Following Jesus WHAT IS MEANT BY FOLLOWING JESUS?
Following Jesus resembles coming to Jesus, just as a long journey resembles the first stage of it. The two are similar, for every act of following is a fresh coming. They also coexist, for all who truly come, follow. Yet they can be distinguished in our minds, just as following a guide can be thought of as somethi ...read
Golgotha By Newman Hall, Brooklyn, New York, November 3, 1867
They brought Jesus to the place called Golgotha (which means The Place of the Skull). Mark 15:22
Jesus to Golgotha? The perfectly pure One-He who was holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners-He, brought to a spot regarded as the most polluted and defiled, where skulls and bones mark ...read
Homeward-Bound By Newman Hall, at Surrey Chapel, England, on his return from America in 1867.
"Then are they glad because they are quiet; so He brings them unto their desired haven." Psalm 107:30
A short time ago I was spending Sunday in the midst of the Atlantic. A strong wind was blowing, and the sea was high. In consequence of the rolling of the vessel ...read
The Best Friend Some brothers are not friends. But the brotherhood of Jesus is one that possesses all the qualities of truest Friendship. The man Christ Jesus, the Elder Brother, illustrates the word-"There is a Friend that sticks closer than a brother."
Of all the gifts of God, next to Himself, there is not one so precious as a true friend. This is a treasur ...read
The Choice of Moses By Newman Hall. Preached to the students of Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, on Sunday, October 20, 1867.
I am thankful for the opportunity thus kindly granted to me of addressing the members of a university so celebrated, and possessing such influence in the forming of the minds and characters of the generation soon to occupy the place ...read
The Christian Ministry By Newman Hall, addressed to the theological students at Andover, Yale, Princeton, and the Union Seminary, 1867.
Dear Brethren. You are looking forward to the most responsible, yet most honorable and delightful of all occupations. Having myself been engaged in the Christian ministry upwards of twenty-five years, I can truly say that there is no ...read
The Shadow of the Almighty Newman Hall, November 27, 1867
"He that dwells in the secret place of the Most High, shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty."-Psalm 91:1.
The desert is dreary. The way is long. Heavily burdened, a weary traveler slowly drags onward his wounded feet. Faint by reason of the fiery blaze which smites him from the unclouded sky and the sco ...read
"The Voice of Jesus in the Storm" (Matthew 14:22-33; Mark 6:45-50; John 6:15-21)
Is it stormy weather with you? Do cares, disappointments, bereavements, as a heavy cloud, deluge you with sorrow? Do spiritual troubles assail you as a hurricane, and drive here and there your harassed soul? Do the winds and the waves beat upon your frail bark, so that it seems about to sink? "O af ...read