The Consistent Christian, by William Secker, 1660
It is true that we have sin in us. That should make us sorrowful. It is true that we have a Savior for us. That should make us joyful.
Why did God permit David’s grievous sin? by Arthur Pink
David sinned grievously with Bathsheba. God could have stopped him, so why didn’t He? What can we learn from David’s sin?
Take Your Elim With You, by Alexander Smellie, 1907
In your pilgrim journey, hardship cannot be avoided. Yet, you can take your Elim with you through the great wilderness.
In Christ . . . all things have become new!”
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away, behold, all things have become new! 2 Corinthians 5:17 Matthew Henry (1662-1714) Christians are new creations. They have a new heart and new nature. So great is the change which the...
The Lord reigns! by William S. Plumer, 1867
“The Lord reigns! He is robed in majesty!” Psalm 93:1 “The Lord reigns! Let the nations tremble!” Psalm 99:1
A Lamb with a Wolf’s Head; a Dove with a Vulture’s Beak, by J.A. James, 1822
Christians should excel in the manifestation of Christ’s character. The mind which was in Jesus should be in them.
Behold, all things have become new! by Albert Barnes (1798-1870)
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new!" 2 Corinthians 5:17 1. "He is a new creation" In the conversion of a sinner, a change is produced so great as to make it proper to say that he is...
The Stream of Time that Leads to the Ocean of Eternity! by William Nicholson, 1862
How short-lived is the glory of your physical nature! The wind of sickness, or cares, or toil, or old age, will pass over them.
This is What He Promised Us, by William Nicholson, 1862
This poor world is full of sin, sorrow, pain, and death. If we had this life only, we would be most miserable. But the Christian has more!
No event is so important as death! By William Nicholson, 1862
Death is sure to come. Nothing can prevent it. Every expedient has been tried, but there can be no discharge in this war.
The Brightest Ornament of Human Nature – a letter from John Newton
The words of John Newton, regarding idleness and sin, were written in a letter to his 13-year-old adopted daughter, who was away at school.
Who Was John Newton? What’s the Story Behind “Amazing Grace”
John Newton was the captain of slave ships and an investor in the slave trade. Later in life, He was converted and became an Anglican priest and an abolitionist.
Fear Not! I will strengthen you! by George Mylne, 1854
Powerless believer, “Fear not!” You have a war to wage and a race to run; an enemy to watch and a victory to gain.
Who Was Robert Robinson? What’s the Story Behind “Come Thou Fount”
Robert Robinson wrote “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing,” at age 22 after converting to Methodism. But what’s the rest of his story?
Who Can Tell Him What is to Come? by George Myine, 1859
God’s purposes have all their seasons of fulfillment. His judgments each have their time of visitation. What is to come?
Who Was Fanny Crosby? What’s the Story Behind “Blessed Assurance”
Blind from infancy, Fanny Crosby was an incredible woman and gifted hymn writer. Who was she? And what’s her story?
Is Your “Thorn” a Blessing or a Harm? by J.R. Miller, 1894
Paul tells us that his “thorn”(2 Cor 12:7) was given to him to keep him humble and save him from spiritual peril. A blessing? Or a harm?
Let Love Be Your Highest Goal! by George Everard, 1882
Love is the most beautiful of all graces. It comes down from above, for love is one of the first fruits of the Spirit.
The Life of Faith, by John Newton (1725-1807)
The life of faith is a happy life. Though it is attended with conflicts–there is an assurance of victory.
God Comforts as a Mother Who Comforts Her Child, by William Nicholson, 1862
"As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you; and you shall be comforted." Isaiah 66:13 The condescending love of God to sinners is most astonishing. Though He is the High and Lofty One, yet He knows, pities, and cares for worms of the earth--sinful, frail,...
God’s Eye is Ever Upon Us! by J.R. Miller (1840-1912)
A flower blooms no more sweetly because it is gazed at by an admiring crowd. It would be just as lovely if it grew in the depths of a great forest where no eye ever saw it. The stars look down with as much brilliancy into the desert, where no one looks up at them--as...
What is a Christian? by J.R. Miller (1840–1912)
Christians should all be disciples of Christ and should ever be learning of Him, growing in grace and likeness of Him as we follow Him.
Jesus is able! An Address for the New Year, by Marcus Rainsford, 1872
The ability of the Lord Jesus, which was the grounds of Paul’s hope, is not an essential attribute, but an acquired privilege. Jesus is Able.
Only One Life, Twill Soon Be Past – by C.T. Studd (1860 – 1931)
You may have learned as a child: “Only one life, ’twill soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last.” But do you know the whole poem?
For Days of Auld Lang Syne
"Auld Lang Syne" is a song of Scottish origin. "Syne" is pronounced with a "z" (zyne) and the word "auld" means "old." The song's lyrics come from the text of a poem written by Robert Burns in 1788. A year later, it was set to music and became a tradition to bid...
The god of popular Christianity! Milburn Cockrell (1941-2002)
Many pulpits preach a god of popular Christianity — a defeated God, a disappointed Christ, a defenseless Holy Spirit. Man has been deified, God dethroned.
How Do We Offer Ourselves a Living Sacrifice? By J.R. Miller (1908)
The godly life is not one of ease, pleasure, and self-indulgence. We are taught to present our bodies as a living sacrifice unto God. Rom 12:1
From Peter to Cephas–The process was not easy! by J.R. Miller (1840-1912)
“Jesus looked at him and said: You are Simon, son of John. You will be called Cephas (which means ‘Rock’).” John 1:42
Who is the Richest Man in the World? by Thomas Brooks, 1662
There is a riddle that the world cannot understand. And it reveals the wealth of the richest man in the world.
Said the Robin to the Sparrow, by Elizabeth Cheney (1859)
Said the Robin to the Sparrow, “I should really like to know, Why these anxious human beings, Rush about and worry so!”…