A Voice

The summer has already started, and almost everyone has laid out very complete plans for their vacations. They know where they are going this summer. They know how they are going to get there. They know what they are going to do there. And they know when they
You and I must pass into eternity one day. Will you let earth's trifles keep you from Christ? Will it comfort you in hell to remember the trifles for which you neglected your soul?
The third annual Canadian Open Sand Castle Competition was held at White Rock, B.C.
"There is one thing that mars all the pleasure of my life; I am afraid the Bible is true. If I could know for a certainty that death is an eternal sleep, I should be happy. But here is what pierces my soul; if the
In the early history of Canada, when wolves were numerous, a bounty was offered by the government for every wolf or whelp skin brought in. Money in the new settlements was not very plentiful, and as the reward was so liberal, a good many of the back
Hell is at the end of a Christless life, and you may be nearer to it than you think.
The Word of God Simple and Definite
Man is made for God, and none but God can satisfy and still the cravings of his soul.
When I went away to sea, I had a horrid feeling of being unsafe, of some unseen danger very near me, and I could not shake it off. All through our outward passage this feeling clung to me. I would not speak of it to my shipmates, but
"It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man."
When I was a boy, I was taught that there was an elect number who would be saved and that no others had any chance. Of course we all hoped that we were among the favored number, but nobody seemed to have any certainty about it.
We really live by the clock these days. Dozens of times a day we are asking:"What time is it? What time must we go? What time will they get here? Have I time to finish?—time to start?—time?"
Sin is the one thing that divides men from God. Sin is also the only plea for mercy the sinner has. It is the only reason he can give why the Son of God should have compassion on him, and by the blood of
Earlier in the spring of this year, two men died in the United States. Both men were famous, both were very sick before they died and both had what is commonly referred to as "the will to live."
Anxious souls often begin at the wrong end. They begin with themselves instead of beginning with God. They begin with their doings—their feelings—their satisfaction—themselves in some way or other, and often it is a very long time before they learn to turn from themselves and look at
Jonah's sermon was short; it only contained eight words. Hear what he said, "Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown." Jonah 3:44And Jonah began to enter into the city a day's journey, and he cried, and said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown. (Jonah 3:4). That was Jonah's message—a word of threatening judgment.
Do you go to school? Have you enjoyed your summer vacation? I am sure you will be saying, "Where did the time go? It seems like school was just out yesterday." And now it is time to go back to school already!
In a large southern city was a charitable hospital for incurably sick people. Dr. Wood, a Christian doctor, and Mr. Harrell, an evangelist, often visited these poor people bringing God's way of salvation before them.
The gas was fast escaping from all four burners on the kitchen stove as the policemen broke down the door and found the poor body huddled on the floor. When the husband of the dead woman was found, he added a tragic word: "You see,
"Not of works"—no vain endeavors
Taking God at His Word
Do you know the Lord? If you understand how important this question is you will be sure of your answer. Oh, how much hangs on the reply!—heaven or hell, and that for eternity.
Celilo Falls is approximately 80 air miles east of 'Portland, Oregon, on the Columbia River. Many years ago the Indians were granted fishing rights, there by the United States government. Platforms are built over the water, and from there the Indians fish salmon with
What is conversion? It is a genuine turning of the heart to God from one's own previous course.
It is a dark, foggy night and a man is groping his way along the wharf when he takes a wrong turn. Another few moments and he is over the edge! A splash—a frantic cry for help—and silence.
Upon examining the edge of the sharpest razor with a microscope it will appear as broad as the back of a knife, only rough, uneven and full of notches and furrows.
She looked like an average, respectable middle-aged woman just like so many others but for the lines in her face and the shadow that never left her eyes. At the end of the gospel service a Christian worker spoke to her and, seeing the trouble in
What Does "Converted" Mean?
Salvation has been procured for all who are not too proud to take it for nothing.
Most of us are quite capable of handling the small crises of our daily life. Interruptions of all kinds, accidents, illnesses, unexpected expenses-we plan and prepare and are rather proud of our ability to cope with it all.
Thirteen boy scouts listened intently to the snake handler's presentation. Thirteen pairs of eyes were fixed, first on the speaker, then on the bulgy blue bag on the table. The great moment came, the bag was opened, and handler Sam Clark prodded almost seven feet of
It had been a pleasant day for the young couple in the small sailboat; they had enjoyed fresh breezes and warm sun. But the day was drawing to a close and they were tired, so they decided to call it a day and turned their sails toward the
Have you ever responded to a knock at the door of your house, to find someone there whom you have never seen before, and to find that he or she is there on business—business in which you have little or no interest? In a moment you must decide:
The gospel had been faithfully preached by an evangelist in a large barn in the country. The people had gone home, and a farm hand was putting out the lights and closing up. The preacher returned for something he had forgotten. On finding it, he said to the
One Thing Lacking!
The end of another year is in view, and soon the clock will strike the midnight hour for the last time in 1983. The grains of sand are falling fast.
December 7, 1946. To most Americans, December 7 is remembered as Pearl Harbor Day, but in Atlanta, Georgia, the date has other dark memories. On that night hundreds of people, guests of the Winecoff Hotel, slept in their rooms secure in the knowledge that the hotel
In much of modern Christianity it seems, to be almost forgotten that the gospel is the gospel of God. God sends to man His good news of His way of salvation for man. God's own nature, His truth, His holiness, His righteousness,
"Have You a Remedy?"
"For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in
"Look unto Me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else." Isa. 45:2222Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else. (Isaiah 45:22).
What an ominous sound that has! When George Orwell, the English novelist, wrote his prophetic novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, that grimly imaginative picture of life in a future year, he simply reversed the date of the year in which he was writing from 1948 to 1984.
Captain Oldrey was commander of the Hyacinth, a small vessel working up from the Barbados. Standing on deck, he commented that it was the finest weather he had ever seen in that climate.
If God has been speaking to you through some illness, some family bereavement, or some hardships in your earthly circumstances, see that you listen to His voice. It is God knocking at the door of your heart. He wants to enter. He desires that Christ should dwell
The Lord Jesus Christ did not come just to teach us how to live, nor did He seek to show us how to die. God tells us why He came.
The walls of the community hall were nearly covered with posters of all sizes. But, strange to say, one poster alone drew the attention and anger of the custodian. It was a large piece of cardboard on whose white surface the simple, black printed message "stood out like a
In your more somber moments have you ever cried out, "What's the use?"
When I was only six years old I had a Sunday school teacher who was very concerned for the children in her young class. She consistently told Ifs about our need to trust in Christ to save us from the eternal punishment for our {s
Sometimes the power of the Bible baffles its critics and even amazes Christians. A young man who had spent eight years in an Australian prison for armed robbery walked into the Bible Society office in Athens, Greece, a few months ago and
An unsaved person is one who is in his sins, out of Christ, on the road to the lake of fire, ready for it, and deserving it.
Ted always felt the chill of those cold gray prison walls as he walked into the State Penitentiary, but still he returned as often as he could. In his heart was a deep desire to help those men who were bound, not with actual chains, but with
Wrong! If you are not already saved, you don't believe in Jesus in any way. The Bible does not recognize two ways of believing—a "right way" and a "wrong" one. Men may speak about a "living faith," a "saving faith" and an "intellectual faith," but Scripture
On the 14th day of February more love is going to be expressed, conveyed, written or spoken to more people in more ways than on any other day of the year. Of course, that is what "Valentine's Day" is all about, telling someone, "I love you!"
It was midsummer and very hot. In the steamy heat the whole apartment complex seemed to be dozing, but Damon, 13, and Emerson, 11, were playing ball in spite of the heat.
When I was a child and got together with a group of friends my own age, my favorite game was hide-and-seek.
The moment you learn that you are a sinner, you may look up into the face of the Son of God and claim Him as your own Savior.
Bees are noted for two things, honey and stings. In seeking the honey, beware of the stings. Sins also have their sweets; "the pleasures of sin" which are only "for a season" (Heb. 11:2525Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; (Hebrews 11:25)) always end in the penalties of sin which are eternal. Doing wrong
The steamer "Portland" left Boston harbor during a storm in November, 1898. She left when all the storm signals were flying; she left when the government agent at the signal office had advised out-going vessels to remain in port; she left when the owners of the ship had commanded her
Remember the old story of the missing nail? It went something like this:
Where we live, many people have a sign on their car showing a map of the state and the word "NATIVE!" Others have signs that say "SEMI-NATIVE!" Apparently responding to these, there are others that say "WHO CARES?"
How much true friendship is needed in this world, but how little of it is to be found! Friendship shown in a day of trouble when the clouds are heavy is so appreciated, but how disappointing when there are none to help.
UK 17:26{The state of the world today is very similar to the days of Noah, when men had corrupted their ways so that "the earth was filled with violence" and God had to pronounce judgment upon it.
Do you wonder why there is so much emphasis put on seeing yourself as a poor, lost sinner needing to be saved? Would you rather the gospel preacher put more emphasis on what a good person you are? Do you feel that you have been good enough,
It is estimated that more than one hundred thousand sea birds are killed every year by flying against the lighthouses along the coast. They strike the shining lights, as they flash across the stormy sea, with such force that they instantly drop into the waves
The Good Shepherd has come to seek and to save the lost. His voice is calling out, "Come unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am
On the 16th of April most Americans will be facing a deadline-income taxes are due. The completed tax returns have to be in the mail by midnight that night, or a penalty will be assessed for the tardy person.
Down the steep slope of a massive mountainside a little party of climbers was following the guide. It had been a wonderful day, first the toil up the mountain, then the glorious air and the far-reaching view from the summit. Now the climbers were unroped from each other.
If we were to believe in the survival of the fittest, there would not be much chance for some of us! But the glory of the gospel is this, that God comes to the unfit, to the marred and spoiled, to those who have thwarted and resisted
"What is to be, will be—so never mind about the future."
Perhaps your relatives and friends are ready for the coming of the Lord Jesus but you are still unprepared!
What a short and strange announcement-I COME QUICKLY! Imagine these words posted in large letters all over the billboards of your town. What effect would it have on everyone?
"The sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.... My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and
I've heard the name of God and the name of my Savior, Jesus Christ, taken in vain countless times. It seems to be the most popular name around! But, by the way His name is used, usually in cursing, I can see that the users don't love
In the Air
On the Ground
It seemed to me as if it were possible that most of my sins might be forgiven. They were bad enough, but then they were no worse than others. But there were some dark spots in my life, sins that I was ashamed to think of, and I could
What can wash away my sins?
A professor, seeing a student reading his Bible during his lunch hour, said to him, "I'm surprised to see an intelligent man like you read that Book. Why, you don't even know the writer, say, of the book of Daniel for instance."
R.A. West, a thirty-year employee of a gas and electric company, retired recently. They called to say his final pay check was ready, and he drove in to the office for it.
The sands of grace in the hourglass of time have nearly run out, for the "coming of the Lord draweth nigh." James 5:88Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh. (James 5:8). When the Lord comes for His own the door of grace will be forever closed.
It had been a long day, and the judge was looking forward to being at home with his family. With grocery bags in hand, he headed down the walk leading to the kitchen door.
God has given the abundance of the earth for the upkeep of your body, but, of far more importance, for the salvation of your soul He has given His only-begotten Son!
That was the headline of the newspaper story: "Big Winners." It was true, they were big winners. The prize was 13.9 million Canadian dollars, making Stuart and Lillian Kelly instant millionaires.
We know nothing of life until we are born. So we know nothing of spiritual life until we are born again.
When I was a boy of about fourteen I was listening to a preacher when he said, "Friends, I have just come from the bedside of a poor woman who was dying. I spoke to her about her soul and she listened with great attention. When I
While visiting a lady, I asked her, "Are you saved?"
A. "ALL have sinned, and come short of the glory of God." Rom. 3:2323For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; (Romans 3:23). "ALL we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us ALL." Isa. 53:66All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. (Isaiah 53:6).