Why are you so sorry?

Why Are You Sorry? "Against thee, thee only, have I sinned...."Ps. 51:4 When you sin and then feel sorrow in repentance, why are you sorry? Are you sorry because you have been untrue to the Lord and have grieved the Holy Spirit? Or are you sorry merely because you have failed, and have not come up to your expectations? There is a great deal of selfishness in much of our repentance. After all, it is not we who live the Christian life but Christ in us. We should never be looking at self read more...

Nazareth Or Cana?

Nazareth Or Cana? And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief. Matthew 13:58 Here we have the Person (“He”), the Place (“there”), and the People (“their”). Jesus, the Person, was in Nazareth, the Place. It could have been a place of blessing but for the People. “Where”-there is the place-“two or three are gathered in my name”-there are the People-“there am I in the midst of them”-there is the Person. If revival does not come to your church, it will be because of read more...

Not Lost In The Crowd

Not Lost In The Crowd Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me? Mark 5:31 God never loses the individual in the crowd. “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God”-there is the multitude-but God breaks it down into individuals-“there is none righteous, no, not one.” The sinners cannot hide in the crowd. But there is another side: “God so loved the world”-there is the multitude-“that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever”-there is the read more...

Press Through To Jesus!

Press Through To Jesus! Bring Him hither to me. Matthew 17:17 The disciples had failed to cast out demons from this poor boy, but Jesus never fails. How good to know that when men fail and churches fail, we can still get through to Jesus. Back of all the fads and isms, the failure of the saints and the impotency of some churches, He stands, the same yesterday and today and forever. You will find what you need in Jesus. Not in that book which you hope will reveal some magic open sesame read more...

Speak up, they are blind.

Amen! Speak up, they are blind. Luke 18:38 And he cried, saying, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me. As Jesus passed by, the cry of this blind man entered the ears of the Lord and caused Him to stop. This man could not see the Lord due to his condition, yet someone (Luke 18:36-37 And hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what it meant. And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth passeth by) told him about Jesus. We work in the midst of the blind, would they cry out for Jesus read more...

The Good Old Days

"The Good Old Days" Where is the Lord God of Elijah?II Kings 2:14. Elisha did not ask for the return of Elijah or sigh for the good old days of Elijah. Some of us are like Saul trying to call up departed Samuels. "What would Moody do today? Oh, for the times we used to have!" A subscriber wrote to a magazine editor, "Your magazine is not as good as it used to be." The editor replied, "It never has been." The times have never been as good as they used to be! The Early Church, fresh from read more...

Where You Belong

Where You Belong "That God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ...." 1 Peter 4:11 God seems sometimes to waste his saints according to our viewpoint, putting them into what seem most useless places, not at all in keeping with their gifts and "possibilities." Most promising ones he may remove early and eagles he sometimes appears to put on hummingbird nests. But he is not concerned with putting us where we can best demonstrate our ability nor even where we can be of most read more...

Consider Jesus

Consider Jesus "... consider him...." Heb. 12:3 The eleventh chapter of Hebrews is an impressive roll-call of faith's heroes but the list is complete only when Christ is considered. It is ever thus. No life is great that does not point to Christ. These great names from Abel through the prophets are but sign-posts that lead at last to him. It is so with Scripture. In these pages many verses are called to mind. Start from any of them and the path leads to him. "They are they which testify of read more...

LONELY DAYS

LONELY DAYS He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. Hebrews 13:5. The disciples forsook our Lord, and no man stood with Paul at his trial. But the apostle adds, "Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me..." (2 Timothy 4:17). There is no greater test than day-by-day loneliness when loved ones are no longer by our side and friends are busy with problems of their own. The long night when we long for the vanished hand and the sound of the voice that is still; read more...

Adjustment

Adjustment 1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. As we sleep in the darkness, and we wake up and the light is turned on, it takes a moment before our eyes can get adjusted. This is not due to a problem with the light, but because we have been in darkness longer than we have been in the light. It is easier to sleep , easier to stumble, and to sink into doubt in read more...