The Dromedaries

January 1, 1970

The Dromedaries    WE will read a few verses first, and at the close of them you will find the text. “Judah and Israel were many, as the sand which is by the sea in multitude, eating and drinking, and making merry. And Solomon reigned over all kingdoms from the river unto the land of the Philistines, and …

1 Kings:4:20-28

Unprofitable Servants

June 6, 1880

Unprofitable Servants    “And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”— Matthew xxv. 30. “So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.”— Luke xvii. 10. “His lord said …


The Teaching of Foot-Washing

October 12, 1879

The Teaching of Foot-Washing    “Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God; he riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself. After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the …


Our Motto

July 20, 1879

Our Motto    “With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men.” — Ephesians vi. 7.   THIS sentence was expressly addressed, in the first place, to “servants,” which term includes, and first of all intends, those who unhappily were slaves. There were many slaves in the Roman Empire, and the form of bondage which …


Our Change of Masters

July 6, 1879

Our Change of Masters   “Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.” Romans vi. 18.   MAN was made to rule. In the divine original he was intended for a king, who should have dominion over the beasts of the field, and the fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea. He …


All for Jesus

November 29, 1874

All for Jesus   “Ye serve the Lord Christ.” — Colossians iii, 24.   THE gospel does not barely supply us with directions for holy living but furnishes us with reasons for obedience, and tells us where to find the power to obey. Hence in the commencement of this chapter, before the apostle comes to any practical exhortation, he …


Harvest Men Wanted

August 17, 1873

Harvest Men Wanted   “Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest. And when he had called unto him. his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them …

Matthew:9:37, 38; 10:1

Serving the Lord

August 15, 1869

Serving the Lord   “Serving the Lord.”— Romans xii. 11.   THE harmony of Scripture is admirable. Everything is proportionate and balanced. He who weighed the mountains in scales has had a clear eye to the adjustment of truth in his word. Within these pages you find a sufficiency of doctrine, for it is the basis of practice; you …


Christ’s Servant—His Duty, and Reward

August 3, 1862

CHRIST’S SERVANT— HIS DUTY, AND REWARD   “If any man serve me, let him follow me ; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.” — John 12:26        How many persons are of the religion of the Greeks who are mentioned in this chapter! …