Yearly Archives: 2017

Setting Up An Evenezer

By Henry Morris “Then Samuel took a stone, and set it between Mizpeh and Shen, and called the name of it Ebenezer, saying, Hitherto hath the Lord helped us” (I Samuel 7:12). Many Christians have joined in the singing of a familiar verse in an old hymn, without knowing its great meaning: “Here I raise…

On The Advantage And Necessity Of Prayer

MTLB     By Herman Witius DISSERTATION II taken from “Sacred Dissertations on The “Lord’s prayer” first published in Latin 1689 and translated by William Pringle in 1839   WHAT we have said may suffice as to the definition of prayer. We are now to inquire into its ADVANTAGE and NECESSITY, or the nature of…

Good Manners Are Not Old-Fashioned

CH-November 17, 2017 By Donna Hoomes “Please … thank you … excuse me … you’re welcome.” These phrases often seem to be overlooked in today’s busy world. Yet good manners are important. Children need to understand the difference between being respectful and being rude. Why? A practical reason for teaching good manners is that demonstrating…

Sticking With Your Teen: Having to Say You’re Sorry

CH-November 16, 2017     By Joe White and Lissa Halls Johnson   “I’m sorry. What I did was wrong.” Those words are rarely heard by anyone. They are heard even less by children. Then there is the ultimate rarity when a child hears it from his parents. When my mom or dad tells me…

Faith in Relation to Justification

MTLB-Nov.15-Nov.17, 2017     By John Angell James   Romans 5. 1: Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: How have men by their traditions made void God’s ordinances. In what clouds and darkness have they veiled his glorious doctrine of justification by faith. How have human…

Delighting God by Finding Joy in Daily Life

November 13, 2017 I’m a summer girl. Put me on a boat while I soak up the warm Vitamin D and the smell of sunscreen, and that’s my happy place. But each time fall rolls around, I wonder if this summer girl is truly an autumn. I love knit sweaters, fires in the hearth, and…

Taking a Break with God

November 13, 2017 Hey Brother, Are you tired? I’m tired. I’m tired because my son was sick and kept us up three nights in a row. I’m tired of debating politics on social media. I’m tired of conservatives hating liberals and liberals hating conservatives. I’m tired of racism. I’m tired of hearing about natural disasters…

A mother’s prayers

CH-November 13, 2017     By J.R. Miller (The Glory of the Commonplace)   We do not realize what the daily home-life means in the future of the children. A consistent and godly example is most important. A Christian man tells of what happened in his own childhood home over and over again. As he…

Romans 15:4

November 12 – November 18, 2017 “For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.” Romans 15:4

The result has been…

QH-November 11, 2017     By Arthur Pink, “An Exposition of the Gospel of John”   “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated Me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have…