Rev. Andrew Inglis, Dundee
GLASGOW, 9th July 1891.
MY DEAR MR. INGLIS,--I have just been at Greenock, hearing the particulars of my brother John's last hours. He died really like one falling asleep 'in a good old age.' But you, dear brother, are mourning over a beloved daughter called away in her prime, and in the midst of her usefulness. 'His ways are in the sea, and His ...read
Rev. D.M.M'Intyre, College Park
On his acceptance of the call to Finnieston
GLASGOW, 24th June 1891.
MY DEAR MR. M'INTYRE,
--I am very very thankful for your decision, and not I only, but very many here. If you knew all, I think you would recognise the Lord's answer to continued prayer in the whole matter.
I have passed through the pain of bidding farewell to an attac ...read
Rev. Dr. Andrew, Glasgow
20 INDIA STREET, GLASGOW, 23rd January 1892
MY DEAR FELLOW-PILGRIM,
--Very many thanks for your Visit to Palestine. It is a capital book for the young, and reading your narrative is just like taking a walk with you and hearing you all the time calling our attention to sights and scenes... . We must have a talk about all these things. I am not ...read
Rev. Dr. Bannerman, Perth
GLASGOW, 6th Dec. 1892.
MY DEAR DR. BANNERMAN,--I return the old letter.(An old letter, which Dr. Bannernman has sent him to read, describing the Deputation appointed to visit the Holy Land in 1839.) It has, you may believe, a peculiar interest to me, and the writer's estimate of the 'wisdom' of the Deputies to the Holy Land is not far from the ...read
Rev. Dr. John J. Bonar his brother, Greenock
GLASGOW, 28th Oct. 1864.
MY DEAR JOHN,
--I cannot tell how helpful you have been to me during this season. No one could have given more sympathy, no one could have done more to cheer than you have done. I look upon it all as an intimation sent from the Elder Brother, through you, of the sympathy of His heart, for He must have put it into your ...read
Rev. Dr. MacDonald, North Leith
GLASGOW, 9th December 1878.
MY DEAR ROBERT,
--From Day to Day is a book of most pleasant and profitable reading. It is 365 meditations--as many as Samuel Rutherford's Letters--as many as Enoch's years of earthly pilgrimage and walking with God. There is a clearness and pointedness in your style of writing that at once attracts the reader, and ...read
Rev. Duncan Stewart, Hawick
GLASGOW, I3th Feb. 1886.
MY DEAR MR. STEWART,
--Your 'Lectures' (On the Covenanters, which Mr. Stewart had been delivering in Hawick.) have reached me this week and last--both of them very fresh and most interesting. It has been to you a labour of love, and of 'brotherly love;' for these true witnesses for Christ's Crown and Covenant, though ...read
Rev. Horatius Bonar, his brother
DURNESS, SUTHERLANDSHIRE, 11th August 1869.
MY DEAR HORACE,
--I am often thinking on you and Jane, and the past ways of our God. 'Even so, Father.' May we not apply Christ's words-- 'Thou takest away the gift which we would have kept, and givest other gifts. Even so, Father, for so it seemed good in Thy sight.' Last night you were brought up ...read
Rev. J.H. Wilson Edinburgh
GLASGOW, 14th Jan. 1863.
MY DEAR MR. WILSON,
--I have been hearing tidings of your state of health that are not very pleasant.
Will you, if convenient, drop me a few lines letting me know? For you know Paul, had he been in our day, would have sent Tychicus 'to let us know' his affairs and how he was 'doing.' I have often been led to muse o ...read
Rev. J.H.Thomson, Hightae
CRAIGNURE, ISLE OF MULL, Augst. 16th, 1884.
MAN OF ZEBULON, who 'handlest the pen of the writer,' and follower of Ezra and his band, who not only read in the law of God distinctly, but who also 'gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading,' peace be with you.
I suppose you are illustrating to yourself the wisdom as well as kindl ...read
Rev. James Manson
Collace, August 30, 1844.
MY DEAR FRIEND,
--I am longing to hear of you. Are you better? and where are you? It is a sore trial to be laid aside, but it must be very sanctifying. It seems to be peculiarly a minister's furnace. Remember the Baptist. He preached in full health amid the breezes of the hills of Judea, and then at the waters of AEn ...read
Rev. John Milne, Perth
KELSO, April 28th, 1846.
MY DEAR BROTHER,
--Do not forget Monday next. (Day of prayer and fasting) In spite of Satan and the flesh keep it from morning to evening. In spite of the temptation, 'O this must be done, or 'that sick person must be seen,' or 'that caller on business must be listened to for a moment, only a moment !' --in spite of a ...read
Rev. John Purves, Jedburgh
DURING THE VISIT OF THE DEPUTATION TO THE HOLY LAND JERUSALEM
June 17th, 1839.
MY DEAR JOHN,--I scarcely know how to write when sending you a letter from Jerusalem and Mount Zion. Our present residence is actually on the hill of Zion, and our windows look directly on the Mount of Olives. I feel like a man who has got before him more than he c ...read
Rev. Malcolm White, Blairgowrie
STRACHUR, 28th August 1879.
MY DEAR MR. WHITE,--One word to assure Mrs. White and yourself that you are not forgotten in your sorrow. 'The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away.' When the Lord Jesus returns, He will bring with Him the little ones who fell asleep in Him, and how changed they will be! When my little boy died I remember Dr. Somervil ...read
Rev. William Armstrong, Rutherglen
20 INDIA STREET, 1st Decr.1885.
MY DEAR MR. ARMSTRONG,
-- It was very kind in Mrs. Armstrong to write to me, letting me know that you are making some progress. I wonder what your meditations have been. Did you ever see the little book I enclose (Thoughts in Prospect of Death, by D.Rintoul)-- the observations of one (I remember him in my colle ...read
Robert Murray McCheyne - Table of Contents
The telling of the deeply spiritual life story of the young minister of the Gospel of St. Peters Church, Dundee, Scotland, Robert Murray M'Cheyne, has been used of God to bring challenge, blessing and inspiration to hundreds of thousands down through the years since his death in 1843 at the early age of 30. Few men have lived a life filled with suc ...read
Singing Before Suffering
'When they had sung an hymn' Matt. 26:30
'NEVER man spake like this man,' and possibly the same might be true of Christ's singing, 'never man sang like this man.' Did angels listen then as did the prisoners to the singing of Paul and Silas at Philippi? What fragrant associations has that upper room, and this also is among them. Christ sang, an ...read
The Altar of Abraham
(Sermon preached in Glasgow, Anderston Free Church, on 29 September 1889. When reading this sermon, it is interesting to note that Andrew Bonar was now 79 years old and most of his friends and his wife (25 years before) had died. He alone seemed to remain for year after year..)
'And Abraham planted a grove in Beersheba, and called there on the ...read
The Brethren of Our Lord
'For neither did his brethren believe in him.' John 7:5
WE know the names of four of our Lord's brothers, James, Simon, Joses, Juda (Mark 6:3). There seems to have been a large family. The idea (originating with popery) is held by some that these were only relatives, not brethren in the strict sense of the word. But the word used, and the conn ...read
The City of Refuge
'Appoint for you cities of refuge, whereof I spake unto you by the hand of Moses; and they shall be your refuge from the avenger of blood' Joshua 20:2,3
There were six cities of refuge in the land of Israel. These were so situated that any manslayer, when pursued, might find his flight directed and his escape assisted by the very nature of th ...read