Wednesday, May 23, 2018

ASSURANCE



Robert Bruce, of Kinnaird, after breakfast on the last day of his life, said suddenly to his daughter:

"Hold, daughter; my Master calleth me."

At these words his sight, unconsciously to himself, failed & he called for a Bible; but finding that he was sightless, he said:

"Turn up the 8th chapter of Romans & put my finger on verse 39."

"Now," he said, "is my finger on it?"

They told him it was. Then he said: "God be with you my children; I have breakfasted with you, & I shall sup with the Lord Jesus Christ tonight." Immediately he died.

- Dawn. (moreillustrations.com)

Rom 8:38-39 (PHILLIPS): “I have become absolutely convinced that neither death nor life, neither messenger of Heaven nor monarch of earth, neither what happens today nor what may happen tomorrow, neither a power from on high nor a power from below, nor anything else in God’s whole world has any power to separate us from the love of God in Jesus Christ our Lord!”

“I believe hundreds of ‘Christians’ are being deceived by Satan now on this point, that they have not got the assurance of salvation just because they are not willing to take God at His word.” -  D.L. Moody.

Monday, May 21, 2018

SMOKING




AUNT MARY (horrified): "Good gracious. Harold, what would your mother say if she saw you smoking cigarettes?"

HAROLD (calmly): "She'd have a fit. They're her cigarettes."

- (moreillustrations.com)

1 Cor 3:16-17 (GW): “Don’t you know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you?  If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him because God’s temple is holy. You are that holy temple!”

Pro 10:27 (GNT): “Obey the Lord, and you will live longer. The wicked die before their time.”

“I did come with a warning … yet you chose me … so now suffer!” – Cigarette. (A selection)

“If you can’t stop smoking, cancer will!” – The Fresh Quotes.
 

Sunday, May 20, 2018

GOD & THE WORLD




Kapitango Kusita, an evangelist overseer of the Dondi Church, Portuguese Africa, was discoursing on following the "white" path & the "white" path only.

It was night & the crowd of natives sat around the camp fire. A native dog passed between the fire & the listeners.

"Look at that dog! How many legs it has?" asked the preacher.

"Four," came the reply.

"Yes, four indeed," retorted Kapitango, "but have you ever seen the four legs of a dog trying to follow more than one path at the same time? No, no! All four go together, but yet humans with only two legs try to follow two paths at the same time: Christ & the world – money or wealth"

- Record of Christian Work. (moreillustrations.com)

Luke 16:13 (NIRV): “No one can serve two masters at the same time. Either you will hate one of them and love the other. Or you will be faithful to one and dislike the other. You can’t serve God and money at the same time.”

"He who chases two rabbits catches neither." – Confucius.

Friday, May 18, 2018

WORLDLINESS



I have read somewhere of a minister sitting on a hotel plaza at Saratoga one morning. He was greeted by a young girl who said to him: "Good morning, Doctor."

"Good morning," he replied. "Are you very well this morning?"

She answered, "Oh, I am so tired! I blistered my feet dancing last night. By the way, Doctor, what do you think about dancing?"

Very gravely he answered, "You are a professing Christian, are you not? Did you ever blister your feet for God?"

The young girl felt the question deeply & turned away. A few days afterward she spoke to the minister again & said:

"Doctor, I have hardly slept since you asked me that question & I want to tell you I have never blistered my feet for the Lord, but from this time on I will work for Him to the best of my ability."

- Watchman-Examiner (moreillustrations.com)      

Tit 2:11-12 (NOG): “After all, God’s saving kindness has appeared for the benefit of all people.  It trains us to avoid ungodly lives filled with worldly desires so that we can live self-controlled, moral, and godly lives in this present world.”

“Worldliness is what makes sin look normal in any age and righteousness seems odd.” -  David F. Wells.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

OF WHICH WILL ARE YOU AFRAID?



In a prayer-meeting a good sister prayed:

"Lord, we're afraid of our wills, we're afraid to do our wills for fear of the consequences; teach us Thy will!"

There was something striking about that prayer. The majority of people, including some professed Christians, are afraid of God's will rather than their own.

- Spring Grove Ripplet. (moreillustrations.com)

“Father, if you are willing, please take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine.” – Lord Jesus Christ (Luke 22:42 NLT)

“It is good to remind ourselves that the will of God comes from the heart of God and that we need not be afraid.” -  Warren Wiersbe.

“I don't believe in any religion apart from doing the will of God.” -  Catherine Booth.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

BLOOD OF JESUS



A preacher was speaking from the text, “The blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.” (1 John 1:7 KJV)

Suddenly he was interrupted by an atheist who asked, “How can blood cleanse sin?”

For a moment the preacher was silent; then he countered, “How can water quench thirst?”
I do not know,” replied the infidel, “but I know that it does.”

“Neither do I know how the blood of Jesus cleanses sin,” answered the preacher, “but I know that it does.”

- (ministry127.com)

“The most solemn truth in the gospel is that the only thing Christ left down here is His blood.” -  D.L. Moody.

“Morality may keep you out of jail, but it takes the blood of Jesus Christ to keep you out of hell.” -  Charles Spurgeon.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

FORGETTING WHAT IS FORGIVEN



There was a king who had suffered much from his rebellious subjects. But one day they surrendered their arms, threw themselves at his feet & begged for mercy.

He pardoned them all.

One of his friends said to him: “Did you not say that every rebel should die?”

“Yes,” replied the king, “but I see no rebels here.”

- (ministry127.com)

1 John 1:9 (NOG): “God is faithful and reliable. If we confess our sins, he forgives them and cleanses us from everything we’ve done wrong.”

“God forgets your confessed sins; so should you.” -  Woodrow Kroll.

“Love is the great conqueror of lust.” -  C.S. Lewis.