Advice From The Masters

While strolling among my books, I suddenly got the idea of asking some of the master preachers for counsel that would help me become a better preacher of God’s Word. They were ready and eager! “To set one’s heart on being popular is fatal to the preacher’s best growth,” said Phillips Brooks. “It is the […]

Whatever Happened To Sin?

There is no way that in one short article, I can formulate a complete doctrine of sin. The presence of sin runs from the garden of Eden to this present day. The effects of sin are seen all around us. Jesus came into the world to die for sin. The very name, Jesus is a […]

Lord of Song

– Ronald B. Allen. Multnomah. Lord of Song is a fresh approach to the Messianic psalms that should excite you into tackling some of these challenging songs. The author sees these special psalms as the songs of Jesus, and he relates them to our Lord and to His people. This book makes excellent devotional reading, […]

Shepherds Group All of us who have built buildings or tried to raise funds for renovations know there are a host of organizations out there to help. One new one is The Shepherds Group. You can find their website at The site is an ‘alternative’ to the typically high priced consultants. 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an online […]

Communion Message

By Russell Conwell Nehemiah 9: 17 There is no Christian so good, no life so pure but what needs to be continually reminded of his weakness and sin and of the necessity of repentance. Christ saw that we needed to secure more love. The Lord’s Supper awakens our love to one another and to him. […]

Three Perils of Christian Discipleship

By Vance Havner Luke 9:57-62 The Uncounted Cost – vs.57, 58 The Unburied Corpse – vs. 59, 60 The Unforsaken Circle – vs. 61,62 Vance HavnerPepper ‘n’ Saltpage 34 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an online magazine/website, started by Warren Wiersbe and Michael Catt, to build up the church, seek revival, and encourage pastors. […]

"Never deprive someone of hope-it may be all they have." - Author unknown

"A religious hope does not only bear up the mind under her sufferings, but makes her rejoice in them." - Joseph Addison

"When you say a situation or a person is hopeless, you are slamming the door in the face of God." - Charles Allen

"What can be hoped for which is not believed?" - Augustine of Hippo

"Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper." - Francis Bacon

"The glory of the star, the glory of the sun-we must not lose either in the other. We must not be so full of the hope of heaven that we cannot do our work on the earth; we must not be so lost in the work of the earth that we shall not be inspired by the hope of heaven." - Phillips Brooks

"The word "hope" I take for faith; and indeed hope is nothing else but the constancy of faith." - John Calvin

"If you do not hope you will never discover what is beyond your hopes." - Clement of Alexandria

"All human wisdom is summed up in two words - wait and hope." - Alexander Dumas

"Great hopes make great men." - Thomas Fuller

"If it were not for hopes, the heart would break." - Thomas Fuller

"Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out." - Vaclav Havel

"The word which God has written on the brow of every man is hope."- Victor Hugo

"It is more serious to lose hope than to sin." - John of Carpathos

"Where there is no hope, there can be no endeavor." - Samuel Johnson

"Whatever enlarges hope will also exalt courage." - Samuel Johnson

"The future is as bright as the promises of God." - Adoniram Judson

"There is no better or more blessed bondage than to be a prisoner of hope." - Roy Z. Kemp

"We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope." - Martin Luther King

"We stand in life at midnight; we are always at the threshold of a new dawn." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"My only hope is that I shall be clothed with the righteousness of Jesus Christ." - M. Lloyd-Jones

"Everything that is done in the world is done by hope. No husbandman would sow a grain of corn if he hoped not it would grow up and become seed…Or no tradesman would set himself to work if he did not hope to reap benefit thereby." - Martin Luther

"Courage is like love; it must have hope for nourishment." - Napoleon

"The Christmas message is that there is hope for a ruined humanity - hope of pardon, hope of peace with God, hope of glory - because at the Father's will Jesus Christ became poor, and was born in a stable so that thirty years later He might hang on a cross." - J. I. Packer

"Hope is the pillar that holds up the world. Hope is the dream of a waking man." - Pliny the Elder

"It is not the end of joy that makes old age so sad, but the end of hope." - Jean Paul Richter

"Our ground of hope is that God does not weary of mankind." - Ralph W. Sockman

"Do not look to your hope, but to Christ, the source of your hope." - C. H. Spurgeon

"Without Christ there is no hope." - C. H. Spurgeon

"While I breathe, I hope." - Anonymous

"Despondency is ingratitude; hope is God's worship." - Henry Ward Beecher

"My hope is built on nothing less / Than Jesus' blood and righteousness." - William Bradbury

"Hope means expectancy when things are otherwise hopeless." - G. K. Chesterton

"There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something better tomorrow." - G. K. Chesterton

"Of all delusions perhaps none is so great as the thought that our past has ruined our present, that the evils we have done, the mistakes we have committed, have made all further Hope impossible." - Archbishop Goodier

"It is silly not to hope…Besides I believe it is a sin." - Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea

"Hope is the mother of faith." - Walter Savage Landor

"I live in hope." - Proverb (French)

"Christ is our hope of glory and the glory of our hope." - Anonymous

"A man full of hope will be full of action." - Thomas Brooks

"We are refugees from the sinking ship of this present world order, so soon to disappear; our hope is fixed in the eternal order, where the promises of God are made good to his people in perpetuity." - F. F. Bruce

"When you stop hoping you are on the vestibule of hell, for there is no hope there." - A. J. Cronin

"Hope is the only tie which keeps the heart from breaking." - Thomas Fuller

"Faith and a good conscience are hope's two wings." - William Gurnall

"The ground of our hope is Christ in the world, but the evidence of our hope is Christ in the heart." - Matthew Henry

"The Christian hope is the hope of a time when even the possibility of our sinning will be over. It is not the hope then of a return to the condition of Adam before the Fall but the hope of an entrance into a far higher condition." - J. Gresham Machen

"From Christ's death flow all our hopes." - J. C. Ryle

"Hope fills the afflicted soul with such inward joy and consolation, that it can laugh while tears are in the eye, sigh and sing all in a breath; it is called "the rejoicing of hope" (Hebrews 3:6)." - William Gurnall

"If a Jew pawned his bed-clothes, God provided mercifully that it should be restored before night: "For," saith He, "That is his covering: wherein shall he sleep?" (Exodus 22:27). Truly, hope is the saint's covering, wherein he wraps himself, when he lays his body down to sleep in the grave: "My flesh," saith David, "shall rest in hope." - William Gurnall

"Nothing more unbecomes an heavenly hope than an earthly heart." - William Gurnall

"Hope is faith in the future tense." - Peter Anderson

"Bless God that there is in us resurrection life, and that there awaits us a resurrection morn!" - J. J. Bonar

"Hope can see heaven through the thickest clouds." - Thomas Brooks

"Hope is never ill when faith is well." - John Bunyan

"Where there is no hope there is no faith." - William Gouge

"He that was our help from our birth ought to be our hope from our youth." - Matthew Henry

"Our fear must save our hope from swelling into presumption, and our hope must save our fear from sinking into despair." - Matthew Henry

"Hoping is disciplined waiting." - E. Hoffmann

"Hope is the mother of patience." - William Jenkyn

"My future is as bright as the promises of God." - Adoniram Judson

"I am walking toward a bright light and the nearer I get the brighter it is." - D. L. Moody

"The future belongs to those who belong to God. This is hope." - W. T. Purkiser

"The nature of hope is to expect that which faith believes." - Richard Sibbes

"The Christian hope is not a matter for tickling our minds but for changing our lives and for influencing society." - Stephen Travis


Instructions On Consumer Goods

Here are some actual label instructions on consumer goods. On a Sears hairdryer:“Do not use while sleeping.”(and that’s the only time I have to work on my hair). On a bag of Fritos:“You could be a winner! No purchase necessary. Details inside.”(the shoplifter special)? On a bar of Dial soap:“Directions: Use like regular soap.”(and that […]

Warren Wiersbe

My nephew pastor, Wally, in Southern California recently told me he planted a new church, one designed to reach the politically correct. These are hyperscrupulous folks who are offended by the mere hint of offending anyone. They like their language hyperinnocuous, where anything or anyone stupid, for instance, becomes just differently sensible. “Those people are […]

Volume 02, Issue 15

September 1 A tax was imposed on beards in Russia, 1689 The first U.S. federal tax on tobacco was effected, 1862 Aaron Burr was acquitted of treason, 1807 Germany invaded Poland, starting World War II, 1939 Emma Nutt became the world’s first female telephone operator,1878 September 4 Barney Flaherty became the first newsboy in the […]

Book Notices

The winter months give us a great opportunity to devote ourselves to some solid theological reading. After all, ministry must be based on biblical doctrine if we hope to present the will of God. Sermons that lack Christian doctrine will lack power and practical application. They may share good advice, but there will be no […]