St. Patrick-who was he?

March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day is named for a Christian who was persecuted because of his Christian actions. The following excerpts come from “A Note from the Author to Parents and Educators” that is included in Patrick: God’s Courageous Captive, … Continued

The trials of the saint

(Charles Spurgeon, “Treasury of David”)  Play Audio!  Download Audio “He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does shall prosper.” Psalm 1:3 Blessed is … Continued

A crown of glory

(James Smith, “The Good Soldier’s Prospect!” 1864)  Play Audio!  Download Audio “There is reserved for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award me on that day!” 2 Timothy 4:8 Christian soldier, for encouragement in … Continued

A priceless inheritance

(James Smith, “Christ Exalted, Saints Comforted, and Sinners Directed” 1855) Play Audio!  Download Audio “The hope which is laid up for you in Heaven” Colossians 1:5 Many Christians have but little in hand, but they have much in hope. They … Continued

I am troubled!

(James Smith, “Daily Bible Readings for the Lord’s Household”) “I am troubled!” Psalm 38:6 This is very often the case with the believer, he is seldom long without something to trouble him. He has . . . so many foes … Continued

We fix our eyes

(Charles Spurgeon)  Play Audio!  Download Audio “We fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal!” 2 Corinthians 4:18 In our Christian pilgrimage it … Continued

He has all things in hope

(Thomas Brooks, “The Crown and Glory of Christianity, or, HOLINESS, the Only Way to Happiness“, 1662) “Having nothing—and yet possessing all things.” 2 Cor. 6:10 This is a riddle the world cannot understand. A holy man cannot be a poor … Continued

A supply of strength

(MacDuff, “Words of Comfort to the Christian Pilgrim”) “As your days, so shall your strength be.” Deut. 33:25 The Christian is frequently compared to a pilgrim, traveling onward through a dreary wilderness, to the promised land of Canaan. His experience is varied and chequered. … Continued

The need may be great

(George Everard, “Help on the Way to the Better Land!” 1873) Very rich and full is the promise, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:9 The need may be great! … Continued

Distinguishing privilege

(James Smith, “The New Creation” 1861)  Play Audio!  Download “Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature.” 2 Corinthians 5:17 It is a miraculous thing to be a Christian, for real Christianity is the effect of … Continued