Declension from First Love

September 26, 1858

Declension from First Love   "Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love."—Revelation 2:4        IT IS A GREAT THING to have as much said in our commendation as was said concerning the church at Ephesus. Just read what "Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness," said of them—"I know thy works, …


The Leafless Tree

March 8, 1857

The Leafless Tree   "But yet in it shall be a tenth, and it shall return, and shall be eaten; as a Teil tree and as an oak, whose substance is in them, when they cast their leaves; so the holy seed shall be the substance thereof."—Isaiah 6:13        Our first business to-night will be briefly to …