Resources by Belief

The Minister's Stock-Taking

Oct 3   THIS is the only proper way to calculate the results of our ministry. We just want the account-book ruled with two columns. On one side we must put down the long list of the some that believe not; and on the brighter side we may enter what is too often, the far less number of the some that believe. This is the only true method, I repeat it, by which...

Acts 28:24

Where the "If" Lies

Oct 14 BELIEVE that our own Authorized Version conveys to the mind of the reader the sense intended by the Evangelist; it is, however, exceedingly probable that in exact words the Revised Version is nearer to the original. It runs thus— “And Jesus said unto him, If thou canst! All things are possible to him that believeth.” Our own Version better expresses the sense to the general reader, and the main object...

Mark 9:23

Our Lord's Question to the Blind Men

May 13 IN OUR own streets we meet here and there with a blind beggar, but they swarm in Eastern cities. Ophthalmia is the scourge of Egypt and Syria, and Volney declares that in Cairo, out of a hundred persons whom he met, twenty were quite blind, ten wanted one eye, and twenty others were more or less afflicted in that organ. At the present day every one is struck with the...

Matthew 9:27-30

The Desire of the Soul in Spiritual Darkness

Jun 24      Night appears to be a time peculiarly favorable to devotion. Its solemn stillness helps to free the mind from that perpetual din which the cares of the world will bring around it; and the stars looking down from heaven upon us shine as if they would attract us up to God. I know not how you may be affected by the solemnities of midnight, but when I have...

Isaiah 26:9