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 7, 2004
|Dear Princess, Number 10 (Summer 1999) | Timeless Truths Publications, 1999||Trust|
I am satisfied that God knew we would not know what we were doing. He meant for us to voluntarily trust Him by turning from our own ideas and opinions and placing our hand in His hand for guidance. He designed the thing so that we would absolutely need a guide.
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!
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."
November 10, 2003
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 17 (February 2002) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2002||Trust|
"I don't like waiting," Edward said. "Why can't we try the cookies now, Alice?" "They're not ready yet," his sister said, sliding the tray in the oven. Grandpa chuckled from his easy chair. "How about a story while we wait for them to bake?"
October 22, 2003
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 15 (November 2001) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2001||Trust|
"I don't think you really want this kind of doll, Precious. Even though it's cheap, it's not worth the money." Self-pity tears filled Precious' eyes. "But Mama... I love her, I really do. I don't care if she's got a broken finger. And I have the money... she's on sale...."
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."
May 17, 2003
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 5 (February 2000) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2000||Contentment|
If seedlings don't get light, they will start looking for it, because light is what helps them grow. In the Bible, Jesus is called our Light. If we don't come close to Him each day, we won't grow in our hearts like we should.
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.
April 4, 2004
|A Hive of Busy Bees | Effie M. Williams, 1931||Story|
"I have been thinking about another kind of bee," said Grandma. "Do they sting, like the bees in the orchard?" asked Joyce, with a little shiver. "Their stings are much sharper," answered Grandma, "and the pain lasts much longer. There is a hive full of these bees."
March 29, 2003
|Dear Princess, Number 7 (Fall 1998) | Timeless Truths Publications, 1998||Encouragement|
I have found His way is best in my own life. When I commit all my thoughts and ideas, hopes and plans to God, how beautifully He works all things out than if I struggle in my own strength!... The Lord had led to me to higher ground to see what really matters.
September 13, 2003
|Dear Princess, Number 8 (Winter 1999) | Timeless Truths Publications, 1999||Patience|
I have just been thanking the Lord for helping me to choose Him completely in my youth and wait on the Lord for a companion. It surely pays! I was 29 before I married and the wait seemed so long then, but now it seems like nothing! I am so glad I waited on God.
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.
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.
November 1, 2007
|Foundation Truth, Number 18 (Summer 2007) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2007||Church|
Immediately I got the money, the Lord's voice again came to me saying: "Send most of the money to your family." Whenever the Lord speaks, there is a finality and so joyous a conviction that it cannot be easily mistaken.
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.
December 25, 2006
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 40 (Fall 2006) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2006||Selfishness|
"In trouble?" Grandpa asked. "Yes," Edward growled. "I'm always the one.... I was building a bridge with the new bulldozer but Mom said I had to share and it isn't fair! Now I can't play at all and Sammy's going to wreck everything."
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.
January 6, 2009
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 47 (Fall/Winter 2008) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2008||Truth|
I ran into my room and lay on my bed, and prayed very earnestly. "O God, please don't let Mommy die!" Then I thought how big God was, that He could do anything. "Please put Your hand over my mom and protect her," I prayed.
April 1, 2006
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 38 (February 2006) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2006||Trials|
Isaac.... avoided his master, who sat like a beggar in his own yard, scraping oozing sores.... All that was good was gone. How could Master Job keep trusting God now? Maybe he and Anna should leave before everything was destroyed.
October 1, 2004
|Tug of War | Amy C. Walton, 1898||Decision|
I saw that they were close upon a terrible place, for mighty cliffs stood above the shore, and they were within a very short distance of a sheer and terrible precipice. "What are you dragging?" I cried to them. And a thousand voices seemed to answer, "A soul! a soul!"
December 13, 2009
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 49 (Summer 2009) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2009||Faithfulness|
"I see," said the old man. "Faithful only as long as you think best? Last week you didn't take the grain to the mill because you were too busy. The smallest disobedience makes you untrustworthy, my boy."
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?"
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."
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.
March 22, 2004
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 29 (March 2004) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2004||Kindness|
I think this little bunny has a good lesson to teach us. If we pulled a baby rabbit out of the pile of fur, it would be sure to crawl right back in. Even though it is only a tiny blind baby, it knows to stay where it is warm and safe.
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.
December 1, 2005
|Foundation Truth, Number 12 (Summer 2005) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2005||Church|
It is all uphill to the top of the mountains. Also, for people to flow together in this manner, they must melt. There are a whole lot of things that can only work in the Bible pattern if the melting occurs.
February 8, 2003
|Dear Princess, Number 2 (Spring 1997) | Timeless Truths Publications, 1997||Kindness|
It is easier to be kinder to our friends.... But the Lord has grace for us to get along with the people we do live with.... We may think, why does someone in my family always have to irritate me? But remember, that if we never had any trials we would never grow.
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....
March 1, 2009
|Foundation Truth, Number 22 (Winter 2009) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2009||Worship|
It is very important that we understand the differences in these experiences. It is possible to mistake our physical and intellectual delights for spiritual experiences when actually our spiritual being has received no divine inspiration at all.
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.
October 6, 2003
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 13 (June 2001) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2001||Warfare|
It stood before her now, tall and mysterious. What could be so dangerous about it? Broken bricks lay piled in the grass near the window, and as Rosie stepped closer she felt a cool breeze brush her face. What treasure was hidden behind those dark walls?
March 1, 2004
|Foundation Truth, Number 5 (Spring/Summer 2001) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2001||Consecration|
It takes time for God to teach you His voice and how to find the mind of the Lord. Look to Him now about the little decisions of life. Don't rush ahead with your own desires and wishes. Wait on Him. Pray for His direction.... He will prepare you if you let Him.
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.
May 31, 2004
|Around Old Bethany | Robert L. Berry, 1925||Story|
It was... an unwise thing to say at that particular time. Robert Davis was young, and full of zeal. Most probably he should not have uttered those words. Peter Newby was powerfully affected. He felt as if his character had been scandalized before the whole crowd.
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.
May 1, 2011
|The One I Love the Most | Gladys Cashio||Marriage|
I wrote three letters to J. D. trying to persuade him to come to me. I received no reply.... Later, I received papers to sign giving him a divorce.... I didn't mind so much by then because I had met Sam, a very nice young man. I fell in love with him.