Belief

The Minister’s Stock-Taking

Jan 01

The Minister's Stock-Taking   “And some believed the things which were spoken, and some believed not.”— Acts 28:24.         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; …

Acts:28:24

“Even Now.”

Feb 08

“Even Now.”   “Even now.”— John xi. 22.   I HOPE that there are a great many persons here who are interested in the souls of those around them. We shall certainly never exercise faith concerning those for whose salvation we have no care. I trust, also, that we are diligent in looking after individuals, especially those who are …

John:11:22

As We Have Heard, So We Have Seen

Mar 18

As We Have Heard, So We Have Seen   “As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the Lord of hosts, in the city of our God: God will establish it for ever.”— Psalm xlviii. 8.   “As we have heard, so have we seen”: this is seldom true. In many places we see what …

Psalms:48:8

Where the “If” Lies

Oct 14

Where the "If" Lies    “Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.”— Mark ix. 23. I   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 …

Mark:9:23

Our Lord’s Question to the Blind Men

May 13

Our Lord's Question to the Blind Men   “And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou son of David, have mercy on us. And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? …

Matthew:9:27-30

The Desire of the Soul in Spiritual Darkness

Jun 24

The Desire of the Soul in Spiritual Darkness   "With my soul have I desired thee in the night."—Isaiah 26:9        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 …

Isaiah:26:9