“Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before Caesar; and lo ! God hath given thee all them that sail with thee,” ACTS  xxvii, 24. …  The fears of Paul were all useless, except that tender, filial fear, which is inseparable from Christian faith. This the event will show. On the fourteenth night,… Read More Gale


  “But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced His side, and forthwith came there out blood and water.” John 19:34. … While our Lord lived, He was the subject of every form of scorn. He was scourged as none but a felon might be according to the Roman Law. He was spat upon… Read More Felon


  “And he released unto them him that for sedition and murder was cast into prison, whom they had desired ; but he delivered Jesus to their will.” — Luke 23:25 … [B]efore Barabbas, as his only prospect, indeed, was the awful death of crucifixion. He knew what that meant. Long hours of unspeakable agony;… Read More Dislocated


… The slaveholders demanded, and secured, recognition in the Constitution. But slavery being given up, from conscientious motives, in the States of one half of the Union, and being impoverishing in its nature, it was expected that it would soon cease everywhere ; especially as the foreign slave trade was forbidden. But England, through her… Read More Cotton


Now, if there was a class of people that the Jews despised, it was the gentiles, and the one gentile nation they detested the most was the Romans, unless it should be the Samaritans. Yet this man had lived so in Capernaum that he had won their favor and esteem; he had commanded the respect,… Read More Chinese


Text: “And Judas Iscariot”— Mark 3: 19. … There are but three things that I would like to say concerning Judas as I come to the end of my message. The first is that he was heartless in the extreme. It was just after a touching scene recorded in Matthew the twenty-sixth chapter the seventh… Read More Burst


APRIL IST, 1871. The banks are well peopled, but one must see the gathering at the market, of about 3000,  chiefly women, to judge of their numbers. They hold market one day, and then omit attendance here for three days, going to other markets at other points in the intervals. It is a great institution in… Read More Blackguard


This must be the case of all fallen Christendom, as well popish as Protestant, till single men, and churches, know, confess, and firmly adhere to this one scripture truth, which the blessed Behmen prefixed as a motto to most of his epistles, viz., “That our salvation is in the life of Jesus Christ in us.”… Read More Babel