February 15, 2003
|Adventures in the Land of Canaan | Robert L. Berry, 1924||Sanctification|
"All things" means all things. The Christian who gives up all is certain of God's continual care and protection. He cannot expect to escape trouble or trial or temptation; but he is kept in these things.... They may be hurt... but they will sail on in peace in God.
September 1, 2007
|A Fallen Church | Charles E. Orr||Compromise|
It is surpassing strange that one reformation does not profit by the downfall of the preceding ones.... The worldliness they could not once tolerate they are now themselves engaging in. Then the spiritual ones form another movement....
November 1, 2014
|Affliction and Glory | George D. Watson, 1894||Vision|
Just as the oak tree converts all chemistry into oak by the peculiar quality of its oak life, so the pure in heart, he that lives the Christ life, will from the dark chemistry of this world—its disappointments and suffering—turn all things into glory and praise.
August 1, 2007
|After I Believed | Mark P. Spinks||Sanctification|
I... was not completely satisfied that everything inside where I couldn't see it was just as God wanted it to be. I knew I had not done anything to displease my Lord, but I was also fairly certain that somehow He wanted something about me to be different than it was.
November 15, 2004
|A Fundamental Difference | W. H. Shoot||Compromise|
But now these very same writers and preachers... have repudiated their own teaching and are wearing many of the things they formerly taught against. So, according to their own statements... "The devil has seduced them."
April 4, 2004
|A Hive of Busy Bees | Effie M. Williams, 1931||Story|
"I have been thinking about another kind of bee," said Grandma. "Do they sting, like the bees in the orchard?" asked Joyce, with a little shiver. "Their stings are much sharper," answered Grandma, "and the pain lasts much longer. There is a hive full of these bees."
September 1, 2011
|Almost All Are Welcome | Mark P. Spinks, 2011||Discipline|
The decision... had been that he would not be allowed in services from now on. Nothing else had worked. He would not be silenced; he would not voluntarily keep his seat. He had felt obligated to speak of teachings that were condemned by the ministers.
March 10, 2005
|A Neighborhood Awakening | Charles E. Orr||Bible/Word|
Mr. Works—I am satisfied to go on in my way.
Mr. Truman—I could have taken my way long ago, but I want to find the Bible way.
Mr. Wright—Jesus says, "I am the way." Taking Christ is the only way to heaven.
October 9, 2004
|A Peep Behind the Scenes | Amy C. Walton, 1877||Story|
"Rosalie," said her father.... "Come along!" So Rosalie had to leave her poor mother. And instead of singing the soothing words of the hymn, she had to repeat again and again the foolish and senseless words which had fallen to her share in the new play.
March 15, 2004
|A Religious Controversy | Charles E. Orr||Truth|
Mr. W.—If his Bible says we can live in this world without sin, it's not like mine.
Mrs. W.—I'll get your Bible and let you read.... Turn and read Acts 4:12.
Mr. W.—Is Acts in the Old Testament or the New?
May 31, 2004
|Around Old Bethany | Robert L. Berry, 1925||Story|
It was... an unwise thing to say at that particular time. Robert Davis was young, and full of zeal. Most probably he should not have uttered those words. Peter Newby was powerfully affected. He felt as if his character had been scandalized before the whole crowd.
November 19, 2002
|A True Story in Allegory | Lottie L. Jarvis, 1920||Compromise|
Many times had the Apostasy family tried to destroy that most annoying trumpet, but... they had never been able to do aught but, for a season, to in some way deceive the trumpeters, for a short time, into the idea that it was no longer necessary.
August 15, 2016
|“At Thy Word, I Will” | James R. Miller, 1904||Obedience|
Many people suffer from the ignorance of those whom they trust as guides. But in Jesus Christ we have a Leader who never errs in wisdom. He never gives wrong advice. He is never mistaken in His decision as to what we ought to do.