Prayer

“Let us lift up our heart with our hands unto God in the heavens.” Lamentations 3:41 The act of prayer teaches us our unworthiness, which is a very salutary lesson for such proud beings as we are. If God gave us favours without constraining us to pray for them we should never know how poor we are, but a true prayer is an inventory of wants, a catalogue of necessities, a revelation of hidden poverty. While it is an application to divine wealth, it is a confession of human emptiness. The most read more...

The Latter End

The latter end. Proverbs 19:20-21 Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end. There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the Lord, that shall stand. The latter end is very important. We have heard the truth said "It's not how you start but how you finish that counts." The Lord gives us instructions of how to obtain this. We must have enough discernment to know if what we are hearing is truth. Sensitivity to Holy Spirit is key read more...

Forgiveness

Forgiveness A little girl carrying a bottle of milk across the street fell down and broke the bottle. A neighbor shouted, "Now your mother will spank you!" "Oh, no," replied the little girl, "my mother gives me another chance." Sometimes the Lord does spank us. He chastised Jonah. But He does give us another chance, not a chance to be saved after death, but a chance to serve Him afresh after we have failed. -Havner-

The marks of becoming a burden to yourself

The marks of becoming a burden to yourself. Job 7:20 I have sinned; what shall I do unto thee, O thou preserver of men? why hast thou set me as a mark against thee, so that I am a burden to myself? No doubt the pain of the test that Job was going through was greatly upon him. We all have questions during times of trials. At this point Job felt as if he was nothing but a burden to others and had become a greater burden to himself. It is easy to say what Job should of done, or what we would read more...

Sanctifying Against Tomorrow

Sanctifying Against Tomorrow There are five things that could happen to a preacher tomorrow and for them he needs to sanctify himself today. Tomorrow could bring death. John Wesley was always ready to die. He said everything was in order, not even a pair of gloves out of place! Tomorrow the minister may be laid aside and unable to preach. It may be due to circumstances beyond his control—to illness or accident. It may be that a moral or spiritual breakdown makes him a castaway, read more...

Sanctifying Against Tomorrow

Sanctifying Against Tomorrow There are five things that could happen to a preacher tomorrow and for them he needs to sanctify himself today. Tomorrow could bring death. John Wesley was always ready to die. He said everything was in order, not even a pair of gloves out of place! Tomorrow the minister may be laid aside and unable to preach. It may be due to circumstances beyond his control—to illness or accident. It may be that a moral or spiritual breakdown makes him a castaway, read more...

Self improvement

Self improvement Ephesians 5:16-17 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. Redeeming- is to buy up, to rescue from loss(improve opportunity) One thing is certain we can all look back and see where we have lost time. So how do we redeem time? I believe the way to buy it up is to learn from our yesterdays. Failures in the past ought to be a stepping stone for today. We ought to cease on every chance to make read more...

Salvation comes by believing on the Lord Jesus Christ

Salvation comes not by "accepting the finished work" or "deciding for Christ." It comes by believing on the Lord Jesus Christ, the whole, living, victorious Lord who, as God and man, fought our fight and won it, accepted our debt as His own and paid it, took our sins and died under them and rose again to set us free. This is the true Christ, and nothing less will do. But something less is among us, nevertheless, and we do well to identify it so that we may repudiate it. That something is a read more...

MAJORING ON THE MINOR

MAJORING ON THE MINOR These ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. Matthew 23:23 Jesus was not preaching mainly on tithing here. Some have emphasized the negative side of this admonition until it has been overlooked that our Lord is pleading for “the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy and faith.” When Christians “major on the major,” put first things first, and give proper attention to their faith in and fellowship with Christ, they will not leave lesser read more...