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    The Venerable Bede

    Gospel    A. J. Pollock    English
    The Venerable Bede The town of Jarrow today is a very hive of industry. Its ship-building yards give employment to many thousands of men. Chief and foremost among them is that which owes its origin to Sir Charles Mark Palmer, M.P. In his works and yards are built war-ships for the English and other navies. […]

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    The Snow-Storm

    Gospel    A. J. Pollock    English
    The Snow-Storm The Americans call a very rough snow-storm a blizzard. Very often these tempests block up railways and roads, and stop all business in the districts where they rage, and even men and women perish in them. One such was raging some time since. During its fury a doctor had managed to go his […]

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    The Sinner and His Mistakes

    Gospel    A. J. Pollock    English
    The Sinner and His Mistakes Read 2 Kings 5:1-19 A courageous man—a successful general—a pleasant friend is the brief but comprehensive character of Naaman. Possessed of abilities and qualifications many might well envy—covered with honours from his king and country, the land of Syria rang with plaudits as victory after victory was added to his […]

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    The Name above Every Name

    Gospel    A. J. Pollock    English
    The Name above Every Name In the town of Woolwich some years ago a Christian visited an old man on his death-bed. He was anxious to find out if he was prepared to die. “Where will your soul go after death?” he questioned. “To heaven, I hope,” was the, answer, sadly and doubtfully given. “Whom […]

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    The Mother’s Rock

    Gospel    A. J. Pollock    English
    The Mother’s Rock “Deep in a forest of tropical South America, not far from the ruins of an Indian village, Alexander Humboldt was shown a rock outstanding, called ‘The Mother’s Rock.’ “In the days of the Spanish Conquest, the invaders had raided that village and carried away prisoners—among them a young Indian woman who left […]

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    The Miners’ Last Message

    Gospel    A. J. Pollock    English
    The Miners’ Last Message Two years ago smoke was seen issuing from the shaft of Hamstead Colliery. Warning was sent swiftly down to the pit. Three or four men, who had just descended, were brought to the surface. They carried the serious report that a fire had broken out and the retreat of twenty-eight comrades […]

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    The Lighthouse and the Lifeboat

    Gospel    A. J. Pollock    English
    The Lighthouse and the Lifeboat An Allegory and an Application LIFEBOAT I would rather be a lifeboat than a lighthouse any day. Aye, what stirring scenes I have witnessed in my time—the wind whistling round the lifeboat house, tearing, shrieking, thundering, roaring, shaking the place, as if trying to blow it into the sea. Then […]

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    “The Last Days of St Pierre”

    Gospel    A. J. Pollock    English
    “The Last Days of St Pierre” Such was the startling heading of an English newspaper. In it we were told that the inhabitants of the island of Martinique had four days’ indication of the coming disaster, first by dense clouds of smoke and towering flames being emitted from Mount Pele, twelve miles north of the […]

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    The Judge and His Prisoner

    Gospel    A. J. Pollock    English
    The Judge and His Prisoner Read Acts 24:24-27 Hundreds of years have rolled by since the scene and the actors, we are about to depict, have passed away into eternity; but the onward march of centuries has not altered the lessons they should teach us; nay rather, my reader, inspiration has permanently recorded them on […]

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    The Journey and Its End

    Gospel    A. J. Pollock    English
    The Journey and Its End He was a young man living in a far north of Scotland fishing village. A remarkable work of God broke out in the place a few months ago. Young fishermen especially were reached by the grace of God and converted. But this gracious movement left this young man unmoved and […]

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