“I always believed in the doctrine (of complete sanctification) in a general way. That is, I recognized it as being true in our standards and religious biographies; but was not so quick to see it in the life and experience of persons claiming the blessing. I was too loyal a Methodist to deny what my Church taught me to believe; but there must have been beams and motes that kept me from the enjoyment of a perfect vision of my brother. Perhaps I was prejudiced; or perhaps I had confused ignorance and mental infirmity with sin; or, truer still, I was looking on a “hidden life,” as the Bible calls it, and, of course, could not help but blunder in my judgments and conclusions, even as I had formerly erred in my understanding of the converted man when I was yet a sinner. -Carradine
A JOURNEY TO PALESTINE
By Beverly Carradine
In this 43 chapter work, Carradine (Nazarene) recounts his trip to Palestine. Continue reading
How New Testament Churches Relate to One Another
James W. Garrett
In this 9 chapter work, Garrett (Church of Christ) explains the NT evidence of churches relating to one another, specifically focusing on the lack of anything like a papacy or hierarchy or central controling agency. Continue reading
|Date:||January 23, 2017|
The Papacy in the Light of Scripture Continue reading
|Date:||January 22, 2017|
The Young Man’s Guide to the Harmonious Development of Christian Character
by Harvey Newcomb, 1847
In this 29 chapter book by Newcomb (Congregationalist) presents us with many topics of great importance to our youth. Some of his chapters: Habits, Filial Piety, treatment of brothers and sisters, behavior at school, table, family worship, indolence, finishing what is begun, bad amusements, bad company, on being useful, etc.
1. On Childhood and Youth
2. Nature and Objects of Education
3. Piety, as the Spring of Action, and Regulator of the Soul
4. Filial Piety
5. Treatment of Brothers and Sisters
6. Behavior at School
7. Behavior at Table
8. Behavior at Family Worship
9. Private Prayer
11. Education of the Body
12. On Useful Labor
13. Education of the Heart
14. Education of the Mind
18. On Doing One Thing at a Time
19. On Finishing What Is Begun
20. Choice of Society, and Formation of Friendships
21. Bad Company. Mischievousness
22. On Amusements
23. Government of the Tongue
24. On the Art of Agreeable and Profitable Conversation
26. On the Importance of Being Able to Say “No”
27. On Being Useful
28. On Being Contented
29. Union of Serious Piety with Habitual Cheerfulness
“Who reads a preface?” Many do not; but jump at once into the middle of a book. But it is well to know something about a book, before reading it; and who so likely to give you information respecting the contents of a book as the Author himself? I wish to see the youth of my country come forward upon the stage of life, models of excellence, with characters formed for the times in which they are to act. How much influence my book may have, in securing such a result, I cannot tell; but my design in writing it has been, to contribute something toward forming the character of some of those who are to be our future electors, legislators, governors, judges, ministers, lawyers, and physicians—after the best biblical model. And, from the kind reception of my former attempts to benefit American youth, I trust they will give a candid hearing to the few hints contained in the following pages. It is intended for young gentlemen—in early youth, from eight or ten to fifteen or sixteen years of age. It covers substantially the same ground occupied by a work for girls issued simultaneously with it; and some of the chapters are identical in the two books, while others are entirely different, and some partially so. It is the hope of the Author, that everyone who reads it, will strive to be a Christian man, in the highest sense of the term.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Harvey Newcomb (September 2, 1803-August 30, 1863) was an American clergyman and writer.
He was born in Thetford, Vermont. He removed to western New York in 1818, engaged in teaching for eight years, and from 1826 till 1831 edited several journals, of which the last was the Christian Herald.
For the ten following years he was engaged in writing and preparing books for the American Sunday School Union. He was licensed to preach in 1840, took charge of a Congregational church in West Roxbury, Massachusetts, and subsequently held other pastorates.
He was an editor of the Boston Traveller in 1849, and in 1850-1 assistant editor of the New York Observer, also preaching in the Park Street mission church of Brooklyn, New York, and in 1859 he became pastor of a church in Hancock, Pennsylvania. He contributed regularly to the Boston Recorder and to the Youth’s Companion, and also to religious journals. He wrote 178 volumes, of which fourteen are on church history, the others being chiefly books for children, including Young Lady’s Guide (New York, 1839); How to be a Man (Boston, 1846); How to be a Lady (1846); and Cyclopedia of Missions (1854; 4th ed., 1856). He also was the author of Manners and Customs of the North American Indians (2 vols., Pittsburgh, 1835).
He died in Brooklyn.
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|Date:||January 22, 2017|
By William Kelly
This module is composed of 9 studies by Kelly (Brethren) on the Second Coming and Kingdom of Christ. His chapters treat the Christian Hope and sure word of Prophecy, the Jews-Gentiles-Church of God in relation to the Coming of Christ, the Rapture, the Tribulation, the Appearing and kingdom, and the Lord’s Announcement of Gentile Judgments. Continue reading
Quiet Talks on the Crowned Christ of Revelation
by S. D. Gordon
Author of “Quiet Talks on Power”, “Quiet Talks on Prayer”, “Quiet Talks about Our Lord’s Return”
COPYRIGHT, 1914, BY FLEMING H. REVELL COMPANY
In this 8 chapter book Gordon (Congregationalist) presents us with Christ as He appears after he is crowned and presented to us in Revelation. His chapters are the Christ crowned the fact, the Crown book, a sight of the crowned Christ, a message from the crowned Christ, an Advanced step in the Royal Programme, a clearing up storm in the realm, the crowned Christ reigning, and watching the horizon. Continue reading
Men of the Bible; Some Lesser-Known Characters
by George Milligan, D.D., J. G. Greenhough, M.A., Alfred Rowland, D.D., Ll.B., Principal Walter F. Adeney, D.D., J. Morgan Gibbon., H. Elvet Lewis., Principal D. Rowlands, B.A., W. J. Townsend, D.D.
This is a 20 chapter work on 20 persons of less note in the Bible. Some of these are Enoch, Eldad and Medad, Barzillai, Adonijah, HIram, Jeroboam, Asa, Ahaziah, Jabez, Simeon, Pontius Pilate, Barabbas, Joseph of Arimathea, Philip, the Evangelist, Ananias and Sapphira, and Demas. Continue reading
The New Creation Rule: He Makes All Things New
by George Davis and Michael Clark (2010, 158 pages)
If you are in Christ, your involvement with God goes far beyond “becoming a Christian” or “joining a church.” You are called to be a new creation. Regardless of color, gender or race, you have been begotten of the Father into one new humanity that is other worldly in nature-old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. If you are in Christ you have been divinely baptized into one body by one Spirit. That body is not governed by man’s laws of organization, but by the life and nature of the One who created it. Your hope of righteousness does not rest in personal piety but in the divine nature that has been placed within you. You owe everything you are and everything you ever will be to your Creator. You are His ongoing workmanship. He who began the work in you will finish it to the praise of His glory.
Summary: This 15 chapter work is based on the “newness” of life when Christ saves a person. Chapters run a New Creation Rule (the principle), a new circumcision, the new birth, the new Genesis, the new Adam, the Seventh Day, the new creation and peace, the new creation-male-and-female, a new name, the new Israel, the new covenant, a new and living way, a new priesthood, a new commandment, and the new Jeruslem and the new Zion. Continue reading
|Date:||January 22, 2017|
Billy Sunday, The Man and His Message
William T. Ellis
Summary: In this 32 chapter work, Ellis presents us with studies in the life and ministry of famous evangelist Billy Sunday. Continue reading