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Life's Byways and Waysides

By J.R. Miller

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   Chapter 1 - Life's Byways and Waysides - Life's Byways and Waysides by J. R. Miller 1907 PREFACE These chapters are at the best only fragments of teaching. They have no close conne
   Chapter 2 - Unto His Nest Again - One day President Lincoln and a friend were walking together in a field, when they found a little bird fluttering in the grass. It had fallen out of i
   Chapter 3 - The Silent Christ - A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, "Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is suffering terribly from demon-pos
   Chapter 4 - Tempted like as We Are - "For we do not have a high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet with
   Chapter 5 - The Greatest Love - "May you have the power to understand, as all God's people should--how wide, how long, how high, and how deep His love really is. May you experience
   Chapter 6 - Spices for Christ's Grave - "When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus' body." Mark 16:
   Chapter 7 - The Everlasting Arms - "The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms!" Deuteronomy 33:27 "For everything that was written in the past was writte
   Chapter 8 - The Disciple Whom Jesus Loved - "One of them, the disciple whom Jesus loved, was reclining next to Him." John 13:23 One of the most tender pictures in the gospel, is that which sh
   Chapter 9 - Great in God's Sight - Few men have had higher honor, than that which was conferred upon John the Baptist in Christ's estimate of him. "Among those who are born of woman--th
   Chapter 10 - Possibilities of Friendship - The subject of friendship never wears out. Human hearts are the same in all ages. We all need love. There is a story of a captive in the Bastile, long
   Chapter 11 - Praying for Our Friends - It is good to pray for one's friends. Indeed, the friendship that does not pray--is lacking in one of its most sacred elements. We have also a good in
   Chapter 12 - The Transforming Power of Prayer - It is a very interesting fact, that it was as Jesus was praying, that He was transfigured. When He first knelt on the cold mountain, there was no brig
   Chapter 13 - Serving Our Generation - "David served his own generation by the will of God." Acts 13:36 It gives dignity and also sacredness to our life--to think as serving our generati
   Chapter 14 - The Ministry of Suffering - One of the most remarkable visions of the book of Revelation, shows us a throng arrayed in white robes--heaven's most honored ones. When the question
   Chapter 15 - Refuge from Strife of Tongues - "Life and death are in the power of the tongue!" Proverbs 18:21 "The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts
   Chapter 16 - Faithfulness - "Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your Master'
   Chapter 17 - The Law of Use and Disuse - "He was made king, however, and returned home. Then he sent for the servants to whom he had given the money, in order to find out what they had gaine
   Chapter 18 - Prayer for Divine Searching - "Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlast
   Chapter 19 - Remembering Christ's Words - Memory is a wonderful faculty. It is a hand that writes down on an invisible scroll--a record of all the things we do, all the thoughts that pass thro
   Chapter 20 - The Manliness of Jesus - The question has been raised, whether Christianity is not a religion for women, rather than for men. It has been claimed by some that the virtues it i
   Chapter 21 - The Living Christ - It always does us good, to focus on the gospel of a risen, living Christ. We need it in our life of care and struggle. It is an old truth--but it is o
   Chapter 22 - Friendships in Heaven - "The family of God!" 1 Peter 4:17 There is a story of a ship whose crew were rendered unfit for their duties, by coming in sight of their home-land
   Chapter 23 - The Duty of Forgetting - It is a great thing to learn to live in the future. Paul put the lesson in very plain words when he said, "Forgetting those things which are behind, a
   Chapter 24 - Night, and Jesus Absent - A whole picture lies in a sentence, or part of a sentence. Thus John describes a scene on the Sea of Galilee, "It was now dark--and Jesus had not yet
   Chapter 25 - Numbering Our Days - What is it to number our days? One way is to keep careful record of them. That is a mathematical numbering. We say we are so many years old. We note o

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