Yearly Archives: 2017

The work of the Holy Spirit

CH-October 19, 2017     By James Smith, “Rills from the Rock of Ages”, 1860   I love to meditate on the work of the Holy Spirit, from whom we receive such great and invaluable blessings, and to whom we are so much indebted. To Him, I feel that I am indebted for every good…

Talking So Your Children Will Listen

CH-Oct.18-Oct.19, 2017 By Ginger Plowman Do you ever get the feeling that your children aren’t listening to your instructions? You have just offered an ocean of wise counsel but your little sailor seems to be floating in an entirely different sea. You recognize the warning signs: glazed over eyes, a robotic nod of the head…

The Ark

MTLB-Oct.17-Oct.20, 2017     By Robert Murray M’Cheyne   It is a wonderful fact of human nature that we learn far more easily from example than we do in any other way. Now, you have in this passage an example of a sinner saved by faith. It shows you how a sinner is saved. And…

Responsibilities Of A Host And Guest

CH-October 16, 2017 From the blog of Jason Young After spending time with my friends Aaron and Megan Keyes, I was inspired to think about how to be a remarkable host and guest. Have you ever hosted someone in your home or served a guest at your church? If so, how would your guest grade…

In Memoriam: A Song of Sighs

CH-Oct.16 to Oct.20, 2017     By Susannah Spurgeon (How she dealt with the death of her beloved husband, C. H. Spurgeon)   I wrote this ten years ago, on my return from Mentone, that beautiful village on the sea-coast; when with one hand the Lord had smitten me well-near to death, while with the…

The Pursuit of Happiness

CH-Oct.16-Oct.18, 2017     By Ken Myers   When Thomas Jefferson selected the phrase “the pursuit of happiness” to describe one of the unalienable rights of man, he was appropriating an idea with a very long history. Since the time of Aristotle and before, happiness was understood as a condition to which all people properly…

The Right Words for the Job

October 16, 2017 Hey Brother, I don’t know if you know this, but a lot of Christians speak their own special secret language. We like to call it “Christianese.” Perhaps you’ve heard of it? It’s when certain phrases are used so often between Christians that it becomes part of the vernacular and the “culture” of…

Flinging the Mundane to Lighten Your Spirit

October 16, 2017 Sisters in Christ, grab a cuppa tea and join me for a few. If you’re like me, you love to read. In fact, nothing appeals more than snuggling up with a blanket, a cuppa, and a good book. Have you ever read an author whom you just automatically identify with? They speak…

2 Peter 3:18

October 15 – October 21, 2017                         “But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To Him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.” II Peter 3:18

What is pleasing to God?

Sat-October 14, 2017     “…This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased” (Matthew 3:17) The Bible is boldly uncompromising in declaring what it is that pleases God: absolute perfection. Thus, all that God thinks, plans and executes is pleasing to Him, since He is of “truth and without iniquity,” “just and…