Nothing Wavering

Nothing Wavering But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. James 1:6 The man who lacks wisdom is promised it, but he must ask in faith and not be like a wave of the sea, driven with the wind and tossed. Our Lord said we could move mountains if we commanded them to move and did not doubt in our hearts (Mk. 11:23). The positive side of that is in the next verse, which says, “What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.” Abraham read more...

God Has No Grandchildren

God Has No Grandchlidren To him that knoweth to do good and doeth it not, to his it is sin. James 4:17 Gibbon describes the degeneration of Christianity under the Greek scholars of the 10th century, who handled the literature and spoke the language of the spiritual but knew not the life: “They held in their lifeless hands the riches of their fathers without inheriting the spirit which had created and imparted that sacred patrimony. They read; they praised; they compiled; but their languid read more...

The End of the Lord

The End of the Lord Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord. James 5:11. The Lord turned the captivity of Job and blessed the latter end of his life more than the beginning, but all that is not the climax of the book. It is not an anticlimax but it is a sort of postscript. Job arrived at the peak when he saw God. After that, whether he got well or not, or whether or not he recovered his prosperity, was incidental. He had got through to God. The main purpose read more...

Fruit of the Land

Fruit of the Land How long are ye slack to possess the land which the Lord God of your fathers giveth you? Joshua 18:3 We ought not stand on Jordan’s stormy banks casting a wishful eye to Canaan’s fair and happy land, where our possessions lie. “Dwelling in Beulah Land” is possible here and now. Living in Canaan may be a fact today. It is also a fight, the fight of faith, as we follow our Joshua, the Captain of our salvation and “possess our possessions.” And there will be fruit. read more...

Come and Drink

Come and Drink My soul thirsteth. Psalm 63:1 If any man thirst… John 7:37 “But how can my thirsting soul find God? He is too abstract, I can form no mental picture of Him. How can I drink of the Living Water?” That is why Jesus came. In Him the Word became flesh. No man comes to the Father but by Him, and whosoever comes to Him will in no wise be cast out. “If any man thirst, let Him come unto me and drink. He that believeth on me, from within him shall flow rivers of living read more...

HIS PLACE FOR YOU

HIS PLACE FOR YOU But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will. 1 Corinthians 12:11 When a famous preacher arises, swaying the crowds, one by-product is that some of his contemporaries begin to imagine that they must be out of God’s will or not filled with the Spirit because they are not achieving similar results. But God is sovereign. He chooses men for special tasks, and if one hits the headlines, that is no reflection on the host of read more...

BACK TO DOGMA!

BACK TO DOGMA! The time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine. II Timothy 4:3 One of the pet bugaboos of many a deluded soul in the past few years has been dogma. One would think it the unpardonable sin to be dogmatic in the pulpit. Now we are reaping the harvest, because “my humble opinion” has supplanted “Thus saith the Lord.” When I am sick I want a dogmatic physician who knows what ails me and calls it by its right name. I want my medicine put up by a dogmatic read more...

The Kind of Preaching We Need

The Kind of Preaching We Need In these wild and weird and wicked times, the work of the preacher is being rethought and revamped and reexamined. Some think the preacher is just to be an equipper of the laymen for their ministry. He's been pushed from the center of the platform to the wings in favor of celebrated experts and entertainers. But the Book still says, "How shall they hear without a preacher?" (Rom. 10:14). What kind of preaching do we need today? We need the same kind we've always read more...