Alfred P. Gibbs

The Quiet Time

THE IMPORTANCE OF THE QUIET TIME Each Christian should make it the habit of his life to spend a quiet time with God at the beginning and the conclusion of each day. Before he steps out upon the untrodden path of a new day, he should take time to listen to the voice of His heavenly Father from the Bible and commune with Him by prayer. The same should be true at the close of the day, ere he retires for the night.     Through this reading of the Scriptures and prayer the be...

The Meaning of Worship

Let us examine the incident with Mary in John 12 negatively, and seek to discover what she did not come to do on this memorable occasion. From this negative approach, we can learn much of the positive character of true worship. Mary Did Not Come to Hear a Sermon The greatest Teacher the world has ever known was there. It had been her privilege to sit at His feet and hear His words. But this was not her purpose as she came into the presence of the One she loved above all others. The Lor...

Musings on "Me"

Some years ago there was issued a little booklet that bore the intriguing title: “How to make the most of Me.” It contains instructions on how to develop one’s personality, increase one’s intellectual capacity and thus further one’s influence over others which would result in a prosperous and successful life. Though the word “me” has but two letters, it is very often upon the lips of people. How often one hears the words: “I” “me,”...

The Unanswerable Question

“Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip. For if the word spoken by angels was steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense of reward; how shall we escape if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard Him.” (Hebrews 2:1-3) It is a recognized fact that one of the best hods of teaching is by...

Three Questions

Undoubtedly this is the day of the questionnaire. Quiz programs were never so prevalent and popular as today. For several years one of the best known programs on the radio was called “Information Please.” It consisted of all sorts of questions being put to a team of experts, and their knowledge tested on a wide variety of subjects, at the expense of the company who sponsored the program. At other quiz programs, huge sums of money and valu able prizes are given away to those who are f...

Introduction To a Study in Church Truth

Contents Foreward I. The necessity for such a study of Church truth The utter confusion which obtains in Christendom How this confusion came into existence The further developments of this confusion The present order of things II. The value of such a study of Church truth to every Christian The problem stated The problem faced The problem solved Foreword This booklet has been written for the purpose of enabling al...

Thoughts on the Preachers Call

 Let us consider some things regarding the Divine "call" to preach the Word.I. It is individual, or personal.It is purely a matter between each Christian and his Lord and Master. The authority of the call is the prerogative of Christ alone, for He calls whomsoever He wills. He said to His disciples: "Ye have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain" (John 15:16). We read that Christ called "unto Him who...
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