A taste of heaven

(Thomas Brooks) God gives His people a taste of Heaven–that they may not faint. And He gives them but a taste . . . that they may be encouraged in their difficult journey, long to be at Home, keep humble, … Continued

Glad tidings

(James Smith, “Glad Tidings of Good Things” 1861)  Play Audio!  Download Audio “The glorious gospel of the blessed God!” 1 Timothy 1:11 “Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel!” 2 … Continued

Heavenly Rest

(James Smith, “The Rest!” 1865) Play Audio!  Download Audio “There remains therefore a rest for the people of God.” Hebrews 4:9 We shall consider these words as referring to HEAVENLY rest: our Father’s house, Savior’s home, and our eternal dwelling-place! … Continued

Consider your ways

(James Smith, “CONSIDER!” 1859)  Play Audio!  Download Audio “This is what the Lord Almighty says: Consider your ways!” Haggai 1:7 God commands you to consider, and you cannot neglect to do so, but you sin. Your circumstances require it of … Continued

Your growing infirmities

(Ashton Oxenden, “A Happy Old Age” 1870) LISTEN to audio! Download audio One would think that the longer a person lived, the more willing he would be to leave his present earthly abode. But this is not always the case. … Continued

God has prepared a city

(“Every Day!” Author unknown, 1872) “They were longing for a better country–a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them.” Hebrews 11:16 “Here we have no continuing city, … Continued

Set your minds on things above

The believer’s best day!   Ecclesiastes 7:1 “The day of death is better than the day of birth!” Philippians 1:21 “For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain!” Philippians 1:23 “I am torn between the two: … Continued

No mind has conceived

(Thomas Sherman, “Divine Breathings; Or, a Pious Soul Thirsting after Christ”) LISTEN to audio!  Download audio “No eye has seen, and no ear has heard, no mind has conceived, what God has prepared for those who love Him!” 1 Corinthians … Continued

God does not require us to carry

(Letters of John Newton) I compare the troubles which we have to undergo in the course of the year—to a great bundle of sticks, far too large for us to lift. But God does not require us to carry the … Continued

Blessed result of pain

(Maria Sandberg, “Glimpses of Heaven!” 1880) LISTEN to audio!  Download audio “There shall be no night there! They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light. And they shall reign forever and ever!” … Continued