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Excessive Grief at the Death of Friends

We have occupied four days in explaining to you the parable of Lazarus, bringing out the treasure that we found in a body covered with sores; a treasure, not of gold and silver and precious stones, but of wisdom and fortitude, of patience and...

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The Rent Veil

Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom—Matthew 27:50-51.Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of...

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The Good Shepherd

Pastoral life, always more common in East than West, early became associated in men s minds and in literature with ideas of peace and tranquil enjoyment. Likewise, pastoral life has yielded many beautiful images to the inspired writers. But they...

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The Gospel of Blood

I heard a missionary tell about a boy who appeared at a mission hospital in Kenya with a gaping wound in his foot. He had been accidentally injured while cutting grass far out in the jungle. Part of his heel was cut off. Without waiting to inform...

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Effectual Calling

"To them who are the called according to his purpose."—Romans 8:28.The sacred scriptures are a Paradise, or "garden of delights." This Epistle to the Romans is a most interesting and artful knot in that garden. This chapter is the richest division...

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Take Up the Challenge

"Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins; Let them not have dominion over me. Then I shall be blameless, and I shall be innocent of great transgression." Psalm 19:18.Another psalmist promises to the man who dwells "in the secret place of...

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The Hush of Heaven

The Apostle John is writing to a group of people who are picked on, put down, beat up, and persecuted as they are fed to lions, crucified upside down, and ignited as candles by the hand of the Roman Empire. As you read the book of Revelation, keep...

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Alone in a Big Church

A Call to Small Togetherness September 20, 1981 Ephesians 4:11-12 A CALL TO SMALL TOGETHERNESS I have a deep confidence that God#39;s hand is upon us for good here at Bethlehem in the calling of our ministers. Let me describe briefly what I think...

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