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Dear Princess, Number 9 (Spring 1999)

November 29, 2003

Dear Princess, Number 9 (Spring 1999) | Timeless Truths Publications, 1999 Modesty
Take everything to the Word of God and measure it to see whether it be of God or man. If it doesn't line up... then we know that it isn't truth. What better guide do we have than the Word of God? We cannot go wrong if we bring everything and measure it to the Bible.
Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 30 (May 2004)

May 9, 2004

Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 30 (May 2004) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2004 Obedience
Taylor lived on a farm. He and his brother, Antonio, had the greatest places to play! There were bushes and trees and blackberry vine thickets. And all over were little paths that Taylor and Antonio had made. "Don't get in the poison oak plants," Taylor said.
Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 55 (Winter 2012)

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.
Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 26 (September 2003)

September 21, 2003

Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 26 (September 2003) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2003 Love
Terry noticed a brush pile next to the lawn. There were probably snakes living in it, Terry thought.... "Miss Richardson," said Terry, "there are snakes in that pile of brush!" "Terry," Miss Richardson replied, "the only snake around here is the one in your ear!"

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.
More Abundant Life

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.
Heavenly Wisdom in Saving Souls

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.
Foundation Truth, Number 1 (Winter 2000)

July 19, 2003

Foundation Truth, Number 1 (Winter 2000) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2000 Salvation
The Bible requires a pure heart—a failure on your part to get the Bible promise fulfilled in you will result in you missing heaven, for "blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God," and "without [holiness] no man shall see the Lord."
Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 43 (Summer 2007)

October 1, 2007

Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 43 (Summer 2007) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2007 Obedience
The Bible says that He "learned obedience by the things which he suffered." That means Jesus didn't always feel like obeying and pleasing His parents, but He did it anyway. He set His ears to listen. His heart was ready to obey.
Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 27 (November 2003)

November 18, 2003

Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 27 (November 2003) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2003 Love
The bicycle seat just fit them both, but it was hard to keep balanced. It wavered back and forth down the driveway.... Suddenly the pedals jammed and the bike screeched and fell over. Rosie's elbow hurt, but Emma was screaming like her leg was broken.
Holy Spirit Obedience

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.
The Church of God

February 4, 2009

The Church of God | Daniel S. Warner Church
The church is the body of Christ. And being the body of Christ, it necessarily includes all His members. Therefore to call an earthly building the church is ridiculous, and to call an organized division the church is subverting the truth.
Almost All Are Welcome

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.
Into the Deep

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.
Perverting the Ways of the Lord

May 15, 2006

Perverting the Ways of the Lord | Mark P. Spinks, 2006 Marriage
The division that is caused by the gospel does not negate the family commitments.... No matter how reprehensibly the other acts, the regenerated child of God should and must be filled with the love of God for their companion.
Discerning the Lord's Body

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.
The Face of the Master

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.
Foundation Truth, Number 26 (Autumn 2010)

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.
Renewed Day by Day

July 1, 2011

Renewed Day by Day | George Muller, 1841 Bible/Word
The first thing to be concerned about is not how much I might serve the Lord, or how I might glorify the Lord; but how I might get my soul into a happy state, and how my inner man might be nourished.
Traits of the Carnal Mind

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.
Foundation Truth, Number 3 (Autumn 2000)

January 27, 2004

Foundation Truth, Number 3 (Autumn 2000) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2000 Faith
"The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God."... Someone has stated that the fool says this in his heart without the full consent of his mind, for if it be difficult to prove by human reasoning that there is a God, it is utterly impossible to prove that there is not.
Foundation Truth, Number 4 (Winter 2001)

February 23, 2004

Foundation Truth, Number 4 (Winter 2001) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2001 Sanctification
The Holy Spirit brings us to this—it is far beyond the capacity of man to enter into this rest on his own. We can resist and limit God.... Or we can allow the Holy Spirit to have His way and take us from the wilderness into this spiritual land of Canaan.
Dear Princess, Number 3 (Summer 1997)

February 22, 2003

Dear Princess, Number 3 (Summer 1997) | Timeless Truths Publications, 1997 Trust
The Lord doesn't do things under pressure. He just refuses to. We aren't going to help the Lord by trying to hurry things up a bit. The longer we try to "make it work," the longer the Lord leaves us alone with our problem.
Foundation Truth, Number 13 (Spring 2006)

May 1, 2006

Foundation Truth, Number 13 (Spring 2006) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2006 Bible/Word
The men were getting pretty discouraged, and Major Powell would tell them, "Hang on, we'll make it through, we've got to explore this canyon. That's what we set out to do." ...It was starting to look more promising, and then those kind of rocks again.
Obedience That Pleases Christ

August 1, 2019

Obedience That Pleases Christ | James R. Miller, 1905 Obedience
The most triumphant word anyone can say at the end of his life is, "I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do." And it is the only way to receive the approving verdict, "Well done, good and faithful servant... enter thou into the joy of thy lord."
Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 6 (April 2000)

May 24, 2003

Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 6 (April 2000) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2000 Decision
The next day a strange thing happened. God had always taken care of them so that they always had food to eat, even during the hard times of the war. But now no money came in the mail and hardly any food was sent.... Soon they were very hungry.
Foundation Truth, Number 19 (Winter 2008)

January 1, 2008

Foundation Truth, Number 19 (Winter 2008) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2008 Prophecy
The prophecies were intended for the comfort and edification of those who have paid the price of buying the truth. They cannot be properly understood in all the fullness of their blessing until this step is taken.
Natural vs. Spiritual Relationships

November 1, 2008

Natural vs. Spiritual Relationships | Mark P. Spinks Relationship
The question naturally arises: What if there is a conflict between the natural (family) relationship and the spiritual relationship to God?... Our relationship to God is more important than anything else.
Highways and Hedges

December 1, 2006

Highways and Hedges | Grace G. Henry, 1958 Biography
There appeared... letters in blazing light, as plain as the handwriting on the wall in the house of Nebuchadnezzar. They appeared just above the group of little faces. The message slowly spelled out, "India's helpless little ones are calling you."
How to Die to Self

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.
Heavenly Life for Earthly Living

August 1, 2006

Heavenly Life for Earthly Living | Charles E. Orr Holiness
There are spiritual elevations from which it is our privilege to have a vision of heavenly things.... Man will not live any higher than his vision of life. The more we see of heavenly things, the more heavenly we can live. Oh, let us live in a heavenly place!
Over-Waiting for God

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.
Dear Princess, Number 1 (November 1996)

January 25, 2003

Dear Princess, Number 1 (November 1996) | Timeless Truths Publications, 1996 Patience
There are two different ways to wait for something. You can nag and complain.... The other way is to wait patiently until it is finished. If it's some long-term thing it helps not think about it constantly. This is not easy to do unless you ask the Lord to help you.
Remove Not the Ancient Landmarks

February 1, 2003

Remove Not the Ancient Landmarks | Ostis B. Wilson, Jr. Compromise
There has been a great cry... for liberty of conscience. But let us realize that this tendency generally runs into a liberal conscience, and there is a vast difference between a liberal conscience and liberty of conscience.
Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 12 (April 2001)

September 27, 2003

Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 12 (April 2001) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2001 Grace
"There he comes again," said Annie. "He walks this way and seems to be looking for something. He walks slow, and is without his hat. He puts his hand to his head, as if he did not know what to do. Oh, sister, he has gone in again; what shall we do?"
Go Forward

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."
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.
Little Things

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.
Only a Servant

March 30, 2004

Only a Servant | Kristina Roy, 1900 Story
The sick landlady praised the servant, "He takes care of me like a son, and he is a wise man. He persuaded my husband to let him put up a stove in the kitchen.... Others barely do what they are told to; this one does the needed things without being told."
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.
Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 39 (April 2006)

July 1, 2006

Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 39 (April 2006) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2006 Kindness
The trouble started the following week when Rosie came back from her piano lessons. "Emma, do you want to play in my new house?" Rosie asked. Emma grabbed her dolls and followed Rosie out to the playhouse. But something was wrong.
Foundation Truth, Number 2 (Spring/Summer 2000)

July 27, 2003

Foundation Truth, Number 2 (Spring/Summer 2000) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2000 Church
The unity that Paul and Apollos had was not a negotiated one.... The essence of that unity came from each being in unity with God. This produced a oneness in Him that did not depend on careful posturing and positioning with each other.
The Kneeling Christian

January 1, 2023

The Kneeling Christian | Albert E. Richardson, 1924 Prayer
The wonder is... that we can ever get up from our knees if we truly realize our own need.... All these needs can be met by the riches of God in Christ Jesus.... But to share His riches we must pray, "for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him."
Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 33 (December 2004)

January 1, 2005

Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 33 (December 2004) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2004 Light
"They must be real heroes," said Edward. Grandpa chuckled. "Heroes? I should say that they were ordinary people that found an extraordinary source of power. But God has that same power to overcome your enemies, if you will put your faith in Him."
Musical Instruments and Worship

June 28, 2003

Musical Instruments and Worship | Archie Souder Worship
This subject of music in the church is surely a spiritual subject. Now, dear reader, get your Bible out before you read any farther, as this question can only be answered by the Word of God. I am going to deal wholly with God's Word.
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.
Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 11 (February 2001)

September 8, 2003

Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 11 (February 2001) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2001 Truth
Though Rosie tried to enjoy playing with her little brother and sister, she could not. Every little bang or call made her jump and sent her heart into a flutter. What if someone had seen her when she had stepped on the dresser this morning and knocked the pitcher off?
The Voice of One Crying in the Wilderness

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.
Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 44 (Fall/Winter 2007)

March 1, 2008

Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 44 (Fall/Winter 2007) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2007 Thanksgiving
Today Cocoa Puff had been more interested in finding a way out of the fence than enjoying the taste of salt. She knew the master wouldn't like it. But why should she mind that? Cocoa Puff... had begun to be quite sure that her own way was best.
The Christian's Secret of a Happy Life

January 1, 2006

The Christian’s Secret of a Happy Life | Hannah W. Smith, 1875 Sanctification
Today it is your happy privilege to prove, as never before, your loyal confidence in the Lord by starting out with Him on a life and walk of faith, lived moment by moment in absolute and childlike trust in Him.
God or a System: Which?

July 23, 2005

God or a System: Which? | Lottie L. Jarvis Church
To love God personally and perfectly will produce the most perfect obedience and the most perfect heroism, and the most perfect destiny of which the soul is capable.... to obey Him with supreme personal loyalty, is our only true holiness and service.
Having a Spiritual Congregation

March 2, 2010

Having a Spiritual Congregation | Charles E. Orr Church
To make this still plainer and more comprehensive, a preacher is to be so filled with Christ and have the Spirit of discernment that he will never let a soul up from the altar until he knows that soul has been forgiven of God.
The Blessing of Weakness

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.
Take Time

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."
Walk in Love

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.
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.