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Alpha and Omega

December 27, 1863

Alpha and Omega   “I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last."—Revelation 22:13.   EVERY Sunday-school child knows that there is no great mystery hidden in the words “Alpha and Omega.” We have here the names of the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet, so that the sense would be, …

Revelation:22:13

The Holy Child, Jesus

December 20, 1863

The Holy Child, Jesus   "That signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child, Jesus.”—Acts 4:30.     THE opposition of the world is often a very great blessing to the Church. If it be met by holy boldness, it is sure to yield a glorious triumph to the servants of God. Sanctified by …

Acts:4:30

Lessons from Lydia’s Conversion

December 13, 1863

Lessons from Lydia's Conversion   “And on the sabbath we went out of the city by a river side, where prayer was wont to be made; and we sat down, and spake unto the women which resorted thither. And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshipped shipped God, …

Acts:16:13-14

Once a Curse but Now a Blessing

December 6, 1863

Once a Curse but Now a Blessing   "And it shall come to pass, that as ye were a curse among the heathen, O house of Judah, and house of Israel, so will I save you and ye shall be a blessing: fear not, but let your hands be strong."—Zechariah 8:13        As these words came from …

Zechariah:8:13

Paul-His Cloak and His Books

November 29, 1863

Paul—his Cloak and His Books   "The cloak that I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou comest, bring with thee, and the books, but especially the parchments."—2 Timothy 4:13        Foolish persons have made remarks upon the trifles of Scripture. They have marvelled why so little a matter as a cloak should be mentioned in an …

2 Timothy:4:13

Direction in Dilemma

November 22, 1863

Direction in Dilemma   "Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord."—Exodus 14:13        God’s great design in all his works is the manifestation of his own glory. Any aim less than this were unworthy of himself. He cannot act for the good of his creatures as an ultimate aim, for that were for God to …

Exodus:14:13

The Lambs and Their Shepherd

November 15, 1863

The Lambs and Their Shepherd   "He shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom."—Isaiah 40:11        The people of God are most fitly compared to sheep. The excellencies of their moral and spiritual character furnish one side of the picture, for like sheep they are gentle in their lives, and are …

Isaiah:40:11

Heavenly Love-Sickness!

November 8, 1863

Heavenly-Love Sickness!   "I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if ye find my beloved, that ye tell him that I am sick of love."—Song of Solomon 5:8        Sick! That is a sad thing; it moves your pity. Sick of love—love-sick! that stirs up other emotions which we shall presently attempt to explain. No doubt certain …

Song of Solomon:5:8

Caleb- The Man For the Times

November 1, 1863

Caleb—The Man for the Times   "But my servant Caleb, because he had another spirit with him, and hath followed me fully, him will I bring into the land whereinto he went; and his seed shall possess it."—Numbers 14:24        It is a rough name that—"Caleb." Most translators say it signifies "a dog." But what mattereth a …

Numbers:14:24

Jehovah-Shammah

October 25, 1863

Jehovah-Shammah   "Whereas the Lord was there."—Ezekiel 35:10        Herein lay the special security of the chosen land. The Edomites saw the whole country of Israel and Judah left desolate; Babylonians and Chaldeans had carried away the people, and ravaged the land, therefore the proud inhabitants of the city in the rock said—"These two nations and these …

Ezekiel:35:10