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A Man Sent From God, Whose Name was John

"I would that men should pray always." "Pray without ceasing." Author Geo. H. Hubbard, in his book "Spiritual Power at Work." evidently has given much thought and prayer to the subject says: "No religion can be dynamic without prayer. A prayerless religion is a mere philosophy, and philosophy at bes... Read More

A Partial Cessation From Labor

"Come ye apart into a desert place and rest "By the river Chebar the heavens were opened and I saw visions of God." "And many shall be purified and made white and tried." "I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day and heard a voice." A clergyman was settled over a large and influential church. He was a ... Read More

A Steward of the Mysteries of God

"I will raise me up a faithful priest that shall do according to that which is in my mind." "Blessed are ye that sow beside all waters." "I will give you pastors according to Mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding." "But His Word was in mine heart, as a burning fire shut u... Read More

A Student of the Word

"Preach the preaching that I bid thee." "Search the Scriptures; they testify of Me." "Give attendance to reading, to doctrine." "These things command and teach." "The Word of God is quick and powerful." Of Mr. Smith's personal attachment to the Word of God, and its influence on his ministry, the tes... Read More

A Voice From Eternity

"And in Hell he lifted up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his linger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame." Luke 16:23-24... Read More

Abundant in Labors

"Cry aloud, spare not, sound an alarm." "Give me children or I die." "Though I preach the Gospel I have nothing to glory of." "Nourished up in words of faith and good doctrine." "This one thing I do" was eminently true of Brother Smith. In the closet, around the family altar, in his public ministrat... Read More

Apostolic Practices

Acts 4:20 -- "Things seen and heard." We are not indulging in theories; we have not followed cunningly devised fables; we have no pretty word pictures, baseless as the fabric of a vision; but as the old-fashioned Methodists used to sing, "What we have felt and seen With confidence we tell; And publi... Read More

As a Personal Worker and Preacher

"Let him that heareth say, Come." "Lo, I am with you alway." "Run speak to that young man." "Let him know that he which converteth a sinner from the error of his ways, saveth a soul from death and hideth a multitude of sins?" At the Conference of 1820, Mr. Smith, having passed the usual examinations... Read More

As God's Revivalist

"O Lord, revive Thy work, in the midst of the years make known, in wrath remember mercy." "Revive us again, fill each heart with thy love, Let each soul be rekindled with fire from above." On the subject of Revivals, Mr. Smith's opinions may be expressed in a few words. He believed they are the resu... Read More

Behold He Prayeth

"Repent and be ye converted." "Except ye be converted, ye shall in no wise enter the Kingdom of Heaven." The patience, counsel and prayers, with godly example of praying parents, are not forgotten before Him as a memorial. Again and again has it been proven true the prayers of a father or a mother a... Read More

Call to the Ministry

"The Word of the Lord came unto me saying, I sanctified thee, and ordained thee a prophet." "Gird up thy loins and arise, and speak unto them all that I command thee." "Here am I; send me." Children dedicated to God, and nurtured in prayer, are very apt to be found at last where God wants them. Men ... Read More

Church Amusements

AMUSEMENTS A FAILURE The mission of amusement utterly fails to effect the desired end among the unsaved, but it works havoc among the young converts. Were it a success, it would be none the less wrong. Success belongs to God; faithfulness to His instructions to me. But it is not. Test it even by thi... Read More

Citizenship in Heaven

Phil. 3:20 -- "Our citizenship is in heaven." Eph. 2:19 -- "Fellow citizens with the saints." A little man, so we are told, stands in the presence of the representatives of the greatest political power on earth at that time. He is afflicted in his body; his friends are absent; they have stripped him... Read More

Conquering and to Conquer

"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." "Not I, but Christ." "Lo, I am with you always." "Go in this thy strength, that I have sent thee." "Happy if with my latest breath I may but gasp His name, Preach Him to all and cry in death, Behold, behold the Lamb." In the early part of ... Read More

Conqueror in Death

"Even so, come, Lord Jesus." "The time of my departure is at hand." "Thanks be unto God who giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." "Death shall be swallowed up in victory." "My father, my father, the horsemen of Israel and the chariots thereof." "The chamber where the good man meets h... Read More


"Good-bye," I said to Conscience, 'Good-bye, for aye and aye;" And I put her hands off harshly And turned my face away; And Conscience, smitten sorely, Returned not from that day. But a time came when my spirit Grew weary of its pace, And I cried, "Come back, my Conscience, For I long to see thy fac... Read More

Conscience, The Umpire Of God

"And herein do I always exercise myself to have a conscience void of offense toward God and men." Acts 24:16 The word "conscience" is mentioned thirty times in the New Testament and there are doubtless more than thirty definitions of the word, but, however we may define it, every man and woman in th... Read More


TO PREVENT BIAS Bismarck said something in a speech which has a very wide application: "There have been times when I thought it possible to hold foreign stock. But afterward I found that the possession of such stock was calculated to some extent to mislead me in my judgment of the policy of the gove... Read More

Consecration -- All or None

"Not a hoof shall be left behind." Exodus 10:26 "All Scripture is profitable for admonition, for exhortation, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto every good work." "Whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, tha... Read More

Counting The Cost

"What shall I do that I may inherit eternal life.?" Mark 10:17 Our text is the language of a soul that has everything the world seeks after, but lacks the one thing needful. There is no legitimate need but God has for it a supply. For the eye there is light; for the ear there is sound; for hunger th... Read More

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