Devotions

The Three Enemies: Lion, Wolf, and Bear

“Jesus is the good shepherd; He loves His sheep; yes, His love includes even the very tiniest lamb.” “On Golgotha He bought you with His own life, — you were “bought with a price.” Matt. 6:13. “And bring us not into temptation.” You have all heard about David. Open your Bible and read the seventeenth chapter of the first book of Samuel, and you will see that when David was a young man he tended sheep in the pasture lands about Bethlehem.

The Snow Prayer

There was another little girl by the name of Mary, who also had learned to pray. Every morning and evening she would kneel beside her bed and pray out of a full heart. One morning her grandmother happened to be in the next room, but Mary did not know that she was there. The Snow Prayer by Isaac M. Anderson, 1920. Ps. 51:10. “Create in me a clean heart, O God!

To teach as Jesus taught - Matt 6:24-34

The inexcusable ignorance of the present day is leading thousands of people into infidelity. Not to catechize our youth will lead them to practical atheism. A sermon from Simon Peter Long, delivered in 1903. No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on.

How to be a Real Man - The Men, The Master and the Man - Luke 17:11-19

The world not only needs Christian women, it needs Christian men. Our text today deals exclusively with men, the Master, and the man, and it is my intention, as God shall help me this morning, to show you what the Holy Spirit means to convey to us in this great theme. A sermon from Simon Peter Long, delivered in 1903. Fourteenth Sunday After Trinity. The Men, The Master And The Man.

The Average Man

Here in America the “average man” is in the majority, and some day it flashes upon us that you and I belong to that vast majority. Some day it flashes upon us that you and I belong to that vast majority. That may be a critical moment in our careers. Up to that moment we have been so full of ambition, mixed, possibly, with a little conceit, that we believed our powers unlimited, and everything possible.

Alfred Edersheim - Jesus The Messiah Chapter 1 - The Annunciation Of St. John The Baptist

Alfred Edersheim was a Jewish Christian scholar. His most famous book is “The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah”, a careful abridgment of which was made and published just after his death. This chapter is from that edition. Chapter 1. The Annunciation Of St. John The Baptist. (St. Luke 1:5-25.) It was the time of the Morning Sacrifice.1 As the massive Temple gates slowly swung on their hinges, a threefold blast from the silver trumpets of the Priests seemed to waken the City to the life of another day.

God Knows How to Lead You Out

Are we any better than Adam and Eve were? Go back with me this morning to that beautiful paradise of Eden, where every flower bloomed before the face of the God who gave it, and where every flower threw out its aroma into the nostrils of the perfect man and woman. “Are we any better than Adam and Eve were? I think not. Go back with me this morning to that beautiful paradise of Eden, where every flower bloomed before the face of the God who gave it, and where every flower threw out its aroma into the nostrils of the perfect man and woman; go with me back to that time when Adam and Eve stood in the garden of Eden, created in the very image of their God; go back with me to the day when they stood there without any sin, without any pain, without any death, lords of all the world beside; and let us ask ourselves the question, What did those two people do?

In That Day

Whatever other signs may appear before Christ’s coming, I know that, according to Christ’s words, surfeiting and drunkenness, building and planting, buying and selling, marrying and giving in marriage and other cares of this life will be in evidence. From Devotional Readings From Luther’s Works For Every Day Of The Year compiled by Rev. John Sander. LutheranLibrary.org edition in preparation. There shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; mens hearts failing them for fear.

A Failure as a Christian

Some are found who know the gospel, but are offended at their own manner of life. They have a desire to walk in godliness, but they feel that they make no progress. They begin to despair… Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations. Rom. 14:1. “Some are found who know the gospel, but are offended at their own manner of life.

The Kneeling Deer

Tom was a young hunter and fur-trader. He had run away from his home in Toronto, and was now in the woods of northern Ontario trying to find his fortune. Like most young traders he had mastered the Indian tongue. Just now, however, he was cutting across the country to find a bar and indulge in a Christmas spree. He was in a reckless mood, and seeing the Indian, determined to find out what he was doing.