Amongst my many papers, gathered over the years, is a small tract, written anonymously several decades ago, which came to light once again when I was sorting out, and which I believe may be of help to some. It is entitled “Traits of the self-life”. [Read more…]
Has it ever occurred to you that one hundred pianos, all tuned to the same fork, are automatically tuned to each other?
They are of one accord by being tuned, not to each other, but to another standard to which each one must individually bow.
So one hundred worshippers met together, each one looking away to Christ, are in heart nearer to each other than they could possibly be were they to become ‘unity conscious’ and turn their eyes away from God and strive for closer fellowship.
(Quotation from A.W.Tozer. Page 97 in “The Pursuit of God”, 1948)
In the beginning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Paul was not wanting in reminding his readers of the superlatives relating to Christ’s work. Frequently he used the expression “much more”. Here are a few. They make uplifting reading. [Read more…]
The following article was written, many years ago, by Bishop J.C.Ryle, (1816 – 1900) the first Bishop of Liverpool, for the Daily Telegraph’s Saturday Religious Comment column. It was entitled Evangelism and thesecond advent. [Read more…]
Ron Wyatt died last Wednesday, 4th August, at 66 years of age. He had been suffering from bone cancer for some time. He leaves behind a loving wife, Mary Nell, and two sons. My wife and I would like to express publicly our deep sorrow, and offer our condolences to his family, and pray that the Lord will uphold them and comfort them at this time of loss. We know that they all have a living relationship with the Lord Jesus, and they know that Ron will have passed into the presence of his Lord and Saviour, but nevertheless, in times of bereavement, the vacuum created is particularly hard to bear. [Read more…]
On 23rd January 1996, Pastor Joe Wright was asked to open the New Session of the Kansas Senate in the Unites States. Instead of voicing the expected platitudes and generalities, this man of God uttered an impassioned prayer for the State and the Nation. The text of that prayer has been preserved. It was as follows – [Read more…]
“Thank heavens for little girls,
They grow up in the most delightful way.
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Thank heavens for little girls,
For without them what would little boys do?”
Yes, even now I can hear Maurice Chevalier sing this song, with his delightful French accent. His gentle and humorous comment on the fair sex is not without it’s charm and warmth, but more than that, as a married man of some 34 years experience, I can truthfully say that my wife is equivalent to my home. [Read more…]
The Prophet Malachi (4:5) foretold the coming of Elijah, prior to the “great and dreadful day of the Lord.” He would turn the heart of the fathers to the children, etc. The High Priest and many other faithful Jews would always leave a place at their table, in case he suddenly appeared. Some Jews persist in this practice today. [Read more…]
Here is a lesson for those of us, like myself, who are of more advanced years. I have no idea who wrote it, but found it in a Christian journal of September 1978. It has a few sobering thoughts!
“With every year that passes I am growing older. Teach me therefore the art of growing old gracefully. [Read more…]
The Christian faith is wholly rational. God has given men and women minds to use. The renewed mind of the one who is born again is wholly adequate for determining the rationality of his/her faith, and there should never be grounds for wavering. The Bible is a clean, clear, bright, revelatory book that enlightens the mind, feeds the soul, and elevates the spirit. The Author is God Himself, the Mediator is the Lord Jesus, and the Revelator is the Holy Spirit. [Read more…]