Monthly Archives: August 2016

Compassion for the Lost

MTLB-Aug.24-Aug.26, 2016     By Charles Bridges   “Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy law.”- Psalm 119:136 If the Lord teaches us the privileges of his statutes, he will teach us compassion for those who keep them not. This was the mind of Jesus. His life exhibited one, whose…

Conquering Darling Sins

RR-August 24, 2016     By Richard Steele, from the book “A Remedy for Wandering Thoughts”   Hebrews 12:1 refers to, “the sin which doth so easily beset us…” Sit down and think for a minute what good sin has ever done for you. Think about the hurt it has done you and others, and…

The Things Which Men Despise

RR-August 24, 2016     By J. C. Philpot   We read in Luke 16:15, “Ye are they which justify yourselves before men, but God knoweth your hearts, for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.” The pride, ambition, pleasures, and amusements, in which we see thousands and…

Peace

RR-August 23, 2016     By J. C. Ryle   The Christian’s fight is a good fight, because it does good to the world. All other wars have a devastating, ravaging and injurious effect. The march of an army through a land is an awful scourge to the inhabitants. Wherever it goes it impoverishes, wastes…

Assurance

RR-August 23, 2016     By John Newton   Assurance grows by repeated conflict—by our repeated experimental proof of the Lord’s power and goodness to save when we have been brought very low and helped, sorely wounded and healed, cast down and raised again, have given up all hope and been suddenly snatched from danger…

New Life

August 22, 2016 I stood in line at the Social Security Administration, waiting…waiting…waiting, with the required documents to officially change my name. After all the wedding bell bliss, the reality of transition had set in. I was in a season of change. Happy change, but change nevertheless. I now had a husband, a new home,…

Tragic Events

CH-Aug. 22-Aug. 25, 2016     By David R. Reid (Excerpts from: Devotions for Growing Christians)   Luke 13:1-5 – There were present at that season some that told him of the Galilaeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galilaeans were sinners above…

Man’s Works

RR-August 22, 2016     The common denominator of all the man-made religions and false gospels of the world is man’s “works.” It is the belief that man must do something to obtain a right standing with God. That idea is perfectly “logical” from a human perspective because we are self-centered beings. God, however, has…

God Hates Idolatry

RR-August 22, 2016     Listen to what the Word of God has to say about Idolatry: We read in Exodus 20:4-5, “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them.” Deuteronomy 4:13, 15, and 16 states, “And he…