• Robert Hawker's Poor Man's Morning Portions

    February 11—Morning Devotion

    "Let mine outcasts dwell with thee, Moab; be thou a covert to them from the face of the spoiler."—Isaiah 16:4 "When a man's ways please the Lord, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him." Moab was the sworn foe of Israel, but yet Moab shall be overruled to shelter and feed Israel. The world, like Moab, dislikes God's people: but as God's people must sojourn in the world, until the time comes for God to take them home, they shall be taken care of. "Let mine outcasts dwell with thee, Moab;" house them as travellers in an inn. See that they have a lodging. Let their bread be given, and their water sure. "They are poor; but they are my poor,"…

  • John M'Kenzie Sermons

    Sanctification By The Truth

    A Sermon Preached By John M’Kenzie At Zoar Chapel, Great Alie St, London, On Monday October 24th, 1842 “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word, is truth.”—John 17:17 From these words I shall at once proceed to make a few remarks, without staying either to consider their connection, or losing time with any introductory observations, but shall immediately come to the subject by dividing it into two general heads. First: examine a little into the nature of the doctrine of divine sanctification; and Secondly: enquire briefly what we are to understand by truth, “Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.” We observe then, first, that “sanctification” throughout die Scriptures conveys the meaning of a separation or a setting apart for holy purposes. And…

  • Peter Meney on Practical Matters

    Happy New Year

    Brothers and sisters in Christ, I hope you are not discouraged. I hope you are facing this new year with peace and faith in Christ. Our Saviour tells us, “Let not your heart be troubled, ye believe in God, believe also in me”. Whatever it is that weighs upon on your mind or tries your spirit, may the Lord God give you grace to trust in Christ and strength to carry you through your trial. In his message to the Ephesians the Apostle Paul pictures the Lord’s people as a building made up of individual believers, like you and me, fitted together, located by design, and gathered to serve a high and holy purpose. Perhaps to mitigate the discouragement the apostle knew would affect the…

  • Robert Hawker's Poor Man's Morning Portions

    December 29—Morning Devotion

    "Not one thing hath failed of all the good things which the Lord your God spake concerning you."—Joshua 23:14 Say, my soul, in looking back the past year, canst thou set thy seal to this truth? Is there a promise which thy God hath not fulfilled? Is there an instance in which God hath forfeited his word? Canst thou point to the time, or place, in any one trial, or under any one affliction, in which thou hast not found God faithful? Give then the Lord the honour due unto his name. If not one thing hath failed, proclaim his glory, set forth his praise, declare his truth, let the father to the children make known that God is faithful. And Oh let thine heart…