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Wilson Reid - Letter to Bernice - Verdan Cold, Holland - March 24, 1936

Verdan Cold, Holland March 24, 1936 Dear Bernice, Yours came to hand this a.m. and one each from Kath and Willie Brown yesterday. I expect I will be hearing from Kath again as I sent her a letter sometime ago which she will acknowledge, if she gets it. I did not register it, but it will get through safe I am sure. I won’t therefore, write to her now, but will after hearing from her. In the meantime, I will be glad if you let her know I had hers, or let her read this. The other letter I enclosed was from the Congo. It also came this a.m. and I should like her to see that there are people there also in the Way of God. I always think back with gladness to the day we visited this man and his wife and how he asked us, after a talk, to pray for him. Later his wife decided, and I believe she is the writer of the letter. The other brothers laboured there before us, of course, just as Willie and Eddie had done in Egypt. It was not I, therefore, who laboured for them, but I am glad to have been

Alan Beggs - Small Meetings - Athens, Greece Convention - 2013

I would like to thank God in your presence for what God and Jesus and others have done for me and my family. God has done amazing things for us. Before I speak about it I will share some thoughts from Luke 1. We read about the mother of Jesus and about the mother of John the Baptist and they had a meeting and as far as I know, there were only two people in the meeting. I never get tired of reading what went on in this meeting. One lesson I have learnt from this - it doesn’t depend on the size of the meeting for us to get help. A small meeting can be far more important than a convention. Back home, there are a lot of God’s children and when I went home from working abroad, it made me very sad sometimes. People would say , "Cancel the meeting on Sunday. There is only going to be four or five of us," and we cancelled it. That is a terrible sin in the sight of God. There are places in the world if there were four or five to meet, it would be a big meeting. I was on the island of

Alan Anderson - Relationships - First Oak Lodge, 1991

Wait on the Lord (Hymn 285)  We can turn to Psalm 55. There are a few little words before the song begins but it is in the original text:  To the chief Musician of Neginoth, Maschil. A Psalm of David.  Give ear to my prayer, O God… Because of the voice of the enemy… Oh that I had wings like a dove! For then would I fly away and be at rest. You can just stay there in Psalm 55 but I would like to read four verses in Psalm 119. The first one I'd like to read is verse 125: I am Thy servant... The second one is the 63rd verse: I am a companion of all them that fear Thee... The third is the 19th  verse: I am a stranger in the earth... And the fourth is verse 141: I am small and despised, yet do not I forget Thy precepts. I would like to try to talk to you a little this morning concerning our relationship with God, our relationship with the one or ones by our side, our relationship with the world and finally our relationship with ourselves. In that Psalm we read four verses where it menti

Aileen Evans - Poor in Spirit - Milltown II Convention - Evening Meeting, Thursday, August 19, 2004

Hymn 105, “Life’s Short Day” Romans 13:14, make not provision for thyself (keep thyself poor). Blessed are the poor in spirit as theirs is the kingdom of God. Romans 12:1, a living sacrifice is complete…all of our life. Being acceptable to God…there’s much in this life that we cannot afford. We don’t want to miss out on the salvation - an eternal life with God. Mark 4:22, keep short accounts with God. Don’t try to hide anything from God - from God’s servants, from God’s people. We can depend on God to purge us. James 4:14 / Galatians 5:19-21 and 22-23, fruit of the spirit. We don’t want to keep ourselves poor in the fruit of the spirit.

Agnes Guff - Afternoon Meeting, Special Meetings, Brockville, Ontario, Canada - November 29, 1936

Father looks down from Heaven on us. Sometimes, when we see our own hearts, we do not like to see God looking on us. l Samuel 7, the Children of Israel were going astray. Samuel told them to prepare their hearts. Need of us to prepare our own hearts. They cast the things out that were wrong in their lives. The Lord gave them the victory. The fear of people and the fear of being overcome often deceive us. David was able to overcome the enemy that was going to devour the little lamb. God often wants us to protect the lambs in his Fold and go into Danger for them. Have the interests of God at heart. David went forth with the power of God. Good for us to be gathered together and showing us where we are. More willing to have a life to give to God. Hymn 266

Agnes Dean - Unity - Okotoks Special Meeting - Morning Meeting, December 17, 2006

Hymn 332:1-2, "Lord, How Good" My thoughts have centered on being as one, on unity. Psalm 133, “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments, as the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.” It is good and pleasant to gather as one. It is something to behold. God is beholding today, looking down and seeing into the depths of our heart. It’s like precious oil. We are given the recipe for the ointment in Exodus 30:23-25. “Take thou also unto thee principal spices, of pure myrrh five hundred shekels, and of sweet cinnamon half so much, even two hundred and fifty shekels, and of sweet calamus two hundred and fifty shekels, and of cassia five hundred shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary, and of oil oli

Adrienne Sinclair - Sun of Righteousness - Didsbury 2 Convention - Wednesday Evening, July 18, 2007

It was a thrill to see you all rolling in this evening. I don’t know very many and I don’t know your stories, but can you imagine the thrill of the Lord when He sees you roll in? The Lord knows all your stories and is thrilled to see you! Malachi 4:2, “Unto you that fear My name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in His wings…” The Sun of righteousness is Jesus. We come in from the cold of this world to the warmth of the love of God. When we are cold, sometimes we feel numb, our walk is affected and our joints bother us. The sun thaws us, calms us, stills us and seems to make time slow down. Jaundiced children are put under sunlamps to heal. People in cold climates go to where the sun is warm. It’s good to be in the sunlight. We look for the sun every day. We look for it in eternity. And for those who fear the Lord and reverence Him, the Sun of righteousness will arise with healing in his wings. We look to Jesus who has healing in His wings. We are waiting for Jesus to s

Adam Hutchinson - Part of a Letter

(This is a very old letter, all tattered - some parts so torn that you can’t read it any more. However what is still readable is of such value that I thought it well to share it with you) .....If people go on like this, they get into a very unhealthy spiritual condition and it is not God’s plan that this should be so. Look at the palsied man: Jesus said, "Thy sins are forgiven thee." When the Pharisees murmured, Jesus demonstrated to them that this man had got his sins forgiven: "Take thy bed and walk." The bed would stand for excuses; how could he walk? Look at his past life! Why, it was impossible! But when he was willing to simply trust in Jesus as a child and shoulder all his excuses, never to use them again, to walk in His steps, in His light, in His forgiveness, in His service, not sit musing at home, get up and be doing, seeking to help someone else a bit worse than himself, and so we see this man proved he had his sins forgiven for he had a power he had not

Adam Hutchinson - Noah - Letter - from Madras, India - August 23, 1922

My Dear Brothers and Sisters, I am making this do for all as I have got your letters all right. Trust you all keep well and work to put your best into God's interest. Every Meeting could be represented to what Noah did as he built the ark, as he brought another plank. Thus every meeting, we could get something more built into us that will enable us to rise above the floods of ungodliness, worldliness, selfishness, pleasure seeking, self-pleasing which seems to be drawing so many these days. It was Noah's past faithfulness all those years as he built the ark that made him an overcomer when the flood came, and it is our faithfulness all along the way, even though there may seem a sameness in the work, that will cause us to be overcomers when the last really comes. As it meant labour for Noah to cut the tree down, haul it down from the hills and out of the gullies, so it will mean labour and toil for us to have something to give out at meetings. It is easy not to trouble and to le

Ada Renshaw - The Bible - Special Meetings - Murray Bridge, Australia - 1981

The last verse of hymn 48 in the leaflet, if everyone came with that prayer in our hearts, there will be blessing in these meetings for us. The writer of the hymn, Sam Jones, must have had a yearning in his heart about this word of God and confidence as to the result if he was willing to obey. It speaks about, give me the Bible. It is like a prayer. Then he realised all heaven was interested in what he would do about this matter. All heaven is pleading and I thought of that cloud of witnesses that is watching even us today to see how we are handling these precious privileges. Then it goes on to say, that we might know the counsel of God and obey. That is the reason why we would be gathered here today, the reason why we should read the Bible often. It is that we might know the counsel of God that we might obey it. If this is our condition of heart today, we will know what it means to be sheltering under the blood of Christ. We will know His redemption, His cleansing, and His forgiveness

Laplander Account - Further Information

In 1700, it is on record that a group of nomads came from Northern Russia and inhabited the most northerly islands in Norway.  They were Laplanders.  They weren't the first Laplanders to come over by any means, but this group came over in 1700.  Two sister workers were working in a town about 300 - 400 kms north of the Arctic Circle; they were from the States.  Their name was Sylvason.  They had a mission in this place.  There was an old lady interested.  She received the message well.  She had been waiting for it, for the gospel.  She said, "I have a friend who lives on an island, a bit further north from here, and I know that she will be very glad to meet you." The girls got on a freight boat at 9 o'clock at night, and they arrived on the island at 9 in the morning.  There was nothing between them and the North Pole.  The island was covered with snow, really deep, several metres deep.  When they arrived at the harbour that morning, some men had cleared a path and th

Wilson Reid - Ede Convention - Holland, 1955

[Ede is now Putten] I would like to speak to you about the first eight verses of Revelation 21.  You can open your Bibles while I read these verses.  We have 1,100 chapters in the Bible, but only two chapters which tell us about things that will happen after the Judgement Day, and they are written in Revelations 21 and 22. I would like to point out that these things written there are after the Judgement Day. We will look together at the verses written in the 20th chapter, starting at verse 11 where it tells about the Judgement Day.  This 11th verse shows us that the old heaven and the old earth will pass away.  That means the old heaven and earth as we are now on. The apostle Peter tells us that the old heaven and the old earth shall pass away, but not only does Peter tell us that, but the prophet Isaiah also records that. In Isaiah it says, “Behold I create a new heaven and a new earth, and the former things shall not be remembered nor come to mind.”  Isaiah 65.17, and then in chapter