard Gray | Charles W. Naylor, 1925||Story|
"Your feelings sometimes depend upon something else to which you have given little attention. Did you ever read in the Bible... 'The just shall stand by their feelings?'... No, you never read anything like that. The Bible says, 'The just shall live by faith.' "
December 1, 2009
|There Shall Come a Falling Away | Mark P. Spinks, 1997||Compromise|
Surely it is worthwhile to carefully review all the evidence that can be accumulated about these spiritual disasters.... God is able to open the eyes of our understanding that we may avoid the same errors where others have made shipwreck.
January 31, 2004
|Tip Lewis and His Lamp | Isabella M. Alden, 1867||Story|
His hand began to tremble. What was the matter with that example? Oh, what was the matter? The remainder was too large; no—it was too small; no—it was—he didn't know what! Everybody was watching him; he heard a boy laugh softly.
June 22, 2003
|Touching Incidents: Children’s Edition | Solomon B. Shaw, 1895||Prayer|
" 'All things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.' " She looked up at the pastor earnestly, and inquired: "Is that so? Does God say that?" ... She immediately began praying: "Lord, send my father here; Lord, send my father to the chapel."
February 1, 2008
|Truths on Sanctification | Ostis B. Wilson, Jr., 1943||Sanctification|
One who is justified is holy; one who is sanctified is perfected in holiness. In others words, the justified person is holy in practice or life, not committing sin; but the sanctified person is holy in nature, having had the sin nature destroyed out of his heart.
October 1, 2004
|Tug of War | Amy C. Walton, 1898||Decision|
I saw that they were close upon a terrible place, for mighty cliffs stood above the shore, and they were within a very short distance of a sheer and terrible precipice. "What are you dragging?" I cried to them. And a thousand voices seemed to answer, "A soul! a soul!"