"The Pilgrim's Progress": Part One: THE EIGHTH STAGE. ---New Window (1628-1688)
"The Pilgrim's Progress": Part One: THE FIFTH STAGE. ---New Window (1628-1688)
"The Pilgrim's Progress": Part One: THE FIRST STAGE. ---New Window (1628-1688)
From this world to that which is to come; delivered under the similtude of a dream. Annotated with the full text of Bunyan's Scripture references.
"The Pilgrim's Progress": Part One: THE FOURTH STAGE. ---New Window (1628-1688)
"The Pilgrim's Progress": Part One: THE NINTH STAGE. ---New Window (1628-1688)
"The Pilgrim's Progress": Part One: THE SECOND STAGE. ---New Window (1628-1688)
"The Pilgrim's Progress": Part One: THE SEVENTH STAGE. ---New Window (1628-1688)
"The Pilgrim's Progress": Part One: THE SIXTH STAGE. ---New Window (1628-1688)
"The Pilgrim's Progress": Part One: THE TENTH STAGE. ---New Window (1628-1688)
"The Pilgrim's Progress": Part One: THE THRID STAGE. ---New Window (1628-1688)
"The Pilgrim's Progress": Part Two: THE EIGHTH STAGE ---New Window (1628-1688)
"The Pilgrim's Progress": Part Two: THE FIFTH STAGE ---New Window (1628-1688)
"The Pilgrim's Progress": Part Two: THE FIRST STAGE ---New Window (1628-1688)
Pilgrimage of Christiana and her children. Annotated with the full text of Bunyan's Scripture references.
"The Pilgrim's Progress": Part Two: THE FOURTH STAGE ---New Window (1628-1688)
"The Pilgrim's Progress": Part Two: THE SECOND STAGE ---New Window (1628-1688)
"The Pilgrim's Progress": Part Two: THE SEVENTH STAGE ---New Window (1628-1688)
"The Pilgrim's Progress": Part Two: THE SIXTH STAGE ---New Window (1628-1688)
"The Pilgrim's Progress": Part Two: THE THRID STAGE ---New Window (1628-1688)
"The Way Back to Emmaus" ---New Window
Published by permission @ Glow In The Dark Christians
The Test of the first disciples.
A Christmas Carol ---New Window (1843)
One of the classics that established the modern idea of Christmas. "It was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us! And so, as Tiny Tim observed, God bless Us, Every One!"
A Prophetic Dream ---New Window
"There are not many days left."
A Thanksgiving Turkey ---New Window
"Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy."
A Vision of the Lost ---New Window (1829 - 1912)
William Booth Founder of the Salvation Army
"On one of my recent journeys, as I gazed from the coach window, I was led into a train of thought concerning the condition of the multitudes around me. They were living carelessly in the most open and shameless rebellion against God, without a thought for their eternal welfare. As I looked out of the window, I seemed to see them all... millions of people all around me given up to their drink and their pleasure, their dancing and their music, their business and their anxieties, their politics and their troubles. Ignorant- willfully ignorant in many cases- and in other instances knowing all about the truth and not caring at all. But all of them, the whole mass of them, sweeping on and up in their blasphemies and devilries to the Throne of God. While my mind was thus engaged, I had a vision."
A Wall of Fire ---New Window
Tutsi soldiers had broken down the door of a young pastor's house and stood poised to slaughter by machine gun fire, him and his entire family right where they sat. Their intent was to massacre the civilians in this Hutu village...
An Allegory ---New Window (1917)
William C. Irvine
"I was walking along the streets of Vanity Fair the other day and had my attention drawn to a huge edifice which was in the course of construction..."
Banner Cry ---New Window
The only true motivation for missions and evangelism.
Christmas In China ---New Window
A True Story.
Christmas Verses ---New Window
by The Holy Spirit
King James Version
The Scriptural foundation for the true meaning of Christmas.
Enduring Tribulations ---New Window
A Chinese student finds meaning in suffering.
His Son for Me ---New Window 6-15-2000
"Grabbing a rescue line, the father had to make the most excruciating decision of his life... to which boy he would throw the other end of the line. He only had seconds to make the decision..."
I AM ---New Window
(borrowed from Zola @ Zola Levitt Presents) God with us-- now.
In His Steps ---New Window (1896)
Charles M. Sheldon
While we wait for the Saviour, let us occupy, "for even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow His steps" (1 Peter 2:21).
John Wycliffe's Last Days ---New Window [1808-1890]
J. A. Wylie
Anticipation of a Violent Death Wonderfully Shielded by Events Struck with Palsy Dies December 31st, 1384 Estimate of his Position and Work Completeness of his Scheme of Reform The Father of the Reformation The Founder of England's Liberties.
The moment his great work was finished, that moment the Voice spake to him which said, "Come up hither." As he stood before the earthly symbols of his Lord's passion, a cloud suddenly descended upon him; and when its darkness had passed, and the light had returned, serener and more bright than ever was dawn or noon of earthly day, it was no memorial or symbol that he saw; it was his Lord Himself, in the august splendor of His glorified humanity. Blessed transition! The earthly sanctuary, whose gates he had that morning entered, became to him the vestibule of the Eternal Temple; and the Sabbath, whose services he had just commenced, became the dawn of a better Sabbath, to be closed by no evening with its shadows, and followed by no week-day with its toils.
Jonathan Goforth's Favorite Story ---New Window 1937
"While the Goforths were attending a summer conference, south of Chicago, it was announced that a 'brilliant speaker' was to come on a certain day for just one address. A very large expectant audience awaited him. The chairman introduced the speaker with such fulsome praise there seemed no room for the glory of God in what was to follow. The stranger had been sitting with bowed head and face hidden. As he stepped forward he stood a moment as if in prayer, then said..."
Lincoln's Proclamation Appointing a National Fast Day ---New Window March 30, 1863
"We have been preserved, these many years, in peace and prosperity. We have grown in numbers, wealth and power, as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace, and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us!
It behooves us then, to humble ourselves before the offended Power, to confess our national sins, and to pray for clemency and forgiveness." --Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation ---New Window October 3, 1863
A thankful President who knew Who to thank.
Moses, The Servant of God (Part 1) ---New Window 5-11-2001
Follow the account of Moses from The Creation of the Universe in Genesis, to the plagues in Egypt and deliverance through the Red Sea.
"As the human tool used in the hand of God to author the first five Books of the Old Testament, called the Pentateuch, Moses had to truly be 'the servant of God' (Revelation 15:3). The LORD had to have a man who would trust Him so completely and believe Him so fully as to put on parchment the Record of an event that no human being could have witnessed personally and still credit its veracity as being from God. And this man would need to associate his name and person with it. It is this Record that God's people have lovingly ever after called, 'The Creation'"
Moses, The Servant of God (Part 2) ---New Window 6-11-2001
Continuing the story of Israel's journey to the Promised Land and Moses' death on Mount Nebo.
"'Moses the servant of God' (Revelation 15:3), in authoring the first quarter of the entire Old Testament, who is mentioned periodically throughout the Bible in 774 verses, and finally, as being an important part of God's plan at the very end of the Scriptures, totally justifies The Word's title of him as 'The Servant of God' (15:3). For we believe that one of the 'Two Witnesses' spoken of in the Book of Revelation will be Moses. 'And I will give Power unto My Two Witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth' (Revelation 11:3)."
Noah's Ark ---New Window 6-24-2000
King James Version by The Holy Spirit through Moses with notes by Katie Stewart
The Earth was the highest "good" God could do for man in providing a place for him to live. On this side of Heaven, the Earth shined as the most beautiful "home" ever. It was absolute perfection-- until man sinned.
One Foolish Moment ---New Window (1792-1875)
Charles G. Finney
The worst bargain a man can make.
Patience for His Coming ---New Window (1628-1688)
A Thought from John Bunyan
Concerning the Patience Required in Watching for the LORD's Coming.
Obtained from: Acacia: John Bunyan Online Library
of Poetry, Sermons, and Allegories
A Discourse of,The House of the Forest of Lebanon.
Published by Charles Doe, 1692, four years after John Bunyan's death.
Paul, The Christian Hero ---New Window (1837-1899)
D. L. Moody
"There was Paul. He won his crown. He had many a hard fight; he met Satan on many a battle-field, and he overcame him and wore the crown. It would take about ten thousand of the average Christians of this day or any other to make one of Paul. When I read the life of that Apostle, I blush for the Christianity of the nineteenth century. It is a weak and sickly thing." --D. L. Moody
Spurgeon on Bunyan ---New Window (1834-1892)
Charles H. Spurgeon
Interesting preaching references made to John Bunyan.
Taken from: "Sermons of C. H. Spurgeon" --New Window
St. Patrick and the Druid Priests ---New Window (1808-1890)
by J. A. Wylie
A "must read" for those desiring a "church age" story similar to that of the Old Testament's Elijah.
"The "Day of Tara," the greatest day in the career of Patrick. This day transferred the scene of his labours from the rural hamlet, with its congregation of rustics, to the metropolitan Temor, with its magnificent gathering of the clans and chieftains of Ireland... The great annual festival of Tara, called "Baal's fire," was at hand. No other occasion or spot in all Ireland, Patrick knew, would offer him an equal opportunity of lifting his mission out of provincial obscurity and placing it full in the eye of the nation. The king, accompanied by the officers of his court, would be present. To Tara, too, in obedience to the annual summons, would come the chieftains of the land, each followed by his clan, over which he exercised the power of a king. The priests would there assemble, as a matter of course; nor would the bards be wanting, the most influential class, after the priests, in the nation. The assembly would be swelled by a countless multitude of the common people out of all the provinces of Ireland. Patrick resolved to lift high the standard of the cross in presence of this immense convocation. The step was a bold one. If he should convince the monarch and his people that Druidism was false, and that the Gospel alone was true, the victory would be great, and its consequences incalculable. But should he fail to carry the assembly on Tara with him, what could he expect but that he should become the victim of Druidic vengeance, and die on the altar he had hoped to overthrow? That his blood should fall on the earth was a small matter, but that the evangelization of Ireland should be stopped, as it would be should he perish, was with Patrick, doubtless, the consideration of greatest moment. But full of faith, he felt assured that Ireland had been given him as his spiritual conquest. So girding up his loins, like another Elijah, he went on to meet the assembled Druids at Tara, and threw down the gage of combat in the presence of those whom they had so long misled by their arts, and oppressed by their ghostly authority." --J. A. Wylie, from "The History of the Scottish Nation" chapter 16 --New Window
St. Patrick's Confession ---New Window (373-465 AD)
"I, Patrick, a sinner, a most simple countryman, the least of all the faithful and most contemptible to many, had for father the deacon Calpurnius, son of the late Potitus, a presbyter, of the settlement of Bannaven Taburniae; he had a small villa nearby where I was taken captive. I was at that time about sixteen years of age. I did not, indeed, know the true God; and I was taken into captivity in Ireland with many thousands of people, according to our deserts, for quite drawn away from God, we did not keep his precepts, nor were we obedient to our presbyters who used to remind us of our salvation. And the Lord brought down on us the fury of his being and scattered us among many nations, even to the ends of the earth, where I, in my smallness, am now to be found among foreigners." --Patrick
The Beggar and the Coin ---New Window
Joel H. Eastman
At the end of one cold November day, the sun was setting on the horizon and the beggar got up to go home (if you could call two wooden crates a home). While crossing the bridge, he saw a gentleman staring at the sunset with his arms resting on the stone rail of the bridge. As he walked, he felt his coat pocket. A half sovereign was all he had gotten that day. His thoughts flew forward to tomorrow. He knew of a job at a local shop where he had seen, just the day before, a sign in the window, and though he could read very little, it said:
Ah, but there lay the difficulty, as he only had
the tattered clothes on his back and they could hardly be called decent. New clothes
would cost him 20 sovereigns, at least, and all he had in his pocket was a half of
a sovereign, plus the 9 1/2 he had managed to save. What hope had he to get another
10 sovereigns by tomorrow, when it had taken him over a year to save the ten? But
what choice had he? He would never get out of the slums if he did not get a job,
but how was he to get a job without 10 sovereigns, which he could not get without
a job. This vicious cycle left him dizzy.
The Burning Fiery Furnace ---New Window 5-31-2000
King James Version by The Holy Spirit through Daniel with notes by Katie Stewart
The Biblical account of the three Hebrew youths that would not worship Nebuchadnezzar's idol of gold, is not merely a story of courage, but it is a record of fidelity to the Faithful God, Who is able to deliver from the hand of man. "Our God Whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us out of thine hand, O king" (Daniel 3:17). Daniel's record also demonstrates God as Faithful, not only to those who faithfully trust Him, but also to the yet unsaved elect who don't. His plan, as the Revealer of Secrets, worked faithfully for the good of both groups of people. "Being predestinated according to the purpose of Him Who worketh all things after the counsel of His Own will" (Ephesians 1:11). He is with us in the "heat" of the battle of faith, and He works "behind our backs" when faith is yet to be born.
The Christmas Story ---New Window
The Holy Spirit through the Apostles Luke and Matthew.
The Story of the Birth of Christ.
King James Version.
The Conversion of Abraham Lincoln ---New Window
Rev. James F. Jacquess
"There is written evidence that Abraham Lincoln became a Christian in 1839 in Springfield, Illinois."
The Conversion of C. H. Spurgeon ---New Window 1890
Henry Davenport Northrop
"Of his conversion Mr. Spurgeon spoke on every fitting opportunity, hoping thereby to benefit others."
The Conversion of Martin Luther ---New Window
"The Kingdom of God that flowered from that Reformation in Germany 'is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and cast into his garden; and it grew, and waxed a great tree; and the fowls of the air lodged in the branches of it' (Luke 13:19)."
The Plot to Murder Mr. Lincoln ---New Window (1809-1899)
Pastor Charles Chiniquy
"My dear President, I must repeat to you here what I said when at Urbana in 1856. My fear is that you will fall under the blows of a Jesuit assassin if you do not pay more attention than you have done, till now, to protect yourself... "You are not the first to warn me against the dangers of assassination. My ambassadors in Italy, France, and England, as well as Professor Morse, have many times warned me against the plots of the murderers which they have detected in those different countries. But I see no other safeguard against those murderers but to be always ready to die, as Christ advises it."
The Reading of Psalm 23 ---New Window 2-5-2001
"With a soft voice, the young man began to recite the words of the psalm. When he was finished, there was no applause. There was no standing ovation as on other nights. All that could be heard was the sound of weeping. The audience had been so moved by the young man's recitation that every eye was full of tears."
The Very First Account of the "I Love You, Jesus" Day ---New Window 11-26-2000
graphics and story by Katie Stewart
An illustrated "story-reminder" for every
young person who loves Jesus. "And he was called the friend of God" (James
Please join Koala, Leopard, Teddy,
Bunny, and Raccoon
The Virgin Birth ---New Window
excerpts by Dr. Ian Paisley and Professor James Orr
Dr. Paisley-- "Woman was so constructed that in the production of her child none of her blood would enter the veins of her offspring. This brings us back to Genesis and there we read: "And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made He a woman, and brought her unto the man." --Genesis 2:21-22. The word used in verse 22 for the making of the woman is literally "builded." God builded, or constructed, woman and she was constructed in such a manner that when she was producing a child, that child's blood would be a new creation and not formed by the mother's bloodstream. Why did God so build, or construct, the woman? Simply because He was anticipating the Virgin Birth and making ready the woman for the great incarnation of God in human flesh."
Prof. Orr-- "The critics speak of the discrepancies of the narratives. Much more remarkable, it seems to me, are their agreements and the subtle harmonies that pervade them. The agreements, if we study them carefully, prove to be far more numerous than may at first strike us. Here, e.g., is a list of twelve points, which lie really on the surface of the narratives, yet give very nearly the gist of the whole story."
From the book CHRISTIAN FOUNDATIONS
Excerpt from the chapter: "Seven Reasons Why I Believe in the Virgin Birth of Christ"
by Dr. Ian Paisley
Who'll Take the Son? ---New Window
The father opened the package. It was a portrait of his son, painted by the young man. He stared in awe at the way the soldier had captured the personality of his son in the painting. The father was so drawn to the eyes that his own eyes welled up with tears. He thanked the young man and offered to pay him for the picture.
"Oh, no sir, I could never repay what your son did for me. It's a gift."
Words From a Friend ---New Window
The gift of a free will.
Young People's Illustrated Bible History ---New Window 1875
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY THE AMERICAN EDITOR, REV. ALVAN BOND, D.D., [1793-1882]
BEING A SIMPLE AND ATTRACTIVE ACCOUNT OF THE GREAT EVENTS MENTIONED IN THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS. COMPRISING ALSO THE LIVES OF THE PATRIARCHS, OF CHRIST AND HIS APOSTLES, AND OF THE REMARKABLE WOMEN AND CHILDREN MENTIONED IN THE SACRED VOLUME. EACH SECTION CLOSING WITH APPROPRIATE MORAL REFLECTIONS.