Resources by Miracle

The Miracle of the Loaves

Let us with deep attention consider the miracle of the loaves, lest we fall into the same evil as that which happened to the disciples in the text. When they saw Jesus walking on the sea “they were sore amazed in themselves and wondered: for they considered not the miracle of the loaves, for their heart was hardened.” Hard hearts and painful unbeliefs spring up in the waste places where...

Mark 6:52

The Cripple at Lystra

     I have read in your hearing the story of the preaching of Paul and Barnabas in the town of Lystra. The name of Christ was there totally unknown. They were a sort of country people, partly pastoral and partly agricultural, who seem to have been deeply sunken in superstition. At the gates of their city there stood a great temple dedicated to Jupiter, and they appear to have...

Acts 14:9

"She Was Not Hid."

Apr 15 LAST Sabbath morning we spoke upon the woman who was healed of her issue of blood. After having spent all her living upon physicians, and being disappointed in them all, she touched the Saviour’s garment and was healed immediately. She came behind him, for she did not wish to be seen. She said not a word: she had not the courage to ask for the blessing in an open manner....

Luke 8:47

The Problem of the Age

Feb 7 I HAVE been for a while lying outside the crowd, unable either to feed the multitude or to bring the sick to the Master. Here and there one I have helped, as opportunity has occurred; but I have been called to rest rather than to serve. Yet all the while I have never ceased from constant thought about the perishing multitudes: this great city and its sad estate, this country,...

Mark 8:4

Unbinding Lazarus

Apr 20 IN many things our Lord Jesus stands alone as a worker. No other can unite his voice with the fiat which says, “Lazarus, come forth.” Yet in certain points of gracious operation the Master associates his servants with him, so that when Lazarus has come forth he says to them, “Loose him, and let him go.” In the raising of the dead he is alone, and therein majestic and divine:...

John 11:43-44

An Astounding Miracle

Feb 10 You will find the same narrative in Luke, at the fourth chapter, from the thirty-first to the thirty-seventh verse. It will be handy for you to be able to refer to the second passage, from which I shall quote one or two matters.      These two evangelists commence the narrative by telling us of the singular authority and power which there was about the Saviour’s teaching— authority, so that no...

Mark 1:21-28

The Devil's Last Throw

Jun 10 OUR Lord Jesus Christ taught the people much by his words, but he taught them even more by his actions. He was always preaching, his whole life was a heavenly discourse on divine truth; and the miracles which he wrought were not only the proofs of his deity, but the illustrations of his teaching. His wonders of mercy were, in fact, acted sermons, truths embodied, pictorial illustrations appealing to the...

Luke 9:42

The Withered Hand

May 22 NOTE well the expression. Jesus “went into their synagogue; and, behold, there was a man which had his hand withered.” A mark is set, as it were, in the margin, as if it were a notable fact. That word “behold” is a sort of note of exclamation to draw attention to it. “Behold, there was a man which had his hand withered.” In many congregations, if there should step in...

Matthew 12:10-13

The Lifting Up of the Bowed Down

Jul 14 I BELIEVE that the infirmity of this woman was not only physical but spiritual: her outward appearance was the index of her deep and long continued depression of mind. She was bent double as to her body, and she was bowed down by sadness as to her mind. There is always a sympathy between body and soul, but it is not always so plainly seen as in her case; many...

Luke 13:10-13