Things New and Old: Volume 7

" A new commandment write I unto you, that ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another." John 13:3434A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. (John 13:34).
(Read Rom. 9-11.)
Yes, reader, whosoever thou art, if thou art yet "neglecting so great salvation," be assured no other proof will be required of thy unbelief. Thy contempt of the Savior is sufficiently evinced in thy neglect of His salvation. And oh, remember that this is the great, the crowning {s
The soul is much instructed by the different purpose of the Spirit of God in Ecclesiastes and the Song of Solomon. Placed together, as I may say, in the progress of the oracles of God, they may naturally be looked at together, one penman also,
(* The following extract is from a letter written by Mrs. Huntington after the death of her beloved husband.—Memoirs of the late Mrs. Susan Huntington. Boston, Mass)
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"The law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ." (John 1:1717For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. (John 1:17).) The law told man what he ought to be. It did not tell him what he was. It told him of life if he
Some weeks since, while traveling from Exeter to Teignmouth, I received from a Christian gentleman, who sat opposite to me in the carriage, the narrative of a very striking instance of the grace of God. The name of the subject has escaped my memory, but the
Q. "What is the difference between believing with the head, and believing with the heart? "
" Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds, through Christ Jesus." (Philip, 4: 6, 7.)
A short time since, in traveling, by an express train, from Glasgow to Bradford, I met with one of those little striking incidents which so frequently prove very suggestive and instructive to the mind. Owing to the opposition of two railway companies, our train had to travel under very
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There are three distinct kinds of judgment presented in scripture which it is important for the Christian to understand, namely, self-judgment, church-judgment, and divine-judgment.
Feeling, as we trust we do, in some little measure, our responsibility to the souls of our readers, as well as to the truth of God, we desire to offer a brief but pointed word of warning against two opposite evils which we can plainly see working amongst
But, it may be asked by some, " Is the soul in every case of conversion, as immediately fitted for heaven as in the case of the penitent thief on the cross?" Surely it is. The state of the believer in Christ, and
(Read Acts 24)
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I believe we ought to preach the love of God to sinners and appeal to them more than we do, though I do so much more when addressing a mixed crowd, of probably careless people, than in the assemblies where you would hear me. In these, you must
(Numb, 29.)
In contemplating the death of Christ, as typified by the ordinance of the red heifer, we see not only the complete putting away of sin, but also the judgment of all that is in this present evil world. These two things must never
Having, in our last paper, endeavored to present to the reader the precious truth unfolded to us in the death of the red heifer, we shad now ask him to join us while, for a few moments, we sit and meditate upon the
In studying the ordinances and ceremonies of the Levitical economy, nothing is more striking than the jealous care with which the God of Israel watched over His people, in order that they might be preserved from every defiling influence. By day and by night, awake and
(John 21:1-191After these things Jesus showed himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and on this wise showed he himself. 2There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two other of his disciples. 3Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him, We also go with thee. They went forth, and entered into a ship immediately; and that night they caught nothing. 4But when the morning was now come, Jesus stood on the shore: but the disciples knew not that it was Jesus. 5Then Jesus saith unto them, Children, have ye any meat? They answered him, No. 6And he said unto them, Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye shall find. They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes. 7Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved saith unto Peter, It is the Lord. Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he girt his fisher's coat unto him, (for he was naked,) and did cast himself into the sea. 8And the other disciples came in a little ship; (for they were not far from land, but as it were two hundred cubits,) dragging the net with fishes. 9As soon then as they were come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid thereon, and bread. 10Jesus saith unto them, Bring of the fish which ye have now caught. 11Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land full of great fishes, an hundred and fifty and three: and for all there were so many, yet was not the net broken. 12Jesus saith unto them, Come and dine. And none of the disciples durst ask him, Who art thou? knowing that it was the Lord. 13Jesus then cometh, and taketh bread, and giveth them, and fish likewise. 14This is now the third time that Jesus showed himself to his disciples, after that he was risen from the dead. 15So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs. 16He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep. 17He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep. 18Verily, verily, I say unto thee, When thou wast young, thou girdedst thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldest: but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldest not. 19This spake he, signifying by what death he should glorify God. And when he had spoken this, he saith unto him, Follow me. (John 21:1-19).)
FROM A POEM OF THE 12th CENTURY, BY AN UNKNOWN AUTHOR.
" How beautiful are thy feet with shoes, Ο prince's daughter." The spouse of the King is again minutely surveyed, and addressed by a new title. " Ο prince's daughter." Her connection with royalty is now acknowledged. She is brought into the closest relationship
" How fair and how pleasant art thou, Ο love, for delights!" This, we doubt not, is the Bridegroom's voice. We perceive more depth of feeling and interest in this verse, than in the previous five. Others may admire her, but He delights in her. Through
" Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the fields; let us lodge in the villages; let us get up early into the vineyards; let us see if the vine flourish, whether the tender grape appear, and the pomegranate bud forth; there will I give thee
We watched the wreck with great anxiety. The life-boat had been out some hours, but could not reach the vessel through the great breakers that raged and foamed on the sand bank. The boat appeared to be leaving the Norwegian crew to perish; but it was only
(Read Matt, xi.)
The reader will discern a very marked difference between Christ's message to John and his testimony of John. In speaking to His servant, He lets him know, in a way not to be mistaken, that He felt his question. We can have no difficulty
A very few words will suffice to present to the reader the remainder of those rebuffs with which our blessed Lord had to deal, as recorded in our chapter. Having disposed of the question of the Baptist and his ministry, He turns to the men of that generation,
There is a character of truth in the Epistle to the Galatians, very seasonable at this present time, and very strengthening to the soul, at all times. It teaches us to know, that the religion of faith is the religion of
The Twenty-third Psalm is familiar to many. To some, it recalls the earliest associations of youth, and even of childhood. Scenes, voices, faces, long, long, passed away, and never more to be seen or heard in this world, are vividly brought before the mind, in meditating on this beautiful Psalm.
Ver. 2. " He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; he leadeth me beside the still waters." The effect of the knowledge of Jesus as the good and great Shepherd, is rest of soul in Himself, and the quiet enjoyment
It is always true—true at all times, and true of all saints -that when the Good Shepherd "putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice." This is a truth—a divine principle—of immense value;
Before passing on to the fourth verse, which gives a still deeper shade of wilderness trials and sorrows, we would turn for a moment to another use and application of " a tree," which may be for our edification.
Here, meditate, Ο my soul, on this wondrous revelation -this bursting forth of light, and living strength from the dark and, hitherto, unknown regions of the tomb. The victory is complete! Christ has, personally, gone through the straits of death, and cleared the passage
But here it may be profitable to dwell a little on the blessed and comforting truth just alluded to, namely, that all Christians shall not die—that many shall be changed, and caught up with the quickened dead to meet the Lord in the air.
There are two very important links in Christianity which we should seek to understand, namely, first, the link of everlasting life; and, secondly, the link of personal communion. These links, being perfectly distinct, should never be confounded; and, being intimately connected, should never be separated. The former
In order to unfold, somewhat more fully, the subject of " The two links," we should like to call our reader's attention, for a few moments, to a very important passage in the fifth chapter of the First Epistle to the Corinthians. " For even Christ our passover is
In our Lord's discourse with Nicodemus, He twice makes use of the word "must"—a word of immense depth and moral power in both cases. Let us ponder it for a few moments; for, though but a word of one syllable, it contains a volume of