Summer Temptations

"Come ye yourselves apart unto a desert place and rest awhile."—Mark 6: 31 Here Christ advises His apostles to take a vacation. They have been living an excited as well as a useful life, and He advises that ...

The Spider In Palaces

"The spider taketh hold with her hand, and is in kings' palaces" (Proverbs 30:28) We are all watching for phenomena. A sky full of stars shining from January to January calls 
out not so many remarks as the ...

The Reckless Penknife

"When Jehudi had read three or four leaves, he cut it with his penknife." -Jeremiah 36:23. We look in upon a room in Jerusalem. Two men are there. At the table sits Baruch the scribe, with a roll of parchme...

The Ministry of Tears

"God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes" (Revelation 7:17) Riding across a western prairie, wild flowers up to the hub of the carriage wheel, and while a long distance from any shelter, there came a s...

His Name is Wonderful

The prophet lived in a dark time. For some three thousand years the world had been getting worse. Kingdoms had arisen and perished. As the captain of a vessel in distress sees relief coming across the water, so...

An Atheist Answered

"Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them" (Ephesians 4:18) It seems from what we have recently heard that the Christian religion is a hug...

The Broken Pitchers

"And the three companies blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers, and held the lamps in their left hands, and the trumpets in their right hands to blow withal .... And they stood every man in his place round ...

The Name of Jesus

''A name which is above every name.''-Phil. 2:9. 1. A Good Name This text was one of Paul's rapturous and enthusiastic descriptions of the name of Jesus. By common proverb, we have come to believe that...

The Question of Questions

"Sirs, what must I do to be saved?" (Acts 16:30) In a cell of the Philippian dungeon, dark, damp, chill, unilluminated save by the torch Of some official who comes to see whether they are yet alive, are two ...