Author-John MacDuff

The Gospel crucible!

Posted by on June 24, 2019 at 12:31 am

The Gospel crucible! (John MacDuff, “Ripples in the Twilight” 1885) “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved, it is the power of God!” 1 Corinthians 1:18 It will never cease to be one of the marvels of Christianity, that her antidotes are the same […]


Posted by on February 25, 2017 at 7:38 am

THE ABIDING COMFORTER “Remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how He said,” “And I will ask the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you forever.” — John 14:16 When one beloved earthly friend is taken away — how the heart is drawn out towards those that remain! Jesus […]


Posted by on June 19, 2016 at 6:58 am

SERVANTS OF THE LORD Judges 6: 7-7: 1-22 Those God uses to spread his gospel are called through the gospel by which Christ is made the Power and Wisdom of God to us. We do not turn from that which pleases God to the strength of our flesh, of our wisdom, or our power lest […]


Posted by on February 11, 2016 at 6:07 am

HOLY ZEAL “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.” “Zeal for Your house will consume Me.”—John 2:17 “Zeal is a principle; enthusiasm is a feeling. The one is the spark of a sanguine temperament and overheated imagination. The other a sacred flame kindled at God’s altar and burning in God’s […]


Posted by on December 19, 2015 at 4:09 am

EVERLASTING LOVE “I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with loving kindness have I drawn  you!”Jeremiah 31:3 Believer! are you tempted now to doubt His love? Are His footsteps lost amid the night shadows through which He is now conducting you? Remember He had His eye upon you before the birth of time; […]

I am with you always

Posted by on October 24, 2015 at 9:45 am

I am with you always “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. I will help you. I will uphold you with My victorious right hand.” Is. 41:10 The Divine presence is . . . the believer’s strength in weakness; his support in suffering; […]


Posted by on January 10, 2015 at 8:23 am

TRANSCENDENTLY ABLE-John MacDuff “Unto Him that is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think.” Ephesians 3:20 Could the Israelites at Elim fail to recall their immediately preceding wilderness experience? It was the depressing and discouraging one at Marah, where their longings and hopes were mocked with the bitter pool. But […]


Posted by on July 5, 2014 at 9:15 am

PROOF AND TRIUMPH OF LOVE “This is the resting place, let the weary rest; and this is the place of repose”— “He loved me and gave Himself for me.” Galatians 2:20 Travelers tell us that it is those palm trees whose stems have been broken by the sweep of the tempest which are generally seen to […]


Posted by on June 7, 2014 at 12:13 pm

SALVATION TO THE UTTERMOST “This is the resting place, let the weary rest; and this is the place of repose”— “He is able also to save them to the uttermost.” Hebrews 7:25 What, to many, would all the other “three score and ten palm-trees” avail, if they had not this one to rush to for shelter? […]

This baffles all our comprehension!

Posted by on December 7, 2013 at 10:11 am

This baffles all our comprehension! (John MacDuff, “Clefts of the Rock” 1874) “So the Word became human and lived here on earth among us.” John 1:14 What a transition! What a stoop for that Infinite Being who proclaimed Himself the Alpha and the Omega; for “The Ancient of days” to assume the nature and take […]