I am a Christian because I am a theist, and I am a theist because I am a thinker. Not necessarily a profound thinker, but my thinking machine is so constructed that if I will let it work it compels me to believe in a God who reigns in His world. A few weeks ago in an Arizona desert I saw the leaves of the greasewood covered with an oily substance designed, evidently, to prevent evaporation of sap during the long drought. I saw the mesquite bush with its large long roots evidently designed to store sap during the brief …Read More >
“Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul; having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation. Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well. For so is the will of …Read More >
“And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold, behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns; and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.
“And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah-jireh; as it is said to this day, In the mount of the Lord it shall be seen.
“And the angel of the Lord called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time.
“And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the Lord; for because thou hast done this thing …Read More >
“He was despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief.”—Isaiah 53:3
The one title in which Christ delighted more than all others was that of the Son of Man. It occurs eighty times in the Gospel and is always applied by Jesus to Himself. It is a glorious name and brim full of hope for the human family. To be the Son of David or the Son of Abraham would limit Him to one race or one family, but to be the Son of Man is the equivalent of being the second …Read More >
Naboth was struck down with stones and dogs licked up his blood, but God was watching in displeasure. He took a hand in the matter and paid the instigator of the crime and all who were connected with him, in their own coin. 1 Kings 21:19 reads: “In the place where dogs licked the blood of Naboth shall dogs lick thy blood.” That was God’s promise to pay. Needless to say it was fulfilled to the letter. In a word, Naboth refused to give up his inherited vineyard to Ahab. Jezebel had Naboth stoned on a charge of …Read More >
“And the LORD said, Behold, there is a place by me.”—Exodus 33:21
What God’s people might be and what they really are are two different things. Our interpretation of the truth, and our unbelief have fixed a great gulf between the two. This is not only true of the “higher critics” but also of multitudes who profess to believe the whole Book and stand for it in theory. They see their privileges and contend that they may be enjoyed, but how very few are they who really practice them.
Moses found a place close by God …Read More >
Notes of a message given on Sunday morning, by Pastor Alan Redpath on October 9, 1955.
As we approach another Keswick Convention many of us are deeply concerned that the Lord shall visit us with revival. Our hearts are hungry for Him, and continually the cry goes up to the throne: “Wilt thou not revive us again that thy people might rejoice in thee.”
I want to be clear that we understand what we are asking Him to do—not simply to give us converts. Evangelism is one thing; revival is another. Evangelism is the constant duty of the church …Read More >
“Come ye after me,” says Jesus, “and I will make you to become fishers of men.” Jesus had various methods of soul winning. He preached to the great multitude. He talked with the individual. In the temple and synagogue He spoke to the godly and religious. He went into the streets, the markets and the lanes proclaiming the Gospel to the wicked and irreligious. He opened the gates of Heaven, that He might entice His people into the Father’s house. He opened the gates of Hell, that they might see “the fire that is not quenched,” …Read More >
Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives; while they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear. Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; but let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price. For …Read More >
“Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing; nevertheless, at Thy word I will let down the net.”—Luke 5:5
If you have ever climbed a very high mountain, you have, for many miles before reaching it, gone up hills and down into valleys. From the hilltop you have a good view; in the valley you are among the shadows. Such is the road to success in life. Success followed by failure, followed again by success; day following night, night following day; sunshine after shadow, and shadow after sunshine.
All this for our good. “Spring …Read More >