Articles by I.H. Evans
Preaching has to do with more than imparting knowledge, be it ever so true; it deals with the will as well a s with the reason.
Articles for inspiration, counsel, and caution.
Today, both in print and from the platform, the minister and his work are frequently ridiculed and spoken of with contempt. Science, philosophy, and modern industrialism are lauded to the skies, while the preacher and his message and influence are belittled.
Is it becoming for an ambassador from the court of heaven so to conduct himself socially and in the pulpit that he excites sympathy for himself rather than toward the kingdom that he is supposed to represent?
Fear is the weakest motive for action that can be employed. It dethrones reason and makes cowards of all whom it controls.
Epitome of sermon preached in the Takoma Park church.
Self-Examination is far more profitable to any man than to examine the lives and acts of others. Nevertheless many of us are experienced in sitting in judgment on our fellows, while prone to neglect serious self-examination.
The Christian minister is the natural helper of the soul-sick,—men who are timid, weak, fearful,—and he should ever live so near to the Lord that he will be able at all times to speak words of courage and cheer.
"My soul in your soul's stead, if you follow what I preach, and fail of heaven"--John Newton
Our Supreme Need--Part III
The church receives a fullness of blessing as the Holy Spirit dwells within its members and the overflowing of the life more abundant outflows to the world, each member receiving and imparting more strength than he could hope to receive or impart alone.
The Week of Sacrifice is an annually recurring occasion among us, when all our church membership—both laymen and workers—are invited to give their earnings for that week to the advancement of our work.
Our need for a graduate school.
At the 1936 session of the General Conference the following recommendations were passed:
The very nature of the newborn soul is love, and love is a giving quality.
Frequently Christ cautioned His hearers to take heed how they heard.
An editorial on the two types of professed Christians.
An editorial on a basic moral law.
The church is not simply a voluntary association of believers who are one in doctrine and faith for the mutual benefits to be derived from worship, praise, and prayer in communion one with the other; but it is composed of men and women who have been reborn, regenerated, recreated, and made into new creatures in Christ Jesus through faith and the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit.
Faith has ever been the strongest weapon in the armory of the ambassador for Christ.
In order to keep fresh and do one's best, there must be hard work.
The great question that concerns us is how to finish the work.
An Editorial Epitome and Tabulation
An editorial on loyalty to God.
When a state or a government demands that its citizens recognize the state as supreme in matters of conscience, and that it be obeyed, regardless of the right or wrong of its demands, it usurps the place of God and becomes an oppressive power.
One of the delusions of these last days is the varied sects that claim to have the Holy Spirit, but who deny the need for, and even the inspiration of, the Holy Scriptures.
Help to obey the Word of God.
We live in an hour when a multitude of interests and activities press upon our time and attention.
There are many inferior ways, but only one best way. Is it therefore surprising that in the greatest work in which human beings can engage, the work of winning souls for the kingdom of heaven, the method that will make success certain is plainly given in the Bible?
Here is a lesson worthy of thoughtful consideration by everyone who bears the name of Christ,—that his daily life, not for his own sake alone, but on account of all who love the Lord, shall be such that none who seek God will be put to shame by anything that he may do. This means that the Christian must guard everything that he says and does.
We are not to seek alliances with the world, nor follow their plans, nor court their favor.
Shall we not seek for wisdom and gentleness, fervent faith and holy zeal?
Christianity is an experience as well as a faith and doctrine. The experience is all important, the most vital part of religion.
The apostle to the Gentiles often referred to himself and his fellow workers as soldiers. The Christian life he called a warfare. How do we endure?
The ability honestly to admire in others their culture and art and accomplishment is worthy of the best of preachers.
Two things are necessary for a successful ministry: one is training, the other is spiritual power.
The recent Autumn Council passed many recommendations for an advance move among our people and workers, especially appealing for a call to a new consecration.
Literature has ever been a strong helper of the ministry.
Declaring the whole counsel of God to the sheep of God.
Prohibition, as established by the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, is now the center both of attack and of defense.
Shall the Eighteenth Amendment be repealed?
Are we so intensely busy about other things that we neglect our chief duty?
In the work of God on earth it has been divinely appointed that the ministry shall set the pace for what the church has to do.
There must be a going forth in seed sowing before there can be any gathering of sheaves.
Should not our ministry undertake to see that 100 percent of our church membership are members of the Sabbath school?
Man must have a revelation from God in order to know God.
We are pleased to present these different types of service as prepared and used by experienced workers, together with an admonition which may be used effectively.
It was because Christ had an open mind to see, illuminated by the Holy Spirit, that He imparted light and truth whenever He spoke.
Christ took delight in His work. Do you?
This new year ought to see more souls won to Christ than we have ever won before.
Men can learn to be fishers of men. None is so poor or unlearned that he cannot become proficient in this divine occupation.
In order to build on the sure foundation, the word of God, one must seek for the true meaning of the word.
The highest type of worker never reaches his ideal, but he continues to strive after it.
Christ not only taught that we should have faith in God, but also that we shall receive from God what our faith grasps.
The eleventh chapter of Hebrews is one of the most wonderful compositions in all literature, and we would do well to read it repeatedly, and meditate often upon the experiences it records.
As we are all born into the world according to the flesh, minister as well as layman, and in our natural condition cannot please God, it is evident there must be wrought in each heart a transformation from the natural, carnal, fleshly state to a spiritual condition, if we are to please Him.
Sin must be something exceedingly grave, or it would not have exacted the sacrifice God made to save man from the death penalty.
Prayer is communion with God. It unites the one who truly prays with Infinite Power, with the Godhead, in all that that fellowship and comradeship can ever mean.
As undershepherds of the flock of God today, do we measure up to the true standard?
The Holy Spirit is the greatest thing that can come to us as a people.
The apostle Paul set forth a helpful principle when he wrote to Timothy, "Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."
Thoughts from the editor's desk.
Thoughts from the editor's desk.
The One Hope of a Lost World
Tolerance is an essential Christian characteristic.
From the editor's desk.
Thoughts from the editor's desk.