Monthly Archives: September 2016

Costly Grace

RR-September 20, 2016     By Dietrich Bonhoeffer, from “The Cost of Discipleship”   We read in Ephesians 2:8, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:” Such grace is costly because it calls us to follow, and it is grace because it calls…

Servant of All

RR-September 19, 2016     The greatest example of a servant is found in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ. He stated the very principle He embodied in Mark 9:35, “And he sat down, and called the twelve, and saith unto them, If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last…

You Cannot Serve Two Masters

RR-September 19, 2016     Luke 16:13 lays down an important biblical axiom: “No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” This verse, along with its counterpart in…

Trust with All your heart

CH-September 19, 2016     By Brent Barnett   Proverbs 3:5-6 says, Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Trust in the LORD with all your heart The command to trust means to put one’s…

Basking in His Presence

September 19, 2016 I sat back in my chair, basking in the fresh air. In front of me lay a full English tea service: tiny sandwiches, scones, and pastries. A dainty teacup contained my Palace Earl Grey tea, to which I gleefully added two lumps of sugar. An umbrella shaded me from the sun in…

The representative of Christ in this world

QH-September 17, 2016     By Theodore Cuyler, “Wayside Springs from the Fountain of Life”, 1883   “Then they will make the teaching about God our Savior attractive in every way.” Titus 2:10 Christ enjoined upon every one of His disciples to study Him, to learn of Him, and to imitate His example. A true…

Husbands, Love Your Wives

RR-September 16, 2016     Ephesians 5:25 states: “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it.” This verse is packed with meaning regarding the chief role of husbands – that is, to love their wives as Christ loved His Bride, the eternal church. Bear in mind that…

The Husband and Wife Who Never Fought

RR-September 16, 2016     A husband was bragging to a co-worker that, one full year now into his marriage, he and his wife had yet to have one cross word—not one argument. The co-worker found that amazing and asked what their secret was. The man explained he and his wife made an agreement before…

Safely Home Poem

CH-September 16, 2016     By Unknown Author   I am home in Heaven, dear ones; Oh, so happy and so bright! There is perfect joy and beauty In this everlasting light. All the pain and grief is over, Every restless tossing passed; I am now at peace forever, Safely home in Heaven at last….