John Marvin Hames was a member of the Wesleyan Methodist Church. He traveled extensively through the denomination in the evangelistic field, servicing a fruitful and greatly blessed ministry. In one of his books, Hames said he was greatly indebted to three choice authors, for thoughts and suggestions, namely: Dr. G. D. Watson, Dr. A. B. Simpson and Dr. B. Carradine.
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Breaking the Alabaster Box - Table of Contents
"Then Jesus six days before the Passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was which had been dead, whom he raised from the dead. There they made Him a supper; and Martha served: but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with Him. Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet ...read
Converts Guide - Table of Contents
"He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness In himself" (1 John 5:10)
The starting-point in the way of Christianity has proved to be the weal or woe point to thousands of immortal souls. Therefore, the greatest care is to be taken here. The one thing that should concern every person at this point more than anything else in the world is ...read
Deeper Things - Table of Contents
"Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice. Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Chris ...read
Spiritual Shocks: Sermon 1 - Conscience, Record and Judgment
Now while everybody prays, I shall invite your prayerful attention to three passages of Scripture:
Acts 24:16 - "And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men."
St. John 19:22 - "Pilate answered, what I have written I have written."
Eccl. 12:14 - "For God shall bring every work into judg ...read
Spiritual Shocks: Sermon 2 - Weighed and Found Wanting
"This is the interpretation of the thing; MENE; God hath numbered thy kingdom and finished it. TEKEL; Thou art weighed in the balances and art found wanting." Daniel 5:26, 27.
If I were an artist I would like very much to paint at least one picture - a midnight scene in the Bible. I would paint Babylon with her swinging gardens, one of the seven ...read
Spiritual Shocks: Sermon 3 - Some Disappointments at the Judgment
"Not every one that saith unto me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? And in thy name have cast out devils? And in thy name done many wonderful works?' And then will I profess unto them, ' ...read
Spiritual Shocks: Sermon 4 - Dangers of Resisting the Holy Ghost
"Ye do always resist the Holy Ghost." Acts 7:51.
These words were taken from that eloquent, pointed, fiery sermon by the holy Stephen delivered at Jerusalem before a council of the high church officials. The Sanhedrin, the Pharisees and the Priests from different synagogues made up the audience to which Stephen delivered his message which won fo ...read
Sunrisen Blessing - Table of Contents
"And as he passed over Peniel the sun rose upon him." Gen. 32:31.
The above sentence was written in reference to Jacob, after his all night struggle with the angel. And as he went forth across the brook that morning, we are told that "the sun rose upon him." In one sense it was part of the blessing he received that night.
We are convinced more ...read
The Heavenly Race - Table of Contents
"Wherefore seeing we are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us ... Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith: who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the sham ...read