Posts from March 2021

Posts from March 2021

Breaking Hedges

On a speaking tour of New Zealand, Harold St John (1876-1957), British missionary, author, Bible teacher and father of children’s author Patricia St John, gave a sermon on “breaking hedges”, based on the obscure Bible verse from Ecclesiastes 10:8 “Whoso breaketh an hedge, a serpent shall bite him”. Here is an abridged version of that unique, effective and poignant address: Every farmer knows the value of hedges; they keep the sheep from straying in wilder lands and protect them from marauders. They…

Did You Pray This Morning?

I got up early one morning and rushed right into the day; I had so much to accomplish that I didn’t have time to pray. Problems just tumbled about me, and heavier came each task. “Why doesn’t God help me?” I wondered. He answered, “You didn’t ask.” I wanted to see joy and beauty, but the day toiled on, gray and bleak; I wondered why God didn’t show me. He said, “But you didn’t seek.” I tried to come into…

The Christian’s “5-a-day”

For the good of your health, the World Health Organisation recommends that you eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables each day. Tom Armstrong, from Derriaghy, Northern Ireland, outlines a spiritual 5-a-day diet for Christians, from Proverbs Chapter 3: The book of Proverbs was largely written by the very wise King Solomon. The many plain and yet powerful proverbs were written for the blessing of his sons and of his people. They were written in days of great prosperity…

How to Pray

Author and preacher Franklin Ferguson (1866-1957) from New Zealand, who for 30 years edited The Treasury magazine, writes a helpful article on “How to Pray” based on Ephesians 6:18-19a: “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; and for me…” He broke the verses down into 7 sections as follows: The Season of Prayer – “Praying always” Most of us have set times for prayer, morning and evening,…

“The Footsteps of the Flock” by J.M. Davies

Born in South Wales, UK, John Matthias Davies (1895-1967) was saved as a lad of 15. To most people, he is best known for his missionary endeavours in India, where he laboured for over 20 years, commencing in 1920. J.M.D., as he was affectionately known, was also an author, and his collected writings span over 1,400 pages. One of his most helpful books is “The Footsteps of the Flock”. It is highly recommended reading for all believers. CLICK HERE TO…

“The Moral Glory of the Lord Jesus” by J.G. Bellett

J.G. Bellett (1795-1864) authored numerous books, tracts and hymns in his lifetime. Perhaps his best known work is a meditation on the “Moral Glory of the Lord Jesus”, in which he examines the perfections of the person of Christ as seen in every detail of his life on earth. The style of the writing is different to what modern readers might be used to, but the content is rich and thought provoking. CLICK HERE TO VIEW, DOWNLOAD OR SHARE A…

Thomas Newberry’s Diagram of Greek Prepositions

Thomas Newberry (1811-1901) drew up what he called a “graphic scheme of the Greek prepositions, as viewed according to the idea of geometrical relationship”. It’s a great way to visualise what the different Greek prepositions in the New Testament mean: CLICK HERE TO VIEW, DOWNLOAD OR SHARE MR THOMAS NEWBERRY’S DIAGRAM OF GREEK PREPOSITIONS

Chart of Bible Weights and Measures by Phil Coulson

A great chart from Phil Coulson bringing the Bible’s weights and measures into current numbers by converting them into litres,  pints, gallons, grams, kilos, inches and millimetres. CLICK HERE TO VIEW, DOWNLOAD OR SHARE A PDF OF PHIL COULSON’S CHART OF BIBLE WEIGHTS AND MEASURES