Monthly Archives: October 2016

John 12:24

RR-October 24, 2016     By Derek Carlsen   We read in John 12:24, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.” The most immediate thing in Christ’s focus was His soon coming death….

Measuring Up

October 24, 2016 Do you remember the days when you would back up to a wall or door frame, and your parents would pull out the yard stick to measure you? I stretched my neck, hoping to be as tall as possible. Sometimes I even left my shoes on in hopes that Mom wouldn’t catch…

The Blessed Privilege of Loving Him

RR-October 24, 2016     By Augustus Toplady   In 1 John 4:19 we read, “We love him, because he first loved us.” Whom should we love, if not him who loved us, and gave himself for us? If the bliss even of angels and glorified souls consists greatly in seeing, and praising, the Son…

Investment in Wind

CH-October 24, 2016     By David R. Reid   Hosea 8:7 – For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: Hosea 12:1 – Ephraim feedeth on wind, and followeth after the east wind: Whoever heard of an investment in wind? How ridiculous! We ought to have our heads examined if…

The Immediacy of the Lord’s Work

CH-October 24, 2016     He stood over her, and rebuked the fever; and it left her: and immediately she arose and ministered unto them. Luke describe the healing of Peter’s mother-in-law as only a physician could . Her fever had been severe, he describes, but her healing by Jesus was remarkable. Peter’s wife probably…

Proverbs 30:5

October 24 – October 29, 2016 “Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.” Proverbs 30:5

Questions About Creation

CH-November 23, 2016     By Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. (Evidence for Creation )   “Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding” (Job 38:4). In chapters 38–41 of Job is recorded a remarkable series of 77 questions about the creation—questions which God asked Job and his philosophizing…

True Religion Is…

QH-October 22, 2016     True Religion Is… personal, experimental, practical. It is a thing of the heart—and not merely external religious forms. True religion is a living principle in the soul… influencing the mind, alluring the affections, guiding the will, directing and enlightening the conscience. True religion is a supreme—not a subordinate matter. It…

A Surprise Trip to the Dentist

RR-October 21, 2016     I needed some emergency dental work some months back and called my dentist’s office, only to discover he was on an extended vacation, but that he had a colleague who covered emergency appointments for him. I called the colleague’s office, was given directions, and told to come in right away….

The Bible Alone

RR-October 21, 2016     (Devotional thought published in The Christian Messenger” Magazine on December 26, 1818)   We read in Psalm 119:50 these words, “This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me.” “When the believer is in a state of comfort and prosperity, he can read other books besides…