THE PROMISE OF JESUS TO HIS DISCPLES.BY REV. A. LOCHMAN d. d. TEXT.— Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world— Math, xxviii. 20. This was the encouraging promise the Lord gave to his apostles, as He commissioned them to preach the gospel. This was the last familiar inter-course he had with them shortly before his ascen-sion. He found they were sorely distressed, because they were soon to be deprived of his visible, per-sonal presence. Especially so, in view of the diffi-culties and trials to which they would be exposed as individual christians, and the dangers and persecu-tions they would be called to meet, in preaching the gospel of the dispised Nazarene, whose doctrines were to the polished Greek's foolishness and to the Jews, a stumbling-block. Now to calm their fears, to encourage and sup-port them, he gave them the comforting assurance, *^Lo, I am with you alway, even to the end of the world.