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Alec Wright - Letter about Younggyoo Shin's Story - Korea - May 31, 2009

This is a precious letter from Alec Wright (worker in South Africa) at Conventions in Korea, and to think it was just written in Korea this morning! Just before the meeting this morning...maybe this father was saying, "Now, my boy, I want you to sit quietly and don't look around too much. Remember, we are sitting there right in front of the platform and all the workers are looking at you." They sure did! It was fascinating to look at him, an adorable little fellow. When his father took part this morning, he got up on the chair and looked at everybody with a big smile as if to say, "This is MY daddy taking part!" His mother was at the convention, too. A preacher's daughter On hot days, just about the entire end of the tent (seen) can open up and large volumes of air comes in with the slightest breath of air. Perfect air-conditioning. In some countries, we would say, "Build it closed! We want to suffer from the heat!" Jongyun Kim, whom Ernest calls D

Alec Wright - Companions - Zimbabwe Shona

That verse found in Psalm 45:14 in the Shona Bible, speaks about friends, while in the English Bible it speaks of companions. The King's daughter had good companions who went with her into the palace. I thought of these companions we have in our lifetime. Old age is not a bad thing, but it's often the friends that old age brings, who are not so pleasant: bad eyes, slowness of step, and being stooped over, etc. I was thinking of those companions, or friends, we take with us. Some are seen with the naked eye and others are not, but we know they are there. I am so glad that God has designed His work so we have a companion with us. Four times during this past year, I didn't have a companion and I missed having one. God's design of this Way of His is very good. People of the world think they can improve on it, but His Way is perfect. When Paul was nearly finished with his race, he said, "Bring Mark, for he is profitable to me in the ministry." A good companion can

Alberta Convention Gems - 2006

Jesus did ALWAYS those things which pleased His Father. It is GOOD when we find our pleasure in the things that please God! You can always tell what people love by what they do in their spare time! Daniel knew how to 'trade up' when he traded the King's meat for pulse.  He was trading for eternity! Abigail lived in difficult days and did much preparation in her common days, so she had what she needed for future days! (I Samuel 25) Daniel and his friends found themselves in experiences greater than themselves - but NOT greater than the God in whom they trusted! A part time preacher who heard and obeyed the Gospel, said that he could tell people ABOUT Jesus... but not about the WAY of Jesus. Do you ever tell God that you love Him?? Every parent loves to hear their children tell them that! Statistics state that 98% of Cornish shipwrecks occur because the vessel was too close to the shore. If our 'Sunday' friends and our 'weekday' friends are different, we are i

Albert Sexton - Armor of God - Rochedale, Queensland, Australia Convention - 1967

A heart that is true to God and His purpose for our lives and it is God’s desire for us to develop. Are we dependable and reliable? “From His throne, the Father sees us.” We are under observation all the time. We could run in the battle, escape the hardships of the battle, but no victory is gained in that way. Stand at our place to watch the enemy as this seeks to offset God’s purpose. Hagar, for her it was a hard time in the home, the exercise of jealousy there and she got out and fled, and soon realized, “Thou God seest me.” Do we run in the battle or face it? Many battles in warfare. When you point a finger at someone, there are three fingers pointing back to you. We are in the battle with the full equipment that is provided for us. A soldier doesn’t have to provide the equipment for the battle. We can have it all so we can face a battle with confidence. Ephesians 6, put on the whole armor of God and that means put it all on. There is a provision by the forward trend and not the bac

Albert Moore - Thoughts on First Chapter of James - Picton Convention - Saturday Afternoon, June 24, 1950

James 1:1, good for us to remember that we are still just servants. We should value our privilege of being servants of God. It is nice that when our sacrifice is such that it is well pleasing to God. James 1:2, count it all joy that you fall into diverse temptations. James 1:3-4, it is good if we can exercise ourselves to have more patience. The coming of the Lord draweth near. It is wise for us to be spending our time in a profitable way. We should see our privilege of getting ready now. The important thing is for us to put the most into it when we have the time. James 1:5, it is good for us to be seeking wisdom. It is good for us to come to convention seeking something that will help us to be more to God in days to come. The wisdom that comes from God is pure. It is good to be seeking spiritual wisdom, not earthly wisdom. James 1:8, we cannot serve God and man. James 1:10, this is what causes us to realize the brevity of life. It is good for us to realize that the Lord longs to work

Albert Knaggs - Second Speaker at Memorial Service for Margaret Knaggs - Columbia, MO - February 5, 2011

Alone With God (Hymn 409), sung by Workers Appreciate so many coming today. It declares a lot about your appreciation. At times like this we look for comfort. Not a matter of saying words, words alone are feeble. All of us here understand the comfort of God. We value that highly, today, and in the future as we make adjustments in our life as a result of this death. Roman 16, list of names, recipients of the letter. He mentions Phoebe, our sister. The difference here was Phoebe was still alive. “Receive her as becometh saints, assist her … she hath been a succourer of many and of myself also.” This is also true for this sister. Others he refers to in this chapter had been helpers, laborers, labored much in the Lord - the influence of their lives remembered in a special way. Paul encouraged them to appreciate those people for what they were—their lives and their spirits. Thankful for those that have helped us onward, strengthened us in difficult times, dark times, reassuring us that this

Albert Knaggs - God's Only Way - Freedom, New York Convention - Saturday Night, 1973

I am glad for the privilege to be at this convention again and to have a little part in this meeting, not that it is something that the flesh would desire. But, it is a privilege to try to speak forth this Word of Truth to others. Then we can share with others in the blessing of God. Since my thoughts have been turning to this meeting, there was a hymn coming to my mind, continually. It is the 57th hymn and it brought other meditations to my mind. All of this hymn has foundation in the Word of God. Verse 1: "There is a way, a narrow way, That leads to life above - A way of peace and holiness, Of purity and love." It is true that there are many ways in this world, whether it would be of natural things or a way to do certain things, or whether it would be in the way of serving God. People have chosen various ways to go about fulfilling this. We would like to make very clear this evening that as far as God is concerned, there is but one true way on the earth that is acceptable t

Albert Knaggs - God's Hand/Potter and Clay - Cape 2 Pre-Convention Meeting - Wednesday Evening, November 19, 2003

Well, some of you have already heard a little about my story. My testimony begins with my father, with my father's family; he was born in Ireland and his family heard the gospel there in 1906. Through the experiences of life, we were singing in that hymn [284], "I never can forget the day I learned to walk in Jesus' way." When the gospel came, when we first learnt to know about something different, something better, something from God, something that was right and true, and like we've just been hearing, it can make a drastic change in a person's life. It's a change from death to life and from hopelessness to a living hope. It's a promise of things that are even beyond what we can measure or comprehend; and as we go through life and the varied experiences that come to us in life, we don't always see and understand that God has anything to do with it at the time, sometimes we might and sometimes we don't. We realize that God's Hand may be wor

Albert Joyce - Eight Wills - North Hatley, Quebec, Canada Convention - Sunday Afternoon, July 5, 1936

A grape vine has to be cut back every year or the vine will become wild. We feel, since coming here, that God has been clipping off so much that there isn’t much chance for us in the future. God wants to cut away the things that are not necessary. God wants us to bring forth fruit, then more fruit, then much fruit. Psalm 101, there are eight wills. (l) I will sing of mercy and judgment. Proverbs 20:13, "He that covereth his sins shall not prosper, but he that confesseth his sins," etc. (2) I will behave myself wisely. We should be very careful how we act. first Samuel 18: 5, 14, 15, and 30. These prove that David meant what he said. Obey is one of the smallest words yet it means more than any other. It’s harder to do. Sometimes if we weren’t so big, God could do more for us. David always had a heart to go on. Good to have this purpose. (3) I will walk within my house with a perfect heart. (4) I will set no wicked thing before my eyes. Jeremiah said, "Your eyes affect you

Albert Joyce - Various - North Hatley, Quebec, Canada Convention - Friday Evening, July 3, 1936

Told a story about some miners who had worked faithfully at a gold mine for some time, but after a time they got discouraged and thought there wasn’t anything worthwhile. So they sold the claim to two young men and after they had just worked a very short time they found a very valuable gold nugget. Sometimes we may think God’s Way costs us too much, but if we could only see a little piece ahead. A woman in a Wednesday night meeting gave out the hymn, “I Know Not What Awaits Me For God Kindly Veils My Eyes.” On Friday she was in eternity. If we give out our own experience, we won’t say anything wrong. Hebrews 1 begins with God. We must start with God; must meet the ones who can lead us there. (2) God tries to speak to each individual through others. He might not be able to speak to us when we are alone. If we send a child to a neighbor for something and he is refused, then we are refused. Same with God. He has sent His Son into the world on an errand. He has spoken to us in the last day

Alan Richardson - Sacrifice of Christ - Williams 2 Convention, Western Australia - November, 2005

This is the time of the week when we like to remember the sacrifice of the Lord Jesus (Luke 22: 39-46). But before we go on to that I’d like to mention something I had in mind the other day but there wasn’t sufficient time. In the Old Testament, they had cities of refuge and we read of them in Numbers 35 and Deuteronomy 19 where the Lord made provision for these 6 cities: 3 on one side of Jordan and 3 on the other side – that if a person had unintentionally been responsible for the death of another; it wasn’t a case of murder. If a person killed somebody with malice or hatred, he didn’t come under these cities of refuge. Before the avenger of blood came down they could flee to these cities and remain there untouched until the death of the high priest. We don’t have a high priest who’s just a man subject to life and death, but we do have a high priest in heaven; because one time He did live upon this earth and took upon Himself a human body and knows what human nature is like and how we

Alan Richardson - Various Topics - Williams 2 Convention, Western Australia - November 2005

The Lord is the portion of my inheritance and of my cup. Thou maintainest my lot. The lines have fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a good heritage. I will bless the Lord, who hath given me counsel; my reins also instruct me in the night seasons. (Psalm 16:5) This is a Psalm of David and nice he could say he just felt everything which had happened to him in his walk with God, even the very lines or lot which he received. I think that’s typical of God’s people today; we are a happy people. There was a queen one time who lived in modern Saudi Arabia; she had heard of the fame of Solomon and she came to see if it was true. It tells us in the book of Kings there was no more spirit in her, “And she said to the king, 'It was a true report that I heard in my own land of thy acts and of thy wisdom. However, I believed not the words, until I came and my eyes had seen it; and behold the half was not told me; thy wisdom and prosperity exceeds the fame which I heard. Happy are thy

Alan Richardson - Trials & Tests (Epistle of James)

James 1:1-6, 12-14: "Count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations…. drawn away of his own lust and enticed..." The word "temptations" in the English language has more than one meaning. It can mean "trials and tests" or it can mean "evil". It’s a wonderful thing when we can, in spite of every difficulty and test, still give thanks to the God of heaven. Many people in the scriptures, even though joyous at times, could give thanks to the God of heaven for temptations. God doesn’t tempt, but He does sometimes just stand aside and let things take their course. Hezekiah – God let things take their course. The messengers that came were shown the gold, and precious vessels: maybe not a wise thing that he did, in that instance. I was thirty-nine, when I read a verse: Hezekiah began to reign at twenty-five years of age, and he reigned fourteen years and was told "Prepare to die". And here I was, thirty-nine too. Not easy for Hezekiah to