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And straight away all the people…

“And straightway all the people, when they beheld Him, were greatly amazed, and running to Him saluted Him.” Mark 9:15 The Lord has been laying the above verse very much on our hearts in recent weeks, and we would like to pass on some thoughts that have come to us concerning it. The passage that lea... Read More

As many as touched Him were made whole

Reading: Mark 6:56 What a wonderful day that must have been for them all! Christ and His disciples had recently returned from a time of ministry in some desert place across the lake. There our Lord had taught many things to many people, and afterwards had fed the multitude with a few loaves and fish... Read More

Blessed be God

The God who gives life It is plain from Scripture that there were times when God’s servants could no longer contain the love and praises that were welling up in their hearts. As they looked back over the years, and thought of the goodness and mercy of the God they were serving, expressions of worshi... Read More

Cleansed, transformed, sealed

“I will sprinkle clean water upon you.” Ezekiel 36:25 “A new heart also I will give you.” Ezekiel 36:26 “And I will put My Spirit within you.” Ezekiel 36:27 In these three consecutive verses from the Old Testament we have a beautiful outline of the Christian Gospel. Although written nearly 600 years... Read More

Early lessons for Christ’s disciples

Lessons from Mark 1:16-45 “Follow me and I will make you fishers of men.” Mark 1:17 Introduction The first chapter of Mark is a chapter which carries a very special significance for the earnest Christian. It tells us how Christ called His first disciples (Peter and Andrew; James and John), and gave ... Read More

Ezekiel’s gospel

Ezekiel 36 has been called ‘Ezekiel’s gospel to a needy people’, and such it certainly is. It was written when Ezekiel was “among the captives by the River Chebar” (Ch. 1:1). We remember how the nation of Israel had long refused to listen to the warnings of God’s prophets, and how, finally, God sent... Read More

Ezekiel’s river

“Everything shall live whither the river cometh.” verse 9 Of the many remarkable visions granted to Ezekiel, that of the River, in chapter 47, is probably the most impressive, and it is certainly full of instruction and encouragement for God’s people today. The River is shown as flowing from the tem... Read More

Following Paul

“Brethren, be followers together of me.” Phil. 3:17 The title of this study will probably raise some questions. Should we, or should we not, be followers of God’s servants? Did not Christ say, “Follow Me” (Matt. 9:9)? Is not that sufficient? And do we not read that God’s overcomers are they that, “F... Read More

Greater works than these

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on Me, the works that I do, shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto My Father.” John 14:12 These words must be, among the most amazing ever uttered by our Lord. They were addressed to a group of very ordinary pe... Read More

I know that my Redeemer liveth

Job 19:25 Those few words spoken by Job thousands of years ago have brought untold blessings to countless souls down through the centuries. They are relevant in many situations, but our simple purpose just now, is to show how they also constitute the very essence of true Christian testimony, and, at... Read More

Ordained to be with Him

Ordained to be with Him Reading Time: 4 minutes Raymond Golsworthy “And He ordained twelve, that they should be with Him, and that He might send them forth to preach.” Mark 3:14 I would like to introduce what I have to say about this verse by mentioning an experience I had soon after coming to India... Read More

Prayer in the Name

“Whatsoever ye shall ask in My Name, that will I do.” John 14:13 “If ye shall ask any thing in My Name, I will do it.” John 14:14 “… That whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in My Name, He may give it you.” John 15:16 “Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in My Name, He will give it you.” John 16:23 “H... Read More

Present your bodies

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice; holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed, by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and ac... Read More

Reaching Capernaum

John 6:15-21 “Apprehending that for which we were apprehended.” See Phil. 3:12 “Grasping the purpose for which Christ grasped me.” J.B. Phillips The miracle of Christ walking on the sea to rescue His troubled and toiling disciples is the fifth of the eight sign-miracles described in John’s Gospel. I... Read More

Reflexes on redemption

Exodus 15 Exodus fifteen is one of the great triumph chapters of the Bible. God had just rescued Israel from their awful bondage in Egypt; the armies of Egypt lay dead upon the sea-shore and a new life of liberty had begun for Gods people. It is our purpose now to consider some of the immediate resu... Read More

Ruling, toiling, watching

“For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch.” Mark 13:34 One of the marvels of Christ’s ministry was His ability to present the deepest truths in the simplest and briefest t... Read More

Spirit, soul and body

What a masterpiece of wisdom the Bible is! While it provides us with everything we need to know, it mercifully withholds from us the much that we would like to know, but which it would not be in our highest interests to know, at present. As an example of this, we would like to have full and crystal-... Read More

Spirituality in the midst…

Some thoughts from the witness of Daniel and his companions. See also 1 John 4:4 and 5:19. The first six chapters of Daniel illustrate very beautifully the word of Paul in Phil. 2:15 about being “blameless and harmless, the Sons of God in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation.” Daniel and his c... Read More

The descending river of God

We would like to consider Psalm 65:9, 10 and learn some things about the descending “river of God”. The psalmist describes very beautifully the effects of the refreshing rain on a dry and thirsty land, and we link these verses with the promise of Isaiah 44:3, “I will pour water upon him that is thir... Read More

The family altar

“The house of the wicked shall be overthrown: but the tabernacle of the upright shall flourish.” (Prov. 14:11) Introduction We begin by asking you a question. Have you ever had the privilege of regular participation in Christian ‘family prayers’? Have you, with others, sat by quietly while a godly f... Read More

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