Children

Heaven’s Nurse Children

January 30, 2018

Heaven's Nurse Children   "I taught Ephraim also to go, taking them by their arms."—Hosea 11:3        If you note well the opening part of this chapter, you will find that it consists of a wonderful chain of mercies; every one single line is a rare jewel, and the whole passage is a casket unspeakably precious. The …

Hosea:11:3

Spurgeon’s Secret for Raising Godly Children

July 4, 2017

On September 20, 1856, Charles Spurgeon came home to an unexpected surprise – twin sons. Susannah had given birth on that Saturday morning to Charles and Thomas. Spurgeon taught his sons to love the Bible. He also encouraged them to study the historic confessions of faith like the Westminster Catechism and the Second London Confession of …

The Children and Their Hosannas

May 7, 1884

The Children and Their Hosannas    “And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying, Hosanna to the son of David; they were sore displeased, and said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never …

Matthew:21:15-16

I and the Children

September 20, 1874

I and the Children   “Behold, I and the children whom the Lord hath given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the Lord of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion.” — Isaiah viii. 18.   WE might possibly have had some difficulty in explaining this verse, or we might have referred it to the prophet …

Isaiah:8:18

The Parent’s and Pastor’s Joy

December 21, 1873

The Parent's and Pastor's Joy   “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.” — 3 John, 4.   JOHN speaks of himself as though he were a father, and, therefore, we concede to parents the right to use the language of the text. Sure am I that many of you here present, …

3 John:4

The Tender Pity of the Lord

July 17, 1870

The Tender Pity of the Lord   “Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him. For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.”—Psalm ciii. 13, 14.    DAVID sang of the compassionate pitifulness of our heavenly Father, who will not always chide, nor keep his anger for ever. He …

Psalms:103:13, 14

Children Brought to Christ, Not to the Font

July 24, 1864

Children Brought to Christ, and Not to the Font   "And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them. But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of …

Mark:10:13-16

A Promise for Us and for Our Children

April 10, 1864

A Promise for Us and for Our Children   “Yet now hear, O Jacob, my servant; and Israel, whom I have chosen: thus saiththe Lord that made thee, and formed thee from the womb, which will help thee; Fear not, O Jacob, my servant; and thou, Jesurun, whom I have chosen. For I will pour water upon …

Isaiah:44:1-5