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."
October 20, 2019
|Ten Shekels and a Shirt |
[Humanism] has been sort of covered over with evangelical terms and Biblical doctrine until God reigns in heaven for the happiness of man, Jesus Christ was incarnate for the happiness of man, all the angels exist for the happiness of man.
June 1, 2020
|The Blessing of Cheerfulness | James R. Miller, 1895||Encouragement|
We cannot put too great emphasis upon the duty of giving happiness and cheer to others. But it is no less a duty that we should be happy and cheerful ourselves. All our efforts to lighten another's load will be limited unless they spring from a source of joy within.
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.
July 1, 2022
|The Chocolate Soldier | Charles T. Studd, 1912||Warfare|
Will you be to Christ the partner of His throne or a vomit-inducing emetic? A Militant or a Chocolate Christian? Will you fear or will you fight? Shall your brethren go to war and shall you sit here? When He comes, shall He find faith on the earth?
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, 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.
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.
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.
September 1, 2019
|The Joy of the Lord | Albert B. Simpson, 1890||Joy|
His great salvation is inseparably linked with a rejoicing spirit. True, it can stoop to sorrow; it will enter the saddest home and the darkest midnight, but it cannot dwell with gloom. It must banish sorrow as well as sin, and live in the light of joy.
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 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.
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.
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."
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.