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|Believing And Doing|
MORALS pertain to right living, to the things we do, in relation to God
and His law, as opposed to right thinking, to what we believe,...
|The Moral Agent|
MORALS are for man, not for the brute; they are concerned with his
thoughts, desires, words and deeds; they suppose a moral agent.
THE will of God, announced to the world at large, is known as the Law
of God; manifested to each individual soul, it is called conscie...
|Laxity And Scruples|
IN every question of conscience there are two opposing factors:
Liberty, which is agreeable to our nature, which allows us to do as we...
|The Law Of God And Its Breach|
WITHOUT going into any superflous details, we shall call the Law of God
an act of His will by which He ordains what things we may do o...
|How To Count Sins|
THE number of sins a person may commit is well-nigh incalculable, which
is only one way of saying that the malice of man has invented
YOU can never cure a disease till you get at the seat or root of the
evil. It will not do to attack the several manifestations that ap...
EXCELLENCE is a quality that raises a man above the common level and
distinguishes him among his fellow-beings. The term is relative. ...
"WHAT is a miser?" asked the teacher of her pupils, and the bright boy
spoke up and answered: one who has a greed for gold. But he and...
NEVER say, when you are angry, that you are mad; it makes you appear
much worse than you really are, for only dogs get mad. The rabies...
SELF-PRESERVATION is nature's first law, and the first and essential
means of preserving one's existence is the taking of food and dri...
INTEMPERANCE is the immoderate use of anything, good or bad; here the
word is used to imply an excessive use of alcoholic beverages, w...
NOT the least, if the last, of capital sins is sloth, and it is very
properly placed; for who ever saw the sluggard or victim of this
|What We Believe|
OUR first duty to God, and the first obligation imposed upon us by the
First Commandment is Faith, or belief in God--we must know Him....
|Why We Believe|
BELIEF, we have said, is the acceptance of a truth from another. We do
not always accept what others present to us as truth, for the g...
|Whence Our Belief: Reason|
MY faith is the most reasonable thing in the world, and it must needs
be such. The Almighty gave me intelligence to direct my life. Wh...
|Whence Our Belief: Grace And Will|
TO believe is to assent to a truth on the authority of God's word. We
must find that the truth proposed is really guaranteed by the au...
|How We Believe|
FAITH is the edifice of a Christian life. It is, of itself, a mere
shell, so to speak, for unless good works sustain and adorn it, it ...
|Faith And Error|
INTOLERANCE is a harsh term. It is stern, rigid, brutal, almost. It
makes no compromise, combats a outrance and exacts blind and absol...
|The Consistent Believer|
THE intolerance of the Church towards error, the natural position of
One who is the custodian of truth, her only reasonable attitude, ...
AN atheist in principle is one who denies the existence of God and
consequently of all revealed truth. How, in practice, a man endowed...
|How Faith May Be Lost|
IT is part of our belief that no man can lose his faith without mortal
sin. The conscious rejection of all or any religious truth once...
|Love Of God|
ONCE upon a time, there lived people who pretended that nothing had
existence outside the mind, that objects were merely fictions of t...
|Love Of Neighbor|
THE precept, written in our hearts, as well as in the law, to love God,
commands us, at the same time, to love the neighbor. When you ...
NO word so common and familiar among Christians as prayer. Religion
itself is nothing more than a vast, mighty, universal, never ceasi...
FOR all spiritual needs, therefore, prayer is the one thing necessary.
I am in the state of sin. I desire to be forgiven. To obtain pa...
AS far back as the light of history extends, it shows man, of every
race and of every clime, occupied in giving expression, in one way...
THERE is in the Church an abundance and a rich variety of what we call
devotions--practices that express our respect, affection and ve...
|Idolatry And Superstition|
THE first and greatest sinner against religion is the idolater, who
offers God-worship to others than God. There are certain attribute...
SPIRITISM as a theory, a science, a practice, a religion, or--I might
add--a profitable business venture, is considered an evil thing ...
A RECENTLY discovered sin against the First Commandment is the worship
of Mrs. Eddy, and it is commonly called Christian Science. This...
"THOU shalt not take the name of the Lord, thy God in vain."
A name is a sign, and respect for God Himself, as prescribed by the
THE first quality of an oath is that it be true. It is evident that
every statement we make, whether simple or sworn, must be true. If...
|The Professional Vows|
THE professional vow is a triple one, and embraces the three great
evangelical counsels of perfect chastity, poverty and obedience. Th...
ONE of the advantages of the monastic life, created by vows, is that it
is wholly in keeping with human nature such as God created it....
OWING to the disturbance over things religious in France, vows and
those who exemplify them in their lives are receiving of late a lar...
|The Vow Of Poverty|
ONE objection to the vow of poverty that has a serious face on it, and
certainly looks wicked, is that it does not prevent the accumul...
|The Vow Of Obedience|
WHAT kind of obedience is that which makes religious "unwilling to
acknowledge any superior but the Pope?" We have been confidently
|The Vow Of Chastity|
RELIGIOUS are sometimes called celibates. Now, a celibate, one of the
bachelor persuasion, is a person who considers himself or hersel...
TO blaspheme is to speak ill of God; blasphemy is an utterance
derogatory to the respect and honor due to God. Primarily, it is a sin
TO bless one is not merely to wish that one well, but also to invoke
good fortune upon his head, to recommend him to the Giver of all ...
PROFANITY is not a specific sin. Under this general head come all
blasphemy, false, rash, unjust and unnecessary oaths, rash and viola...
|Third Commandment The Law Of Rest|
THE last of the three Commandments that refer directly to God,
prescribes a rest from toil, and profane works; and in commemoration of...
|The Day Of Rest|
THE third article of the Mosaic Code not only enunciates the law of
rest, but says just how much time shall be given to its observance...
|Keeping The Lord's Day Holy|
THE Third Commandment bids us sanctify the Lord's day; but in what that
sanctification shall consist, it does not say. It is certain, ...
|Worship Of Sacrifice|
WE Catholics contend, and our contention is based on a law of nature
that we glean from the history of man, that sacrifice is the soul...
|Worship Of Rest|
PARTICIPATION in public worship is the positive obligation flowing from
the Third Commandment; abstention from labor is what is negati...
BUT, if servile works are prohibited on the Lord's day, it must be
remembered that "the Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the
THERE is a third sort of works to be considered in relation to Sunday
observance, which, being of their nature neither liberal nor ser...
WE have done with the three commandments that refer directly to God.
The second Table of the Law contains seven precepts that concern
WORTHY of honor are they whom the Lord sees fit to honor. In the
exalted station to which they have been called and in the express
HE who has a heart, and has it properly located, will not fail to love
that which is good; he will have no difficulty in so doing, it ...
|Authority And Obedience|
AUTHORITY means the right to command; to command is to exact obedience,
and obedience is submission of one's will to that of another, ...
|Should We Help Our Parents?|
THERE are few things more evident to natural reason than the obligation
children are under to assist their parents when necessity knoc...
|Disinterested Love In Parents|
LOVE seems to resume all the obligations of parents toward their
offspring; certainly, it directs all their actions, and they fulfil
|Educate The Children|
BEFORE reaching the age of reason, the child's needs are purely animal;
it requires to be fed, clothed and provided with the general
OUR public educational system is made up of a grammar and a high school
course, the latter consisting of a four years term of studies,...
THE other defect, respecting education as found in the public schools
of the land, is that it leaves the soul out of all consideration...
THE Catholic school system all over this land has been erected and
stands dedicated to the principle that no child can be properly,
|Some Weak Points In The Catholic School System|
SOME parents claim that their children do not learn anything in the
Catholic school. It is good policy always to accept this statement...
AMONG the many things that are good for children and that parents are
in duty bound to supply is--the rod! This may sound old-fashione...
|Justice And Rights|
JUSTICE is a virtue by which we render unto every man that which to him
is due. Among equals, it is called commutative justice, the wh...
TO kill is to take life, human or animal. It was once thought by a sect
of crazy fanatics, that the Fifth Commandment applied to the k...
|Is Suicide A Sin?|
MOST people no doubt remember how, a short time previous to his death,
Col. Robert Ingersoli, the agnostic lecturer, gave out a thesis...
THE thought is a terrible one--and the act is desperate in itself--of a
man, however justified his conduct may be, slaying with his ow...
|Murder Often Sanctioned|
ALL injury done to another in order to repair an insult is criminal,
and if said injury result in death, it is murder.
Here we cons...
|On The Ethics Of War|
IN these days, since we have evolved into a fighting nation, our young
men feel within them the instinct of battle, which, like Job's ...
|The Massacre Of The Innocents|
HEROD, the Bloody, slew all under two. A modern Moloch, a creature of
lust and blood, disguised often under the cloak of respectabilit...
KILLING is not the only thing forbidden by the Fifth Commandment:
thereby are prescribed all forms of enmity, of which killing is one,...
WHAT is an enemy? A personal, an individual enemy is he who has done us
a personal injury. The enemy, in a general or collective sense...
THE natural order of things brings us to a consideration of the Sixth
Commandment, and at the same time, of the Ninth, as treating of ...
|The Sink Of Iniquity|
THE malice of lust consists in the abuse of a natural, a quasi-divine
faculty, which is prostituted to ignoble purposes foreign to the...
|Wherein Nature Is Opposed|
CERTAIN excesses, such as we have already alluded to, however base and
abominable in themselves and their effects, have nevertheless t...
THE heart, the seat of the affections, is, after the mind whose
authority and direction it is made to obey, man's noblest faculty; but...
OCCASIONS of sin are persons, places or things that may easily lead us
into sin: this definition of the little catechism is simple and...
ON only rare occasions do people who follow the bent of their unbridled
passions bethink themselves of the double guilt that frequentl...
|Not Good To Be Alone|
A MAN may come to discover that the state in which he finds himself
placed, is not the one for which he was evidently intended by the
|A Helping Hand|
THE moralist is usually severe, and the quality of his censure is
merciless, when he attempts to treat the unwholesome theme of moral
|Thou Shalt Not Steal|
THE Seventh Commandment is protective of the right of property which is
vested in every human being enjoying the use of reason. Proper...
A QUESTION may arise as to petty thefts, venial in themselves, but oft
repeated and aggregating in the long run a sum of considerable ...
|An Oft Exploited, But Specious Plea|
IT is not an infrequent occurrence for persons given to the habit of
petty thefts and fraud, to seek to justify their irregular conduc...
THE Eighth Commandment concerns itself with the good name of the
neighbor; in a general way, it reproves all sins of the tongue, apart...
DEFAMATION differs from contumely in that the one supposes the absence,
the other, the presence, of the person vilified; and again, in...
TO absolve oneself of the sin of detraction on the ground that nothing
but the truth was spoken is, as we have seen, one way of gettin...
TO the malice of detraction calumny adds that of falsehood. It is a
lie, which is bad; it is a report prejudicial to the character of
THE Eighth Commandment is based on the natural right every fellow-man
has to our good opinion, unless he forfeits it justly and public...
TO lie is to utter an untruth, with full knowledge that it is an
untruth. The untruth may be expressed by any conventional sign, by
|Concealing The Truth|
THE duty always to tell the truth does not imply the obligation always
to tell all you know; and falsehood does not always follow as a...
A PECULIAR feature attaches to the sins we have recently treated,
against the Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth commandments. These
|Undoing The Evil|
WHENEVER a person, through a spirit of Police or grossly culpable
negligence, becomes responsible for serious bodily injury sustained ...
A MAN who has stolen, has nothing more urgent and imperative to
perform, on this side of eternity, than the duty of refunding the mone...
|Getting Rid Of Ill-gotten Goods|
IT may happen that a person discover among his legitimately acquired
possessions something that does not in reality belong to him. He ...
|What Excuses From Restitution|
THOSE who do not obtain full justice from man in this world will obtain
it in the next from God. If we do not meet our obligations thi...
|Five Outlets Of Power|
Five Outlets of Power.
A great sorrow has come into the heart of God. Let it be told only in
hushed voice--one of His worlds ...
|A Prehistoric Conflict|
A Prehistoric Conflict.
In its simplest meaning prayer has to do with a conflict. Rightly
understood it is the deciding facto...
|Prayer A War Measure|
Prayer a War Measure.
This world is God's prodigal son. The heart of God's bleeds over His
prodigal. It has been gone so long...
|How God Gives|
How God Gives.
Some one may object to all this that the statements of God's word do not
agree with this point of view.
|Breaking With God|
Breaking with God.
God answers prayer. Prayer is God and man joining hands to secure some
high end. He joins with us through ...
|Gods Pathway To Human Hearts|
God's Pathway to Human Hearts.
God touches men through men. The Spirit's path to a human heart is through
another human heart...
|The Traitor Prince|
The Traitor Prince.
There remains yet a word to be said about hindrances. It is a most
important word; indeed the climactic w...
If I had an ambition to be the ambassador of this country to our
mother-country, there would be two essent...
|Touching The Hidden Keys|
Touching the Hidden Keys.
One of the most remarkable illustrations in recent times of the power of
prayer, may be found in th...
|A Trained Ear|
A Trained Ear.
In prayer the ear is an organ of first importance. It is of equal
importance with the tongue, but must be name...
|He Came To His Own|
He Came to His Own.
The purpose of prayer is to get God's will done. What a stranger God is in
His own world! Nobody is so mu...
|Gods Door Into A Home|
God's Door into a Home.
The heart of God hungers to redeem the world. For that He gave His own,
only Son though the treatment...
|A Pen Sketch|
A Pen Sketch.
When God would win back His prodigal world He sent down a Man. That Man
while more than man insisted upon being...
|Right Rev Boyd Carpenterlord Bis|
I have been asked to write some thoughts on answers to prayer. I am
afraid that I cannot give from personal experience vivid and str...
|Rev Theodore Cuyler Of New York|
All of God's mighty men and women have been mighty in prayer. When
Martin Luther was in the mid-valley of his conflict with the man ...
|Rev John Watson Or Ian Maclaren|
During the course of my ministry, and especially of recent years, I have
been moved to certain actions for which there seemed no rea...
|Rev Knox Little Canon Of Worcest|
Prayer is a comprehensive word and includes, in fact, all communion
between the soul and God. It is, however, commonly used to mean ...
|William Quarrier Of Glasgow|
For twenty-five years it has been with me a continual answer to prayer.
The first seven of my service were spent in caring for the r...
|Leonard Shaw Of Manchester|
The work for homeless children in Manchester was cradled in prayer.
Every step in preparation was laid before God. But what I want s...
It has sometimes seemed to me that God does not intend the faith in
prayer to rest upon an induction of instances. The answers, howe...
|Rev Hugh Price Hughes|
You ask me to give my experience of answers to prayer. I have never had
any doubt that Dean Milman was right when he said that perso...
Immediately after my acceptance of the pastorate of the church to which
I still minister, I arranged to continue and broaden my trai...
|Rev Boyle Dean Of Salisbury|
"What was it that struck you most in that sermon on the character of St.
Paul?" said Bishop Patteson to a friend at Oxford, who had ...
|Now I Awake And See The Light|
Now I awake and see the light;
Lord, Thou hast kept me through the night.
To Thee I lift my voice and pray
That Thou wilt ke...
|The Morning Bright|
The morning bright
With rosy light
Has waked me from my sleep;
Father, I own
Thy love alone
Thy little one doth keep.
|Now I Raise Me Up From Sleep|
Now I raise me up from sleep,
I thank the Lord who did me keep,
All through the night; and to Him pray
That He may keep me t...
|O Help Me Lord This Day To Be|
O help me, Lord, this day to be
Thy own dear child and follow Thee;
And lead me, Savior, by Thy hand
Until I reach the heave...
|O Lord My God To Thee Pray|
O Lord, my God, to Thee pray
While from my bed I rise
That all I do and all I say
Be pleasing to Thine eyes. Amen.
|Jesus Lord To Thee I Pray|
Jesus, Lord, to Thee I pray,
Guide and guard me through this day.
As the shepherd tends his sheep.
Lord, me safe from evil k...
|In The Early Morning|
In the early morning,
With the sun's first rays.
All God's little children
Thank and pray and praise.
I, too, thanks wo...
|For This New Morning With Its Li|
For this new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends.
|I Thank Thee Lord For Sleep An|
I thank Thee, Lord, for sleep and rest,
For all the things that I love best,
Now guide me through another day
And bless my w...
|Jesus Gentle Shepherd|
Jesus, gentle Shepherd,
Bless Thy lamb to-day;
Keep me in Thy footsteps,
Never let me stray.
Guard me through the daytime...
|Keep My Little Tongue To-day|
Keep my little tongue to-day,
Keep it gentle while I play;
Keep my hands from doing wrong.
Keep my feet the whole day long;
|Jesus Keep Me All This Day|
Jesus, keep me all this day.
When at school and when at play;
May I do all things I ought,
May I hate each evil thought;
|O Blessed Lord Protect Thou Me|
O blessed Lord, protect Thou me
And my dear parents graciously;
With Thy strong arm be ever near
To brothers and to sisters ...
|My Father For Another Night|
My Father, for another night
Of quiet sleep and rest.
For all the joys of morning light,
Thy holy name be blest. Amen.
|Now With The New-born Day I Give|
Now with the new-born day I give
Myself anew to Thee,
That as Thou willest, I may live,
And what Thou willest, be. Amen.
|Lord For The Mercies Of This Ni|
Lord, for the mercies of this night
My humble thanks I pay
And unto Thee I give myself
To-day and every day. Amen.
|Whateer I Do Things Great Or S|
Whate'er I do, things great or small
Whate'er I speak or frame.
Thy glory may I seek in all,
Do all in Jesus' name.
|I Thank Thee My Heavenly Father|
I thank Thee, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Thy dear Son,
that Thou hast kept me this night from all harm and danger; and ...
|Savior Lay Thy Hand On Me|
Savior, lay Thy hand on me,
Bless me, and remember me. Amen.
|Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep|
Now I lay me down to sleep;
I pray Thee, Lord, my soul to keep.
If I should die before I wake.
I pray Thee, Lord, my soul to...
|Dear Father In Heaven|
Dear Father in heaven,
Look down from above;
Bless papa and mama,
And those whom I love.
May angels guard over
|Now The Light Has Gone Away|
Now the light has gone away;
Savior, listen while I pray.
Asking Thee to watch and keep
And to send me quiet sleep.
|In My Little Bed I Lie|
In my little bed I lie:
Heavenly Father, hear my cry;
Lord, keep Thou me through this night.
Bring me safe to morning light....
|The Day Is Past And Over|
The day is past and over,
All thanks, O Lord, to Thee!
O Jesus, keep me in Thy sight
And save me through the coming night.
|The Day Is Done|
The day is done;
O God the Son,
Look down upon
Thy little one!
O Light of Light,
Keep me this night,
And shed rou...
|Forgive O Lord For Thy Dear So|
Forgive, O Lord, for Thy dear Son
The ill that I this day have done.
That with the world, myself, and Thee
I, ere I sleep, a...
|Watch Oer A Little Child To-nig|
Watch o'er a little child to-night,
Blest Savior from above,
And keep me till the morning light
Within Thine arms of love. A...
|Jesus Tender Shepherd Hear Me|
Jesus, tender Shepherd, hear me:
Bless Thy little child to-night;
Through the darkness be Thou near me,
Keep me safe till mo...
|Lord Send Me Sleep That I May L|
Lord, send me sleep that I may live;
The wrongs I've done this day forgive.
Bless every deed and thought and word
|Abide With Me Fast Falls The Ev|
Abide with me! Fast falls the eventide,
The darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide!
When other helpers fail and comforts flee,
|At The Close Of Every Day|
At the close of every day,
Lord, to Thee I kneel and pray.
Look upon Thy little child,
Look in love and mercy mild.
|Lord I Have Passed Another Day|
Lord, I have passed another day
And come to thank Thee for Thy care.
Forgive my faults in work or play
And listen to my even...
|All Praise To Thee My God This|
All praise to Thee, my God, this night
For all the blessings of the light:
Keep me, O keep me, King of kings,
Beneath Thine ...
|I Fall Asleep In Jesus Wounds|
I fall asleep in Jesus' wounds,
There pardon for my sins abounds;
Yea, Jesus' blood and righteousness
My jewels are, my glor...
|The Toils Of Day Are Over|
The toils of day are over;
I lift my heart to Thee
And ask that free from peril
The hours of night may be.
O Jesus, make ...
|O Lord God I Pray Thee For Chr|
O Lord God, I pray Thee, for Christ's sake, forgive me whatsoever I have
done wrong this day and keep me safe all the night while I am...
|I Thank Thee My Heavenly Father|
I thank Thee, my heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, Thy dear Son, that
Thou hast graciously kept me this day; and I pray Thee that...
Abba, Jesus! Amen.
|Abba Father Bless This Food|
Abba, Father, bless this food
For our everlasting good. Amen.
|Come Lord Jesus Be Our Guest|
Come, Lord Jesus, be our Guest
And let Thy gifts to us be blest. Amen.
|O Bread Of Life From Day To Day|
O Bread of Life, from day to day
Be Thou our Comfort, Food, and Stay.
|Be Present At Our Table Lord|
Be present at our table, Lord,
Be here and everywhere adored.
Thy creatures bless and grant that we
May feast in paradise wi...
|Great God Thou Giver Of All Goo|
Great God, Thou Giver of all good,
Accept our praise and bless our food.
Grace, health, and strength to us afford
|Jesus Bless What Thou Hast Give|
Jesus, bless what Thou hast given,
Feed our souls with bread from heaven;
Guide and lead us all the way
In all that we may d...
|Lord God Heavenly Father Bless|
Lord God, heavenly Father, bless us and these Thy gifts which we receive
from Thy bountiful goodness, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. ...
|The Eyes Of All Wait Upon Thee|
The eyes of all wait upon Thee, O Lord, and Thou givest them their meat
in due season: Thou openest Thine hand and satisfiest the desi...
|Grant Us Thy Grace O Lord That|
Grant us Thy grace, O Lord, that, whether we eat or drink, or whatsoever
we do, we may do it all in Thy name and to Thy glory. Amen.
Thanks, Lord Jesus! Amen.
Thanks be unto Thee, O God! Amen.
The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want. Amen.
|We Thank The Lord|
We thank the Lord
For meat and drink
Through Jesus Christ. Amen.
|We Thank Thee Dear Lord Jesus|
We thank Thee, dear Lord Jesus.
That Thou our Guest hast been;
O be Thou with us ever
And save us from all sin. Amen.
|We Thank Thee For Those Gifts O|
We thank Thee for those gifts, O Lord;
Pray feed our souls, too, with Thy Word.
|O Give Thanks Unto The Lord For|
O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy endureth
|Bless The Lord O My Soul And A|
Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me bless His holy
name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits. ...
|Heavenly Father Accept Our Than|
Heavenly Father, accept our thanks for this and for all Thy blessings,
through Jesus Christ. Amen.
|O God Who Givest Unto All Their|
O God, who givest unto all their food, make us thankful and provide for
all the needy, now and evermore. Amen.
|Accept O Lord Our Thankful Pra|
Accept, O Lord, our thankful praises
For all Thy goodness did bestow;
May it increase our faith and lead us
Our praise by go...
|We Thank Thee Lord God Heavenl|
We thank Thee, Lord God, heavenly Father, through Jesus Christ, our
Lord, for all Thy benefits, who livest and reignest forever and ev...
|O Lord We Thank Thee For Our Da|
O Lord, we thank Thee for our daily bread. May it strengthen and refresh
our bodies! And we pray Thee, nourish our souls with Thy heav...
|The Lord Is Good To All And His|
The Lord is good to all, and His tender mercies are over all His works.
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless Hi...
Lord, help me! Amen.
Jesus, Redeemer, have mercy upon me! Amen.
|Tender Jesus Meek And Mild|
Tender Jesus, meek and mild,
Look on me, a little child;
Help me, if it is Thy will,
To recover from all ill. Amen.
|I Am Weak But Thou Art Mighty|
I am weak, but Thou art mighty.
Help me, O my God! Amen.
|Dear Father Help Me Believe Tha|
Dear Father, help me believe that all things work together for good to
them that love God. Amen.
|O Thou From Whom All Blessings|
O Thou, from whom all blessings flow,
I lift my heart to Thee;
In all my sorrows, conflicts, woes,
Dear Lord, remember me. A...
|Dear Father Thy Child Is Sick|
Dear Father, Thy child is sick. Look upon me in tender mercy, and if it
be Thy will, raise me up and grant me health and strength. Ame...
|Heavenly Father It Hath Pleased|
Heavenly Father, it hath pleased Thee to visit me with sickness, I know
that Thou art too kind and good to send me anything but for my...
|Other Refuge Have I None|
Other refuge have I none;
Hangs my helpless soul on Thee:
Leave, ah! leave me not alone,
Still support and comfort me.
|Lord Gracious God I Cry To The|
Lord, gracious God, I cry to Thee,
Still bless me with Thy favor,
Forgive my sins, and let me live,
Thy child remain forever...
|Nearer My God To Thee|
Nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer to Thee!
E'en though it be a cross
That raiseth me;
Still all my song shall be,
|Lord Jesus Christ My Best Physi|
Lord Jesus Christ, my best Physician, I come to Thee in this my
sickness. I pray Thee to look upon me in tender mercy. Send Thy guardi...
|Lord Jesus Look Down From Heave|
Lord Jesus, look down from heaven upon my mama (papa, brother, sister)
and soon make her (him) well again. Thou canst do all things; h...
|Holy Jesus Every Day|
Holy Jesus, every day
Keep us in the narrow way,
And when earthly things are past,
Bring our ransomed souls at last
|As A Little Child Relies|
As a little child relies
On a care beyond his own;
Knows he's neither strong nor wise,
Fears to stir a step alone,--
|Faithful Shepherd Feed Me|
Faithful Shepherd, feed me
In the pastures green;
Faithful Shepherd, lead me
Where Thy steps are seen.
Hold me fast and...
|We Thank Thee Heavnly Father|
We thank Thee, heav'nly Father,
For ev'ry earthly good,
For life, and health, and clothing,
And for our daily food.
|Holy Jesus Be My Light|
Holy Jesus, be my Light,
Shine upon my way;
Through this tempting, changing life
Lead me day by day. Amen.
|Lord Be Thou My Constant Guide|
Lord, be Thou my constant Guide,
Lead me all the way,
Till I reach Thy home at last,
Nevermore to stray. Amen.
|O God Thou Faithful God|
O God, Thou faithful God,
Thou Fount that ever flowest,
Without whom nothing is,
Who all good gifts bestowest:
A pure and...
|Lord Jesus Christ To Us Attend|
Lord Jesus Christ, to us attend.
Thy Holy Spirit to us send. Amen.
|Lord Teach Us How To Keep Thy D|
Lord, teach us how to keep Thy day
And lead and bless us all the way. Amen.
|Lord Open Thou My Heart To Hear|
Lord, open Thou my heart to hear
And by Thy Word to me draw near;
Let me Thy Word still pure retain,
Let me Thy child and he...
|Direct Me Now O Gracious Lord|
Direct me now, O gracious Lord,
To hear aright Thy holy Word;
Assist Thy minister to preach,
And let Thy Holy Spirit teach,
|On What Has Now Been Sown|
On what has now been sown
Thy blessing, Lord, bestow;
The power is Thine alone
To make it spring and grow. Amen.
|Blessed Lord Let Thy Blessing G|
Blessed Lord, let Thy blessing go with me to-day and grant that I may be
obedient to my teachers and may learn with pleasure whatever ...
|O Most Gracious God Let Me Neve|
O most gracious God, let me never forget the many good things that I
have heard this day; but let them abide in my heart, so that I ma...
|Almighty God Thy Word Is Cast|
Almighty God, Thy Word is cast
Like seed into the ground;
Now let the dew of heaven descend
And righteous fruits abound. Ame...
|May The Grace Of Christ Our Sav|
May the grace of Christ, our Savior,
And the Father's boundless love,
With the Holy Spirit's favor,
Rest upon us from above....
|O Give Me Samuels Ear|
O give me Samuel's ear,
The open ear, O Lord,
Alive and quick to hear
Each whisper of Thy Word,
Like him to answer at Thy...
|Abide O Dear Redeemer|
Abide, O dear Redeemer,
Among us with Thy Word
And thus now and hereafter
True peace and joy afford. Amen.
|Now Our Worship Sweet Is Oer--|
Now our worship sweet is o'er--
Singing, praying, teaching, hearing:
Let us gladly God adore
For His gracious strength and c...
|My God Accept My Heart This Day|
My God, accept my heart this day
And make it always Thine,
That I from Thee no more may stray,
No more from Thee decline.
|Dismiss Us With Thy Blessing Lo|
Dismiss us with Thy blessing, Lord;
Help us to feed upon Thy Word;
All that has been amiss forgive
And let Thy truth within ...
|Let Us All With Gladsome Voice|
Let us all with gladsome voice
Praise the God of heaven,
Who, to bid our hearts rejoice,
His own Son hath given. Amen.
|O Lord Christ Our Savior Dear|
O Lord Christ, our Savior dear,
Be Thou ever near us;
Grant us now a glad New Year.
Amen, Jesus, hear us! Amen.
|O Holy Child Of Bethlehem|
O holy Child of Bethlehem,
Descend to us, we pray;
Cast out our sin and enter in.
Be born in us to-day. Amen.
|O Welcome Little Christmas Gues|
O welcome, little Christmas Guest,
Dear Jesus, from above;
Upon Thy face, so pure and mild,
We see God's smile of love. Amen...
|Precious Babe Of Bethlehem|
Precious Babe of Bethlehem,
Gift of love to sinful men,
Thou, our Savior, Lord, and King--
May we all Thy praises sing! Amen...
|Ah Dearest Jesus Holy Child|
Ah! dearest Jesus, holy Child,
Make Thee a bed, soft, undefiled,
Within my heart, that it may be
A quiet chamber kept for Th...
|Come Dearest Savior Take My He|
Come, dearest Savior, take my heart
And let me ne'er from Thee depart. Amen.
|Jesus Tender Savior|
Jesus, tender Savior,
Thou hast died for me;
Make me very thankful
In my heart to Thee.
When the sad, sad story
|Lamb Of God I Look To Thee|
Lamb of God, I look to Thee;
Thou shalt my example be;
Thou art gentle, meek, and mild,
Thou wast once a little child.
|Jesus Help My Eyes To See|
Jesus, help my eyes to see
All the good Thou sendest me.
Jesus, help my ears to hear
Calls for help from far and near.
|Be Near Me Lord Jesus|
Be near me, Lord Jesus!
I ask Thee to stay
Close by me forever
And love me, I pray.
Bless all the dear children
|Holy Spirit Give Us|
Holy Spirit, give us
Each a lowly mind;
Make us more like Jesus,
Gentle, pure, and kind.
Holy Spirit, brighten
|Jesus From Thy Throne On High|
Jesus, from Thy throne on high,
Far above the bright blue sky,
Look on us with loving eye;
Hear us, holy Jesus!
|Almighty And Most Merciful God|
Almighty and most merciful God, who in Thy infinite goodness hast
committed us unto the charge of loving parents, who are to watch ove...
|Dear Father In Heaven Who In Th|
Dear Father in heaven, who in Thy goodness hast given us teachers that
they may instruct and train us in all useful knowledge, we pray...
|O Almighty God Who By Thy Son J|
O almighty God, who by Thy Son Jesus Christ didst give to Thy holy
apostles many excellent gifts and commandedst them faithfully to fe...
|While Lifes Paths We Still Are|
While life's paths we still are pressing,
Grant us, Father, steadfast faith
And for Christ's sake grant the blessing
Of a pe...
|Our Father Who Art In Heaven Ha|
Our Father who art in heaven; Hallowed be Thy Name; Thy kingdom come;
Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven; Give us this day o...
|1 The Lord Is My Shepherd I Sh|
1. The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.
2. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; He leadeth me beside the
|Praise God From Whom All Blessi|
Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host:
|The Prayer Of Faith.|
The family of Mr. James R. Jordan has resided in Lake View, Chicago,
since the spring of 1871. They are members of Lincoln Park
|Almost A Bankrupt.|
A prominent Christian had just entered a merchant's counting-room, when
the head man of the place said to him, "Let us kneel and ask...
|Life Brought Back Again In The Midst Of Death.|
The following instance, when _death itself was made to give back the
life it claimed_, is personally known to us to be true: A mothe...
|Saved From The Hands Of A Desperado.|
The following circumstance is communicated to us by a United States
"After the close of the Mexican war, and in the year...
|The Prayer Of A Missionary In Mexico Answered - Saved From Banditti.|
"In the Spring of 1872, I was, with my wife and child, in the city of
Cadereita, Mexico, where we had been laboring as missionaries,...
|An Infidel's Life Spared A Few Days.|
"During the Summer of 1862, I became acquainted with a Mr. A----, who
professed infidelity, and who was, I think, as near an atheist...
|Remarkable Preservation From Brain Difficulties.|
"A few weeks ago, a man who had once been a member of my church, but had
fallen from his steadfastness through strong drink, fell fr...
|Little George's Prayer.|
A clergyman writes us these incidents:
"I knew a poor family whose son George, four or five years old, was
accustomed to pray. Th...
|A Prayer For A Horse.|
"My horse died, and, after traveling through the snow-drifts to my
appointments, till I was lame, half sick, and unfit for service--...
|A Prayer For A Wife.|
"When I believed it would be well for me to seek a companion for life, I
asked of God direction in making a wise choice, and that, i...
|Church Troubles Quelled.|
"I might mention a dozen instances in which church troubles were
gathering, and trials between members appeared certain, when all my...
|A Minister's Supplies Fall Short.|
"When very much in need of funds to procure supplies for a coming
Winter, all expedients failed; then I asked God for assistance, wh...
|A Prayer For A Servant.|
"Some time after, we failed to find anything like suitable help in the
house, which we greatly needed. Before starting out one morni...
"For over three years, I was troubled with frequent raising of blood
from my right lung, which physicians failed to cure. Of this I ...
A man who had led a very wicked life, was converted and hopefully saved.
Previous to this time, a debt of $18.75 had not given him t...
|God Sent The Bag Of Flour.|
In about the year 1830, in Central New York, there was a time of great
scarcity of provisions. Grain was very high, and difficult to...
|Incidents From The Experience Of A City Missionary.--a Prayer For Supper Answered.|
An educated, accomplished lady, reduced to the very lowest round of
poverty's ladder, whom we shall call Mrs. X----, bears unfailing...
|Relief From A Creditor's Demands.|
"At another time, being sorely pressed by a heartless creditor, and
almost beside herself, she concluded to walk out and get free fr...
|Two Hundred Dollars Needed And Given At The Last Moment.|
"At the time of her husband's death, there were _two hundred dollars_
due an institute, for board and tuition of their two little bo...
|How The Lord Repaid A Generous Gift.|
"Some gentlemen, urged to contribute to a most worthy cause, said, 'Go
first to Mr. Z.--whatever he gives, we will.' Mr. Z., upon ap...
|The Astonished Giver.|
"A gentleman, not marching in the ranks of 'cheerful givers,' was urged
to bestow five dollars toward the 'Fresh Air Fund.' 'He coul...
In a dismal basement, A. found a very interesting American family. The
father, in the last stage of consumption; a little girl of te...
|"the Lord Woke Me Up In Time To Save My Clothes."|
In the very top of a four-story building, used only for various
manufacturing purposes, lived an old man and daughter. They lived
|The Lord Takes Away The Custom Of A Liquor Saloon.|
At one time, the landlord rented the ground floor to a liquor seller.
The loafers going in and out, especially on Sunday, were a gre...
|Help In Time Of Need.|
A poor, humble Christian woman had a claim on some property in a
neighboring State. It was in law, and she was summoned to attend co...
|Cast Out Into The Street, Yet Not Forsaken.|
A piteous wail was heard on the street one day, and a poor Scotchman
crossed over to see the trouble. A widow and three children sat...
|A Persecutor Punished By The Lord.|
A most devout, hard-working and poorly paid man, was the object of
constant persecution by a cross-grained, ugly, infidel neighbor. ...
|How God Answered My Prayer For $90.|
"Suffice it, then, I was in debt. I was owing the large sum (large for a
poor home missionary) of $90.00. Expecting soon to be calle...
|From Wealth, To Poverty.|
A lady of superior culture and refinement, fell from opulence to extreme
poverty, within four years. No less ready when at the botto...
|A Prayer For Fifty Dollars.|
A clergyman writes _The Christian_ as follows:
"The Winter of 1872 I spent in missionary work, carrying the glad
tidings of the k...
|Concurrent Testimony Of The Value Of Prayer.|
A request was published by the _Illustrated Christian Weekly,_ asking
that all who could report positive facts as direct results of ...
|A Worldly Man Surrenders.|
A clergyman says, "I was very anxious for the building of a mission
chapel to accommodate a flourishing mission-school that had been...
|A Servant's Prayer For A Good Home.|
"I was brought up religiously as a servant in a family in Connecticut,
and from twelve years of age until twenty-three, knew no othe...
|Before They Call I Will Answer.|
"The writer was once in great trouble to know what was duty. Urged by
ministers and laymen in high standing to undertake a work not ...
|A Family Pray For A Good Servant.|
"About three years since my family comfort was very much disturbed by
failure to obtain a good housemaid. And, having been accustome...
|A Recovery From A Death-bed.|
"Some forty years ago, in a rural parish in New England, a young man lay
apparently on his death-bed with a putrid fever. His aunt, ...
|A Poor Student Prays For Money.|
"I was a poor student in a Manual Labor Institute at the West. The month
of February was our regular Winter vacation. We were privil...
|"i Can't Stop To Pray."|
"A deacon living in a Berkshire town was requested to give his prayers
in behalf of a poor man with a large family who had broken hi...
|Remarkable Healing Of A Child.|
A clergyman writes that during the ministration of his labors at Battle
Greek, Mich., there were several remarkable manifestations o...
|God Paid The Rent - Answer To Prayer.|
A poor Christian family were in distress. The husband, during a long and
painful sickness, had borne his trials for months with chee...
|He Forgetteth Not The Cry Of The Humble.|
A City home missionary has told us of the case of a poor colored family,
the husband nearly one hundred years old, totally incapacit...
|Incidents In The Life Of An Invalid - How God Cares And Comforts In Small Things.|
The following incidents are from the life of an invalid, personally
known to the editor of this book, and can be depended upon as au...
|Giving Her Last Money To The Lord.|
"'The first money the Lord gives me I will send to you,' were the last
words I said to my old father, as I stood waiting for the tra...
|Money Wanted To Pay Railroad Fare.|
"Once, on a visit, I left the company below, and went up stairs for an
hour's quiet and prayer. I was to return the coming week and ...
|Prayer Saves The Life Of A Little Child.|
"A year ago this Summer, my sister's little baby, only five months old,
was taken very ill with that distressing complaint which oft...
|The Lost Thimble.|
"One day I lost my silver thimble, a gift from my mother when I was a
young girl. I prized it _very highly_. I looked everywhere, lo...
|A Prayer For $25.|
"God moves in a mysterious way
His wonders to perform."
"I had a present of twenty-five dollars once, which was a direct ...
|Praying For Others.|
"My sister's husband wished to raise a certain sum of interest money by
a given time, but could see no way; was very much troubled a...
|A Visit To Friends.|
"I will hold thee by thy right hand, saying unto thee, fear
not, I will help thee."
"Once I held in my hand an open let...
|Praying For A New Hat.|
"Whatsoever thing ye ask in _My_ name"--
"For a long while I had been without money, and my need was very great.
I wanted a n...
|Praying For A Sewing Machine.|
"One day a lady friend said to me: 'Would you like some nice sewing,
easy to do?' I answered, 'Yes.' 'Have you a sewing machine?' 'I...
|Money For Postage.|
"One day I opened my port-monnaie to get change for some little needful,
when I found I had but ten cents. I used five of it. As vis...
|Praying For A Bible.|
"For a long while it has been my habit to be entirely guided for the day
by the first verse in the Bible on which my eyes rested. Wh...
|A Spring Mattress.|
"Last Summer, when I bought my bedstead, I did not have money to get
either springs or a mattress, so I fixed up a clean, straw bed,...
|The Healing Of Mary Theobald.|
The following incident is related by her pastor, at Woburn, Mass., who,
for three and a half years, was well acquainted with her phy...
|How Prayer Helped Him To Keep The Pledge.|
In a rural district, in the North of England, lived a shoe-maker who had
signed the temperance pledge often, but never had strength ...
|One Who Refused The Holy Spirit.|
The following incident is related by D.L. Moody, the Evangelist, which
contains a warning, how the Holy Spirit avenges itself to tho...
|The Praying Shoe-maker.|
A correspondent of _The American Messenger_ relates this instance of a
poor man in the village where he lived, who, with a family of...
|How The Lord Controls Even The Locomotive And The Railroad Train.|
A remarkable instance of how the Lord controlled circumstances for the
detention of one train, and speeded the arrival of the other,...
|Another Instance Of Superhuman Control Of The Locomotive, In Answer To|
An exact parallel instance to the foregoing is given in the experience
of a correspondent of _The Christian_, which occurred in the ...
|Another Wonderful Record Of $25.|
_A Christian minister_, living in Northern Indiana, was in want, and
knelt in prayer again and again before his Father in heaven. Hi...
|Mr. Spurgeon's Cow.|
"My grandfather was a very poor minister, and kept a cow, which was a
very great help in the support of his children--he had ten of ...
| Charles Spurgeon."|
|"trust In The Lord."|
"A poor negro woman, after the death of her husband, had no means of
support for herself and two little children, except the labor o...
|Exactly Eighty Dollars.--"they Are Safe That Trust In Thee."|
A clergyman somewhat advanced in years recently related to a
correspondent of _The Messenger_ an incident in his own life, which wel...
|A Prayer For Four Dollars.|
A Home Missionary from Brooklyn called one day upon an editor to gather
some tracts for distribution which he had published. The edi...
|"aunt Sally's" Faith.|
"'Aunt Sally,' says the _American Messenger_, was a devout, working,
trustful Christian. Her husband was a cripple, almost helpless,...
|God Careth For You.|
"Nearly forty years ago I was given up by the doctors for a dying man
from consumption. I had a wife and five children dependent on ...
|A Prayer Not Answered.|
"Many years ago, a man then recently married, settled in my native town.
It was then quite new, destitute of religious privileges, a...
|Trust In The Lord.|
"A pious woman, who was reduced to extreme poverty and deserted by her
intemperate husband, was taken sick, and lay several days wit...
|The Necessity Of Asking God's Blessing Every Day, Upon Your Daily Work.|
"A colporteur in the Wabash valley became quite discouraged and was
almost ready to give up his work, on account of the smallness ...
|Prayer Found The Remedy For The Disease.|
"A correspondent of _The Illustrated Christian Weekly_, states that a
mother of her acquaintance had a child taken alarmingly ill. S...
|Prayer Instantaneously Answered For Conversion.|
On the evening of the fifty-first daily prayer-meeting in Augusta, Ga.,
a large gathering assembled in the St. John's M.E. Church, a...
|Help For The Shipwrecked.|
Admiral Sir Thomas Williams, a straight-forward and excellent man, was
in command of a ship crossing the Atlantic Ocean. His course ...
|Samuel Harris's Lawsuit, And How The Lord Settled It For Him.|
"When Samuel Harris, of Virginia, began to preach, his soul was so
absorbed in the work, that he neglected to attend to the duties o...
|A Wagon-load Of Food.|
"A young minister and his wife were sent on to their first charge in
Vermont about the year 1846. On the circuit were few members, a...
"A lady who lived on the north side of London, set out one day to see a
poor sick friend, living in Drury Lane, and took with her a ...
|How The Stolen Sleigh Was Returned By A Thief.|
The widow of a minister of the Gospel sends to "_The Christian_" the
following instance illustrating God's faithfulness in hearing a...
"He returned home with the letter, and started for L----; went there the
same day, some forty miles; found sleigh and harness safe, wi...
|"none Of The Lord's Children Left Desolate."|
"_The Christian Era_ tells of a Dutch preacher who held a meeting one
evening in a strange city. While he was preaching, and enforci...
|The New Coat That Fitted Exactly.|
"A few years since, a young preacher in the State of Massachusetts, who
was laboring in a field which yielded no great pecuniary ret...
|Praying To Stop The Wind And The Sailing Of A Vessel.|
The late aged and venerable Rev. Dr. Cleaveland, of Boston, relates the
"In a revival of religion in the chur...
|Insanity Cured And Suicide Prevented.|
"_Augusta Moore_, writes _The Christian_, of a young lady called home by
the illness of her widowed mother, who died before she coul...
|Answers To Prayer.|
Dr. Newman Hall, minister of Surrey Chapel, London, gives the following
instances of answers to prayer from his own experience:
|Bishop Simpson's Recovery.|
Bishop Bowman gives the following instance from his own experience:
"In the Fall of 1858, whilst visiting Indiana, I was at an ann...
|The Seven Letters.|
The following incident is given by "_The Presbyterian_," on the
authority of a private letter from Paris:
"At a Bible reunion, he...
|The Lord Did Not Forget The Potatoes.|
"A correspondent of _Arthur's Magazine_ tells of a poor woman who had
been washing for us, who said: 'Seems as if the Lord took very...
|The Prayer In The Woods.|
A friend relates the following incident, as received from the lips of a
poor afflicted, crippled orphan boy, whose own experience is...
|The Lord Can Do It.|
"In one of the mountainous towns--says _The Christian_--in the north-
western part of Connecticut, there lived, some time since, an ...
|Answer To Prayer In All The Little Temporal Anxieties Of Life|
The question having been asked, "Does God answer Prayer, in even all the
little anxieties and cares of daily life." _The Illustrated...
|Bread To The Hungry.|
"God was pleased to deprive me totally of my hearing in early boyhood.
By the late war I lost all of my earthly possessions. I have ...
"A number of years ago I went West to better my condition.... After a
little time I went into business of my own, had but little capit...
|The Horse Is His.|
"The writer was preaching Sundays at a little country church, about 70
miles by rail from the institution where he attended. He went...
|All Our Needs.|
"About eight years ago, while a Student in college, I became embarrassed
for want of funds. Debts began to accumulate. Anticipating ...
|He Healeth The Sick.|
"The wife of Deacon W. was sinking rapidly with pneumonia. Friends gave
up all hope of her recovery, and even the hopeful physician ...
|A Powerful Dream.|
"My father, a minister of the gospel, was prostrated by sickness. A
large family of little ones was dependent upon him for support. ...
|Ask And Ye Shall Receive.|
"In 1874, through Providence, I became sore pressed to provide for
myself and family; two of my children had just begun to learn to ...
|Casting All Your Care On Him.|
"Once, soon after the death of my husband and the loss of all his large
property, I had a bill of _fifty dollars_ to pay, and was no...
|In Everything Make Known Your Wants.|
"Six years ago, on the low country of South Carolina, a friend asked me
to go with him to a camp-meeting. I was delighted with the i...
|The Great Physician.|
"Nearly five years ago, after a decline of almost two years, I was
brought very near to the grave. Medical aid availed nothing. I wa...
|Shall Save The Sick.|
"I was desperately ill. My physicians had done all in their power,
without success--and yet I lived! For my father's sake, the heart...
|All-sufficient For All Need.|
"I am a mother of seven children. By the help of our Father in heaven,
we have all of us gone regularly to church and Sunday-school....
|A Very Present Help In Trouble.|
"At one time, during a season of adversity, there was urgent occasion
for a certain sum beyond the income of the family, and there was...
|He Shall Direct Thy Paths|
"I am a teacher by profession, and, a few years ago, I found myself
placed in a school whose every surrounding was utterly repugnant t...
|How The Lord Is Constantly Caring For His Trusting Poor.|
A city missionary recently found, in this city on the streets, a refined
Englishwoman with her children, who had been turned out of ...
|A Prayer For Bread.|
"Washington Allston, who stood at the head of American artists a half
century ago, was, at one time, so reduced by poverty, that he ...
|The Daughter's Prayer.|
The late Doctor Krummacher, chaplain to the king of Prussia, in
referring to faith and prayer, writes as follows:
"A little incid...
|The Lord Will Provide.|
"A city missionary, one Saturday night, was going home with a basket of
provisions on his arm. Meeting a policeman, he asked him if ...
|A Prayer For A Load Of Wood.|
Here is an illustration of the way in which God sends relief in trouble.
The story is told by the Christian woman to whom it happene...
|A Refractory Man Compelled To Pay A Debt.|
A refractory man who owed a small debt of about $43, refused to pay it
all, but offered to do so if ten dollars was taken off. His c...
|A Hurricane Passes Around A Ship.|
A Sea Captain relates to the editor of the _Christian_, a remarkable
incident, whereby in one of his voyages his ship was unaccounta...
|Recovery From Spinal Disease.|
"Miss M---- is the daughter of a respectable farmer, an elder in a
Presbyterian church in Western Pennsylvania. When a young girl he...
|Prayer For A Pair Of Boots.|
In the Fall of 1858, H----, a student in the Theological Seminary at
Princeton, N.J., was in great need of a new pair of boots. His ...
|Under Garments In Answer To Prayer.|
Among the students in the Theological Seminary at Princeton, N.J., in
1860, was my intimate friend L----. He was at the time poorly ...
Henry Badgerow was a man about seventy years of age at the time of the
incident, and a resident of Steuben county, State of New York...
|That Beautiful Christmas Gift. How The Lord Used It.|
A lady and gentleman were walking up Madison avenue, New York City, from
church, when incidentally the lady said, "We are trying to ...
|The Widow's Wood And Flour.--the Unbelieving Ones Made Speechless.|
The following instance is known to _The Christian_ as true, and to a
remarkable degree indicates how thoroughly God knows our minute...
|A Pair Of Shoes.--the Lord's Rebuke To Those Who "didn't Believe."|
The following incident occurred in Connecticut: In an humble cottage two
sisters were watching over and caring for a much-loved brot...
|The Lame Healed.|
Rev. Charles G. Finney, during his life-time, was familiar with the
circumstances connected with the remarkable healing of a sick la...
|The Wonderful Cure Of Mrs. Sherman.|
Although there are so many cases of healing in answer to prayer, yet the
incident of the healing of Mrs. Sherman is so minute, and r...
|Dr. Newman Hall's Testimonies To The Value Of Prayer.|
Dr. Newman Hall, of London, in his wide experience has met with many
incidents of answered prayer, and thus relates several:
|A Prayer For Thirty Pounds.|
"On a recent evangelizing visit to Newport, one of its citizens said to
me, 'In yonder house dwell a man and wife, who recently need...
|Recovery From Dangerous Illness.|
Dr. Newman Hall was once visiting, on his dying bed, John Cranfield, son
of the great originator of ragged schools, under the minist...
|A Sunday School Teacher In Distress.|
"My brother," says Dr. Hall, "told me that when superintendent of a
Sunday school he felt a strong impulse, one Saturday evening, to...
|Rescued In Peril.|
"With my brother I was once climbing the _Cirrha di Jazze_, one of the
mountains in the chain of _Mount Rosa_. When nearly at the to...
|A Physical Impediment Removed.|
"A clergyman, of great scholarship and genius, has told me of a
remarkable answer to prayer, authenticated by three missionaries kno...
|Restoration From Death.|
"My father, the author of the _Sinner's Friend_, narrates in his
autobiography a circumstance which he often used to speak of with g...
|The Help Of The Lord In Little Things.|
The Rev. Dr. Patton, of Chicago, in receiving many letters from
clergymen, received one from Mr. F., a pastor in Massachusetts.
|A Boy's Faith In Prayer|
In a letter to Dr. W.W. Patton, by Mr. T.I. Goodwin, M.D., of Staten
Island, he describes a little incident which happened to him wh...
|A Prayer For Five Dollars.|
One of the City Home missionaries in New York city received on a certain
day five dollars with special directions that it be given t...
|Go To The Post-office.|
A correspondent of "_The Guiding Hand_" relates this incident:
"In the year 18--, having a brother living in the city of R., I wen...
|The Widow's Tree|
Not many years ago a violent storm, with wind and thunder, spread
devastation all through the valley of Yellow Creek, Georgia. For a...
|The Lord Paid His Interest.|
A most curious answer to prayer occurred in the experience of a home
missionary in Brooklyn. It illustrates how God, in his trials o...
|Will The Lord Deliver From Bad Habits Of Tobacco, Rum, Liquor,|
|Licentiousness, Etc., In Answer To Prayer.|
This question having been asked by a clergyman of Brooklyn, Rev. S.H.
Platt, he received a large number of communications, which evi...
|Cured Of Tobacco Appetite.|
"A little more than a year has elapsed since I left off the use of
tobacco. This further time has more fully developed the thoroughn...
|Bad Habits Wholly Overcome.|
"A physician of extended practice was converted and reclaimed while I
had charge of the place in which he lived. He had acquired the...
|Was It Instantaneous?|
"Yes, as respects tobacco; he became convicted of its sinfulness by a
voice saying, 'That is not the way to glorify God: stop, and s...
|The Lord Delivers From Bodily Sins.|
"I had used tobacco from my childhood, and the love and use thereof grew
upon me. I became convicted of its sinfulness, went to God an...
"Tobacco was a great trouble to me; and I had tried a number of times to
leave it off, but could not do so. One night as I was retir...
|Not Your Own Strength Can Break The Habit.|
"I smoked tobacco excessively for fifteen years, commencing when I was
about twenty years old. I often strove to break off from the ...
|A Double Cure.|
"At the age of twelve years I commenced to use tobacco, and continued to
use it, both smoking and chewing, till five years ago, when...
|A Special Word To All Seeking To Escape Evil Ways.|
Should these words meet the eye of any one so troubled over any evil way
or bad habit from whose bondage he would gladly escape, let...
|Help At The Very Last Moment. Faith Rewarded.|
A clergyman in the State of New York, through the influence of a
disaffected member, was unfairly and precipitately deprived of his
|Spinal Disease Cured.|
"There was a little girl in this place that had the
cerebro-spinal-meningitis; several had died with this disease, and the
|An Old Man's Prayer.|
"I feel also like mentioning another instance. I knew an old father in
Israel, a minister of the gospel, who once in speaking with a...
|The Mysterious Leadings Of Providence.|
The following incidents are contributed to the book by a prominent
"A period, ever memorable in the life of the writer...
|Life Spared For Two Weeks.|
"On the 8th of January, last, I was called upon to visit a dying man in
Jersey City, whom the doctors had said could not live but a ...
|A Missionary's Experience In Mexico.|
"While laboring with my wife as a missionary in Northern Mexico, we
supported ourselves for nearly four years by teaching and such o...
|The Greatest Of Physicians.|
Miss X. of Brooklyn, had suffered long and severely from a distressing
tumor. One physician after another had plied his skill, but t...
|How The Lord Paid Back The $5.|
Mr. H., missionary, was appealed to by a poor man who seemed almost
distracted. He had a wife and five children; one of them ill; ha...
|Praying For Money For A Journey.|
A lady, Miss E., residing in New Bedford, received a letter telling of
the serious illness of her mother, in New York. Sick herself,...
A man and wife were out of employment, and in very great trouble. Mr. H.
(missionary) had added his efforts to theirs, and sedulousl...
|A Barrel Of Flour.|
For the "Faith Home for Incurables" Mr. H. received, one day, five
dollars. A barrel of flour was terribly needed. He went to a larg...
|Wonderful Ways Of The Lord In Guiding His People.|
Our missionaries move amidst the reality of scenes which religious
fiction vainly strives to equal. Remarkable proofs of genuine and...
|Wonderful Conversion Of A Roman Catholic.|
A frame dwelling in an alley, two rooms on the first floor, in the
smaller one a bed-ridden old colored man, who had fought the batt...
|Remarkable Preservation Of Life From Lightning In Answer To Prayer.|
I was riding on top of the Boulder Pass of the Rocky Mountains, in the
summer of 1876, when a sudden storm of rain, wind, and furiou...
|God Never Failed Her.|
An aged colored woman, lived that life of faith which shines brighter
and brighter unto the perfect day. Born a slave, on Long Islan...
|His Mother's Prayer.|
A poor sailor, leading a most profligate and abandoned life, whose
praying mother followed him like a shadow into and out of his dri...
|The Heart Of Stone Relents.|
Another consumptive in the neighborhood, was thoroughly an infidel. Mr.
A. visited the house three times a week, and, at last, succe...
|A Discouraged One Revived.|
Mr. C----, walking home one Saturday afternoon, fell into a discouraged
train of thought because he appeared to have done so little ...
|The Prisoner Loosed.|
On the third floor of a tenement house, a missionary, Mr. B., found a
comely, intelligent young English woman in great distress. Her...
|Praying For Tea.|
On a top floor in a street of tenements lives a colored woman one
hundred and ten years old! Her son, a man over seventy, lost his w...
|Giving Her Last Dollar To The Lord.|
A poor woman, sitting in a little church, heard the minister make an
urgent appeal for money enough to pay a debt of two hundred dol...
|The Danish Girl's Blessing.|
A very poor Danish girl, broken down in health, utterly unable longer to
labor for her own support, was provided with the means, and...
|The Swedish Girl Blessed.|
A Christian Swedish girl, who had, for three years, done the washing of
a certain family, had so interested them by her care of an a...
|Saved From Drowning.|
A poor German woman rushed frantically through the street and into the
house of a countrywoman, very little better off than herself,...
|The Widow In "want".|
A home missionary in Brooklyn, who has an enviable reputation for his
entire consecration to the work of helping the poor, one day w...
|The Sewing Girl Relieved Just In Time.|
A sick Scotch girl was found lying on a narrow bed in a close,
uncomfortable room, her sobs audible to the missionary, when half-way...
|Praying For A Home.|
A young Southern girl, who had lost a position through five months'
sickness, and found herself, at last, in the street and penniles...
|How Much Good Two Dollars Did.|
A lady sent two dollars to a brave-hearted sister--who, by faith alone,
and not by money, had gathered some sick and poor about her,...
|Saved From Starvation.|
On the second floor of a rear house lived a lady well known once as
among the foremost members of a wealthy church. The first blow o...
|God With Us.|
An old woman was taking home' some sewing the night before, and passing
through a narrow and dark street, was knocked down by a runa...
|A Vessel Saved.|
A vessel was six months making the passage from Liverpool to Bermuda
Island. Fogs enveloped it; winds sent it hither and thither; ca...
|A Remarkable Prayer Concerning A Remarkable Text.|
A clergyman, accustomed to preach regularly in his journey through
Fleming Circuit, Kentucky, was preparing on one Saturday for the ...
|How She Learned To Love The Bible.|
The Rev. Frederick G. Clark thus writes of an answer to prayer, from one
who wanted to love the Bible more:
"Twenty-seven years a...
|The Blind Restored To Sight.|
At the age of twenty years, a lady in Winchester, Iowa, began to lose
her health, and in a short time was confined to her bed. And s...
|The Widow's Shoes.|
A poor woman--a widow with an invalid son--a member of the church, could
not attend church, or the neighborhood prayer-meetings, for...
|A Remarkable Dream.|
The late Dr. Whitehead was accustomed to repeat with pleasure' the
following fact: In the year 1764, he was stationed as an itineran...
|"you Must Not Go."|
A remarkable instance of deep impression occasionally made by the Holy
Spirit on the mind of the Rev. William Bramwell during prayer...
A correspondent of the _Guide to Holiness_ says: "We remember a poor
woman who had had a life of sore vicissitude which she bore wit...
|How A Poor Little Cripple Converted A Village.|
Mr. D.L. Moody relates the instance of a poor little cripple, whose
prayers were answered to the conversion of _fifty-six people._
|Please God, Give Us A Home.|
Mr. Moody tells of a beautiful answer to the faith of a little child.
"I remember a child that lived with her parents in a small v...
|"of Course He Will."|
Mr. Moody also gives the story of a little child whose father and mother
had died, and she was taken into another family. The first ...
The following incidents are specially contributed to these pages by Rev.
J.S. Bass, a Home Missionary of Brooklyn, N.Y.:
|A Remarkable Case.|
On the afternoon of Monday, August 20, 1869, I was sent for to visit
Mrs. M., who was reported to be very sick. Arriving at the hous...
|A Little Girl's Beautiful Faith.|
A little German girl, who had never hitherto known the name of the Lord
Jesus, was led to attend a Mission school. It was the custom...
|The Lord Helps To Pay Debts.|
The author of this incident is known to the editor of "Remarkable
Providences," and speaking of it says: "_God never gave me exactly...
|Praying For A Lost Pocket-book.|
A contributor to _The Christian_ writes as follows:
"A few months since I lost my pocket-book, containing money and papers
of a l...
|An Extraordinary Life Of Faith And Trust.|
For many centimes there has not been a more remarkable testimony of
unfaltering trust in the faithfulness of God in supplying human ...
|The Consumptive's Home.|
In the United States there is a Parallel Record to George Mailer's Life
of Faith and Trust, found in the history of the Consumptive'...
|A Bad Debt Paid.|
"To-day a bill was paid of $31, which I had given up as good for
nothing. A long time ago I gave it to the Lord in prayer, and promi...
|Help In Need.|
"The sums received for several days had been small. One day as the
Doctor was in prayer for his needs, he received a note from a lad...
|Praying For Stoves.|
"This afternoon, knowing the necessity of stoves for some of the upper
rooms, as the weather is quite cool, I went to the Lord, in p...
|Praying For A Furnace.|
"I am earnestly praying for the means to purchase a furnace, for we
cannot receive patients into the new Home until it can be warmed...
|The Lord's Return For Giving Unto The Poor.|
"This afternoon a poor woman, whose history I have known for some time,
and who has a sick husband over eighty years of age, called ...
|A Watch Given To The Lord--how The Lord Returns A Better One.|
"Last year, during a season of great need, I sold my watch; yesterday,
the Lord returned it by a gift of a much better one from a fr...
|The Lord Gave Double What Was Asked For.|
"This morning and noon I called upon the Lord in prayer for the means to
pay a bill of $100. By three P.M., a check was sent me of $...
|Blessings Amid Calamities.|
"The roof of one of our houses having caught fire from a spark from a
neighbor's chimney, it was mostly destroyed; some of the furni...
|A Remarkable Promise.|
At one period in the history of the Consumptive's Home, a sum of three
thousand dollars placed in the safe, and reserved to be used ...
|A Woman Delivered From The Habit Of Drinking.|
"I visited a family for whom I have felt a deep interest for weeks past.
The father had been out of employment some time, and they h...
|Prayer For Purchasers.|
When removal to the new Home was determined upon, there still remained
five of the old buildings on hand to be disposed of. This too...
|Asking For Large Gifts.|
Upon the 26th of September the record of the Home was as follows: "There
is due on the first of next month, $2,450 interest on our p...
|A Severe Tumor Healed.|
During the year 1872, there was under the professional care of Dr.
Cullis, at the Consumptive's Home, a Christian lady with a tumor ...
|Faith Cured Her.|
This incident was related by the lady herself in a public meeting in
Boston, where it was heard by the sorrowing wife of an afflicte...
|Cured Of Cancer.|
A lady came to the Consumptive's Home with a cancer in the cheek, which
had attained the size of a filbert. It had a very red and an...
|Cured Of Neuralgia.|
A lady of East Cambridge writes, "For nineteen years I have been
afflicted with neuralgia; added to this, of late years a combinatio...
|Cured Of Spine Disease.|
Dr. Cullis thus speaks of a signal answer to his prayer. "While at the
home of L.R. in England, I was asked to pray with his daughte...
|An Injured Leg Restored To Proper Length.|
"Some months ago a young lady called, requesting to be prayed for. She
simply told me that some years ago she was run over and her h...
|A Lost Voice Regained.|
"Some nine months since a lady showed signs of indisposition, and soon
was attacked by a cough. Change of air was prescribed, but af...
|Cured Of St. Vitas' Dance.|
"Very early in childhood, I was seized with a nervous trouble, something
like St. Vitus' Dance. As I grew older it did not pass off,...
|Hip Disease Cured.|
A lady from Brooklyn, N.Y., came to the Consumptive's Home for prayer
"She had a diseased hip, and _had used crutches for t...
|A Bad Debt Paid.|
A correspondent of Doctor Cullis, who was unable to collect a debt from
a refractory and worthless debtor, promised to give it to th...
|Consumption Instantly Healed.|
"At a meeting in the Chapel of the Consumptive's Home, held March 7,
1876, public prayer was offered for a young man in Florida, who...
|Cured Of Catarrh.|
"I have been afflicted with catarrh for over twenty years. I had
consulted many physicians and used many remedies--all failed to hel...
|A Mother's Faith--the Life Of Beate Paulus.|
In a sketch of the life of Beate Paulus, the wife of a German minister
who lived on the borders of the Black Forest, are several inc...
|The Persecutor's Fate.|
Dr. Eugenio Kincaid, the Burman missionary, states, that among the first
converts in Ava were two men who had held respectable offic...
|The Captain And The Quadrant.|
A godly man, the master of an American ship, during one voyage found his
ship bemisted for days, and he became rather anxious respec...
|The Faith Of Dorothea Trudel.|
The life of Dorothea Trudel has afforded some remarkable instances of
answer to prayer; during the years 1850 to 1860, at the Swiss ...
There have been gathered together in her biography, well authenticated
cases of answer to prayer, when the patient was considered wh...
|Cured Of The Small-pox.|
"Even when I had the small-pox, and became blind, no doctor was sent
for, and no one was told of it. Our father was not at home (he,...
|Cured Of Severe Fits.|
"Once again, one of my brothers had a fit brought on through fright. It
was a most violent and painful attack, and we were greatly a...
|Buying A Cow.|
"Our father going away abroad, he sold one of our two cows, and took the
proceeds with him. (He, the father, was a reckless spendthr...
|A Lady Cured, Who Had Been Rejected From An Asylum.|
"Madam M----, the mother of twelve children, had been quite shattered in
mind by the death of her husband, and had been actually sen...
|The Soul Cured As Well As The Body.|
On many occasions she experienced wonderful help from God, who, while
performing marvels for the body, which is the least important ...
|Prayer, Not Mesmerism.|
"Several people have maintained that her work was one of mesmerism; and
when once she was asked to visit an out patient, she earnest...
|Help In Pecuniary Affairs.|
"In pecuniary affairs, also, the Lord was their helper. Many times
something had to be paid, and they had no means wherewith to meet...
|The Faith Life Of Mr. Zeller.|
After the death of Dorothea Trudel, the work at Maennedorf, instituted by
her, has been furthered and carried on by Mr. Samuel Zelle...
|The Blind Restored To Sight.|
Prayer was asked for a young lady who was wholly blind. A letter
received soon after brought this joyful news:
"In answer to your...
|The Bank Of Faith. God The Guardian Of The Poor.|
Perhaps the providence of God in supplying the wants of the poor never
was more closely watched and better described than has been d...
|The Life Of His Child Saved.|
"My eldest daughter now living fell sick at about five or six months
old, and was wasted to a skeleton. She had a doctor to attend h...
|God Sent Supplies.|
"When I had been three weeks out of employment, I found a new place, and
after pawning all my best clothes to pay expenses, when the...
|The God Who Supplied Elijah By A Raven Supplied Me With Fish.|
One of the most beautiful instances ever known, which almost identically
repeats the Bible over again, especially in the instance of...
|God Takes Away The Snow.|
"In the Winter the Lord sent a very deep snow, which lay a considerable
time on the ground. We were brought into great straits, as o...
"A violent humor came into my eyes, and for some months I was in danger
of losing my sight. Both myself and my second daughter had i...
|Praying For Tea.|
"As the life of faith consists in bearing the cross of Christ, we must
not expect to be long without trials. Providence soon frowned...
|The Lord Paid His Debt.|
"It was the time of my returning from the north country. I observed that
there were some small debts to be discharged. But the hand ...
|God Keeps Hold Of The Other Hand.|
A little boy with his mother was returning from a visit; the night was
very dark, and little could be seen ahead. She led her little...
|A Child Whose Life Was Saved In Answer To Prayer--by His Own Prayer The|
|Life Of His Sister Is Saved.|
One of the most beautiful incidents ever known relating to the faith of
children, and the reward of their trust, is contained in the...
|Trusting In God's Promises.|
"It was a fierce, wild night in March, and the blustering wind was
blowing, accompanied by the sharp, sleety snow. It was very desol...
|The Faith Of A Little Child.|
An incident most beautiful was told in the Fulton Street prayer meeting
by a converted Jew.
"Journeying in the cars, I was attrac...
|The Wanderer Found.|
A mother sent a request for prayer to the Fulton Street prayer-meeting,
that she might hear from him who had long ago left home, and...
|Are You There.|
A mother, one morning, gave her two little ones books and toys to amuse
them while she went up-stairs to attend to something. A half...
|God Knows The Bottom Of The Barrel.|
"Mother, I think God always hears when we scrape the bottom of the
barrel," said a little boy to his mother one day. His mother was ...
|God's Care For Little Children In Little Wants.|
"I was early taught that God cares for His children, even to regard
their _little_ daily wants. An illustration of my implicit confi...
|A Child's Prayer For Papa.|
A drunkard, who had run through his property, returned one night to his
unfurnished house. He entered his empty hall. Anguish was gn...
|A Little Quaker Boy's Prayer Right Out In Meeting.|
A little Quaker boy, about six years old, after sitting, like the rest
of the congregation, in silence, all being afraid to speak fi...
|What The Little Children May Do.|
At family prayer, little Mary, one evening when all was silent, looked
anxiously in the face of her back-sliding father, who had cea...
|The Unbelieving Father Led To Go To Church.|
An unbelieving father came home one evening and asked where his little
girl was. "She has gone to bed," said his wife. "I'll just go...
|A Child's Prayer For Relief|
An interesting little daughter of a professor in Danville, Kentucky, in
the Summer of 1876, in eating a watermelon, got one of the s...
|God's Care Over His People--the Praying Widow|
A young widow with two children was living in the city of Berlin. She
was a Christian woman, and trusted in Jehovah-Jireh to take ca...
|God Saved A Family Mercifully.|
One morning a Christian farmer, in Rhode Island, put two bushels of rye
in his wagon and started to the mill to get it ground. On hi...
|A Child's Faith In The Lord's Prayer.|
About the 30th of July, 1864, the beautiful village of Chambersburgh was
invaded and pillaged by the Confederate army. A superintend...
|A Child Preserved From Wolves.|
A little girl only nine years old, named Sutherland, living at
Platteville, Col., was recently saved from death by ferocious forest
|Jesus Cured Me.|
In the family of a missionary pastor in Kansas, was a daughter of twelve
years of age, seriously afflicted with chronic rheumatism. ...
|The Little Boy Who Wanted His Sister To Read The Bible.|
Rev. Mr. Spurgeon, of London, tells of the excellent faith of a little
boy in one of the schools of Edinburgh, who had attended a
|Nettie's Daily Bread.|
A little girl in a wretched attic, whose sick mother had no bread, knelt
down by the bedside, and said slowly: "Give us this day our...
|The Brother's Prayer.|
A physician, who for many years practiced his profession in the State of
California, was called once to see the child of Mr. Doak, o...
|Light Given To A Blind Child.|
"A missionary visiting one of the mission schools of Brooklyn, was
introduced to a remarkable child. He was brought into the school ...
|Asking The Lord To Help Him In His Lessons.|
"A little boy was at school, he was diligent, and determined to succeed,
but found that parsing was rather hard.
"One day he went...
|Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread.|
"The _American Messenger_ tells the story of Johnny Hall, a poor boy.
His mother worked hard for their daily bread. 'Please give me ...
|God Will Take Care Of Me.|
"When the yellow fever raged in New Orleans, the pestilence visited a
Christian household, and the father died. Then the mother was ...
"A Christian teacher, connected with a Southern Orphan Asylum, writes
_The Christian_, that often when the children were sick, and m...
|A Little Slave's Faith.|
A missionary in India, passing one day through the school room, observed
a little boy engaged in prayer, and overheard him say, "O, ...
|A Good Reason For Praying.|
A little girl about four years of age being asked, "Why do you pray to
God?" replied: "Because I know He hears me, and I love to pra...
|My Heart Talked.|
A child six years old, in a Sunday school, said: "When we kneel down in
the school-room to pray, it seems as if my heart talked."
|Why, Sir, I Begged.|
A little boy, one of the Sunday school children in Jamaica, called upon
the missionary and stated that he had lately been very ill, ...
|A Little Child's Prayer For Healing.|
A very little child, who had but recently learned to talk, and the
daughter of a Home missionary, had been for weeks troubled with a...
|The Blessedness Of Giving|
"_Blessed is he that considereth the poor; the Lord will deliver him in
time of trouble_."
"_Honor the Lord with thy substance, a...
|How The Lord Blesses Those "who Give Liberally To His Cause.|
A disciple of the Lord Jesus, poor in this world's goods, but rich in
faith, became greatly perplexed in regard to the meaning of th...
|Dividing With God.|
A merchant, in answer to inquiries, refers back to a period when, he
says, "In consecrating my life anew to God, aware of the ensnar...
|Prosperity And Liberality.|
A London correspondent of the _Western Christian Advocate_, writing some
years ago of raising a fund for the extinction of debts on ...
|The Deacon's Singing School.|
"I am going out to see if I can start a singing school," said a good
man, as he stood buttoning up his overcoat, and muffling up his...
|It Pays To Give To The Lord.|
"A clergyman states, that soon after he dedicated himself to the service
of Christ, he resolved, as Jacob did, 'Of all that thou sha...
|Another Example Of Beneficence.|
"A liberal donor, in enclosing $100 to a sister institution, but
strictly withholding his name, says, 'When I began business, it was...
The Methodist Missionary Society mention one of their donors who, for
twenty years, has used the power given him of getting wealth, ...
|System In Giving.|
A correspondent of the American Tract Society says, "It was their
publications which induced me to appropriate statedly one-tenth of...
|Lending To The Lord.|
"A poor man, some of whose family were sick, lived near Deacon Murray,
(referred to in the tract, 'Worth of a Dollar,') and occasion...
|A Steward Of His Lord's Bounty.|
An aged benevolent friend in a western city, states some interesting
facts respecting his own experience in giving systematically as...
|The Five-dollar Gold Piece.|
"'A friend,' says a venerable clergyman, Rev. Mr. H----, 'at a time when
gold was scarce, made me a present of a five-dollar gold pi...
|A New Year's Incident.|
"One New Year's day I was going out to visit some of my poorer
neighbors, and thought I would take a sovereign to a certain widow wh...
|Feneberg's Loan To The Lord.|
"A poor man with an empty purse came one day to Michael Feneberg, the
godly pastor of Seeg, in Bavaria, and begged three crowns, tha...
_The Christian_ tells of a minister in Ohio, who in 1860 was engaged to
statedly supply a congregation who were in arrears for a who...
|The Brown Towel.|
The editor of _The Christian Woman_ tells the story of a poor woman who,
in her anxiety to give to the Lord, could find nothing but ...
A merchant of St. Petersburg, at his own cost, supported several native
missionaries in India, and gave liberally to the cause of Ch...
|Lending To The Lord.|
As a series of religious meetings was held in a Baptist church in ----,
and the hearts of God's people were greatly encouraged, the ...
|The Liberal Farmer.|
A farmer in one of the retired mountain towns of Massachusetts, began
business in 1818, with six hundred dollars in debt. He began w...
|Experience Of A Saddler.|
Normand Smith, a saddler of Hartford, Conn., after practicing for years
an elevated system of benevolence, bequeathed in charity the...
An anonymous writer says of himself, that he commenced business and
prosecuted it in the usual way till he lost $900, which was all he...
|Jacob Not Blessed Until He Became A Liberal Giver.|
Jacob went out from his father's house "with his staff," a poor man. But
at Bethel he vowed to give to God the _tenth_ of all that G...
|The Lord's Insurance Money.|
A tradesman in New York had pledged to give to the Lord a certain
portion of his business receipts as fast as they were collected. H...
|Give And It Shall Be Given.|
"'Cheerful giving,' writes an aged minister, 'is what enriches the giver
and brings down a blessing from above. A poor clergyman att...
|"lending To The Lord."|
"A physician who is not a professor of religion, in a neighboring city,
has for many years exhibited an unshaken faith in that decla...
|The Praying Shoe-maker.|
A shoe-maker being asked how he contrived to give so much, replied that
it was easily done by obeying St. Paul's precept in I Cor. 1...
|The History And Business Successes Of Liberal Givers.|
Mr. Nathaniel R. Cobb, a merchant connected with the Baptist church in
Boston, in 1821, at the age of twenty-three, drew up and subs...
| "n.r. Cobb."|
|Faith In God's Liberality.|
A clergyman, himself an exponent of God's bountiful dealings with men,
was called upon in test of his own principles of giving to th...
|He Gave His Last $5 To The Lord.|
A missionary agent thus relates this incident in the life of a poor
"I preached a missionary sermon in the town of ---...
|Help In Paying A Mortgage.|
A business man in New York had several large amounts due for payment. An
unprecedented series of calls from tradesmen wishing their ...
|A Remarkable Prayer And Its Answer.|
A lady, who had led for many years a life of faith, caring for orphans
and invalids, was led one day in thought to wish that she mig...
|Recovery From Insanity.|
A most remarkable case of recovery from insanity is given by President
William M. Brooks, of Tabor College, Iowa.
"A young lady o...
|Seeking Direction In Business.|
A lady clerk employed in an apparently successful business was offered
an opportunity in a new business, which, though much smaller ...
|Seeking Guidance Of The Lord.|
A school teacher, without family or a special home, in New York City,
asked the Lord for direction in finding a home, and prayed oft...
|Saved From Cholera.|
The Rev. J.B. Waterbury relates several incidents which prove the power
"In the year 1832 he was compelled by pulmonar...
|The Aid Of The Lord In Business And Social Prosperity. The Wonderful|
|Deliverance Of Daniel Loest.|
John Daniel Loest, a celebrated German tradesman of Berlin, Germany,
was, by the aid of the Lord, so prospered in his worldly circum...
|Spurgeon's Prayer For Money.|
Charles Spurgeon relates this incident connected with his ministry:
"When the college, of which I am President, had been commenced, ...
|The Prayer Of Latimer.|
The prayers of the martyr, Latimer, were very remarkable for their
faith. There were three principal matters for which he prayed:
|A Mother's Prayers Answered.|
A Christian evangelist, whose work has been most singularly blessed,
related this incident, how once in the days of his folly and si...
|How The Lord Rescued Him.|
A wonderful incident is told by Dr. S.I. Prime among his many facts
relating to prayer, as published in _The Observer_ and "_The Pow...
|Jesus Keeps Me From Drinking.|
A young man arose in the Fulton Street prayer-meeting one day, and
detailed his struggles and triumphs with his appetites. He was a ...
|Mr. Moody's Faith, In Prayer. A Remarkable Answer.|
Mr. Moody, on his return from England, while conducting a prayer-meeting
in Northfield, Mass., gave this illustration of the power o...
|The Wonders Of A Single Prayer.|
The Rev. Dr. Edwin F. Hatfield, of New York City, well known and eminent
among the clergymen of the Presbyterian church, is personal...
|The Tavern Keeper Overcome.|
Rev. Charles G. Finney relates, in his "Spirit of Prayer," of an
acquaintance of his whose faith and importunity in prayer and the a...
|Victories Over Bad Habits, Tobacco, Opium, Etc.|
The Rev. W.H. Boole, a city missionary in New York City, has been
witness in his ministries, of many cases of complete deliverance f...
|Mrs. Whitney's Cure In Answer To Prayer.|
Mrs. C.S. Whitney of Hartford, Conn., a lady well known for her
Christian work among the poor, thus gives in a letter to Dr. Patton,...
|President Finney's Prayer For Rain.|
The following incident of the prayer of President Finney for rain, and
its immediate answer, is furnished by Professor Cowles, the i...
|Luther's Mighty Prayer And Prophecy.|
At one time in the life of Luther, there was a critical moment in the
affairs of the Reformation. Bitter persecution prevailed with
|John Knox And His Prophetical Prayer.|
"John Knox was famous for his earnest prayers. Queen Mary said that she
feared his prayers more than she did all the armies of Europ...
|Melancthon's Life Saved From Death In Answer To Luther's Prayer.|
The most powerful tribute to the efficacy of prayer, was the answer to
Luther's prayer which the Lord sent. A messenger was sent to ...
|The Wonderful Power Of Faith And Trust In The Lord To Deliver Wholly|
|From Bad Habits.|
A victim of licentiousness and sensuousness, who often, amid his sinful
pleasures, had the memory of Christian parents before him, f...
|Recovery From Paralysis.|
"Between two and three years ago, the writer was struck down by
paralysis, disabling entirely the limbs of the left side. In this
|The Stolen Bonds Returned.|
The _New York Observer_ relates a remarkable instance of the return of
stolen property, which in its extraordinary way can be accoun...
|Mr. Moody's Answers To Prayers.|
Mr. D.L. Moody, the Evangelist, when a boy, was possessed of an unusual
amount of muscular strength and animal spirits, and a strong...
|No Flour In The House--in The Days Of Famine, His Soul Shall Be Satisfied.|
Mr. Moody's domestic life has always been a happy one, but in the early
days of his marriage, he was very poor, and his faith was of...
At one of the prayer-meetings at the Brooklyn tabernacle, Mr. Moody
closed by narrating an instance of persevering prayer by a Chris...
|Noah's Prayer.--he Did Not Get Discouraged.|
The life of faith and the necessity of uncompromising hold on the
promise's, expecting their fulfillment, is admirably explained in ...
|Samuel Hick's Prayer For Rain.|
Samuel Hick was one of the men of "_mighty faith_" in the Lord, and as a
preacher among the Methodists of England. He was of great e...
|Praying For The Wind To Come.|
A remarkable incident, showing how God makes the winds to obey him in
obedience to the prayer of his righteous ones, and the expecta...
|Snails In The Ark.|
To many who with despondency protest that they have not faith enough,
get along so slow, are too weak, &c, the following sharp retor...
|He Gave All The Money He Had.|
At one time he attended a missionary meeting near Harrowgate. "We had a
blessed meeting," said Samuel, "I was very happy and gave al...
|"the Lord Will Provide."|
A poor but pious widow in Boston, in her eighty-seventh year, said to a
friend, "When I was left a widow with three little children,...
|Abraham Lincoln's Faith In Prayer.|
When President Lincoln left his home in Springfield, Ill., February 11,
1861, on his way to Washington, he made the following farewe...
|Extraordinary Care Of The Lord In Answer To Prayer.|
"The scenes of the riots in New York, at the time of our civil war, are
of national celebrity; but few, however, know that one of th...
|A Remarkable Decision By A Jury.|
"In one of our northern cities, a trial at law took place between a
Christian and an infidel. The latter had sued the former for a h...
|That Wonderful $25. Another Evidence Of The Ever-present Spirit Of God.|
The following incident is marvelous, as at the time of its occurrence
neither party had ever been known to each other:
In _New Ha...
|Why He Failed.|
A prominent business man failed in the Spring of 1877. He had been for
years a prominent and consistent member of a Christian church...
|John Easter's Prayer.|
In his "Memorials of Methodism in Virginia," Dr. W.W. Bennet relates the
following incidents in the life of John Easter, one of the ...
|The Hushed Tempest.|
The following circumstance is communicated to _The Christian_ by a
minister of the editor's acquaintance, as a memorial of God's car...
|Praying In Fair Weather.|
The ways in which God saves those whom he wishes to deliver from death,
are sometimes too wonderful for our understanding. A certain...
|The Rescue From The Ville Du Havre, And The Loch Earn.|
A remarkable illustration of God's mysterious way is found in connection
with the rescue of some of the passengers of the ill-fated ...
|The Storm Made Calm.|
At a Sunday morning meeting at Repository Hall, January 25, 1874, a
Christian brother, in illustration of the power and faithfulness...
|No Fear Of Thunder.|
Some years ago a camp-meeting was held in Southern Indiana. It rained
nearly all the time of the meeting. Father Haven, a man mighty...
|The Prayer Of The Pilgrims For Rain Answered.|
It is well known that many of the good men who were driven from England
to America by persecution in the seventeenth century, had to...
|The Enemies Of A God Fearing Nation.|
"An answer to prayer," says Le Clerc, "may be seen by what happened on
the coast of Holland in the year 1672. The Dutch expected an ...
|Changing The Course One Point.|
Walking across Palace Square in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with an American
ship-master, (says a correspondent of the _Watchman_) he in...
|Answers To Prayer From Its History, Records And Correspondence.|
The following Incidents of Prayer and the remarkable Answers, have been
obtained from the records of the Fulton Street Prayer Meetin...
|Saved From A Life Of Degradation.|
"Your prayers for my husband have been answered; _on the very day_ I
wished your prayers for him, and _before the hour of prayer had...
|Recovery Of An Invalid.|
"One year ago, the prayers of this meeting were asked for an invalid who
had years of intense suffering before her, unless soon reli...
|Relief In Business.|
"_None of those who trust in Him shall be made desolate_."
"Some three weeks ago, I wrote you, stating that _my business had been ...
|A Daughter Saved From Marriage With A Corrupt Man.|
"I pray you give God praise and thanks for His merciful deliverance of
my dear daughter from the _evil influence_ of the man to whom...
|A Skeptic Overpowered.|
"More and more God is pouring out His Spirit, gloriously answering your
prayers and ours. I have been constantly asking your prayers...
|Saved From Death.|
"My brother, that lay apparently at the point of death, has been
restored to comparative health."
|An Intemperate Young Man Reclaimed.|
"Rejoice with me, and thank God for his gracious answer to prayer. The
intemperate young man for whom I requested prayer some months...
|The Conversion Of Intimate Friends.|
"Some time since, I sent request for prayer for the conversion of
friends. Since then _three_ have united with the church."
|Raised Up From Death's Door.|
"Our former pastor was raised up from death's door, in answer to your
prayer. _The doctor gave him up_. He says the Lord alone saved...
|The Desire Of The Heart Fulfilled.|
"A few weeks since I sent a request for prayer in my behalf, asking you
to pray God very earnestly that He would grant me the desire...
|A Poor Old Sick Lady Restored.|
"The poor, sick old lady for whom I requested your prayers some time
since, wishes to return thanks to Almighty God, for _restoring ...
|A New Birth.|
"Give thanks with me. Since I wrote you last, our son has given himself
|A Church Saved From Strife.|
"It is with heartfelt gratitude to God that I write you of answer to
your prayer. Last Spring, I asked your prayers in behalf of our...
"Last March, I requested you to pray for a dear friend in Massachusetts,
who was deprived of her reason through sickness and great t...
|The Appetite For Strong Drink Taken Away.|
"Sometime ago I wrote to you for my husband. He was _a victim to strong
drink_ at that time, but _blessed be God, he has not drank o...
"I feel your prayers; I think I know the day and the hour, for I felt
strengthened with strength in my soul."
|Healing Of Soul And Body.|
"I have reason to rejoice that I have been greatly blessed in answer to
your prayers. Two young lady friends of mine have been enabl...
|An Intemperate Husband Saved By Prayer.|
"Some three weeks since, I asked you for my intemperate husband, that
you would pray that he might be _willing to be saved. He has b...
|Religion Lost, Religion Regained.|
"I wrote you two months since, asking an interest in your prayers for a
young man that experienced religion a year ago, but failed t...
"Return thanks to God for two men signing the pledge, about one month
ago, who have been enabled to keep it through great temptation...
|A Hopeless Case.|
"A little less than a year ago, prayers were desired at the Fulton
street prayer-meeting for a man whose case seemed wholly hopeless...
|A Harvest Of Conversions.|
"Last Fall, I wrote you to pray for us. You did pray. The result was a
wonderful increase of spiritual life--_fifty conversions."_
|A Family Made Happy.|
"Two years ago, I wrote asking your prayers for a dear sister, brothers
and nieces. Since then, one brother, about sixty, and my two...
|The Power Of The Holy Spirit|
"About two years ago we requested your prayers for the Holy Spirit upon
a revival work then in progress in our church." _The Lord an...
|Hearts Made Glad.|
"We return most hearty thanks for the answer to prayer given. I wrote
more than a year ago last August of our low state. Last Winter...
|Given Up By Man, But Rescued By The Great Physician.|
"The writer was himself raised up by prayer, from the gates of death,
offered by the heart and lips of one who is now a sufferer. _T...
|The Story Of A Wayward Life, Saved By Prayer.|
"In the last fourteen years I have stood beside the deathbeds of eight
who were near and dear to me, and the last words that each sp...
|A Wonderful Cure.|
An earnest Christian woman who believed the Lord greater than any
earthly physician, cries, "_O, praise the Lord. He hath delivered ...
"Our pastor, after four months' sickness, preached to us last evening
the most solemn sermon I ever heard, and says he was raised up...
|Chains Broken At Last.|
"Long months, week by week, I have asked you to pray that my husband
might be saved from the eternal doom of a drunkard. God has mer...
|Better Than We Expected.|
"We asked your prayers; they have been answered. They were answered more
and better than we had hoped or dreamed they could be."
|Prayer Answered For Employment.|
"A foreigner without means and friendless tried in vain for ten months
to succeed in finding some employment. He requested your pray...
"God has answered our united prayers, and given employment to his
|An Old Lady Saved From Little Annoyances.|
"Your prayers have been heard and answered in mercy. The old lady has
not been quite so much annoyed. Thank God for some peace for t...
"I sent a petition months ago, for prayers for an insane husband. Your
prayers have been answered. He has rapidly recovered."
"I must ask you to return thanks with me that your prayers have been
answered. An intemperate brother has been reclaimed."
|Restored To Health.|
"One month since, I requested prayer specially for my own family. My
oldest son, who was then sick, has been restored to his usual h...
"Some months ago I asked your prayers for a son in college, amid great
temptations. I desire to give thanks that those temptations h...
|The Heart Of A Clergyman Turned From Thoughts Of Ambition.|
"I sent a request to you for a young man, who was called, and eminently
fitted for the ministry, but was tempted, by ambition, not t...
|A Grateful Tribute.|
"For a long time I have been the subject of personal affliction, caused
by _two internal tumors_ of the _worst type_. Speedy death s...
|Was A Perfect Slave To Liquor.|
"Please return _thanks_ to our kind Heavenly Father for this answer to
prayer. All last Winter requests were sent in for a gentleman...
"Several times in years past I have asked for the prayers of this
meeting, and always found them answered."
|Cured Of Epilepsy.|
"I wrote you to aid me by your prayers, that my afflicted son, who was
troubled with epilepsy, might be cured. Thanks be to the Heav...
"Your prayers and mine for my son have been answered. He was almost
lost, on the downward road of intemperance. He has now reformed....
|A Situation Obtained By Prayer.|
"Yesterday I sent a request that God would give me sustaining grace and
abiding faith, and in his own good time give me a situation ...
|A Bountiful Blessing.|
"Some time ago I solicited your prayers for a blessing on my services,
and _never, in all my life_ before have I been blessed as sin...
|Saved From The Company Of A Bad Lover.|
"A week ago I begged you to pray for my daughter, who had given her
heart to an unworthy man, praying that God might guide her to se...
|Away From Home, But Not Away From God.|
"Some weeks since I sent in a request for prayer for my sons who had
fallen victims to intemperance and vice. My heart rejoices to-d...
|God Always Answers Believing Prayer.|
"Your prayers asked on several occasions have all been graciously
answered. Return thanks unto the Lord that sendeth mercy."
|The Hardest Heart Yields At Last.|
"Several years since your prayers were solicited in behalf of one who
seemed given over to hardness of heart and reprobacy of mind. ...
|Up From The Lowest Depths.|
"One year ago I wrote you respecting prayer for my husband. He has since
been reclaimed from the lowest depths of a drunkard's life,...
|Saved And Honored.|
"Almost three years ago I asked you to pray for a young man that was
wandering from God. Thank God, your and my prayers were answere...
"Some weeks since I requested prayer for a member of this Institution
who was 'almost persuaded' to be a Christian. Thanks to our Fa...
|Answered The Same Day.|
"You received a letter yesterday. My husband rose for prayers the same
|Oh, How Precious.|
"I wrote five months since for prayers for myself, and I now write to
say that I have found my Savior very precious to my soul."
|Praying For A Pastor.|
"Several months ago I wrote asking you to pray for a feeble church in
need of a pastor. Since then I am happy to say that this churc...
|A Telegram Of Prayer.|
An incident was related at one of the meetings by a clergyman who had
written a telegram asking for prayers. God heard it before it ...
|He Did Not Keep His Promise, But God Did.|
A remarkable instance of how God keeps his promises and is faithful, and
how man often forgets to keep his, and at last receives des...
|A Double Prayer Answered.|
At the Fulton Street prayer-meeting a number of remarkable cases were
related of real answers to prayer for recovery to health, and ...
|How The Lord Blessed An Old Advertisement.|
"I had another acquaintance who was also greatly distressed. With a wife
and family to care for, and all his means gone, and no pros...
|Hating The Accursed Drink.|
A brother rose in the meeting and said, "I believe it is God's will that
I should tell you how He saved me, about two years since. I...
|A Drunkard For Thirty Years.|
Another told a remarkable story of his life: "I was a drunkard for
thirty years, and I tried all kinds of means to get free, but all...
|The Hopeless One Brought Home.|
"A pastor related the incident of the conversion of a man who had
disgraced his family, and all through drink. All the people in the...
|"no Man Can Pluck Them Out Of My Father's Hand."|
A brother says, "Jesus says this, and I rest just there." "A year ago I
was in Philadelphia. I had resolved not to drink any liquor ...
|Answer To Prayer In Temporal Matters.|
A speaker said at one meeting, "God answers prayer in temporal matters.
In a Western college, at a time when the last morsels of foo...
|The Lord Proved True.|
"The Lord reigns," another exclaimed, "I have proved that during my long
life! It has looked dark very often, and I have been in dif...
|A Little Boy's Question.|
A brother related a touching incident which occurred in Brooklyn. "A
little boy asked his father at the dinner table, '_Papa, why do...
|A Little Girl's Question.|
A touching little story, with eternal results in it, was told at one of
the meetings, illustrating that word of God's book, "A littl...
|God Cared For Me.|
At a meeting a young man in broken English, said: "If any man ought to
believe in prayer, I ought to. My friends turned me out of my...
|The Blind Can See.|
Said another, "I came here yesterday to ask you to pray for my sister.
She has been sick some time, and then she lost her _sight_. I...
|The Organised Sects|
The tragic death of the monk Rasputin made a deep impression upon the
civilised world, and truth was lost to view amid the innumerable...
The most propitious and fertile soil in which collective mania can grow
is that of unhappiness. Famine, unjust taxation, unemployment...
|The White-robed Believers|
Sometimes this longing for a better world, where suffering would be
caused neither by hunger nor by laws, took touching and poetic for...
A sect no less extraordinary than the last was that of the Stranglers
(_douchiteli_). It originated towards the end of 1874, and prof...
The suffering of a people nourishes the spirit of rebellion, enabling
it to come to birth and to survive. There are some religious se...
The Souta´evtzi (founded in 1880 by a working-man of Tver, named
Souta´eff) scoffed at the clergy, the ikons, the sacraments, and
|The Sons Of God|
The "sons of God" held that men were really gods, and that as divinity
is manifested in our fellows and in ourselves, it is sufficient...
The numerous admirers of Count Tolstoi will find in his writings some
derivations, whether conscious or unconscious, from the principl...
|The Spiritual Christians|
The Slavonic atmosphere exhales an intense longing for the ideal and
for heaven. Often a kind of religious ecstasy seems to sweep ove...
|A Laboratory Of Sects|
We will now travel to the south of Russia, and examine more closely
what might be called a laboratory of sects, or in other words a
The religious ferment of South Russia was due to some special causes,
its provinces having served since the seventeenth century as lan...
A sect of considerable importance, that of the _molokanes_, owed its
origin to the _douchobortzi_. It was founded by a sincere and ar...
This sect believed that man could attain to perfection of life and
health only by avoiding the fatigue of penance and fastings; and th...
|The Merchants Of Paradise|
Side by side with these flourishing sects whose followers could be
numbered by millions, there existed other communities, founded upon...
|The Jumpers And The Holy Brother|
The Jumpers, or _sopouny_, founded by one Petroff, considered it their
duty to blow upon one another during Divine Service. This aros...
|The Little Gods|
The sect of the "little gods," or _bojki_, was founded about 1880 by a
peasant named Sava. Highly impressionable by nature, and influ...
|The Followers Of Grigorieff|
The forms taken by religious mania are not always as harmless as in the
case of the "God Sava." Ivan Grigorieff, founder of the Russi...
Imagination can scarcely conceive of some of the strange forms under
which the thirst for religious truth in Southern Russia was revea...
|The Divine Men|
The origin of this sect seems to be lost in the mists of the past.
Some connect it with the teachings of Vishnu, some with mysterious
|The Religion Of Rasputin|
The career of Rasputin provides one of the most disquieting chapters in
the history of sexual and religious emotions, and furnishes re...
|The Inspired Seers|
The official clergy, finding it incumbent on them to defend the
articles of the orthodox faith, were themselves frequently swept away
|The Religion Of Sister Helen|
Sister Helen Petrov, of the convent of Pskov, declared in a moment of
"divine illumination" that the Church had no hierarchy, that pri...
The thirst for perfection, the ardent desire to draw near to God,
sometimes takes the form of an unhappy perversion of reason and comm...
|The Non-sectarian Visionaries|
In addition to the sects having their prophets and leaders and a
certain amount of organisation, almost every year in Russia saw--and
|The Brothers Of Death|
From time to time this thirst for the ideal, this dissatisfaction with
the actual, gave rise to a series of collective suicides. We m...
|The Divinity Of Father Ivan|
It seems enough, in Russia, when a single individual is obsessed by
some more or less ridiculous idea, for his whole environment to be...
|Among The Miracle-workers|
The pilgrims and "workers of miracles" who wander through Russia can
always find, not only free lodging, but also opportunity for maki...
|The Mahometan Visionaries|
The flood of religious mania reached even beyond the borders of
European Russia, and its effects were seen as much among the followers...
|The Religion Of The Polar Marsei|
Let us now travel to the extreme north, to the land where dwell the
Yakuts, the Marseillais of the Polar regions. Living a life of ga...
|The Religion Of The Great Candle|
On the outskirts of Jaransk, in the Viatka district, a race called the
_Tcheremis_ has dwelt from time immemorial. While Russian scho...
|The New Israel|
Although most of the sects of which we have spoken sprang from the
orthodox church, the _molokanes_ and the _stoundists_ were indirect...
|The Mormons Or Latter-day Saints|
In the American of the United States there exist two distinctly opposed
natures: the one positive and practical, the other inclined to...
|The Religion Of Business|
Joe Smith was, to speak plainly, nothing but an adventurer. Having
tried more than twenty avocations, ending up with that of a
|The Adepts Of The Sun Of Suns|
Nearly all Communistic theories when applied in practice prove
failures, but there seems to be one infallible safeguard--that supplied...
|The Christian Scientists|
The marriage between Science and the Bible, brought about by Mary Baker
Eddy, has given birth to a most prosperous sect. In this amal...
|Schlatter The Miracle-man|
The town of Denver, the "pearl of Colorado," was _en fŕte_. Hundreds
of thousands of pilgrims were flocking to it from all parts of A...
|Sects In France And Elsewhere|
During the second half of the nineteenth and the beginning of the
twentieth century, scarcely a single country has been free from
|The Religion Of Murder|
There are certain periodical publications which as a rule are neither
examined nor discussed. Yet their existence dates back for many...
|The Reincarnationists Paradise|
Amid luxuriant vegetation, in an enchanting position overlooking the
Pacific Ocean, flourishes the religion of reincarnation "without
|The First Division Of Ancient Ch|
By the accession of Constantine to the sole sovereignty of the Roman
Empire, A. D. 324, ancient Christianity may be conveniently divided...
|Period I The Apostolic Age To C|
The period in the Church before the clash with Gnosticism and the rise of
an apologetic literature comprises the apostolic and the p...
|1 The Neronian Persecution|
The Neronian persecution took place A. D. 64. The occasion was the great
fire which destroyed a large part of the city of Rome. To t...
|The Death Of Peter And Paul|
Eusebius, Hist. Ec., II, 25. (MSG, 20:207.) Cf. Mirbt, n. 33.
For an examination of the merits of Eusebius as a historia...
|The Death Of The Apostle John|
(a) Irenaeus, Adversus Haereses, II, 22, 5; III, 3, 4. (MSG, 7:785,
Irenaeus was bishop of Lyons soon after 177. He w...
|The Persecution Under Domitian|
What is commonly called the persecution under Domitian (81-96) does not
seem to have been a persecution of Christianity as such. The...
|The Post-apostolic Age A D 100-|
The post-apostolic age, extending from circa 100 to circa 140, is the age
of the beginnings of Gentile Christianity on an extended s...
|Christianity And Judaism|
The Christian Church grew up not on Jewish but on Gentile soil. In a very
short time the Gentiles formed the overwhelming majority w...
|The Extension Of Christianity|
It is impossible to determine with accuracy even the principal places to
which Christianity had spread in the first half of the seco...
|Relation Of The Roman State To C|
The procedure of the Roman Government against the Christians first took a
definite form with the rescript of Trajan addressed to Pli...
|Martyrdom And The Desire For Mar|
Ignatius of Antioch, Ep. ad Romanos, 4.
Ignatius was bishop of Antioch in the opening years of the second
|The Position Of The Roman Commun|
The Roman Church took very early a leading place in the Christian Church,
even before the rise of the Petrine tradition, and its imp...
Primitive Christianity was marked by great chiliastic enthusiasm, traces
of which may be found in the New Testament. By chiliasm, st...
|The Church And The World|
So long as chiliastic expectations were the basis of the Christian's hope
and his judgment of the order of this present world, the C...
In the post-apostolic period are to be traced the beginnings of
distinctive forms of religious and ethical ideas as distinguished fr...
No subject in Church history has been more hotly discussed than the
organization of the primitive Christian Church. Each of several ...
The Church was the company of the saints. How far, then, could the Church
tolerate in its midst those who had committed serious offe...
|Moral Ideas In The Post-apostoli|
Christians were convinced that their religion made the highest possible
moral demands upon them. They were to live in the world, but...
|Period Iii The Critical Period |
The interval between the close of the post-apostolic age and the end of
the second century, or from about 140 to 200, may be called ...
|The Church In Relation To The Em|
In the course of the second century the Church spread rapidly into all
parts of the Empire, and even beyond. It became so prominent ...
|The Extension Of Christianity|
Under the head of Extension of Christianity are to be placed only such
texts as may be regarded as evidence for the presence of the ...
|Heathen Religious Feeling And Cu|
The Christian religion in the course of the latter part of the second
century began to attract the attention of heathen writers; it ...
|The Attitude Of The Roman Govern|
No general persecution of the Christians was undertaken by the Roman
Government during the second century, though Christians were no...
|The Literary Defence Of Christia|
In reply to the attacks made upon Christianity, the apologists defended
their religion along three lines: It was philosophically jus...
|The Internal Crisis The Gnostic|
In the second century the Church passed through an internal crisis even
more trying than the great persecutions of the following cen...
|The Earlier Gnostics Gnosticism|
Gnosticism is a generic name for a vast number of syncretistic religious
systems prevalent, especially in the East, both before and ...
|The Greater Gnostic Systems Bas|
The Gnostic systems having most influence within the Church and effect
upon its development were those of Basilides and Valentinus. ...
|The School Of Valentinus|
The Valentinians were the most important of all the Gnostics closely
connected with the Church. The school had many adherents scatte...
Recently Marcion has been commonly treated apart from the Gnostics on
account of the large use he made of the Pauline writings. By s...
Asceticism is a wide-spread phenomenon in nearly all religions. It is to
be found in apostolic Christianity. In the early Church it ...
Montanism was, in part at least, an attempt to revive the enthusiastic
prophetic element in the early Christian life. In its first
|The Defence Against Heresy|
The Church first met the various dangerous heresies which distracted it in
the second century by councils or gatherings of bishops (...
|The Beginnings Of Councils As A |
Ecclesiastical councils were the first defence against heresy. As the
Church had not as yet attained its hierarchical constitution a...
|The Apostolic Tradition And The |
The Gnostics claimed apostolic authority for their teaching and appealed
to successions of teachers who had handed down their teachi...
|The Canon Or The Authoritative N|
The Gnostics used in support of their doctrines writings which they
attributed to the Apostles, thus having a direct apostolic witne...
|The Apostles Creed|
By the middle of the second century there were current in the Church brief
confessions of faith which had already been in use from a...
Though Gnosticism was expelled from the Church as it perfected its
organization and institutions on the basis of the episcopate, the...
|The Results Of The Crisis|
The internal crisis, or the conflict with heresy, led the Church to
perfect its organization, and, as a result, the foundation was l...
|The Beginnings Of Catholic Theol|
The theology of the Church, as distinguished from the current traditional
theology, was the statement of the beliefs commonly held b...
|The Apologetic Conception Of Chr|
Christianity was regarded as a revealed philosophy by the apologists. This
they considered under three principal aspects: knowledge,...
|The Asia Minor Conception Of Chr|
The Asia Minor school regarded Christianity primarily as redemption,
salvation, the imparting of new power, life, and incorruptibili...
|Period Iv The Age Of The Consoli|
In the fourth period of the Church under the heathen Empire, or the period
of the consolidation of the Church, the number of Christi...
|The Political And Religious Cond|
The accession of Septimius Severus, A. D. 193, marks a change in the
condition of the Empire. It was becoming more harassed by front...
|State And Church Under Septimius|
Although Christians were at first favored by Septimius Severus, they were
still liable to the severe laws against secret societies, ...
|Religious Syncretism In The Thir|
In the third century religious syncretism took two leading forms--the
Mithraic worship, which spread rapidly throughout the Empire, ...
|The Extension Of The Church At T|
Some approximately correct idea of the extension of the Church by the
middle of the third century may be gathered from a precise sta...
|The Internal Development Of The |
The characteristic Eastern and Western conceptions of Christianity began
to be clearly differentiated in the early years of the thir...
|The Easter Controversy And The S|
The Church grew up with only a loose form of organization. Each local
congregation was for a while autonomous, and it was the local ...
|The Religion Of The West Its Mo|
In the writings of Tertullian a conception of Christianity is quite fully
developed according to which the Gospel was a new law of l...
|The Monarchian Controversies|
Monarchianism is a general term used to include all the unsuccessful
attempts of teachers within the Church to explain the divine el...
|Later Montanism And The Conseque|
In the West Montanism rapidly discarded the extravagant chiliasm of
Montanus and his immediate followers; it laid nearly all the str...
|The Penitential Discipline|
In baptism the convert received remission of all former sins, and, what
was equivalent, admission to the Church. If he sinned gravel...
|The Catechetical School Of Alexa|
Three types of theology developed in the ante-Nicene Church: the Asia
Minor school, best represented by Irenaeus (v. ž 33); the Nort...
The last phase of Hellenic philosophy was religious. It aimed to combine
the principles of many schools of the earlier period and to...
|The First General Persecution An|
On account of various principles of the Roman law, Christians were always
liable to severe penalties, and parts of the Church occasi...
|The Decian-valerian Persecution|
The first persecution which may fairly be said to have been general in
purpose and effect was that falling in the reigns of Decius (...
|Effects Of The Persecution Upon |
The persecution developed the popular opinion of the superior sanctity of
martyrdom. This was itself no new idea, having grown up in...
|The Period Of Peace For The Chur|
After the Decian-Valerian persecution (250-260) the Church enjoyed a long
peace, rarely interrupted anywhere by hostile measures, un...
|The Chiliastic Controversy|
During the third century the belief in chiliasm as a part of the Church's
faith died out in nearly all parts of the Church. It did n...
|Theology Of The Second Half Of T|
By the second half of the third century theology had become a speculative
and highly technical science (a), and under the influence ...
|The Development Of The Cultus|
The Church's cultus and sacramental system developed rapidly in the third
century. The beginnings of the administration of the sacra...
|The Episcopate In The Church|
The greatest name connected with the development of the hierarchical
conception of the Church in the third century is without questi...
|The Unity Of The Church And The |
In the middle of the third century there were in sharp conflict two
distinct and opposed theories of Church unity: the theory that t...
|Controversy Over Baptism By Here|
In the great persecutions schisms arose in connection with the
administration of discipline (cf. ž 46). The schismatics held in gene...
|The Beginnings Of Monasticism|
Asceticism in some form is common to almost all religions. It was
practised extensively in early Christianity and ascetics of both s...
The last great rival religion to Christianity was Manichaeanism, the last
of the important syncretistic religions which drew from Pe...
|The Last Great Persecution|
The last of the persecutions was closely connected with the increased
efficiency of the imperial administration after a period of an...
|The Reorganization Of The Empire|
After a period of anarchy Diocletian (284-305) undertook a reorganization
of the Empire for the sake of greater efficiency. Followin...
|The Diocletian Persecution|
The last great persecution was preceded by a number of laws aimed to annoy
the Christians. On March 12, 295, all soldiers in the arm...
|Rise Of Schisms In Consequence O|
The Diocletian persecution and its various continuations, on account of
the severity of the persecution and its great extent, seriou...
|The Second Division Of Ancient C|
The second division of the history of ancient Christianity, or
Christianity under the influence of the Graeco-Roman type of culture,
|Period I The Imperial State Chu|
The history of the Church in the first period of the second division of
the history of ancient Christianity has to deal primarily wi...
|The Empire Under Constantine And|
Constantine became sole Emperor of the West, 312, and by the defeat of
Licinius, July 23, 324, sole ruler of the entire Roman Empire...
|Favor Shown The Church By Consta|
Neither on his conversion nor on his attainment of the sole rule of the
Empire did Constantine establish the Church as the one offic...
|The Repression Of Heathenism Und|
Constantine's religious policy in respect to heathenism may have been from
the first to establish Christianity as the sole religion ...
|The Donatist Schism Under Consta|
The Donatist schism arose in connection with the Diocletian persecution,
in part over the policy of Mensurius of Carthage regarding ...
|Constantines Endeavors To Bring|
One of the intentions of Constantine in his support of Christianity seems
to have been the employment of the Christian religion as a...
|The Outbreak Of The Arian Contro|
The Arian controversy began in Alexandria about 318, as related by
Socrates (a). The positions of the two parties were defined from ...
|The Beginnings Of The Eusebian R|
Shortly after the Council of Nicaea, Constantine seems to have become aware
of the fact that the decision at that council was not ac...
|The Victory Of The Anti-nicene P|
When Constantine died in 337 the party of Eusebius of Nicomedia was
completely in the ascendant in the East. A council at Antioch, 3...
|Collapse Of The Anti-nicene Midd|
When Constantius became sole Emperor, on the death of his brother Constans
in 350, there was no further need of considering the inte...
|The Policy Of The Sons Of Consta|
Under the sons of Constantine a harsher policy toward heathenism was
adopted. Laws were passed forbidding heathen sacrifices (a, b),...
|Julian The Apostate|
The reign of Julian the Apostate (361-363) is important in the history of
the Christian Church, in the first place, as indicating th...
|The Triumph Of The New Nicene Or|
The Arian controversy was the most important series of events in the
internal history of the Christian Church in the fourth century,...
|The Emperors From Jovian To Theo|
The reign of Jovian lasted so short a time, June, 363, to February, 364,
that he had no time to develop a policy, and the assertion ...
|The Dogmatic Parties And Their M|
The parties in the Arian controversy became greatly divided in the course
of the conflict. Speaking broadly, there were still two gr...
|The Emperor Theodosius And The T|
The Emperor Theodosius was appointed colleague of Gratian and Valentinian
II, 378. He issued in conjunction with these emperors an e...
|The Empire And The Imperial Stat|
In the period extending from the accession of Constantine (311 or 324) to
the death of Theodosius the Great (395), the characteristi...
|The Constitution Of The State Ch|
The Church's constitution received its permanent form in this period. The
conciliar system was carried to its logical completion in ...
|Sole Authority Of The State Chur|
When Theodosius had successfully forced upon the East the theology of
Nicaea, his policy as to religious matters was manifest. No lo...
|The Position Of The State Church|
The elevation of the Church exposed the Church to worldliness whereby
selfish men, or men carried away with partisan zeal, took adva...
|Social Significance Of The State|
The Church at no time degenerated into a mere department of the State. In
spite of the worldly passions that invaded it and the diss...
|The Extension Of Monasticism Thr|
Asceticism arose within the Christian Church partly as the practical
expression of the conviction of the worthlessness of things tra...
|Celibacy Of The Clergy And The R|
The insistence upon clerical celibacy and even the mere regulation of the
marriage of the clergy contributed not a little to making ...
|Period Ii The Church From The Pe|
In the second period of the history of the Church under the Christian
Empire, the Church, although existing in two divisions of the ...
|The Church At The Beginning Of T|
Although Theodosius the Great had been the dominating power in the
government of the Empire almost from his accession in 379, he was...
|The Empire Of The Dynasty Of The|
Emperors of the West:
Honorius; born 384, Emperor 395-423.
Valentinian III; born 419, Emperor 425-455; son of Galla...
|The Extension Of The Church Abou|
The most important missionary work in the early part of the fifth century
was the extension of the work of Ulfilas among the German ...
|The Church Of The Western Empire|
The period between the closing years of the fourth century, in which the
struggle was still going on between heathenism and Christia...
|The Western Church Toward The En|
Heathenism lingered as a force in society longer in the West than in the
East, not merely among the peasantry, but among the higher ...
|Augustines Life And Place In Th|
Aurelius Augustinus, the greatest of the Latin fathers, was born 354, at
Tagaste, in Numidia. He was educated to be a teacher of rhe...
|Augustine And The Donatist Schis|
After the recall of the Donatists by the Emperor Julian, the sect rapidly
increased, though soon numerous divisions appeared in the ...
|The Pelagian Controversy|
The Pelagian controversy, in which the characteristic teaching of
Augustine found its best expression, may be divided into three per...
With the condemnation of Pelagianism the doctrine of Augustine in its
logically worked out details was not necessarily approved. The...
|The Roman Church As The Centre O|
In the confusion of the fifth century, when the provinces of the Roman
Empire were being lopped off one by one, Italy invaded, and t...
|The Church In The Eastern Empire|
At the beginning of the permanent division of the Empire, the church life
of the East was disturbed by a series of closely connected...
|The First Origenistic Controvers|
In the East the leading theologians of the fourth century were educated
under the influence of Origenism; among these were Basil of ...
|The Christological Problem And T|
The Arian controversy in bringing about the affirmation of the true deity
of the Son, or Logos, left the Church with the problem of ...
|The Nestorian Controversy The Co|
The Council of Ephesus was called to settle the dispute which had arisen
between Cyril and the Alexandrians and Nestorius, archbisho...
|The Eutychian Controversy And Th|
What is known as the Eutychian controversy is less a dogmatic controversy
than a struggle between the patriarchs of the East for sup...
|Results Of The Decision Of Chalc|
The definition of the Council of Chalcedon, in spite of its condemnation
of Nestorius and its approval of the letters of Cyril, was ...
|The Church Of Italy Under The Os|
The schism between New and Old Rome lasted from 484 to 517, but attempts
were made on both sides to end the deplorable situation. Th...
|The Dissolution Of The Imperial |
The third period of the ancient Church under the Christian Empire begins
with the accession of Justin I (518-527), and the end of th...
|The Age Of Justinian|
Justinian I, the greatest of all the rulers of the Eastern Empire,
succeeded his uncle Justin I (518-527); but he had, from the begi...
|The Byzantine State Church Under|
According to Justinian's scheme of Church government, the Emperor was the
head of the Church in the sense that he had the right and ...
|The Definitive Type Of Religion |
The works of Dionysius the Areopagite first appear in the controversies in
the reign of Justinian, when they are quoted in the Confe...
|The Celtic Church In The British|
Christianity was probably planted in the British Isles during the second
century; as to its growth in the ante-Nicene period little ...
|The Conversion Of The Franks The|
Chlodowech (Clovis, 481-511) was originally a king of the Salian Franks,
near Tournay. By his energy he became king of all the Frank...
|The State Church In The Germanic|
So long as the Germanic rulers remained Arian, the Catholic Church in
their kingdoms was left for the most part alone or hindered in...
|Gregory The Great And The Roman |
Gregory the Great was born about 540. In 573 he was appointed prefect of
the city of Rome, but resigned the following year to become...
|The Foundation Of The Anglo-saxo|
The Anglo-Saxon Church owes its foundation to the missionary zeal and wise
direction of Gregory the Great. Augustine, whom Gregory s...
|The Foundation Of The Ecclesiast|
In the period between the conversion of the Franks and the rise of the
dynasty of Charles Martel, or the period comprising the sixth...
|Foundation Of The Mediaeval Dioc|
An outline of some of the legislation is here given, whereby the parish as
organized in the West was built up, and the diocese was m...
|Western Piety And Thought In The|
In the century following Augustine, the dogmatic interest of the Church
was chiefly absorbed in the Christological controversies in ...
|The Foundation Of The Mediaeval |
The penitential system, as it was organized in the Western Church in the
sixth, seventh, and eighth centuries, was but the carrying ...
|The New Monasticism And The Rule|
In the first centuries of monasticism in the West, the greatest variety
was to be found among the constitutions of the various monas...
|Foundation Of Mediaeval Culture |
Schools never wholly disappeared from Western society, either during the
barbarian invasion or in the even more troublous times that...
|The Rise And Extension Of Islam|
Mohammed (571-632) began his work as a prophet at Mecca about 613, having
been "called" about three years earlier. He was driven fro...
|The Monothelete Controversy And |
The Monothelete controversy was the natural outcome of the earlier
Christological controversies. With the assertion of the two compl...
|Rome Constantinople And The Lomb|
The Sixth General Council was the last great diplomatic triumph of Rome in
the East in matters of faith, though two centuries after,...
|Rome Constantinople And The Lomb|
By the eight century the veneration of pictures or icons had become
wide-spread throughout the Eastern Church. Apart from their due ...
|The Story Of Creation|
In the beginning God made the heavens and the earth, and while the earth
was still unformed, God said, "Let there be light," and the...
|Gods Good Gifts To Man|
At the time when Jehovah made earth and heaven, no trees or plants grew
on the earth, for Jehovah had not yet sent the rain; and the...
|The First Disobedience|
Now the serpent was more deceitful than any other animal that Jehovah
had made; and it said to the woman, "Has God really said, 'You...
|Cain And His Brother Abel|
Adam named his wife Eve, because she was the mother of all living
beings. She had two sons, Cain and Abel. Abel was a shepherd, but ...
|Noah And The Great Flood|
When Jehovah saw that men were growing more wicked in the world and that
their thoughts were always evil, he was greatly grieved and...
|The Story Of The Tower Of Babel|
All the people of the earth spoke one language; and as they travelled
westward, they found a broad valley in the land of Babylonia, ...
|Abraham The Friend Of God And Ma|
The sons of Noah who came out of the ark were Shem, Ham and Japheth.
Terah, a descendant of Shem, was the father of Abraham, Nahor and...
|Lots Escape From A Wicked City|
And Abraham went along with them to start them on their way. Jehovah
said, "The complaint has come that the people of Sodom and Gomorr...
|Gods Care For The Boy Ishmael|
Jehovah remembered what he had told Sarah, and he did as he had
promised. So Sarah had a son, and when the child grew up, Abraham made...
|Abrahams Loyalty To God|
Later Jehovah tested Abraham, saying to him, "Abraham"; and he answered,
"Here am I." Jehovah said, "Take your son, your only son Isaa...
|How Rebekah Became The Wife Of I|
When Abraham was very old and Jehovah had blessed him in every way,
Abraham said to the eldest of his household servants, who had char...
|How Jacob Deceived His Father|
Now Isaac prayed to Jehovah for his wife, because she had no children;
and Jehovah heard his prayer, and Rebekah became the mother of ...
Esau hated Jacob because of the blessing which his father had given him.
And Esau said to himself, "My father will soon die; then I wi...
|The Deceiver Deceived|
Then Jacob went on his journey and arrived at the land of the children
of the East. And he looked and saw a well in the field, and the...
|Meeting A Brother Who Had Been W|
In time Jacob became very wealthy, and he had large flocks, slaves, and
asses. But he heard Laban's sons say, "Jacob has taken all tha...
|Joseph Sold As A Slave By His Br|
When Joseph was seventeen years old, he and his brothers were shepherds,
but he made them angry, for he brought a bad report about the...
|Josephs Eagerness To Help Other|
Joseph was taken down to Egypt, and Potiphar, an Egyptian, one of
Pharaoh's officers, the captain of the guard, bought him from the
|A Prisoner Who Became A Mighty R|
Two years later Pharaoh had a dream: as he stood by the river Nile, he
saw coming up from the water seven cows, well fed and fat, for ...
|The Testing Of Josephs Brothers|
When Jacob learned that there was grain for sale in Egypt, he said to
his sons, "Why do you stand looking at each other? I have heard ...
|Josephs Forgiveness Of His Brot|
When Judah and his brothers came back to Joseph's house, Joseph was
still there; and they threw themselves before him on the ground....
|Josephs Loyalty To His Family|
The news that Joseph's brothers had arrived became known in Pharaoh's
palace; and it pleased Pharaoh and his servants greatly. Pharaoh...
|The Boyhood And Training Of Mose|
After the death of Joseph and his brothers, the Israelites increased so
rapidly and became so many and powerful that the land was fill...
|The Voice From The Bush|
After a long time the king of Egypt died. Moses was taking care of the
flock of Jethro his wife's father. Once he led the flock to the...
|Pharaoh The Stubborn Ruler|
Then Jehovah said to Aaron, "Go into the wilderness to meet Moses." So
he went and met him on the mountain of God and kissed him. And ...
|The Cost Of Being Cruel And Stub|
Then Jehovah said to Moses, "Pharaoh is stubborn; he will not let the
people go. Go to Pharaoh early in the morning, as he is going ou...
|The Escape From Egypt|
Moses called together all the leaders of Israel, and said to them, "Take
lambs from the herds according to your families and kill the ...
|Gods Commands To The People|
Moses led the Israelites forward from the Red Sea until they came to the
wilderness of Sinai, and there the Israelites camped before t...
|Our Duties To God And Man|
Hear O Israel: Jehovah our God is the one Lord. You shall love Jehovah
your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all ...
|The Report Of The Hebrew Spies|
Moses sent certain men to explore the land of Canaan and said to them,
"Go up into the South Country and on into the highlands, and se...
|The Last Words Of Moses|
When Moses was old, he said to all the Israelites, "I am a hundred and
twenty years old this day. I can no longer go out and come in, ...
|Crossing The River Jordan|
After the death of Moses, Jehovah said to Joshua, Moses' helper, "Moses
my servant is dead: Now arise, go over the Jordan with all thi...
|The Capture Of Jericho And Ai|
Now Jericho had closed its gates because of the Israelites, and no one
went in or out. But Jehovah said to Joshua, "See, I have given ...
|Women Who Saved A Nation|
Later Sisera, who had nine hundred iron chariots, cruelly oppressed the
Israelites for twenty years. Then the prophetess Deborah, the ...
|Gideons Brave Band|
In course of time the Midianites conquered the Israelites. To escape
them the Israelites made for themselves dens in the mountains and...
|Jephthahs Foolish Promise|
Jephthah, the Gileadite, was an able warrior, but he was the son of a
wicked woman, and had fled from his relatives and lived in the l...
|Samson Who Did To Others As They|
There was a certain man of Zorah, of the clan of the Danites, named
Manoah; and he and his wife had no children. But the angel of Jeho...
|A Strong Man Who Lost His Streng|
Afterward, Samson fell in love with a woman in the valley of Sorek,
named Delilah. Then the rulers of the Philistines came to her and ...
|The Devotion Of Ruth|
During the days of the judges, there was once a famine in the land; and
a certain man from Bethlehem in Judah took his wife and two so...
|Samuel The Boy Prophet|
Elkanah, a Zuphite of the hill country of Ephraim, lived at Ramah with
his two wives, Hannah and Peninnah. Peninnah had children, but ...
|The Ark Among The Philistines|
In those days the Israelites went out to meet the Philistines, and in a
hard-fought battle the Israelites were defeated by the Philist...
|How Samuel Found A Leader|
There was a rich Benjamite named Kish, who lived at Gibeah. He had a son
named Saul, a man full grown and handsome; no one among the I...
|Jonathans Brave Deed|
Saul picked out three thousand men from the Israelites. Two thousand
were with Saul in Michmash and on the highland of Bethel, and a t...
|Davids Victory Over The Giant|
As long as Saul lived there was bitter war with the Philistines.
Whenever Saul saw a strong or able man, he would take him into his
|Sauls Mean Jealousy|
When the Israelites and David returned from slaying the Philistines, the
women came out from all the cities of Israel, singing and dan...
|Jonathans Love For David|
Then David went and found Jonathan and said, "What have I done? What is
my guilt, and what is my sin in the mind of your father, that ...
|The Cost Of A Lie|
Then David went to Nob, to Ahimelech the priest who came trembling to
meet David and said to him, "Why are you alone, and no one with ...
|A Soldier Who Spared His Enemy|
Now when David was told, "The Philistines are fighting against Keilah
and are robbing the threshing-floors," he inquired of Jehovah,...
|Abigails Sensible Advice|
Then David went away into the Wilderness of Maon. Now there was a man in
Maon, whose property was in Carmel. The man was very rich; he...
|Making The Best Of Trouble|
Then David said to himself, "I shall be killed some day by the hand of
Saul. There is nothing better for me than to escape into the la...
|The Death Of Two Brave Warriors|
Samuel had died and all Israel had mourned for him and had buried him in
his own town Ramah. Saul, too, had put the mediums and those ...
|A Shepherd Boy Who Was Called To|
After this David asked of Jehovah, "Shall I go up into one of the towns
of Judah?" Jehovah answered, "Go up." When David asked, "To wh...
|Jerusalem Made The Capital City|
David and his men went to Jerusalem against the Jebusites, the people of
the land who had said to David, "You shall not come in here, ...
|Davids Kindness To Jonathans S|
Then David asked, "Is any one left of the family of Saul to whom I may
show kindness for Jonathan's sake?" And there was a servant of ...
|A Rich Man Who Was A Thief|
One evening, while Joab was besieging Rabbath Ammon, David rose from his
bed and walked upon the roof of the royal palace. From the ro...
|Absalom The Ungrateful Son|
Some time later Absalom, David's son, prepared a chariot and horses and
fifty men to run before him. He used to rise early and stand b...
|A Broken-hearted Father|
After Absalom and all the men of Israel crossed the Jordan, David
counted the troops who were with him, and put over them commanders o...
|How Solomon Became The Ruler Of |
Now when David was old, Adonijah thought, "I will be ruler of Israel."
So he prepared for himself chariots and horsemen and fifty men ...
|A Young Mans Wise Choice|
Solomon went to Gibeon to offer a sacrifice there, for that was the
great high place. He offered upon that altar a thousand animals as...
|Building A Great Temple|
In the fourth year of Solomon's rule over Israel he built the temple of
Jehovah. The temple was ninety feet long, thirty feet wide, an...
|A Ruler Who Wronged His People|
Solomon was building his palace thirteen years before he finished it. He
also built the throne-hall where he judged the people. This r...
|Rehoboams Great Mistake|
When Solomon died, Rehoboam his son ruled after him. As soon as
Jeroboam, who was still in Egypt, heard that Solomon had died, he
|Elijah And The Widows Son|
When Asa had been ruler of Judah for thirty-one years Omri became ruler
over Israel, and he ruled twelve years. He bought the hill Sam...
|The Prophet Of Fire|
In the third year of the famine this command came from Jehovah to
Elijah: "Go, show yourself to Ahab; and I will send rain upon the
|Gods Low Whisper|
Now when Ahab told Jezebel that Elijah had put the prophets to death
with the sword, she sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, "As surel...
|Ahab The Thief|
Now Naboth, the Jezreelite, had a vineyard in Jezreel next to the palace
of Ahab, who ruled at Samaria. So Ahab said to Naboth, "Give ...
|Micaiahs Courage In Telling The|
For three years there was no war between Aram and Israel. But in the
third year, when Jehoshaphat the ruler of Judah came to visit the...
|The Mantle Of Elijah|
When Jehovah took up Elijah to heaven in a whirlwind, he was going with
Elisha from Gilgal. And Elijah said to Elisha, "Stay here, for...
|Elisha Healing The Sick Boy|
One day Elisha went over to Shunem where a rich woman lived, and she
asked him to be her guest. Afterward, whenever he passed by, he s...
|A Slave Girl Who Helped Her Mast|
Naaman, the commander of the army of the king of Aram, was a man who was
beloved by his master and was held in high honor, for through...
|Elishas Way Of Treating Enemies|
Once while the king of Aram was at war with Israel, he said to his
officers, "In such and such a place we shall hide and surprise them...
|The End Of Ahabs Selfish Family|
Elisha the prophet called one of the followers of the prophets and said
to him, "Tighten your belt, take this flask of oil in your han...
|The Boy Joash On The Throne Of J|
When Joram had ruled twelve years over Israel, Ahaziah the son of
Jehoram began to rule over Judah. And he went down to Jezreel to vis...
|A Young Man Who Said Send Me|
Uzziah, Joash's grandson, was sixteen years old when he began to rule
over Judah and he ruled fifty-two years in Jerusalem.
|Jeremiahs Call To Do A Hard Tas|
This was the message which came to me from Jehovah: "Before you were
born I knew you and prepared you for your work. I have appointed ...
|The Young Josiah And The Book Of|
Josiah was eight years old when he began to rule, and he ruled
thirty-one years in Jerusalem. In the eighteenth year of his rule he
|The Writing Of An Ancient Book|
When Jehoiakim, the son of Josiah, had been ruler for four years, this
message came to Jeremiah from Jehovah, "Take a parchment roll a...
|A Prophet Who Saved A Great City|
Once the king of Assyria sent a high official with a great army to
Jerusalem. When they arrived at Jerusalem, they called for Hezekiah...
|Jeremiahs Courage In Danger|
The command came to Jeremiah from Jehovah, "Stand in the door of the
temple and speak this message: 'Hear the word of Jehovah, all you...
|The Sad Fate Of A Guilty Nation|
Jerusalem was taken in the eleventh year of the rule of Zedekiah, on the
ninth day of the fourth month. An opening was made through th...
|The Courage Of Four Captives|
Nebuchadrezzar, the king of Babylon, commanded Ashpenaz, the chief of
his servants, to bring to him certain of the Israelites and some...
|A Kings Strange Dream|
Nebuchadrezzar in the second year of his reign had dreams, and his mind
was so troubled that he could not sleep. Then the king sent fo...
|The Test By Fire|
Nebuchadrezzar, the king, made an image of gold ninety feet high and
nine feet wide. He set it up in the plain of Dura, in the provinc...
|The Handwriting On The Wall|
Belshazzar, the king, made a great feast for a thousand of his nobles
and drank wine before them all. Under the influence of wine, he ...
|Daniel In The Lions Den|
It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom a hundred and twenty officers
who ruled the whole kingdom, and over them three chief officia...
|Queen Esthers Love For Her Peop|
After Xerxes had been king of Persia for three years, he gave a feast
for all his officials, officers, and servants. The commanders of...
|Rebuilding The Temple|
That the promise made by Jehovah through the mouth of Jeremiah might be
fulfilled, Jehovah influenced Cyrus, king of Persia, in the fi...
|Nehemiahs Answer To A Call For |
In the twentieth year of Artaxerxes' reign, in the month of November, I
(Nehemiah) was in Shushan, the royal palace, when Hanani, one ...
|Overcoming Great Difficulties|
Now when Sanballat heard that we were rebuilding the wall, he was so
angry and indignant that he mocked the Jews. He spoke before his
|A Brave Knight|
Then the common people and their wives raised a loud cry against their
fellow Jews. Some said, "We must give up our sons and our daugh...
|Jonah The Narrow-minded Patriot|
This message from Jehovah came to Jonah, the son of Amittai: "Arise, go
to that great city, Nineveh, and preach against it; for their ...
|The Story Of Job|
In the land of Uz there lived a man named Job; and he was blameless and
upright, one who revered God and avoided evil. He had seven so...
|The King Of Glory|
The earth is the Lord's in its fulness,
The world and those who live in it;
He founded it upon the seas,
|God The Loving Creator|
Bless the Lord, O my soul!
O Lord, my God, thou art great;
Thou art clothed with glory and majesty,
|God The Loving Father|
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And all that is within me, bless his holy name.
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
|God From Whom All Good Things Co|
Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain.
Unless the Lord guards the city, the watchman wakens in ...
|Gods Goodness And Mercy|
The Lord is gracious and merciful,
Patient, and full of loving-kindness.
The Lord is good to all,
|God The All-seeing|
O Lord, thou searchest and knowest me,
Whether I sit or stand, thou knowest,
Thou readest my thought afar off...
|God Who Always Watches Over His |
I will lift up my eyes to the hills; from whence comes my help?
My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
|God Who Protects From All Danger|
Give thanks to the Lord, for his goodness,
For his love endures forever.
Let those he has redeemed say so,
|Gods Protection Of Those Who Tr|
I will bless the Lord at all times,
His praise is continually in my mouth,
My soul glories in the Lord,
|Gods Loving Care|
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
He leads me to the still w...
|Trusting In Gods Care|
Be not disturbed because of the wicked,
Nor be envious of those who do wrong;
For like grass they shall quick...
|A Prayer Of Trust|
To thee, O God, I lift up my soul,
All the day long do I wait for thee.
I trust in thee, O God, let me not be...
|Safety In Gods Care|
You who dwell in the shelter of the Most High,
Who abide in the shadow of the Almighty,
Who say to the Lord, ...
|God Our Refuge|
God is our refuge and strength,
An ever-present help in trouble.
So we fear not, though the earth trembles,
|The Joy Of Worshipping God|
Oh come, let us sing to the Lord,
Let us shout to the Rock who saves us,
Let us come before him with thanksgi...
|What God Asks Of Those Who Worsh|
O Lord, who may be a guest in thy tent?
Who may dwell on thy holy hill?
He who lives blamelessly and does r...
|A Call To Praise God|
Oh, sing to the Lord a new song;
Sing to the Lord, all the earth,
Sing to the Lord, praise his name,
|The United Song Of Praise|
Praise the Lord from the heavens,
Praise him on the heights.
Praise him, all his angels,
|Mans Place In Gods World|
O Lord, our God, how glorious
Is thy name in all the earth!
Thou hast spread thy splendor over the heavens;...
|The Reward Of Doing Right|
Happy is the man
Who follows not the counsel of the wicked,
Nor takes his stand with sinners,
|A Prayer For Forgiveness|
Have mercy upon me, O God,
According to thy loving-kindness,
According to the multitude of thy tender mercies...
|The Rewards Of Listening To The |
My son, if you heed my words,
And store my commands in your mind,
Pay close attention to wisdom,
|What God Likes And Dislikes|
The eyes of the Lord are all-seeing,
Keeping watch on both wicked and good.
A man thinks all that he does is ...
|Gods Care For Those Who Try To |
The curse of the Lord is on the house of the wicked,
But he blesses the home of him who does right.
|The Way To Be Well And Happy|
Many a man tells of his own kindness.
But a trustworthy man who can find?
A child is known by his acts,
|The Importance Of Being Willing |
The lips of the wise speak knowledge,
But the fool does not understand.
A fool's way seems right in his sight...
|How To Honor Your Parents|
My son, hear the instruction of your father,
And forsake not the teaching of your mother;
They shall be a cro...
|The Troubles Of Those Who Are La|
The lazy man says, "A lion is outside!
I shall be killed in the streets!"
As the door turns on its hinges,
|Things That Are Better Than Rich|
Better is a poor man who lives uprightly
Than one who is dishonest, though he be rich.
Better is a little wit...
|Right Eating And Drinking|
If you find honey, eat only what you need,
That you may not be too full and be ill.
Wine is a mocker, stron...
|The Right Use Of The Tongue|
Do you see a man who speaks before he thinks?
There is more hope for a fool than for him.
He who answers befo...
|The Control Of The Temper|
A mild answer turns away wrath,
But a harsh word stirs up anger.
A man without self-control
Is a r...
|What It Means To Be Modest|
Do not boast what you will do to-morrow,
For you know not what a day may bring forth.
Do you see a man wise i...
|Being Generous And Loving|
He who returns evil for good,
From his house evil shall not depart.
It is an honor for a man to avoid strif...
|Jesus Is Born At Bethlehem|
The angel Gabriel was sent from God to a young woman named Mary in
Nazareth, a town of Galilee. She was to be married to a man named J...
|The Wise Men Bring Gifts To The |
When Jesus was born in Bethlehem, wise men from the east came to
Jerusalem and asked, "Where is the newly born King of the Jews? For w...
|The Boy Jesus Asks Questions|
After Joseph and Mary had done all that the law commanded, they returned
to Galilee to their own town of Nazareth. And the boy Jesus g...
|John The Baptist Tells Of Jesus|
While Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea and Herod was ruler of
Galilee, a man named John, the son of Zachariah, lived in the desert...
|Jesus Decides How He Will Do His|
At this time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by
John in the Jordan. And as he was coming up from the water, he sa...
|Jesus Wins Devoted Friends|
Herod seized John the Baptist and bound him, and put him in prison
because of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife, for John said to hi...
|The Wedding At Cana|
Two days later there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee; and the mother of
Jesus was there. Jesus and his disciples had also been invite...
|The Healing Of The Ten Lepers|
On their way to Jerusalem, Jesus and his disciples passed through
Samaria and Galilee. When he entered a certain village, he was met b...
|Healing The Man At The Pool|
There was a festival of the Jews in Jerusalem, and Jesus went there. In
Jerusalem there is a pool beside the sheep gate. In Hebrew it ...
|Jesus Talks With A Samaritan Wom|
When Jesus left Judea and went back into Galilee, he had to pass through
Samaria; and he came to a city of Samaria called Sychar, near...
|Giving Life To A Widows Son|
Jesus went to a town called Nain; and his disciples went with him
followed by a large crowd. Just as Jesus came to the gate of the tow...
|Jesus Heals The Sick|
Jesus and his disciples entered Capernaum; and on the next Sabbath he
went into the synagogue and began to teach. And the people were
|Jesus Cures A Man Who Cannot Wal|
When Jesus entered Capernaum again, after some days, it was reported
that he was at home, and so many people gathered about him that t...
|Jesus Makes Even Wrong-doers His|
Then Jesus went out again beside the Sea of Galilee; and all the crowd
came to him, and he taught them. As he passed along he saw Levi...
|Jesus Finds Joy In All His Work|
Once when John's disciples and the Pharisees were keeping a fast, people
came to Jesus and said, "Why do the disciples of John and the...
|Jesus Calms The Storm|
Jesus withdrew to the sea with his disciples, and a crowd followed him
from Galilee. Also from Judea, Jerusalem, Idumea the other side...
|Jesus Heals A Little Girl|
When Jesus again crossed the Sea of Galilee in a boat to the other side,
a large crowd had gathered to meet him; so he stayed beside t...
|Jesus Visits His Old Home|
Jesus went to Nazareth where he had been brought up. As was his custom,
he went into the synagogue on the Sabbath, and stood up to rea...
|Jesus Calls Together His Friends|
Jesus went up on the hillside near Capernaum and called to him the men
whom he wanted, and they came to him. He appointed twelve to be...
|What Jesus Asks Of His Friends A|
Once Jesus entered a certain village where a woman named Martha invited
him to her house. She had a sister named Mary who seated her...
|The Way To Learn From Jesus|
Jesus taught his disciples, saying, "Do not think that I came to set
aside the old law or the teachings of the prophets. I did not com...
|The Rewards For Following Jesus|
James and John, the sons of Zebedee, once came to Jesus and said,
"Master, we want you to do for us what we shall ask." So he said, "W...
|Gods Love Even For Sinners|
Because tax-gathers and sinners kept coming to Jesus to hear him, the
Pharisees and scribes complained, "This man welcomes sinners and...
|Gods Readiness To Answer Prayer|
Jesus said: "Ask and you will receive, seek and you will find, knock and
the door will be opened to you; for every one who asks receiv...
|How To Pray|
The apostles said to Jesus, "Help us to have greater faith." But he
said, "If you had faith even the size of a mustard-seed and said t...
|Why We Should Trust God|
"Do not be anxious about your life, what you shall eat, or what you
shall wear. Does not life mean more than food, and the body more t...
|The Kingdom Of God|
Once when little children were brought to Jesus that he might touch
them, the disciples found fault with those who brought them. When ...
|The Two Great Commandments|
Once a lawyer asked Jesus, "What is the most important of all the
commandments?" Jesus answered, "The most important is: 'The Lord our...
|The Rewards Of Modesty And Unsel|
Once Jesus went into the house of a leading Pharisee to dine. When he
saw how the guests chose the best places, he gave them this advi...
|How To Use Money|
A man from the crowd once said to Jesus, "Master, tell my brother to
give me my share of the property that belongs to us." Jesus answe...
|Different Ways Of Using Talents|
"The Kingdom of Heaven is like a man who before going abroad called his
servants and gave what he had into their charge. To one he gav...
|The Good Samaritan|
Once a lawyer stood up to test Jesus with this question, "Master, what
shall I do to receive eternal life?" Jesus said to him, "What i...
|The Way To Treat Those Who Wrong|
"If your brother wrongs you, go, show him his fault when you and he are
alone. If he listens to you, you have won over your brother. E...
|The Golden Rule|
"You have heard the saying, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your
enemy.' But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who c...
|The People Who Are Really Happy|
Jesus said to his disciples:
"Blessed are the poor in spirit,
For theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.
Blessed are the meek,
|Jesus Sends Out The First Missio|
Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their
synagogues, preaching the good news about the Kingdom of God, and
|Jesus Praises John The Baptist|
When John heard in prison what Jesus was doing, he sent his disciples to
ask him, "Are you the Promised One who is coming, or are we t...
|Jesus Feeds The Hungry|
When Herod the ruler of Galilee heard what Jesus was doing, he was
greatly puzzled, for some said that John had come back from the dea...
|Jesus Tells What It Means To Be |
The Pharisees and some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem went
together to Jesus, because they had seen that some of his disci...
|Jesus Is Kind To A Stranger|
Certain Pharisees came to Jesus and said to him, "Go away from here; for
Herod wishes to kill you." He said to them, "Go and tell that...
|Jesus Makes An Heroic Choice|
On their way to the villages of Caesarea Philippi Jesus asked his
disciples, "Who do people say I am?" They told him, "John the Baptis...
|Jesus Is Glorified|
Six days later Jesus took Peter, James and John up a high mountain where
they were alone, and in their presence he was transfigured. H...
|Jesus Tells How One May Become G|
Leaving Caesarea Philippi, Jesus and his disciples passed through
Galilee; but he wished no one to know of this, for he was teaching h...
|Jesus Makes The Wicked Zaccheus |
As Jesus passed through Jericho a man named Zaccheus, who was the chief
tax-gatherer and rich, tried to see what Jesus was like, but c...
|Jesus Is Gladly Welcomed By The |
As Jesus was leaving Jericho with his disciples, followed by a large
crowd, there sat by the road a blind beggar, Bartimaeus (the son ...
|Jesus Fights Wrong In The Temple|
About this time certain people came to tell Jesus of the Galileans whom
Pilate had killed while they were offering sacrifices. He said...
|Jesus Condemns Those Who Pretend|
The common people were listening to Jesus eagerly. As he taught he said,
"Be on your guard against the scribes, who like to walk about...
|Jesus Warns His Disciples|
As Jesus went out of the Temple, one of his disciples said to him,
"Master, see what great stones and what a beautiful building!" Then...
|Jesus Cures A Blind Man|
As Jesus was passing along the road he saw a man who was born blind, and
the disciples asked him, "Master, for whose sin, his own or h...
|Jesus Tells What He Came To Do|
Jesus said to the people, "I am the light of the world; he who follows
me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light which g...
|Jesus Brings Lazarus Back To Lif|
Now a certain man, Lazarus of Bethany, was sick. He was the brother of
Martha and of the Mary who anointed the Master with perfume and...
|Jesus Praises A Woman Who Gave H|
While Jesus was at dinner at Bethany in the house of Simon, the
jar-maker, a woman came in with an alabaster jar of pure perfume, whic...
|Jesus Eats The Last Supper With |
Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve disciples, went to the high priests
with the intention of betraying Jesus. And when they heard, they...
|Jesus Encourages His Friends And|
Jesus said, "Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe
also in me. In my Father's house are many homes; if it were n...
|Jesus Is Seized By The Mob|
When Jesus and his disciples came to a certain place called Gethsemane,
he said to them, "Sit here while I pray"; but he took with him...
|Jesus In The Hands Of His Enemie|
The men who seized Jesus mocked him and flogged him. They also
blindfolded him and said, "Prophet, tell us who is it that struck you?"...
|Jesus Is Crucified By His Enemie|
The soldiers led Jesus to the courtyard of the governor's palace and
called together the whole company. Then they clothed him in a pur...
|Jesus Conquers Death|
When the Sabbath was over, Mary of Magdala, Mary the mother of James,
and Salome bought spices to embalm Jesus. Soon after sunrise on ...
|Jesus Walks And Talks With Two O|
On the same day two of Jesus' disciples were on their way to a village
called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem; and as they ta...
|Jesus Gives His Last Commands To|
While the two disciples were speaking, Jesus himself stood among them.
And they were frightened and believed that they saw a ghost; bu...
|The Healing Of The Lame Man At T|
By agreement the believers met together daily in the Temple. They had
their meals from house to house, eating their food with gladness...
|The Generosity Of The Early Chri|
All of the believers were as one in heart and mind; and not one of them
called what he had his own, but they all shared with one anoth...
|Stephen The First Christian Mart|
During these days, while the number of the disciples was rapidly
increasing, the Jews who came from lands where Greek was spoken began...
|Philip And The Ethiopian|
When Stephen was stoned to death a great persecution broke out against
the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scatt...
|Peter And The Roman Officer|
While Peter was going through the whole country, he stayed for a long
time at Joppa, in the house of Simon, a tanner.
|Peters Escape From Prison|
Now about that time Herod, the king, began to persecute the members of
the church; and he killed James, the brother of John, with the ...
|Pauls Account Of What He Saw An|
I am a Jew, born at Tarsus in Cilicia, but I was brought up in
Jerusalem, educated as a disciple of Gamaliel in the strict way laid
|The Christian Church At Antioch|
The disciples who had been scattered by the persecution which came after
the killing of Stephen went to Phoenicia and Cyprus and Antio...
|Paul And Barnabas In Foreign Lan|
Paul and Barnabas, sent by the Holy Spirit, went to Seleucia and from
there sailed to Cyprus. When they came to Salamis, they, with Ma...
|Why Paul Went To Macedonia|
After they had stayed at Antioch for some time, Paul said to Barnabas,
"Let us return and visit the brothers in all the cities where w...
|Paul And Silas In Macedonia|
One day as we were going to the place of prayer, a slave girl met us who
was under the control of a spirit that made her clairvoyant, ...
|Pauls Great Speech At Athens|
While Paul was waiting at Athens for Silas and Timothy, his anger was
aroused when he saw that the city was filled with idols. So he a...
|Paul Writes To His Friends At Th|
Paul and Silas and Timothy to the church of the Thessalonians which
lives in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
|Pauls Work At Corinth|
And Paul left the place and went to the home of Titius Justus, who
worshipped God, whose house was next to the synagogue. Crispus, the...
|Paul Writes To His Friends In Co|
Paul, called to be an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and
brother Sosthenes to the church of God at Corinth.
I thank Go...
|The New Life After Death|
Now, brothers, remember the good news I preached to you, that Christ
died for our sins, and that he was buried and rose again the thir...
|Ways Of Showing Love|
Now about the collection for God's people in Jerusalem, you must carry
out the same directions that I gave to the churches in Galatia....
|Pauls Trials And Victories At E|
After spending some time at Antioch Paul went off on a trip to Galatia
and Phrygia to strengthen the faith of all the disciples; then ...
|Paul Writes To The Christians At|
Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, set apart to
tell God's good news about Jesus Christ our Lord, to all God's ...
|Pauls Last Journey To Jerusalem|
After we had said good-by to the elders of Ephesus we sailed to Syria
and landed at Tyre, where the ship was to unload her cargo. Ther...
|Pauls Narrow Escape From Death|
The seven days during which the men had promised to make special
offerings were almost over when some Jews from Asia, who saw Paul in ...
|A Prisoner Who Preached To His J|
Some days later Felix came with his wife, Drusilla, who was a Jewess,
and sent for Paul and heard what he had to say about the faith i...
When it was decided that we were to sail for Italy, Paul and certain
other prisoners were placed in charge of Julius, an officer of th...
|The End Of Pauls Long Journey|
The natives of the island showed us unusual kindness, for they kindled a
fire and welcomed us all, because of the pouring rain and the...
|Pauls Last Words To His Friends|
Paul and Timothy, servants of Jesus Christ, to all of Christ's followers
in Philippi, as well as to the ministers and their helpers. M...
|The Meaning Of Faith|
Now faith is the confidence that we shall receive the things for which
we hope, the proof of the reality of things we do not see. It w...
|The Importance Of Doing What Is |
James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the true
Israelites scattered among the nations, greeting.
My brothers, re...
|The Love That Makes Men Brothers|
We know what love is by this, that Christ laid down his life for us; so
we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. But if any on...
|The Glory And Honor That Jesus H|
John, to the seven churches in the province of Asia. May a blessing be
granted you and peace from him who is and was and ever shall be...
|The Reward Of The Faithful|
After that I saw a vast host, which no one could count, from every
nation and tribe and people and language, standing before the thron...
|The New Heaven On Earth|
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the
first earth had passed away and the sea was no more. And I saw t...
|Providential Preparations For Th|
SPIRITUAL REVIVAL THROUGHOUT CHRISTENDOM, AND ESPECIALLY IN THE CHURCH OF SPAIN.
The heroic discovery of America, at the close of ...
|Spanish Conquest The Propagation|
It is a striking fact that the earliest monuments of colonial and
ecclesiastical antiquity within the present domain of the United S...
|The Project Of French Empire And|
For a full century, from the discovery of the New World until the first
effective effort at occupation by any other European people,...
|Antecedents Of Permanent Christi|
We have briefly reviewed the history of two magnificent schemes of
secular and spiritual empire, which, conceived in the minds of gr...
|The Puritan Beginnings Of The Ch|
There is sufficient evidence that the three little vessels which on the
13th of May, 1607, were moored to the trees on the bank of t...
|The Neighbor Colonies To Virgini|
The chronological order would require us at this point to turn to the
Dutch settlements on the Hudson River; but the close relations...
|The Dutch Calvinist Colony On Th|
THEY BOTH FALL UNDER THE SHADOW OF GREAT BRITAIN.
When the Englishman Henry Hudson, in the Dutch East India Company's
ship, the H...
|The Planting Of The Church In Ne|
The attitude of the Church of England Puritans toward the Separatists
from that church was the attitude of the earnest, patient, hop...
|The Middle Colonies The Jerseys|
The bargainings and conveyancings, the confirmations and reclamations,
the setting up and overturning, which, after the conquest of ...
|The American Church On The Eve O|
By the end of one hundred years from the settlement of Massachusetts
important changes had come upon the chain of colonies along the...
|The Great Awakening|
It was not wholly dark in American Christendom before the dawn of the
Great Awakening. The censoriousness which was the besetting si...
|Close Of The Colonial Era The Ge|
The quickening of religious feeling, the deepening of religious
conviction, the clearing and defining of theological opinions, that ...
Seven years of war left the American people exhausted, impoverished,
disorganized, conscious of having come into possession of a nat...
|The Second Awakening|
The closing years of the eighteenth century show the lowest low-water
mark of the lowest ebb-tide of spiritual life in the history o...
When the Presbyterian General Assembly, in 1803, made a studious review
of the revivals which for several years had been in progress...
|Conflicts Of The Church With Pub|
The transition from establishment to the voluntary system for the
support of churches was made not without some difficulty, but with...
|A Decade Of Controversies And Sc|
During the period from 1835 to 1845 the spirit of schism seemed to be in
the air. In this period no one of the larger organizations ...
|The Great Immigration|
At the taking of the first census of the United States, in 1790, the
country contained a population of about four millions in its te...
|The Civil War--antecedents And C|
It has been observed that for nearly half a generation after the
reaction began from the fervid excitement of the Millerite agitatio...
|After The War|
When the five years of rending and tearing had passed, in which slavery
was dispossessed of its hold upon the nation, there was much...
|The Church In Theology And Liter|
The rapid review of three crowded centuries, which is all that the
narrowly prescribed limits of this volume have permitted, has
|Tendencies Toward A Manifestatio|
The three centuries of history which we have passed under rapid review
comprise a series of political events of the highest importan...