August 1, 2014
|Take Time | George D. Watson, 1898||Carefulness|
To rush forward in our thinking, speaking, and doing, demonstrates a lack of faith in God, and how little we perceive His presence and dominion over all things. It is true in a thousand different things that "he that believeth shall not make haste."
March 15, 2016
|The Blessing of Weakness | James R. Miller, 1894||Weakness|
Too many people think their weakness is a barrier to their usefulness, or make it an excuse for doing little with their life. Instead of this, however, if we give it to Christ, He will transform it into strength.
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.
September 16, 2012
|The Cobbler and His Guest | Anonymous/Unknown||Love|
He heard a voice call his name, "Martin!" Intuitively, he felt aware of the identity of the speaker. "Martin, you have longed to see Me. Tomorrow I shall pass by your window. If you see Me and bid Me enter, I shall be your guest and sit at your table."
April 1, 2017
|The Cross of Christ | Andrew Murray, 2017||Crucifixion|
Once one has consented to this life of the entire denial of self, the cross will be welcomed and loved as the appointed power of God for freeing us of the evil power that is the only hindrance in our way of being fully conformed to the image of God's Son.
April 1, 2014
|The Daily Cross | George D. Watson, 1896||Trials|
What is our daily cross? It is those things in our lives that produce suffering of body, mind, or heart. It is those things which in our poor judgment seem to hinder the easy flow of our religious life.... Were there no suffering at all, then there would be no cross at all.
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.
March 22, 2003
|The Extraordinarily Appropriate Gift | Mark P. Spinks, 2002||Jesus/Savior|
We needed someone like this—oh, how we needed and do need Him! He has exactly what we need. He is not too high and beyond our reach, and He is not too low. We needed someone holy who could make us holy and keep us holy.
January 1, 2016
|The Face of the Master | James R. Miller, 1903||Jesus/Savior|
The face of Jesus Christ must have been very beautiful... with the true beauty produced by a pure and spotless life. Sin disfigures the countenance, and there was no sin in Him.... What goes on in the depths of our being, comes up to the surface.
October 1, 2006
|The Forgotten Ordinance: Feet Washing | T. H. Coffey||Ordinances|
I don't know of any better way to show, or prove, our humility than to humble ourselves at the feet of our spiritual brother or sister.... Jesus said, "If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet."
October 30, 2004
|The Gift of Tongues | George E. Harmon||Truth|
Some are making an attempt to draw a distinction between the gift of tongues and speaking in tongues—that "the gift of tongues" is under the control of the individual possessing it while "speaking in tongues" is an uncontrollable overflow of exhortation.
March 11, 2003
|The Handmaid of the Lord | Mark P. Spinks, 1998||Obedience|
Now a handmaid's position in life is a very humble position.... they're the folks that are around to do whatever the mistress says to do.... It's not that she does great, big tasks all the time; it's the little things—I'm here; I'm ready for service; I'm at hand.
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.
August 1, 2010
|The Promises of God | Emil Kreutz, 1905||Promise|
I am satisfied many do not appreciate the promises of God as they ought. There are promises in the good old Bible that apply themselves to our every need. He has promised to "supply all our needs according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus."
February 1, 2011
|The Pumpkin That Caught Geese | Anonymous/Unknown||Warning|
Sometimes people are fooled, too. There are many things in life which look harmless enough and yet are fatal. We hear warnings about drugs and other harmful things and often forget the most common and most serious death trap of all.
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.
June 1, 2012
|The Responsibility of My Soul | Mark P. Spinks, 2012||Responsibility|
Most human beings do not value their soul as they should, but are instead incredibly careless. This neglect of the soul is beyond irresponsible, beyond criminal, beyond comprehension.... So the souls of men become easy pickings for the enemy of mankind.
May 1, 2008
|The Rule of a Saintly Life | Charles E. Orr, 1933||Guidance|
You are not to do right things because man teaches these things, but because God has written these right things in your heart. If you are not doing them from a righteous principle in your heart, you are not living saintly.
September 1, 2016
|The Sympathy of Christ | James R. Miller, 1904||Comfort|
Christ in heaven sympathizes with His friends on the earth in all their experiences.... We believe all this as a doctrine, but what meaning has it for us in our own lives? What is Christ in heaven to us in a personal, practical way?
July 1, 2015
|The Travail of Zion | Beverly Carradine, 1910||Salvation|
Travail is one of the sharpest pains known in the physical realm.... [God] applies it to the church, and says that such a suffering, burden, and agonizing cry must come on His people, before sons and daughters are born unto Him.
June 6, 2010
|The Voice of One Crying in the Wilderness | Mark P. Spinks, 2010||Ministry|
To be the voice of one crying in the wilderness in this way... is to abandon all human planning and direction.... It is to forsake that peculiar fleshly confidence that comes from human reasoning and second-guessing God.
January 1, 2017
|Thy Name Is as Ointment Poured Forth |
"Very precious" and "very costly" still falls short of the measure of this treasure. Oh, if we could but see how much was contained in the simple words Christ spoke to His disciples, to us: "This is my body, which is broken for you"; "my blood... which is poured out for you."
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."
July 1, 2009
|Traits of the Carnal Mind | Elmer E. Shelhamer||Carnality|
The following are some of the symptoms of carnality. Reader, the Holy Spirit alone can interpret and apply this tract to your individual case. As you read, examine yourself, as if in the presence of God.
December 4, 2002
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 1 (June 1999) | Timeless Truths Publications, 1999||Trials|
But Irene didn't listen. "Hurry now! Mom said she needed us to get the weeding done this afternoon. You can pick flowers later." Rosie turned quickly to hide the tears that were rolling down her cheeks. Irene didn't understand! It just wasn't fair!
April 12, 2003
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 2 (August 1999) | Timeless Truths Publications, 1999||Giving|
As Daniel watched her turn sadly away, his memory verse came back to mind.... If Rosie had the new pole, he thought, I would want her to share with me. Daniel looked at his little fish and bit the corner of his lip. Jesus would want me to share.
April 26, 2003
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 3 (October 1999) | Timeless Truths Publications, 1999||Work|
Rosie felt a small smile creep onto her face. Maybe this would be fun after all! She quickly picked up a jar and looked at its dusty bottom. "And we must remember," she said, as most grown-up as she could, "that the king doesn't like one speck of dirt!"
May 10, 2003
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 4 (December 1999) | Timeless Truths Publications, 1999||Love|
As he helped his father get ready for the feast, Ethan kept wondering who the Rabbi was after all. While they were working on their booth, he got up the courage to ask, "Father, do you really think the Rabbi is the Messiah? Is he our conqueror, or not?"
May 17, 2003
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 5 (February 2000) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2000||Contentment|
If seedlings don't get light, they will start looking for it, because light is what helps them grow. In the Bible, Jesus is called our Light. If we don't come close to Him each day, we won't grow in our hearts like we should.
May 24, 2003
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 6 (April 2000) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2000||Decision|
The next day a strange thing happened. God had always taken care of them so that they always had food to eat, even during the hard times of the war. But now no money came in the mail and hardly any food was sent.... Soon they were very hungry.
May 31, 2003
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 7 (June 2000) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2000||Love|
"Won't fight, huh." Eric gave his twisted arm a yank which brought another cry of pain from Johnny. "When I tell you to fight, you better fight! Or you'll wish you had," he continued grimly. Peter laughed with glee. "Get him, Eric. He's too scared to fight!"
August 2, 2003
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 8 (August 2000) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2000||Examination|
"Push," said Josh. Timothy sighed. He pushed Josh a little bit. "More," said Josh. Then a thought came to Timothy. If he pushed Josh very hard, Josh might get scared. He would cry. He would want to go to Mother. And Timothy could play by himself!
August 22, 2003
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 9 (October 2000) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2000||Decision|
Precious... tossed on her crown of love, but didn't have time to adjust her veil of quietness.... Princess Kind-to-All had planned a party and Precious didn't want to be late. She bounded down the steps... and did not notice her ring fall to the floor.
August 30, 2003
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 10 (December 2000) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2000||Trust|
Don't you know that there are lots of times it is hard to be cheerful and kind? It is like a stormy winter day when plants don't want to grow.... But Jesus has a way for us to "sprout" on those stormy winter days.
September 8, 2003
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 11 (February 2001) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2001||Truth|
Though Rosie tried to enjoy playing with her little brother and sister, she could not. Every little bang or call made her jump and sent her heart into a flutter. What if someone had seen her when she had stepped on the dresser this morning and knocked the pitcher off?
September 27, 2003
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 12 (April 2001) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2001||Grace|
"There he comes again," said Annie. "He walks this way and seems to be looking for something. He walks slow, and is without his hat. He puts his hand to his head, as if he did not know what to do. Oh, sister, he has gone in again; what shall we do?"
October 6, 2003
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 13 (June 2001) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2001||Warfare|
It stood before her now, tall and mysterious. What could be so dangerous about it? Broken bricks lay piled in the grass near the window, and as Rosie stepped closer she felt a cool breeze brush her face. What treasure was hidden behind those dark walls?
October 12, 2003
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 14 (September 2001) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2001||Sin|
Juan was impatient. "Coco, you must hurry or we will never get done," he said sharply. But the little burro only plodded. "Get off and walk, Lucita," Juan said. "You are probably too heavy for him when it is so steep." So Lucita walked behind, holding the red scarf tightly.
October 22, 2003
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 15 (November 2001) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2001||Trust|
"I don't think you really want this kind of doll, Precious. Even though it's cheap, it's not worth the money." Self-pity tears filled Precious' eyes. "But Mama... I love her, I really do. I don't care if she's got a broken finger. And I have the money... she's on sale...."
October 27, 2003
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 16 (December 2001) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2001||Sin|
Daniel pretended not to notice when Chad... began looking over the new Pigeon-Raiser's Guide. I really don't care, anyway, he told himself, and began poking at the fire. Dad sat down in a nearby chair. "So, Daniel, how did your pigeons like their new loft?"
November 10, 2003
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 17 (February 2002) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2002||Trust|
"I don't like waiting," Edward said. "Why can't we try the cookies now, Alice?" "They're not ready yet," his sister said, sliding the tray in the oven. Grandpa chuckled from his easy chair. "How about a story while we wait for them to bake?"
December 6, 2003
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 18 (April 2002) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2002||Warfare|
Precious felt very pleased with herself when she had finished the sleeve. "I don't think I need Mother Matron's help at all.... It will be a surprise to show her how much I've done."... The fabric didn't meet at the edge, but a quick scissors snip took care of that.
December 15, 2003
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 19 (June 2002) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2002||Obedience|
"She can draw cool people, too," said Janice. "Last week she won a prize in our church fair." "I'm going to be a movie artist when I grow up," said Juliann. "Hey Jan, can I see your new movie-star Barbie?" Janice pulled a shiny box out of the closet.
December 20, 2003
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 20 (August 2002) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2002||Giving|
A scientist is someone who studies the world God has made. Scientists want to find out how and why things work.... So let's be a scientist and study things in the King's Garden today!... Scientists begin with a question. Our question today is: What can weeds tell us?
August 12, 2003
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 21 (October 2002) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2002||Contentment|
"Don't you think it would be better to keep busy trying to serve others, rather than getting into trouble for being a pest?" Grandpa said to Edward, his eyes twinkling. "God is pleased when we do hard things patiently. He will help us be kind when others are cross."
January 10, 2003
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 22 (January 2003) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2003||Humility|
Daniel was tired of his talking, and disappointed that he had spotted the ripped bark first. "Just be quiet a bit," he grumbled. "You're scaring all the animals." Just then he noticed a large, rounded shape in the snow and pulled out his track guide. Could it be...?
March 1, 2003
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 23 (February 2003) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2003||Responsibility|
God made the world and all that is in it for a reason. He made us on purpose. When I do something "on purpose," I have a plan and a reason to do it. God has a plan and a reason for us. He wants us to walk with Him and be with Him, just like Jesus was.
May 3, 2003
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 24 (April 2003) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2003||Obedience|
"You've ruined it!" Justin screamed, and threw himself down to pound the dirt. Teddy was crying and Rochelle was calling for help. Justin didn't listen. The go-cart that he had worked so hard to build was smashed! Tears blinded his eyes.
July 13, 2003
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 25 (July 2003) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2003||Assurance|
"Rats. They are chewing on something," said Precious. "I'm going to see what it is." She turned the door handle and poked her head into the dark room. The scratching stopped. "Get a flashlight," she whispered to her brother.
September 21, 2003
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 26 (September 2003) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2003||Love|
Terry noticed a brush pile next to the lawn. There were probably snakes living in it, Terry thought.... "Miss Richardson," said Terry, "there are snakes in that pile of brush!" "Terry," Miss Richardson replied, "the only snake around here is the one in your ear!"
November 18, 2003
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 27 (November 2003) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2003||Love|
The bicycle seat just fit them both, but it was hard to keep balanced. It wavered back and forth down the driveway.... Suddenly the pedals jammed and the bike screeched and fell over. Rosie's elbow hurt, but Emma was screaming like her leg was broken.
January 14, 2004
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 28 (January 2004) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2004||Giving|
Determine to always do the right thing, for Jesus. When you feel like stopping, do a little more. Give all your problems and the praise of others to Jesus for baking. When the trials of disappointment and troubles come to test you, pour on a little unselfishness.
March 22, 2004
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 29 (March 2004) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2004||Kindness|
I think this little bunny has a good lesson to teach us. If we pulled a baby rabbit out of the pile of fur, it would be sure to crawl right back in. Even though it is only a tiny blind baby, it knows to stay where it is warm and safe.
May 9, 2004
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 30 (May 2004) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2004||Obedience|
Taylor lived on a farm. He and his brother, Antonio, had the greatest places to play! There were bushes and trees and blackberry vine thickets. And all over were little paths that Taylor and Antonio had made. "Don't get in the poison oak plants," Taylor said.
August 1, 2004
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 31 (July 2004) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2004||Examination|
How do you think you can show that you love God? Not by saying things with your lips. Anyone can do that. Think instead about saying things with your hands and feet today. Will you give God your time and energy and please Him in every way you can?
October 16, 2004
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 32 (October 2004) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2004||Humility|
Daniel felt trapped. If he said Jesus was his Captain, Dad would ask why he hadn't been sharing. But it didn't seem fair to share a personal refuge. He didn't want to be selfish, really. "I don't know," he muttered. "I just wanted to be by myself."
January 1, 2005
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 33 (December 2004) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2004||Light|
"They must be real heroes," said Edward. Grandpa chuckled. "Heroes? I should say that they were ordinary people that found an extraordinary source of power. But God has that same power to overcome your enemies, if you will put your faith in Him."
March 1, 2005
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 34 (February 2005) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2005||Forgiveness|
Suddenly the quiet of the room was broken by the bark of Fred's dog, Watch. Slave hunters had tracked us to this very place! ...The rough men searched the house below. The peace of the night had disappeared and danger was very near.
May 19, 2005
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 35 (April 2005) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2005||Prayer|
"Candy?" Spiteful looked surprised. He pulled the silver case out of his pocket and turned it over in his dirty hands. "Open it like this, see?" Precious said, unsnapping the case. The peppermint stick rolled out.... "It's for you. I hope you like it," Precious said quietly.
December 17, 2005
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 36 (September 2005) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2005||Humility|
Daniel rolled his eyes and walked off. I don't like Robert and I don't want to be his friend, Daniel thought. I guess I'm really prejudiced. Maybe if I found a box of Robert's drawings I would burn them. Hitler burned people's things. Daniel frowned.
February 1, 2006
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 37 (December 2005) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2005||Perseverance|
Snip! Snip! The proud vine is pulled off the wall. There, I have cut it down and it won't bother our raspberries again! you say. You must not know brambles. Cutting it down is not enough—we must now get out our shovels and dig out the root or it will grow back.
April 1, 2006
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 38 (February 2006) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2006||Trials|
Isaac.... avoided his master, who sat like a beggar in his own yard, scraping oozing sores.... All that was good was gone. How could Master Job keep trusting God now? Maybe he and Anna should leave before everything was destroyed.
July 1, 2006
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 39 (April 2006) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2006||Kindness|
The trouble started the following week when Rosie came back from her piano lessons. "Emma, do you want to play in my new house?" Rosie asked. Emma grabbed her dolls and followed Rosie out to the playhouse. But something was wrong.
December 25, 2006
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 40 (Fall 2006) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2006||Selfishness|
"In trouble?" Grandpa asked. "Yes," Edward growled. "I'm always the one.... I was building a bridge with the new bulldozer but Mom said I had to share and it isn't fair! Now I can't play at all and Sammy's going to wreck everything."
March 1, 2007
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 41 (Winter 2007) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2007||Vision|
Ernie didn't feel like doing a good job.... This time, Ernie thought, I'm going to take every shortcut that I can. He drove up at the house site. It was the most beautiful place that Ernie had ever seen for a house. But Ernie did not feel beautiful inside.
May 1, 2007
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 42 (Spring 2007) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2007||Salvation|
No one looked like the miracle-worker of Joseph's dreams. A man sitting on a table was doing most of the talking. All about trees having fruit and good words coming from a good heart and stuff like that. Joseph was getting restless. Where was Jesus?
October 1, 2007
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 43 (Summer 2007) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2007||Obedience|
The Bible says that He "learned obedience by the things which he suffered." That means Jesus didn't always feel like obeying and pleasing His parents, but He did it anyway. He set His ears to listen. His heart was ready to obey.
March 1, 2008
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 44 (Fall/Winter 2007) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2007||Thanksgiving|
Today Cocoa Puff had been more interested in finding a way out of the fence than enjoying the taste of salt. She knew the master wouldn't like it. But why should she mind that? Cocoa Puff... had begun to be quite sure that her own way was best.
April 1, 2008
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 45 (Spring 2008) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2008||Weakness|
Do you know that there is a time to cry? I'm not talking about crying about your blocks falling over. You aren't a baby anymore. But we all need to be like babies in one way. We need to realize when we need help.
August 1, 2008
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 46 (Summer 2008) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2008||Obedience|
Mark decided to begin sneaking around at night. No matter how silently he moved in the daylight, someone could still see him. He could be a better sneak in the dark.... He didn't think that God, who records everything we think and do, was watching him.
January 6, 2009
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 47 (Fall/Winter 2008) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2008||Truth|
I ran into my room and lay on my bed, and prayed very earnestly. "O God, please don't let Mommy die!" Then I thought how big God was, that He could do anything. "Please put Your hand over my mom and protect her," I prayed.
June 1, 2009
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 48 (Spring 2009) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2009||Trust|
"Does the devil talk to everyone?" he asked. "Why, yes," said Mother. "He will whisper bad ideas to anyone who will listen. But there are two voices. God's Spirit always tells us to do what is right. I hope my little boy will always listen to the right voice."
December 13, 2009
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 49 (Summer 2009) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2009||Faithfulness|
"I see," said the old man. "Faithful only as long as you think best? Last week you didn't take the grain to the mill because you were too busy. The smallest disobedience makes you untrustworthy, my boy."
January 1, 2010
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 50 (Fall 2009) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2009||Confidence|
"Bang! Bang!" Ezra shouted. It was dark. He stumbled over something big and furry. He was smacked in the head and scratched with giant claws. Ezra swung his rifle as hard as he could! There was a yelp and Ezra tumbled over.
April 1, 2010
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 51 (Spring 2010) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2010||Experience|
Dad sat on the bed and pulled Ted and Beth near to him. "Moving will bring a lot of changes for us all," he said.... "I'm counting on you two to be my big helpers. Let's pray that you can get along and think about others before yourselves."
July 2, 2010
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 52 (Summer 2010) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2010||Healing|
"Do you believe Jesus has the answers for your needs tonight?" he asked. "Maybe you have suffered many years. You've tried to find peace and rest, but nothing works. Will you come to Jesus? He is able to heal your soul and your body, too."
November 1, 2010
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 53 (Fall 2010) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2010||Trust|
Jack did not listen. "Daddy, I need you!" he cried. He leaned forward in his car seat, but he couldn't reach Daddy. Panic made his heart beat faster. "Don't leave me, Daddy!" "I'm here, Jack." It was Daddy's voice, far, far away.
October 1, 2011
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 54 (Summer 2011) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2011||Giving|
Jesus' riches made him happy. He didn't worry that they would be used up or stolen. Not at all! He came to share his treasure with us. When people asked for things, he was glad to give them what they really needed.
February 1, 2012
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 55 (Winter 2012) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2012||Obedience|
Teddy kicked when Auntie June lifted him into his crib. He was about to scream when Auntie June started climbing in his crib, too! Teddy put his fingers in his mouth and looked at her carefully. Why was she in the crib? Auntie June wasn't in trouble.
March 1, 2012
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 56 (Spring 2012) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2012||Assurance|
"Isn't Tall Friend kind to us?" Gran Coon whispered in Sobbit's ear. "We have no reason to worry, do we?" "But someday Tall Friend might forget us," Sobbit Wimba said, as he watched the canoe glide away. "What will we do then?"
July 1, 2012
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 57 (Summer 2012) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2012||Salvation|
"What are you going to cut?" Mikal wanted to know. "A new home for our little trees," said Uncle Gene. "You see, grafting is like adoption. These little sticks are like children that are going to be adopted. We are going to choose a good home for them on this tree...."
November 1, 2012
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 58 (Fall 2012) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2012||Love|
"Chase is a wild and selfish kitten right now," Mom replied. "But if you get mad when she is naughty, she will be frightened of you. You must work to win her trust." Mom smiled. "If you take time to love her, she will learn to love you."
March 1, 2013
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 59 (Winter 2013) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2013||Trust|
As the spirit of gloom filled the room, John took out his sword.... It was time to fight! "Don't be worried, Mother," he said quickly. "We prayed for you and I know God heard us. Remember that Jesus said, 'Believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.' "
May 1, 2013
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 60 (Spring 2013) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2013||Submission|
"Will you die and live with Jesus?" asked Ryan. "That's what Grandma did. Mommy said so." Paige frowned. She didn't think she'd live with Jesus if she was being stubborn and sneaky.... Maybe she'd better not die, after all.
October 1, 2013
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 61 (Summer 2013) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2013||Victory|
Jesus is the perfect example of a real winner. And He is able to make us winners in this race of faith, too. The Bible tells us to "walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us." Here is a secret of winning the race.
December 1, 2013
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 62 (Fall 2013) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2013||Humility|
Do you know why God doesn't give us loud cheers? Because He is working on a secret mission. Not many people even know about it, because it is only for those that have learned to listen with their hearts. Have you?
March 1, 2014
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 63 (Winter 2014) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2014||Warning|
What should you do when the devil sneaks up with bad thoughts or tells you that you'll be happier if you disobey?... The only way to win is to "resist steadfast in the faith." Will you believe in God's love and power more than anything else?
July 1, 2014
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 64 (Spring 2014) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2014||Carefulness|
Jesus lived with a life focused on one thing. What was that? Loving God, His Father.... There were plenty of other things Jesus could have thought about.... But Jesus didn't look at those things. His mind was set—focused—on something more wonderful.
September 1, 2014
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 65 (Summer 2014) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2014||Abiding|
We can only have spiritual life if Jesus is flowing through us. You see, being a Christian is not following a bunch of rules or trying to be good all the time. We are just branches. We must stay connected to Jesus. That's what "abide" means.
February 1, 2015
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 66 (Winter 2015) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2015||Salvation|
Imagine a small child falling into a pit and calling for help. Wouldn't his father hurry to get him out? If the pit was very deep, the child would seem very far away, but wouldn't the father be even more eager to rescue him? That is how God looks at sin and forgiveness.
May 1, 2015
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 67 (Spring 2015) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2015||Salvation|
A little climbing rose had opened it's first bloom by the front door. "Grandma gave me that," Becky said with a bright smile.... "But where did you get this?" Mrs. Wise asked, pointing to the bramble bush. Becky thought a moment. "...I guess I've had it since I was born!"
August 1, 2015
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 68 (Summer 2015) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2015||Salvation|
"Do you know what a conscience is?... A conscience is something inside you that tells you if you have done something bad. It reminds us of things we have done that we should not have done." Misha understood. Yes, his conscience was talking to him.
December 1, 2015
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 69 (Fall 2015) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2015||Trials|
Do you have a favorite toy, a new book, or special clothes that you like very much? Yes? Then you want to preserve it from getting ruined, don't you? Well, that's exactly what I want to do with this orange. I want to keep it safe so that we can enjoy it for a long, long time.
June 1, 2016
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 70 (Spring 2016) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2016||Examination|
Blameless means without fault. You can only live that way by giving up your own ideas and trusting Jesus with everything. Even if others aren't behaving. Even when it seems like your job is too big.... If Jesus wants you to do it, you can ask Him for everything you need!
March 1, 2017
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 71 (Winter 2017) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2017||Supplication|
"I thought we prayed that my throat wouldn't hurt?!" Mama... explained that sometimes we have to pray that God will move the devil out of the way so we can enjoy God answering our prayers. Judith and Mama prayed that way.... There was no more crying that night.
August 1, 2017
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 72 (Summer 2017) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2017||Warning|
We can easily jump to conclusions when we know only a few things about a subject. What if your Mom isn't in the kitchen. Does that mean she went shopping? No. ...facts might help you come to the right conclusion, but even then you could be wrong.
January 1, 2018
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 73 (Winter 2018) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2018||Allegory|
...Justice came in with bruises and cuts. Reason was right behind him. "He spun out at the end of the driveway and smashed the big clay pot to smithereens!"... "That is terrible!" said the younger sister, and hurried to get a wet wash cloth and band-aids for Justice.
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!"