JESUS is Lord!

Jesus Is Lord If I were to ask any Sunday-morning congregation, "Do you believe in the lordship of Jesus Christ?" I would get an easy reply in the affirmative. But if I were to ask each individual in that congregation, "Is He Lord of all you are and have?" We might have a very disturbing and revealing morning! Any church gathering can sing, "Bring forth the royal diadem and crown Him Lord of all," but not all who are willing to crown Him with their lips will make Him Lord of their lives. The read more...

The Departing Angel

The Departing Angel And forthwith the angel departed from him. Acts 12:10 The angel had brought Peter out of prison through the gate and safety outside. Now the miracle was over and the angel took his leave. Peter was on his own. God intervenes by His angel many a time to loose our souls from prison. He does the supernatural thing when the occasion demands it. But He does not perform miracles when we can get along without them. He let us do the thing we can do for ourselves, all within read more...

Praying “Accordingly”

Praying "Accordingly" An accordionist is one who plays an accordion. A praying Christian should be an "accordingist," praying by the "accordings" of God that underlie successful praying. We must pray according to His Word. The man who prays Scripturally prays successfully. We must pray according to His will (1 John 5:14, 15). We must pray according to our need (Phil. 4:19). We do not always want what we need or need what we want. We must pray according to our faith. Several read more...

Pattern for Perilous Times

Pattern for Perilous Times The Gospel message is foolishness to this world, of course, and, incidentally, if the message be foolishness what can the messengers expect but to be called fools? But the time has come when the church cannot endure sound doctrine, not the liberals alone, but plenty of fundamentalists. Alexander Whyte spoke of those who "will be thankful to you for telling them the particular times when the Gospels were writ or for explaining the meaning of Euroclydon or anathema read more...

Acceptt it, affirm it, and assert it.

Almost twenty centuries after it happened, churchmen are still sitting in panel discussions arguing over whether or not the resurrection really took place. If we have not arrived at head-certainty by now, we had better explore some other avenue. The shortest and surest road to assurance in this matter is to accept the Bible as God’s Word by faith and see what happens. It proves itself, and men who have dared to say, “Let God be true but every man a liar,” have found themselves in possession of a read more...

If You Can’t See, Look!

If You Can’t See, Look! Looking unto Jesus. Hebrews 12:2 We are looking unto Jesus, not at Him. There is a world of difference. F. B. Meyer says something to the effect that if we cannot see Him we can look in the direction where we know Him to be. Alexander Whyte puts it: “He does not say, See; He says only, Look.” The snake-bitten Israelite, far to the rear in the multitude, may not have been able to make out clearly the outline of the serpent, but he looked that way. What matters read more...

What is it that we delight in?

What is it that we delight in? Psalm 40:8 I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart. The psalmist shows the Lord just how he feels about following the Lord. No doubt there were struggles between "thy will" and "my will". It is what we choose to follow that makes the difference. There will never be any satisfaction in doing "my will". We may wander how does this take place, the Lord gives us the answer in the end. Thy law is within my heart, allowing there to read more...

God’s “Inevitable Progress”

God's "Inevitable Progress" For some years before the bottom fell out of civilization we heard much about the inevitability of progress. The evolutionists with all their kith and kin assured us that man was as sure to move forward as the sparks to fly upward. We have not heard much of that lately. The only inevitability now mentioned is that of world destruction, at least the possibility of the extermination of the human race. With the wiseacres now looking for a hole in the ground in which read more...

The Bitter-Sweet Book

The Bitter-Sweet Book The Bible is a bitter-sweet book...[It] humbles or hardens the human heart. "He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already..." (John 3:18). If we hear it and do not do what it says, we deceive ourselves. It is not like Homer or Shakespeare. We do not go away the same after we have heard the Word of God. We have to do something about its message, for we cannot leave it alone. We may think we have done nothing about it, but it read more...