July 1, 2018
|Jesus’ Friendships | James R. Miller, 1910||Friendship|
Some have suggested that a colony be established that would exclude all ignorant and obnoxious people. That was not the thought of Christ in founding His church.... He was a friend to the worst, that He might make them fit to be among the best.
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.
February 1, 2005
|How to Live a Holy Life | Charles E. Orr, 1912||Holiness|
The soul intertwined with the meek and lowly life of Jesus will form a character of deep piety and sincere godliness. The daily life should be intertwined with the life of Jesus. Let there be no reaching out for anything outside of Him.
November 9, 2002
|Odors from Golden Vials | Charles E. Orr, 1912||Prayer|
Those who have been praying for years and have the closest intimacy with God have a desire to know still more about prayer. How little we yet know of God! It is true that He has taught us many glorious things of Himself... but there is much more to learn.
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 25, 2004
|Stories Worth Rereading | Various, 1913||Story|
"Why do you rub at the knives forever?" asked Mary. Mary was the cook. "Because they are in my corner," Georgia said, brightly. " 'You in your small corner,' you know, 'and I in mine.' I will do the best I can; that is all I can do."
October 1, 2009
|Lift Up a Standard | Robert L. Berry, 1914||Bible/Word|
I have never depended on my conscience regarding right and wrong. It has been too serious a matter to my soul, and whenever I have lacked wisdom, on any subject, I knew God had it for me, and was ready to impart it, if I was submissive enough to be taught.
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.
November 15, 2004
|A Fundamental Difference | W. H. Shoot, 1915||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."
May 1, 2009
|Not Looking, but Trusting | William J. Harney, 1915||Prayer|
Elijah would not... look at surroundings and circumstances. To look would have meant discouragement; to look would have defeated God's purpose... to look would have meant the loss of all. So he covered up his "lookers," and just would not look.
November 1, 2015
|Preparation for Trial | James R. Miller, 1885||Trials|
There is a wide difference between being anxious about coming troubles and being prepared beforehand for troubles that may come.... Those only can truly live in quiet peace... who have already made preparation for anything that may come to them.
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.
May 25, 2004
|How John Became a Man | Isabel C. Byrum, 1909||Biography|
He had not meant to be wicked, but he suddenly realized that his life had been wasted; and he concluded that he was not ready to meet Christ. But John believed that Christ would come to the earth, and he felt that he would give anything to be ready to meet Him.
April 1, 2013
|Marks of a Spiritual Mind | Elmer E. Shelhamer, 1917||Sanctification|
Men get different conceptions of what constitutes deep spirituality. And as they see things differently, their lives correspond more or less with their theories. Hence the need of a proper, Scriptural standard.
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.
November 22, 2004
|Riches of Grace | Enoch E. Byrum, 1918||Story|
My heart cries out, "What a mighty God! What a great and loving Father!" Counting my blessings, I find they so far outnumber my trials that it brings me real courage to press on, knowing that, as I do, grace will be given me to meet whatever may yet lie in my pathway.
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.