Zeal It is said that Sheridan went to battle with all the fury of a madman, and recklessly exposed himself to the shot and shell of the enemy. He told General Horace Porter that he never went into a battle from which he cared to come back alive unless he came as a victor. This desperation made him an irresistible inspiration to his own troops, and enabl ...read
"Fight The Good Fight Of Faith" (I Tim. vi. 12)
A friend with whom I once billeted claimed the blessing of a clean heart, and testified to it at the breakfast table the next morning. He said he had doubted whether there was such an experience; but, since going to The Salvation Army, he had been led to study the Bible, and to observe the lives of those who professed it, and he ...read
"So Spake" "And it came to pass in Iconium that they went both together into the synagogue of the Jews, and SO SPAKE that a great multitude both of the Jews and also of the Greeks believed." (Acts 14:1.)
Bless God for such preachers and such preaching! How did they do it? What was their secret? I think it is threefold.
1. Their Manner. They must hav ...read
"With Peace Unbroken" "In holiness and righteousness before Him, all the days of their life (Luke i. 75).
The Rev. John Fletcher, whom Wesley thought was the holiest man who had lived since the days of the Apostle John, lost the blessing five times before he was finally established in the grace of holiness, and Wesley declared that he was persuaded, from his observ ...read
'A Man In Christ' I knew a man in Christ,' wrote Paul. Think of one writing: I knew a man in Bonaparte, in Buddha, in Caesar,' and we shall see at once how striking, how startling is this expression. We should be not only startled but shocked to hear this of any but Christ Jesus. But the Christian consciousness is not offended by hearing of 'a man in Christ.' It ...read
'As With Sons' 'If ye endure chastening,' wrote the Apostle to the Hebrews -- and that word 'chastening , means child-discipline for purposes of training -- 'If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is be whom the father chasteneth not? But if ye be without chastisement (or discipline), whereof all are partakers, then are ye ba ...read
'Don't Flinch' The other evening I asked a Captain for the story of her conversion. She told me that a few lines in a little book showed her the way to Jesus. She saw through these lines that if she would ask God to save her and would 'not flinch' in her faith, He would do it. So she prayed, and then waited for Jesus to come. She was very dark. She lived in a c ...read
'God Is Faithful' A devout little woman wrote me a letter from Texas recently and said, 'My text for today is, " He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much; and he that is unjust (unrighteous) in the least is unjust (unrighteous) also in much " (Luke xvi. 10).'
What searching words are these of the Saviour! They should give us pause. ...read
'Retired' There is no discharge in that war.' 'They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing.' 'Be thou faithful unto death and I will give thee a crown of life.'
When I was a little lad, time went by so slowly and the years seemed so long, that I felt I should never be a man. But I was told that the years would no ...read