October 1, 2012
|“I’m Glad I Settled It Last Night” | Herbert M. Riggle, 1918||Warning|
A miner came to the altar seeking Christ.... After more than an hour of seeking, the minister dismissed the congregation, while he himself remained with the seeker. After a long time he suggested that they go home.... But the penitent man would not be put off.
June 1, 2017
|In Our Father’s Hands | James R. Miller, 1903||Assurance|
When Jesus said, "My Father is the husbandman," He was communicating to His disciples that the care of their lives is in the hands of God, whose name is Love.... There is no "chance"—all things are under control of God's infinite wisdom and love.
January 1, 2014
|Into the Deep | George D. Watson, 1896||Experience|
The depth into which we launch will depend upon how perfectly we have given up the shore, and the greatness of our need, and the vision of our possibilities. The fish were to be found in the deep.... So with us; our needs are to be met in the deep things of God.
November 1, 2011
|Ishmael | Mark P. Spinks||Idolatry|
Our Ishmaels exist because we listen to some voice other than that of the Holy Spirit. Our motives may be pure, and the cause laudable, but we are badly out of our depth when we lean on human wisdom and understanding to attempt the work of God.
March 1, 2015
|Is Holiness Legalism? | John Wesley, 1762||Holiness|
Do not say, "I can do nothing." If so, then you know nothing of Christ. Then you have no faith. For if you have faith, if you believe, then you "can do all things through Christ" who strengthens you. You can love Him and keep His commandments.