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A Bouquet of Christian Graces

(Col. 3: 1-13) In the third chapter of Colossians the Apostle gives us a bouquet of Christian graces which should adorn every believer's life. It is not enough to be saved from sin or merely to be sanctified. There are degrees far deeper than a clean heart. God wishes to beautify and polish and so r... Read More

A Feast of Fat Things

"Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice. Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understandin... Read More

A Sanctified Body

There are enough mysteries connected with the human body to convince the most incredulous mind of the existence of an omnipotent God. It is no wonder that the "Sweet Singer of Israel" cried out, "Man is fearfully and wonderfully made. He is made just a little lower than the angels." And the Apostle ... Read More

A Sanctified Soul

In the previous chapter we learned that the spirit is the higher part -- the region of the conscience and of the will. The soul is the seat of the affections, understanding, emotions and tastes. We are told by the best scholars that the word "soul," translated in the Old Testament nephesh, is the ex... Read More

A Sanctified Spirit

"And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ." -- 1 Thess. 5:23 Man has been called a trinity according to the philosophy of the Apostle in the above text, and also other Scriptures.... Read More

A Well Rounded Character

"According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having e... Read More

According to the Pattern

When Moses, the leader of Israel, was called up to Mt. Sinai, he left the multitudes in the plains below and ascended the holy mount alone, where he spent forty days with the Lord. During that time the Ten Commandments were given him, and also a perfect vision of the tabernacle -- its shape, size, c... Read More

Administering and Receiving Reproof

"Let the righteous smite me; it shall be a kindness: and let him reprove me; it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not break my head" (Psalm 141:5). One of the surest signs that we are progressing in the divine life and growing in grace is that we have a hearty relish for reproof and also retain... Read More

Beginning the Day with God

"When I awake, I am still with Thee" (Psalm 189:18). A careful observation of more than twenty years has thoroughly convinced us that if a person would live a real Christian life and have power with God and man, it will be necessary for him to spend some special time in the performance of the pious ... Read More

Beware of Jesting

"Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I shew the salvation of God." (Psalm 50:23) Among the many beautiful thoughts springing from the life of our blessed Redeemer which greatly impress the writer is this: "He was a man of few words," that is, He... Read More

Breaking the Alabaster Box

"Then Jesus six days before the Passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was which had been dead, whom he raised from the dead. There they made Him a supper; and Martha served: but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with Him. Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, an... Read More

Bringing Christianity into Disrepute

"Let not then your good be evil spoken of" (Rom. 14:16). It is a well-known fact that no matter how piously one may live, he will never obtain the confidence of every one or ever reach a plane where he is exempt from criticism. Jesus Christ, the immaculate Son of God, was the purest and holiest bein... Read More


"But Saul and the people spared Agag." (1 Sam. 15:9) While there are several figures and characters used in the Holy Scriptures as types of Christ and the Holy Ghost, there are also two special characters used as symbols of carnality – the "old man." One is Ishmael, the son of Hagar (Gen. 21:10; Gal... Read More

Christ Enthroned Within

(Col. 1:27) There is nothing higher or deeper in human experience than to be God possessed -- a temple of the Holy Ghost. This is the climax of the Atonement. It is the very cream and marrow of Christianity. The Apostle says this mystery has been hidden for ages and generations, but is revealed in t... Read More

Conscience, Record and Judgment

Now while everybody prays, I shall invite your prayerful attention to three passages of Scripture: Acts 24:16 – "And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men." St. John 19:22 – "Pilate answered, what I have written I have written." Eccl. 12:... Read More

Dangers of Resisting the Holy Ghost

"Ye do always resist the Holy Ghost." Acts 7:51. These words were taken from that eloquent, pointed, fiery sermon by the holy Stephen delivered at Jerusalem before a council of the high church officials. The Sanhedrin, the Pharisees and the Priests from different synagogues made up the audience to w... Read More

Getting Properly Started

"He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness In himself" (1 John 5:10) The starting-point in the way of Christianity has proved to be the weal or woe point to thousands of immortal souls. Therefore, the greatest care is to be taken here. The one thing that should concern every person at thi... Read More

God's Palm Tree Saints

"The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree." -- Psalm 92:12. God often compares His people to trees. But whenever He does, He selects the fruit-bearing palm to represent the Spirit-filled believer. There is a divine reason for this. The palm tree is full of sap. We read in Psalms 104:16, "The ... Read More

Going Back to the Altar

"And God said unto Jacob, Arise, go up to Bethel" (Gen. 35:1). Since we are dwelling in the enemy's land and are not beyond the possibility of falling from grace, it may be well, right here, to hurriedly relate the experience of Jacob and how he first began to lose out in his soul. For it may be tha... Read More

Grieving the Spirit

"And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption."-- Eph. 4:30 The Holy Spirit is like a great, sensitive lover who has been sent forth to woo and win our affection and love to Jesus. Therefore we grieve Him when we fail to obey His gentle impressions and allo... Read More

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