Surrender to Submission

None of us will ever forget the year 2020 when the world shut down amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. Worry about sickness, coping with sudden changes, and fear of the unknown have stressed both the world and our hearts. While we may not fix the world, living with anxious hearts is…

Trusting The Lord

“To as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name” (John 1:12). This is one of many promises of God held out to believing souls. It is a sad fact, however, as C.H. Spurgeon once…

A Youth Camp Reminder

I understand that not all who read this article attended the Youth Camp in July. If you’re reading these truths for the first time, that’s good. May the Lord bless them to your heart. Repetition is the way for God’s people to learn His truth. I pray that this will be…

Troubled But Care Free

Mothers-in-law often get a bad rap. Not too often do their sons and daughters-in-law have too much good to speak of them. However, I have to say that I was blessed to have a mother-in-law who was a real gem: a humble, hard working, gracious Christian with a big heart…

The Lily Among Thorns

A patch of thorns is not the first place you would expect to see lilies growing, is it? No matter what kind of lily you are thinking of —some are large and some are small — they are all beautiful and delicate flowers. They are not like hard and sharp…

The Mystery of Suffering

Throughout the course of history, Christians have suffered hardships in many different ways. Perhaps you’ve heard the suggestion that if you want to know why Christians suffer, read the book of Job. At first, Job receives a high commendation from God: “And the Lord says unto Satan, Hast thou considered…

There Is Hope

“Stay with me, I cannot bear to be left alone. O Lord help me, what have I done to suffer so much? What will become of me hereafter? No, don’t leave me, stay with me. Send even a child to stay with me, for I am on the edge of…

I Have a Shepherd

As I sit down with the challenge to write about my favorite hymn from among the many I love so well, I am immediately settled in my mind because today is our twelfth wedding anniversary. There is such an abundance of rich, precious hymns in our hymnal to choose from, but for…

Do You Pray For Your Minister?

Did you pray for your minister this week? Will you pray for the man of God who is charged with feeding your soul? If no-one in the church prays for the man called to preach the Lord’s word to precious souls he will be left to carry the load alone.…

King Of Creation

As years go by I appreciate more and more the heritage we hold in the hymnology of the church of Christ. The hymns of the past contain not only beautiful truth, but also the expression of hundreds of years of spiritual experience preserved for the benefit of believers today. My…

Praying for Revival

Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee? —Psalm 85:6 The history of Pentecost with its ten-day prayer meeting in the upper room prior to the outpouring of God’s Spirit and the history of the Great Awakenings with their prayer meetings in homes, offices, and…

Mr Eternity

Arthur Stace was brought up in Sydney, Australia, in a home in which his father was a drunkard and his mother ran a brothel. Early in life he began to drink himself, and alcohol got such a grip on his life that he was soon reduced to drinking methylated spirits…