Experiences of a Minister

Inspirational Story from Riches of Grace A careworn woman once asked a philosopher how she might obtain relief from and victory over the trials and sorrows of life. He said to her, “Fetch me a cup of salt from some home where sorrow and care has never entered, and I will then tell you theContinue reading “Experiences of a Minister”

Illustration: The Scotch “Draw the Bible” on False Doctrine.

Sermon Illustration Unfaithfulness There is no place I have ever been in where people so thoroughly understand their Bibles as in Scotland. Why, little boys could quote Scripture and take me up on a text. They have the whole nation just educated, as it were, with the Word of God. Infidelity cannot come there. AContinue reading “Illustration: The Scotch “Draw the Bible” on False Doctrine.”

The Joy and Blessings of a Christian Life

Inspirational Story from Riches of Grace The pathway of life has its shadows and sunshine, its pleasures and sorrows; and in the Christian life, I am convinced, many people live in the shadow more than in the sunshine, when they could very well have it otherwise. When I was about thirteen years of age, IContinue reading “The Joy and Blessings of a Christian Life”

Stories Behind The Hymn: It Is Well With My Soul

It Is Well With My Soul has been hailed as the “Peaceful and Trusting Anthem of Christendom.” It was written in 1873 by Horatio Spafford (1828-1888) The music was composed by Philip Bliss (1838-1876).  First published in Gospel Songs No. 2 by Sankey and Bliss (1876), it is possibly the most influential and enduring in theContinue reading “Stories Behind The Hymn: It Is Well With My Soul”