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Christian Joy

Rejoice in the Lord alway! and again I say rejoice. Philippians 4:4 A person who reads this letter of Paul to the Philippian Christians will hardly fail to observe, how often the apostle speaks of joy; how often he alludes to his own sources of joy; how often he bids his brethren to rejoice. There m... Read More

Delight In the Will of God

I delight to do thy will, 0 my God! Psalm 40:8 This psalm tells of one who has suffered, been graciously relieved, and now responds in grateful praise and grateful obedience. This is not shown by mere externals of worship, but by delighting to do God's will, by having his law in the heart, by procla... Read More

He Ever Liveth To Intercede

Wherefore also he is able to save to the uttermost them that draw near unto God through him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. Hebrews 7:25 Years ago, in the city of Philadelphia, I went to hear an eminent musician. He played with genius and skill some magnificent music, but the p... Read More

Lessons For the Tempted

Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth, take heed lest he fall. There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear... Read More

Loving Jesus Christ

Jesus saith to Simon Peter: Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him: Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him: Feed my lambs. JOHN 21:15 All through the summer night, the seven disciples had toiled in vain, moving their boat from one place to another... Read More

One Jesus

And of one Jesus, which was dead, whom Paul affirmed to be alive. ACTS 25:19 A new military governor had come to Caesarea. The people knew well enough that it was important for all those who had anything to do, especially with the government, to make the acquaintance of this man and try to gain his ... Read More

The Habit of Thankfulness

In everything give thanks. I Thessalonlans 5:18 We hear a great deal said about habits. But it nearly always means bad habits. Why should we not think and speak much about good habits? They are as real, and almost as great, a power for good as bad habits are for evil. We do our work largely by the a... Read More

The Laws of Spiritual Work

"But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not. The disciples therefore said one to another, Hath any man brought him aught to eat? Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that gent me, and to accomplish his work. Say not ye. There are yet four months, and then cometh th... Read More

The Lord's Prayer

Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed he thy name. Matthew 6:9 The prayer which thus begins, which for many ages has been called among Christians "the Lord's Prayer," is above all eulogium for its sweetness. No wonder this is so! For our Lord presents it as a specimen, as a model of prayer. He sa... Read More

The Necessity of the Atonement

The blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth from all sin. I John 1:7 My hearers, what is the most wonderful event that ever occurred on earth, that ever happened in the universe? The history of our race is so full of wonderful events-you might well pause for your answer. My answer would be this: by ... Read More

The Savior Praying For Us

I pray for them. John 17:9 We are told in the text of something that Jesus does for us. Do I say rightly that he does for us? He said, "I pray for them," and he was speaking immediately of the little company of men who were right around him, the disciples. On the evening before the crucifixion, at t... Read More

Worship

God is a Spirit, and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and truth. - John 4:24 Jesus was tired. The little that we know of the history just before yet enables us to see cause why he should have been tired. He had been, for long months, engaged in active efforts to save men's souls-to l... Read More

John Albert Broadus: Preacher Extraordinary

During the last half of the nineteenth century in America, no Baptist preacher enjoyed greater popular fame than did John Albert Broadus. By his Seminary colleagues, by denominational leaders, by competent critics of preaching, and by appreciative congregations, he was ranked as one of the leading p... Read More

Delight in the Will of God

I delight to do thy will, 0 my God! Psalm 40:8 This psalm tells of one who has suffered, been graciously relieved, and now responds in grateful praise and grateful obedience. This is not shown by mere externals of worship, but by delighting to do God's will, by having his law in the heart, by procla... Read More

He Ever Liveth to Intercede

Wherefore also he is able to save to the uttermost them that draw near unto God through him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. Hebrews 7:25 Years ago, in the city of Philadelphia, I went to hear an eminent musician. He played with genius and skill some magnificent music, but the p... Read More

Lessons for the Tempted

Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth, take heed lest he fall. There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear... Read More

The Savior Praying for Us

I pray for them. John 17:9 We are told in the text of something that Jesus does for us. Do I say rightly that he does for us? He said, "I pray for them," and he was speaking immediately of the little company of men who were right around him, the disciples. On the evening before the crucifixion, at t... Read More

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