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."
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."
May 1, 2019
|One Thing I Do | James R. Miller, 1904||Work|
If in our hearts the great master purpose is to live for Christ only, we will grow continually away from all that is worldly and unworthy, toward things which are spiritual and Divine. Paul describes himself as "...stretching forward to the things which are before."
August 1, 2018
|The Salvation of All | Andrew Murray, 1900||Salvation|
If we only knew God and His love, how we would look upon every person we see as one... for whom [He] longs. We would begin to wonder at the mystery of grace that has taken the Church... as a partner in the great work of making that love known.
June 29, 2003
|Divorce and Remarriage | Richard J. Erickson, 2003||Marriage|
In understanding these scriptures, it is important to understand who Paul is addressing, and also when he is giving commands of the Lord, and when he is giving counsel. The context makes so much difference in meaning, whatever the language.
September 1, 2008
|How I Found the Church of God | Mark P. Spinks, 2008||Church|
I prayed earnestly that God would direct me where I should live and labor next. I was plainly directed to a certain congregation, and it was in that place that I first plainly and clearly saw the church of God functioning as it should.
February 1, 2018
|“Look unto Me, and Be Saved” | Charles H. Spurgeon, 1897||Invitation|
I sometimes think I might have been in darkness and despair until now had it not been for the goodness of God in sending a snowstorm, one Sunday morning, while I was going to a certain place of worship. When I could go no further, I turned down a side street....
July 1, 2016
|Ye Are the Branches | Andrew Murray, 1897||Abiding|
"I, the Vine, have taken you to be My branches.... I have surrendered Myself as God absolutely to you; I became Man and died for you that I might be entirely yours. Come and surrender yourselves entirely to be Mine."
June 1, 2006
|He Can | Anonymous/Unknown||Trust|
It is human to look and crave for something in sight that will help the Lord out. In time of need, if we can only find a little of something for God to begin on, we seem to be much better satisfied.
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....
July 1, 2017
|El Shaddai: The God Who Is Enough | Albert B. Simpson, 1897||Faith|
It may be that this is just where some of us are standing today. We have been trusting God in part and have been trying to do the other part ourselves, and God is speaking to us... "I am the Almighty God; walk before me and be thou perfect."
February 1, 2017
|Loving and Hating One’s Life | James R. Miller, 1896||Ministry|
It seemed a waste of precious life when Jesus died so young, and in such shame.... He lost His life, but that seed became the world's hope and joy. We understand it now. Christianity is the outcome of that "waste." Heaven is the fruit of the Redeemer's sacrifice.
February 1, 2007
|Correcting Children | Fred Pruitt, 2007||Parenting|
It takes wisdom from above to know when to correct.... One method or rule will not apply to every child, since they have different temperaments, different dispositions, and also much variation in intellectual comprehension.
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 16, 2008
|Water Baptism | Frederick G. Smith, 1914||Ordinances|
I wish it were in my power to arouse the millions who are sleeping under the delusion that they were really baptized when they were babes and are therefore Christians. Unless such become awakened... they will all be lost forever.