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Jesus' Friendships

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.
The Travail of Zion

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.
How to Live a Holy Life

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.
Odors from Golden Vials

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.
Stories Worth Rereading

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."
Lift Up a Standard

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.
Water Baptism

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.
A Fundamental Difference

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."
Not Looking, but Trusting

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.
Preparation for Trial

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.
The Pilot's Voice

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.
How John Became a Man

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.
Marks of a Spiritual Mind

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.
“I'm Glad I Settled It Last Night”

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.
Riches of Grace

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.
The Poorhouse Waif

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.