Jenny Lind (1820-1887), the world-renowned Swedish soprano, was invited by her king to sing in the royal palace at a festival. It was to be held on a Sunday, and her conscience would not allow her to do it on the Lord’s Day. The king visited her in person and pleaded with her to [...]
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"I have exalted one chosen out of the people." Psalm 89:19 Why was Christ chosen out of the people? Speak, my heart, for heart-thoughts are best. Was it not that he might be able to be our brother, in the blest tie of kindred blood? Oh, what relationship there is between Christ and the [...]
A little girl who had just returned from Sunday school was asked by her mother, “What did the teacher tell you today?” The little girl answered that she had heard about a wonderful man called Enoch [Genesis 5:24] and how he walked with God. She said, “Every day Enoch visited God, and they went [...]
"Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy." Exodus 20:8 That we may sanctify and hallow the Sabbath by attentive hearing, beware of these two things: distraction and drowsiness. It is said of Bernard that when he came to the church door, he would say, "Stay here all my earthly thoughts." Distraction hinders devotion. [...]
A year has passed since we first heard of Covid19. In the beginning, it did not seem such a big thing and showed signs that it might not last too long. But then the second wave hit and the infections and deaths multiplied. It shows little sign of being over soon. God’s [...]
"And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, having Bethel on the west, and Hai on the east: and there he builded an altar unto the Lord, and called upon the name of the Lord." Genesis 12:8 Worship is giving God the best that He has given [...]
We wish all our readers a Happy New Year although the prospects may not seem great with Covid19 still hanging around. Hopefully, the Lord will step in and turn things around. But Happy New Year is on the lips of most people as a genuine expression of hope. This raises the question, [...]
"But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold." Job 23:10 Untried, untrodden, and unknown as your future path may be, it is, each step, mapped, arranged, and provided for in the everlasting and unchangeable covenant of God. To Him who leads us, who [...]
A 'HAPPY NEW YEAR' ALL TO OUR READERS. We thank God for bringing us safely through a challenging year. If there was ever a time when God’s people needed to pray, it is now. That is why this issue of “Bits and Pieces” is focusing on the subject of prayer. We are [...]
"This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen Him go into heaven." Acts 1:11. Many were celebrating our LORD's first coming yesterday; let us turn our thoughts to the promise of His second coming. This is as sure as the first advent and [...]
THE FULNESS OF CHRIST “In Him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily” [Colossians 2:9] The ability to package immense Bible truths within a very few words was a gift given Paul by the Holy Spirit. And probably no greater example is found than this statement that in Christ dwelleth all the [...]
"The glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.” — Isaiah 40:5 We anticipate the happy day when the whole world shall be converted to Christ; when the gods of the heathen shall be cast to the moles and the bats; when Romanism shall be exploded, and the crescent [...]