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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

Alan Richardson - Prayer - Pukekohe 2 Convention, New Zealand - Saturday afternoon, December 17, 2005

Luke 11:1-5, I have been thinking about this matter of prayer and the hymn says prayer is a mighty source of power. I think that is a dilemma that many of God's people make from time to time and God’s servants face, too. When certain kinds of difficulties come and certain situations and problems arise how it should be handled. We know that Jesus did advise Matthew 18:15, that if you have anything against your brother go to your brother alone and if he hears you thou hast gained thy brother. That is always the best. When it is possible. I don’t think Jesus was giving people license to run along to other people with all kinds of faults, He was referring to something that was essentially quite important, particularly in matters of doctrine. It is always better for a person to go to the one concerned because of this reason, then you have gained thy brother. If a person goes to a brother or sister in a situation like that and has some other motive, rather than the motive to help their b

Alan Richardson - Personal History, Sermon - Pukekohe 2 Convention - Sunday, December 22, 2013

My grandfather listened to Adam Hutchison preach the gospel in Northern Ireland, probably about 1903 or 1904. In those days in Northern Ireland, many villages had mission halls and preachers of any denomination could use those mission halls. That’s where Adam and his companion had their meetings. At the close of one meeting, Adam gave opportunity to those who wanted to follow Jesus. He asked them to stand to their feet. A number of young men, just rascals really, nudged each other and said, “We’ll get up,” and they got up and left. My grandfather knew that there was no sincerity in it. He was very interested to see what Adam would do the next night. The next night’s meeting Adam got to his feet and said, “I’ve preached in the highlands of Scotland and I’ve preached in the bogs of Ireland, and in both Scotland and Ireland, I have found people who are very insincere rascals." Then he began to preach very directly and at the close of that meeting, he gave the opportunity again and sa