May 2, 2010
|Foundation Truth, Number 24 (Spring 2010) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2010||Light|
We must know the greater power of God.... We cannot know this power if we are not willing to call good, good and evil, evil. If we will not agree with God's thinking about things, we will simply have a man-made religion.
September 1, 2010
|Foundation Truth, Number 25 (Summer 2010) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2010||Holy Spirit|
I did the stupidest thing—attempt to pull the truck back with my own strength—of course, that didn't help anything. The truck bucked over the curb, and then plowed into the aluminum-extruded, glass-fronted entryway... ka-BOOOOM!
January 1, 2011
|Foundation Truth, Number 26 (Autumn 2010) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2010||Faith|
The first step to walking in faith in God is to renounce your unbelief.... When this is done, when we have been afflicted to the extent that we mourn and weep... then we will be inspired to believe the promises of God.... We will then count Him faithful who promised.
October 1, 2010
|Remember Now Thy Creator | Ostis B. Wilson, Jr., 2010||Youth|
Whatever it takes for you to save your soul, whatever sacrifices you may have to make, whatever the cost may be, whatever you may have to deny yourself.... This life is just a little while. Eternity is a long time.
August 22, 2010
|Sorry I Got Caught | Mark P. Spinks, 2010||Repentance|
"What do you have, Mark?... Did you get that in that store?" "No." I was concentrating fiercely on outwitting my watchful, determined Mom—too focused to realize that I was now not only a thief, but a liar, too.
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.
April 1, 2010
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 51 (Spring 2010) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2010||Experience|
Dad sat on the bed and pulled Ted and Beth near to him. "Moving will bring a lot of changes for us all," he said.... "I'm counting on you two to be my big helpers. Let's pray that you can get along and think about others before yourselves."
July 2, 2010
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 52 (Summer 2010) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2010||Healing|
"Do you believe Jesus has the answers for your needs tonight?" he asked. "Maybe you have suffered many years. You've tried to find peace and rest, but nothing works. Will you come to Jesus? He is able to heal your soul and your body, too."
November 1, 2010
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 53 (Fall 2010) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2010||Trust|
Jack did not listen. "Daddy, I need you!" he cried. He leaned forward in his car seat, but he couldn't reach Daddy. Panic made his heart beat faster. "Don't leave me, Daddy!" "I'm here, Jack." It was Daddy's voice, far, far away.
September 1, 2011
|Almost All Are Welcome | Mark P. Spinks, 2011||Discipline|
The decision... had been that he would not be allowed in services from now on. Nothing else had worked. He would not be silenced; he would not voluntarily keep his seat. He had felt obligated to speak of teachings that were condemned by the ministers.
December 1, 2012
|Discerning the Lord’s Body | Harlan D. Sorrell, 2011||Church|
The essence of Christ's true body is directly related to spiritual status, and spiritual meat and drink. Let us now examine the Word of God and examine our own selves to see if we discern the Lord's body and if we are really a part of it.
April 12, 2011
|Foundation Truth, Number 27 (Winter/Spring 2011) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2011||Warfare|
I think my biggest battle was myself. I expected more. I wanted to see progress. It was trying on patience to sit with an unresponsive child and give instructions to deaf ears. ...I wondered what the point was. I was handicapped and resented it.
August 1, 2011
|Foundation Truth, Number 28 (Summer 2011) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2011||Grace|
"Giving all diligence." ...at its heart it really means, "with all speed." Do it right now! Promptly! Get it taken care of!... That is to say, I need to seek the Lord's help to live a virtuous life right now, when the test of my virtue is on me.
December 1, 2011
|Foundation Truth, Number 29 (Winter 2012) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2011||Light|
...a man is still a man... still just an earthen vessel.... When God has finished beating the mountains small with a worm, then that worm is still a worm—a worm used of God.... "When the work of the Lord is done right, there is no room for the flesh to glory."
October 1, 2011
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 54 (Summer 2011) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2011||Giving|
Jesus' riches made him happy. He didn't worry that they would be used up or stolen. Not at all! He came to share his treasure with us. When people asked for things, he was glad to give them what they really needed.
June 1, 2011
|Why I Rest All the Time | Richard J. Erickson, 2011||Rest|
"So then there remains a rest to the people of God. For he who has entered into his rest, he also has ceased from his own works, as God did from His. Therefore let us labor to enter into that rest, lest anyone fall after the same example of unbelief."
January 1, 2012
|Christ Lost and Found | Beverly Carradine, 1898||Salvation|
He was lost here according to this Scripture. And He was lost by those who loved Him. And lost in Jerusalem and in the Temple!.... And yet why be astonished when the same thing is happening today. Christ is still lost by His friends, and in Jerusalem, and in the Temple.
August 2, 2012
|Foundation Truth, Number 30 (Summer 2012) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2012||Light|
Oh, that men would put away their childish things! That they would seriously and humbly hunger for truth and spiritual reality! That they would... abhor the deadly simplicity of arranging things as they see best.... Most people are proving they are playing at religion.
September 1, 2012
|Hear God’s Voice and Follow Him | Fred Pruitt, 2012||Discernment|
Brothers and sisters in Christ, let us keep in our hearts a love for the truth and the crucified way, lest we be led astray by any of the deceivers around us.... Those who get grounded and settled in the truth will not be blown about by different winds of doctrine.
February 1, 2013
|Holy Spirit Obedience | Tyler A. Schones, 2012||Holy Spirit|
The burden of this message is to express the... necessity of the power and guidance of the Holy Spirit to bring about this type of obedience that Jesus came to produce in us, and a solemn warning against any attempt of the flesh to fulfill this calling.
November 16, 2002
|How to Resist the Devil | F. J. Perryman, 2012||Warfare|
God can do no more than He has done. At the cross He judged the devil and overthrew him and his hosts.... Not only are we saved from sin on account of that death, but we are also saved from Satan.
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.
February 1, 2012
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 55 (Winter 2012) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2012||Obedience|
Teddy kicked when Auntie June lifted him into his crib. He was about to scream when Auntie June started climbing in his crib, too! Teddy put his fingers in his mouth and looked at her carefully. Why was she in the crib? Auntie June wasn't in trouble.
March 1, 2012
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 56 (Spring 2012) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2012||Assurance|
"Isn't Tall Friend kind to us?" Gran Coon whispered in Sobbit's ear. "We have no reason to worry, do we?" "But someday Tall Friend might forget us," Sobbit Wimba said, as he watched the canoe glide away. "What will we do then?"
July 1, 2012
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 57 (Summer 2012) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2012||Salvation|
"What are you going to cut?" Mikal wanted to know. "A new home for our little trees," said Uncle Gene. "You see, grafting is like adoption. These little sticks are like children that are going to be adopted. We are going to choose a good home for them on this tree...."
November 1, 2012
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 58 (Fall 2012) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2012||Love|
"Chase is a wild and selfish kitten right now," Mom replied. "But if you get mad when she is naughty, she will be frightened of you. You must work to win her trust." Mom smiled. "If you take time to love her, she will learn to love you."
November 1, 2013
|Feeding Our Faith | George D. Watson, 1896||Faith|
Because faith is essential to the spiritual life—both to entering that life, and for any steps of progress in that life—it behooves us to give it all the nourishment possible. Faith can be fed and strengthened, and thus will grow.
January 1, 2013
|Foundation Truth, Number 31 (Winter 2013) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2013||Light|
We want to be among and a part of a people where the Holy Ghost is ruling in and through each member.... And we want to detect and submit to the Holy Ghost in each person, in whatever capacity the Holy Ghost sees fit to work in those who have Him indwelling.
September 1, 2013
|Foundation Truth, Number 32 (Summer 2013) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2013||Examination|
In the world of professing Christianity, there is hardly anything but counterfeit money.... The command to try the spirits is only possible for people that have the true Spirit, else it is only people comparing the false with the false, i.e., counterfeit with counterfeit.
June 1, 2013
|How to Find the Christian Life | Charles E. Orr, 2013||Salvation|
Our getting to heaven depends upon the life we live here. If I owned the whole world I would rather lose it all than to miss heaven. But, except we live the true Christian life, this beautiful happy, eternal heaven will never be ours.
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.
March 1, 2013
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 59 (Winter 2013) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2013||Trust|
As the spirit of gloom filled the room, John took out his sword.... It was time to fight! "Don't be worried, Mother," he said quickly. "We prayed for you and I know God heard us. Remember that Jesus said, 'Believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.' "
May 1, 2013
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 60 (Spring 2013) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2013||Submission|
"Will you die and live with Jesus?" asked Ryan. "That's what Grandma did. Mommy said so." Paige frowned. She didn't think she'd live with Jesus if she was being stubborn and sneaky.... Maybe she'd better not die, after all.
October 1, 2013
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 61 (Summer 2013) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2013||Victory|
Jesus is the perfect example of a real winner. And He is able to make us winners in this race of faith, too. The Bible tells us to "walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us." Here is a secret of winning the race.
December 1, 2013
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 62 (Fall 2013) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2013||Humility|
Do you know why God doesn't give us loud cheers? Because He is working on a secret mission. Not many people even know about it, because it is only for those that have learned to listen with their hearts. Have you?
November 1, 2014
|Affliction and Glory | George D. Watson, 1894||Vision|
Just as the oak tree converts all chemistry into oak by the peculiar quality of its oak life, so the pure in heart, he that lives the Christ life, will from the dark chemistry of this world—its disappointments and suffering—turn all things into glory and praise.
June 1, 2014
|Foundation Truth, Number 33 (Spring 2014) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2014||Guidance|
But in all this rejoicing, revealed to our wondering eyes, was a solemn reminder to those brethren of a different dispensation, so long ago, of the absolute need of doing the work of God as He wants it done.
December 1, 2014
|How to Die to Self | George D. Watson, 1898||Crucifixion|
There are many manifestations of the self life which are not clearly sinful, but neither are they truly Christlike. ...this middle zone of self activity... must be... crucified in order to reach deep abiding union with God, where there is none of self and all of Christ Jesus.
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.
May 1, 2014
|Little Things | George D. Watson, 1896||Humility|
There is no better way in the world to test every trait in a soul than by little things.... It is our unplanned, instinctive actions and words that reveal what we really are, not those large, conspicuous things for which we especially arm ourselves.
February 1, 2014
|Lukewarmness | George D. Watson, 1896||Warning|
As a rule, lukewarmness of spirit is so decent and well-behaved, that it chloroforms its victim and kills him without a scream of terror. This is what makes it so awfully fatal. While open sin slays its hundreds, nice, respectable lukewarmness slays its tens of thousands.
July 5, 2003
|More Abundant Life | Charles E. Orr, 2014||Experience|
The abiding soul is a praying soul. In all abiding in Jesus there is a constant action of the soul, and this action is prayer.... The soul that prays, really prays, abides in a state of quietness, reposing on the bosom of God, and knows no fear, save the fear of God.
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."
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.
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."
March 1, 2014
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 63 (Winter 2014) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2014||Warning|
What should you do when the devil sneaks up with bad thoughts or tells you that you'll be happier if you disobey?... The only way to win is to "resist steadfast in the faith." Will you believe in God's love and power more than anything else?
July 1, 2014
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 64 (Spring 2014) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2014||Carefulness|
Jesus lived with a life focused on one thing. What was that? Loving God, His Father.... There were plenty of other things Jesus could have thought about.... But Jesus didn't look at those things. His mind was set—focused—on something more wonderful.
September 1, 2014
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 65 (Summer 2014) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2014||Abiding|
We can only have spiritual life if Jesus is flowing through us. You see, being a Christian is not following a bunch of rules or trying to be good all the time. We are just branches. We must stay connected to Jesus. That's what "abide" means.
October 1, 2014
|Walk in Love | George D. Watson, 1894||Love|
To walk in love—to speak, to act, to purpose, with the love of God pervading our every movement—is the best and sublimest form of existence. To do this there must be a thorough abandonment of self-will, self-opinion, and self-desire.
October 1, 2015
|Christ Our Healer | Albert B. Simpson, 1890||Healing|
Divine healing is the supernatural, divine power of God, infused into human bodies, renewing their strength and replacing the weakness of suffering human frames with the life and power of God.... It is the same power... that converted your soul.
June 1, 2015
|Four Outpourings of the Spirit | George D. Watson, 1891||Holy Spirit|
Some people today... have been pardoned, but have not got over into the Acts of the Apostles.... But a real Bible Christian has been through repentance at Sinai, has been reconciled at the cross of Christ, and has been baptized with the Holy Ghost at Pentecost.
January 1, 2015
|Himself | Albert B. Simpson, 1891||Jesus/Savior|
That is the way to look at the Scriptures and understand the thoughts of God—to see in them the face of Love, shining through and through. Not ideas, nor doctrines, but Jesus Himself as the Life and Source and sustaining Presence of all our life.
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.
September 1, 2015
|Learning Spiritual Lessons | George D. Watson, 1898||Discipline|
We acquire physical knowledge through our senses.... We obtain intellectual knowledge by the exercise of reason.... We gain spiritual knowledge through the operation of revealed truth and the agency of the inner spiritual being.
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.
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, 2015
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 66 (Winter 2015) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2015||Salvation|
Imagine a small child falling into a pit and calling for help. Wouldn't his father hurry to get him out? If the pit was very deep, the child would seem very far away, but wouldn't the father be even more eager to rescue him? That is how God looks at sin and forgiveness.
May 1, 2015
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 67 (Spring 2015) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2015||Salvation|
A little climbing rose had opened it's first bloom by the front door. "Grandma gave me that," Becky said with a bright smile.... "But where did you get this?" Mrs. Wise asked, pointing to the bramble bush. Becky thought a moment. "...I guess I've had it since I was born!"
August 1, 2015
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 68 (Summer 2015) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2015||Salvation|
"Do you know what a conscience is?... A conscience is something inside you that tells you if you have done something bad. It reminds us of things we have done that we should not have done." Misha understood. Yes, his conscience was talking to him.
December 1, 2015
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 69 (Fall 2015) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2015||Trials|
Do you have a favorite toy, a new book, or special clothes that you like very much? Yes? Then you want to preserve it from getting ruined, don't you? Well, that's exactly what I want to do with this orange. I want to keep it safe so that we can enjoy it for a long, long time.
April 1, 2015
|Why Weepest Thou? | Beverly Carradine, 1899||Hope|
Of all the things that He might have said, perhaps no more beautiful, blessed, needful, and significant speech could have been made by Him to His sorrowing disciples—and, beyond them, to the struggling, battling Church in all ages, and even to the sinful world itself.
August 15, 2016
|“At Thy Word, I Will” | James R. Miller, 1904||Obedience|
Many people suffer from the ignorance of those whom they trust as guides. But in Jesus Christ we have a Leader who never errs in wisdom. He never gives wrong advice. He is never mistaken in His decision as to what we ought to do.
October 1, 2016
|Heavenly Wisdom in Saving Souls | Daniel S. Warner, 1887||Wisdom|
The best convincer that we are "the seed which the Lord hath blessed," is the actual fruit of salvation, the real deliverance of men from the power of sin, and the manifestation of the virtues of a holy life. Aim directly at getting men and women saved.
December 15, 2016
|Homeless at Christmas |
My nervous mind immediately thought of our car. Had I locked the door?... It's not that I begrudge homeless people of a warm house or good food, but I suspect that they choose their lifestyle and somehow want to be unclean.
May 1, 2016
|In Perfect Peace | James R. Miller, 1892||Peace|
How many of us really have Christ's peace today?... Is grace not able to help us to attain that peace?... We may say with perfect confidence that.... It is a state into which every believer in Christ may enter... and in which he may dwell in all life's changes.
November 20, 2016
|Shall We Worry? | James R. Miller, 1888||Comfort|
A practical piece of homely, common-sense wisdom says that there are two kinds of things we should not worry about—things we can help, and things we cannot. Evils we can help we ought to help.... But there are things we cannot help....
April 15, 2016
|Surmounting Barriers to Faith | George D. Watson, 1894||Perseverance|
Her quest was not yet over. For we now see four great barriers her faith had yet to surmount; namely, divine silence, human coldness, class, and humiliation. If we look at these in detail, we find that they illustrate the vital issues in many lives today.
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.
January 1, 2016
|The Face of the Master | James R. Miller, 1903||Jesus/Savior|
The face of Jesus Christ must have been very beautiful... with the true beauty produced by a pure and spotless life. Sin disfigures the countenance, and there was no sin in Him.... What goes on in the depths of our being, comes up to the surface.
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?
June 1, 2016
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 70 (Spring 2016) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2016||Examination|
Blameless means without fault. You can only live that way by giving up your own ideas and trusting Jesus with everything. Even if others aren't behaving. Even when it seems like your job is too big.... If Jesus wants you to do it, you can ask Him for everything you need!
February 1, 2016
|Wedded Life | James R. Miller, 1882||Marriage|
Married life is meant to be the happiest, fullest, purest, richest life. It is God's own ideal of completeness. It was when He saw that it was not good for man to be alone, that woman was made and brought to him to supply what was lacking.
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."
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."
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.
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.
May 1, 2017
|One with Christ | J. Hudson Taylor, 1869||Communion|
When my agony of soul was at its height, a sentence in a letter from dear McCarthy was used to remove the scales from my eyes, and the Spirit of God revealed the truth of our oneness with Jesus as I had never known it before.
December 1, 2017
|Remembering Christ’s Birth | Mark P. Spinks, 2017||Christmas|
Each of the characters God used in recording the events around Jesus' birth have their precious story.... God's dealings with each of these Bible figures offers a wealth of insights that He will apply to our own lives if we take the time to study and ponder.
October 1, 2017
|Successful Child Training | Charles E. Orr, 1904||Parenting|
Here he lies an infant in your arms. He is at your mercy.... You can lead him in the paths of virtue to a generous Christian manhood, or you can neglect him and allow him to go to shame and ruin. Let this thought be impressed deeply upon your consciousness.
April 1, 2017
|The Cross of Christ | Andrew Murray, 2017||Crucifixion|
Once one has consented to this life of the entire denial of self, the cross will be welcomed and loved as the appointed power of God for freeing us of the evil power that is the only hindrance in our way of being fully conformed to the image of God's Son.
March 1, 2017
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 71 (Winter 2017) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2017||Supplication|
"I thought we prayed that my throat wouldn't hurt?!" Mama... explained that sometimes we have to pray that God will move the devil out of the way so we can enjoy God answering our prayers. Judith and Mama prayed that way.... There was no more crying that night.
August 1, 2017
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 72 (Summer 2017) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2017||Warning|
We can easily jump to conclusions when we know only a few things about a subject. What if your Mom isn't in the kitchen. Does that mean she went shopping? No. ...facts might help you come to the right conclusion, but even then you could be wrong.
September 1, 2017
|Wineskins for New Wine | Tyler A. Schones, 2017||Holy Spirit|
God's kingdom isn't outward, so we can't put outward definitions on it.... It's about God moving and working. He's a living, active God. So a certain outward form might have been good for a season, but He might want to change things in the future.
April 1, 2018
|Even unto the Death | Andrew Murray, 1900||Submission|
All through His life He had been "in all points tempted like as we are".... In this last hour of the powers of darkness they make one great assault on the very citadel of His being, and seek to tempt Him with the sorest of all temptations... the assertion of our self-will.
March 1, 2018
|Finding the Way | James R. Miller, 1904||Guidance|
We have the privilege to pray, "Show me the way I should go," and expect to be answered. There will be a hand extended to guide us, to open the path for us, and to help us over the hard pinches of the road.
December 1, 2018
|From Immaturity to Maturity | Micah P. Hozen, 2018||Youth|
Newborn lambs are totally dependent.... eventually... they'll be mature enough to be fruitful. In the same way, God has planned that immature, newborn baby lambs in His church will grow into mature, productive, fruitful sheep in the pasture of God, in His fold.
October 1, 2018
|Having the Mind of Christ | James R. Miller, 1903||Consecration|
We say we want to be like Christ.... But what do we mean by being like Christ? Are we not in danger of getting into our vision of it, merely an easy kind of life, a gentle piety, a dainty charity, a fashionable holiness, a pleasing service?
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.
September 1, 2018
|Jesus Himself | Andrew Murray, 1893||Jesus/Savior|
Perhaps there are some who... are not yet truly satisfied with what they have. If you throw open your heart and give up everything but just believing and allowing Him to do what He wants.... Jesus will reveal Himself.
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....
May 1, 2018
|More than Conquerors | Albert B. Simpson, 1890||Warfare|
Are we looking upon our spiritual adversaries and obstacles as things that have come, not to crush us, but to be cast down for the honor and glory of our Captain's cause? Thus shall we be "more than conquerors through him that loved us."
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.
January 1, 2018
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 73 (Winter 2018) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2018||Allegory|
...Justice came in with bruises and cuts. Reason was right behind him. "He spun out at the end of the driveway and smashed the big clay pot to smithereens!"... "That is terrible!" said the younger sister, and hurried to get a wet wash cloth and band-aids for Justice.
June 1, 2018
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 74 (Spring 2018) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2018||Examination|
"Haul all this mucky mess to the manure pile—through the front," Uncle Jerry said firmly. He walked toward the house. Tommy's heart sank. Uncle Jerry stopped and looked over his shoulder. "A man of character faces the hard work and conquers it," he said.
November 1, 2018
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 75 (Fall 2018) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2018||Joy|
Have you ever heard of the path of Long Patience? It is not an easy road to follow.... But if you want to come to the Land of Everlasting Joy, you have to take this path all the way to the end. There is a secret for not giving up part way, which is what I want to tell you....
June 1, 2019
|Apprehending God | Aiden W. Tozer, 1948||Vision|
We apprehend the physical world by exercising the faculties given us for the purpose, and we possess spiritual faculties by means of which we can know God and the spiritual world if we will obey the Spirit's urge and begin to use them.
April 1, 2019
|Giving Up the Right to Our Standard of Living | Mabel R. Williamson, 1957||Missionary|
Most of us like things the way we are used to having them.... What is to be our attitude on the mission field? Are we free to try to have things the way we would like them...? Or ought we to attempt... to conform to the way of life of the people among whom we live?
January 1, 2019
|Go Forward | James R. Miller, 1908||Growth|
There is always danger that we become contented with our routine, and indisposed to go beyond it.... But, besides this monotonous round... there should always be something larger going on. "You have gone around this mountain long enough: turn northward."
February 1, 2019
|Lord, Teach Us to Pray | Andrew Murray, 1886||Prayer|
Come, my brothers and sisters! Shall we not go to the Blessed Master and ask Him anew to enroll our names too in that school which He always keeps open for those who long to continue their studies in the Divine art of prayer and intercession?
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."
March 1, 2019
|Over-Waiting for God | James R. Miller, 1896||Warning|
There are times when closet prayer is not the duty of the hour.... We may think we are honoring God by waiting... but really we are dishonoring Him by lack of present faith and ready obedience. Blessing... cannot be given to us until we go forth to get it.