Notes on Jeremiah
Strength in Weakness
Heaven's Joy and Fragments
Jeremiah 23: 1-8
Scripture Queries and Answers
The Women of the Genealogy
David in Suffering and in Victory
"The gentleness of Christ"
Brief Notes of a Bible Reading on 2 Peter 1.
All Things Ready In The Gospel, And In Worship
Brief Notes of an address on Galatians 6
"A Worldly Sanctuary"
Brief Notes of an address on 1 Peter 1: 13-21
The Ark and Obedience
Brief Notes of an address on John 13, 14.
The Use of Wine
Truth - Its Nature and History
"Keeping in the love of God"
Ephesus, Smyrna, and Pergamum
Refusing and Giving Up
A Plea for the Gospel
Christ's Desires for the Christian
The Institution of the Lord's Supper as Recorded in the Gospels
Joy, Prayer and Thanksgiving
Notes of a Reading on the Gospel of Matthew
The Parable of the Ten Virgins
Divine Inspiration of the Scriptures
Our Advocate with the Father
Opening the Book: in Nazareth and in Heaven
John's Vision of the First and the Last
The Parable of the Sower. Matt. 13
Misuse of "Order" in 1 Cor. 14
Thoughts on Psalms 1, 2.
On the Doctrine of Balaam
"One thing I do"
A Worldly Sanctuary
A High Priest of Good Things to Come
Scripture and Science
The Golden Calf
The Credentials of Christianity
God's Ways in Training
Prayer, Worship, and the Lord's Supper
Bartlett's Bampton Lectures
The Morning Star
The Secret of God
Fragment on Meeting and Service
Thoughts on the Spiritual Nature of the Present Dispensation
The Proposed Reunion of Anglicanism and Congregationalism
Napoleon's Testimony to Christ at St. Helena
On Conformity to the World
Anglican and Congregational Re-union
Abram Called and Worshipping
Consecration to God
The True Grace of God
"The Priesthood of the Laity."
Within the Holiest, and Without the Camp
Thoughts on Luke 7: 36-50
The "last hour"
To our Readers
"After all this"
The Inspiration of Daniel and His Book
The Ark and its Contents
The Vatican and the Criticism of the Pentateuch
Notes of an Address on Hebrews 1: 1-4
Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh
"Who are we?"
Belshazzar's Feast and the Day of the Lord
Grace and Peace
Notes of an Address on Matthew 11: 26
Thoughts on John 16: 8-11
1 John 1: 1-4
Our Standing in Grace
'The Being and the Attributes of the Lord God'
The Poor Brother
Jottings of a Bible Reading on Colossians 1: 12-20
The Ministry of Elisha
Brief Remarks on Rev. 1 - 11
Zion's King and His Co-heirs
Brief Notes on Scripture
Saul, the Third Sign and the Test
On 1 Samuel 14
Saul's Rejection of the Word of the Lord
Nabal and Abigail
Eliab and David
David's Escape from Saul
David: from Nob to Gath
David: from Adullam to Moab
David's regard for Saul
David: Life in Ziklag
David: from the ruins of Ziklag
Thoughts on 2 Chronicles
The Lord's Table (1 Cor. 10: 14-22)
Effectual Power and Imitative Effort
The Lord's Testimony to the Mosaic Authorship of the Pentateuch
Results of the Cross to Faith
"Figurative Language of the Bible"
Salvation, Service, and Rest (1 Thess. 1)
Christ's Obedience and ours
"Teaching of the Twelve Apostles"
Thoughts Suggested by John 1: 14
Thoughts on John 16: 9
Thoughts on John 16: 27
Ploughing, Sowing, and Reaping
The Spirit of Heaven, and that of the World
The Incomparable Love of God
Brief Thoughts on 1 Tim. 1: 15, and 2 Tim. 4: 6-8
The Unreason of Darwinism
To an Enquirer about the Law
Musical Service: is it right?
For (or in) remembrance of Me
Distinctive blessing on obedience
John 6: 68
Aspects of the Cross
The Daysman (Job 9)
Scripture Queries and Answers
The Shepherd, the Sheepfold, and the Sheep
"Recent Explorations in Bible Lands"
The Measure and Manner of God's love
John 14: 9
Beginning of recent testimony
The Coming and the day of the Lord
Professor Drummond's "Ascent of Man" & "Evolution"
To an Exercised Soul
Christ's Life and Death
Recent Works on the Revelation and Prophecy
Ruin and Glory
Divine Facts and Human Theories
Correspondence on Mark 13: 32
Scripture Sketches1. Silhouette: Balaam
2. Vignette: Balaam's Curse
4. Zelophehad's Daughters
5. The Death of Moses
6. John the Baptist
8. Matthew the Publican
10. The Herods
12. "Simon Peter's Brother"
Gospel Words"God created" Genesis 1: 1
"God said" Genesis 1: 3
The Two Trees Genesis 2: 9
A Well of Water. John 4: 14
Go, call thy Husband. 16-18
Worship of the Father. 20-22
Worship in Spirit 24
"I that speak," etc. 26
"The woman then left." 28
"We have heard Him." 42
"The Saviour of the World." 42
Justified by Faith Rom. 5: 1
Peace with God 1
The grace wherein we stand 2
The glory of God 2
We glory in tribulations also 3-5
The love of God 5
Christ died forThe ungodly 6
God's own love 7, 8
Justified by His blood 9
Reconciled to God 10
We shall be saved 9, 10
We also joy in God (Rom. 5: 11)
Thoughts on Isaiah 7 - 9
"I" and "we" in 1 and 2 Corinthians
Testimony of Peter and John compared with Paul's
The Day of Atonement
Epistles of Paul
The Gospel of God
Absent from the body, present with the Lord
Thoughts on the Atonement
Righteousness and Peace
The Sea and the Song (Ex. 14, 15.)
The Bible and its Critics
Difference of Romans 12 and Ephesians 5
The Unsearchable Riches of Christ. (Eph. 3: 8.)
The Beginning of the Creation of God. (Rev. 3: 14.)
In Christ, and the Flesh in Us
The Rest of God. (Lev. 23: 1-8.)
"Two Sticks," (1 Kings 16: 11, 12.)
"Watchman, what of the night?"
Judas, not Iscariot
Oikos and Oikia
Conversion and Salvation
To Correspondents - The Invercargill Circular
Scripture Queries and Answers 1 - On the breaking of bread and 1 Corinthians 5
Scripture Queries and Answers 2
Scripture Queries and Answers 3
Daniel 9: 24
On "offences." (Matt. 18.)
The Heavenly and His heavenly ones. (1 Cor. 15: 46.)
Notice of the story of John Wesley
The Holy Ghost in Person
The Book of Joshua and Epistle to the Hebrews
A Letter on Separation
"Wherefore comfort one another."
The Lord's Table and its Place in the Church
The Church of God
The Difference between Teknon and Huios in the New Testament
A Letter on Separation
Notes on Genesis
Saul and David
Notice of "Short Papers on Church History"
The Penalty Paid
Notice of the "City of Progress."
A Few Thoughts on Hebrews 11
Fellowship, not Independency
Letter on the Lord's Death
The Christ of the Gospels as Seen in the Epistles
Legality and Spiritual Elation
The Ground of the Church of God
"I," Sins, Sin
The Due Spirit of Discipline
Thoughts on 1 John
Thoughts on John 14
Notes on the Epistle of James
The Hebrew Servant. (Ex. 21: 1-6)
Christ Dwelling in our Hearts by Faith
The Lord in Matthew 28
Thoughts on Deuteronomy 16
Psalms 105, 106.
A word on 2 Peter 3: 17, 18
The Epistle of Christ
The Returned Remnant, Ezra
The Remnant in Jerusalem, Nehemiah
The Seal of God's Foundation (2 Tim. 2: 19)
The Comfort of the Scriptures
Letter on Christ's Person
Morsels from Family Records
The Coming of the Lord in Rev. 2, 3
On the Assembly and Ministry
Andrews' Faith and Scepticism
The hidden Treasure and the costly Pearl
The changeless Christ (Heb. 1: 13.)
The True Vine
"Glorify God in your body" (1 Cor. 6: 20)
"This do in remembrance of Me "
On Hymns - W. Kelly
Burbidge's Love of Christ
Power, Religion, and Commerce
The Stone laid before Joshua
Breaking Bread at Troas (Acts 20)
Upon one Stone are seven eyes
Thoughts on Simon Peter
Recollections of J. G. Bellett
The Sorrowing sisters of Bethany
Letters on Singing
The Cup in Gethsemane
Farrar's Book of Daniel
Proofs of the Resurrection
The Lord's coming, not the saint's departing
13. Andrews' Brother
14. John Mark
15. "Religio Medici"
16. "The Cloke That I Left At Troas."
20. Joseph of Nazareth
22 & 23. Deborah
24. Joash of Abiezer
26. Simeon of the Temple
Woman (Gen. 2) W. Kelly
The Tempter (Gen. 3: 1)
Eve Tempted (Gen. 3: 1-5)
The Fall of Man (Gen. 3: 6)
Naked (Gen. 3: 7)
Where art thou? (Gen. 3: 8, 9)
Convicted (Gen. 3: 12, 13)
The Serpent and the Woman's Seed (Gen. 3: 14, 15)
The Jewish Leper (Matt. 8, etc.)
The Gentile Centurion (Matt. 8 etc.)
Peter's Mother-in-law (Matt. 8 etc.)
The Paralytic healed (Matt. 9 etc.)
The Tempest and Unbelief rebuked (Matt. 8 etc.)
The Demoniac delivered (Matt. 8 etc.)
The Woman healed (Matt. 9 etc.)
The daughter of Jairus raised (Matt. 9 etc.)
The Early haul of fishes (Luke 5)
Healing of the blind in the house (Matt. 9)
The Water that was made wine (John 2)
The Healing of the Nobleman's son (John 4.)
The Sower (Matt. 13.)
The Darnel of the Field (Matt. 13.)
The Mustard seed (Matt. 13.)
The Leaven (Matt. 13: 33)
A Practical Question.
A Song in the Desert.
"A strait betwixt two."
"Accepted in the Beloved."
A Man in Christ
Hearing and Following.
His Joy Greater Than Ours.
His Love, Not Ours.
The Approbation of the Lord
On Worshipping the Father.
The Prayers of Saints
Christ the Life
The Calmness of Christ in the Presence of Evil.
The Glory of that Light.
The Homeward Journey.
The Lord's Supper.
The Personal Interest of Christ in His Saints.
The Present Portion of the Believer.
The Three Doors.
"The sinew that shrank."
Simple Papers on the Church of God
The Gospel of the Glory
The Blessed Hope
Notice of Moffatt's N. T
Brief Meditation on Mark 9.
From Judaism to Christianity
John the Baptist
Thoughts on John 16: 27, 28
Christ: The Source of Immortality
Brief Words on Genesis 22: 1-14
Positive Testimony to the Pentateuch
O. P. On "Chef" in the French N.T
The Eye Wicked
Mr. J. Beaumont's Testimony
The Coronation of Joash
The Latter-Day Kings of the Book of Daniel
Thoughts on John 17.
The Pathway of Faith
Obedience by Faith
Strength Through Faith
"Perilous Times," 70, 71
Miriam or Michal?
"Adam" in Harmsworth's Encyclopedia
The Apocrypha Just Now
The Friend of God
Gog, Prince of Rosh
"The Church of God - its Members and its Unity"
"The Church of God in the Millenial (sic) and Eternal State"
"What have they seen in thy house"
The Law through Moses, Grace and Truth through Jesus Christ
The Christian's Special Privileges and Relationship
The Divine Purposes in Human Suffering
Unity and Separation
In Christ God and Man Thoroughly Manifested
J. N. Darby and Bethesda
Man's Judgment of Charity, and the Christian's
David and his friends
Faith's Place in a Time of Apostacy
Letter on 1 Corinthians 9: 27
Church Establishment and Church Endowment (J. E. B.)
On the scriptures
Balaam asking Counsel
Notes on the kingdom
Christ on the Throne of God
Church Ministry, or "the epistle of Christ"
Communion and Worship
God's Communications in Grace and the Saint's Intercession
Grace the True Source and Support of Practical Righteousness
What is the Unity of the Church
Defilement for the Dead
Jehovah is my Shepherd
Brief words on Psalm 63
On the Positive Evidences of Christianity
The Narrative of Passion-week
How men oppose Christianity, and why
A few words on Psalm 45, 68.
Church Membership and Gifts
The Sinai Manuscript
The Smoking Furnace and the Burning Lamp
To Correspondents: The Titles of Psalms
A Test and a Confession
"Peace . . . my peace"
Grace the Spring of Righteousness
Fellowship in Days of Ruin
The Dying and the Life of Jesus
The Servant for ever
Thoughts on Romans 12
Evil Only Judged in the Light
Salvation and Sealing
A Glance at the Prophecies of Isaiah
Scripture Queries and Answers
"A still small voice"
"An House of Cedar"
The Power of Prayer
Neglect of the Reading Meeting
Our Living Lord
Christ, the Living Bread
The Word of God: How Do You Read It?
Association with Christ
The Pursuit of the Christian Ideal
Step By Step on the Way of Faith
"The God of hope"
Philadelphia and the Prospect Today
The Present War
Notes of an Address on Hosea 7: 8-16
"Peace on earth" - "Peace in heaven"
"Heavenly springs"; or, Ever New
Notes of an address on 1 Thessalonians 5: 23
A Voice out of Seir
After Man's Day
Notes of a reading on Romans 1-7
Principles of God's Intervention
"Lest ye faint"
The Salvation of God
Denying Self and Taking the Cross.
Salvation Possessed and Known
Conversion to God
The Propitiation for our Sins
The War and Prophecy
Christ the Propitiatory
The Priest to make Propitiation
Our Compassionate High Priest
"Forgive us our debts," or "sins"
A well written poem should compare to the sounds of children playing, the wind in the trees, and the music made by tires on a distant highway. These sounds and others should bring pen to paper inspiring one to turn black and white into a vibrant rainbow of words. As there is/are good and bad music, stories, and feelings, there are also good and bad poems. Write, rewrite, read, and reread, don't be satisfied with average or mediocre writings. The poet is the writers writer specializing in arranging words in more than just a readable format but in a vividly colorful and musical way without the paint brush or the orchestra. When a poem is completed it should be flawless and fulfilling to the author. Feelings will flow as well as the words.
This collection consists of three groups of poems. The first is a set of eighteen poems titled "A Love Story". Inspired by life's rollercoaster ride through love and heartbreak. It classically begins with boy meets girl and a shared romantically passionate love. A love filled with hopes and dreams that could last forever if not for the promiscuous desires of a selfish young man. The pain and anguish felt by him is heart wrenching and ends with him as a lonely old man filled with fond memories and a relentless quest for love and passions of the heart. A life filled with good intentions, selfish mistakes, and a lust for love tainted at times leaving this man old and lonely. Throughout his life's story death is mentioned in seven of the eighteen poems, he is heartbroken to the point of suicidal contemplations, yet he drives onward. Though at times life can sometimes seem like a downward spiral there is always something to live for or look forward to and thankfully he realizes this before it is too late.
Part two is a set of worldly writings with an emphasis on the wide variety of topics to pen poems about. There are so many inspirations, yet so little time. Easily an entire volume could be written about God or love but, expand the imagination into a world of talking frogs, children playing, flowing waters, disease, and laughter. Put yourself in the shoes of a man being released from prison or a poor rich man walking home in the rain. Dream, imagine, feel. Express all of this and more with the mere stroke of a pen. Give this magical, mystical form of self expression to the world, responsibly and lovingly. Share what is within you with those who surround you.
Finally, we all believe in something and so our beliefs are written so that they may be shared with others. We write about what we believe in hopes that some good will come of it and so I share my faith both lovingly and passionately. I believe what I believe as well as you believe what you believe. My intentions aren't to push you or persuade you into, or convince you to change what or who you are. I am only sharing what I have faith in. I will admit though that I do hope and pray the best for everyone and that these poems of faith were written for all of you as well with that intent. I love you all and I hope you enjoy reading this book as much as I enjoyed writing it.