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How to Avoid Times of Depression - Published on July 9, 2020
...But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. - Jude 1:20-21     Someone asked, "How can I avoid these times of depression, indifference, and bad attitude toward others?" First, there is no perfection in the flesh! While we do not approve of our infirmities, failures, evil thoughts, or backslidings, we are, neverthele...
Henry Mahan
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My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less - Published on July 8, 2020
...My hope is built on nothing less Than Jesus Christ, my righteousness; I dare not trust the sweetest frame, But wholly lean on Jesus’ name. On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand; All other ground is sinking sand, All other ground is sinking sand. When darkness veils His lovely face, I rest on His unchanging grace; In every high and stormy gale, My anchor holds within the veil. On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand; All other ground is sinking sand, All other ground is sinking s...
Edward Mote
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We Are His Workmanship - Published on July 8, 2020
...“…for we are His workmanship." - Ephesians 2:10     What a relief this is for the religious man who has struggled to make something of himself!  From our youth and through our lives we are told we should make something of ourselves, and I suppose that is good advice for the things pertaining to this life.  But it is a fruitless and even deadly endeavor in spiritual things.  And this applies with equal force to the believer, for his flesh will co...
Joe Terrell
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Cheap Grace - Published on July 7, 2020
...    "Cheap grace" is an expression, coined by Lordship legalists. The truth is it's not only cheap, it is totally free for us, poor in spirit, destitute sinners, otherwise we would never ever be able to buy it, seeing we don't have what it takes to purchase God's everlasting favor......
Renat Ilyasov
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Travelers in a Strange Land - Published on July 1, 2020
...    Have you ever lived out of this country? We lived in a foreign country for over 25 years. We lived there. Paid bills there. Had friends there. Had our children there. But all that time, our citizenship was here in this country. We knew that though we went through heartaches, trials, troubles, and conflicts, we were going to leave and come back to this country. It was not our home. Not legally nor emotionally.     We were bound by the laws of that country. But there&nbs...
Milton Howard
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Spurgeon's First Words at the Metropolitan Tabernacle - Published on July 1, 2020
...    I would propose that the subject of the ministry of this house, as long as this platform shall stand, and as long as this house shall be frequented by worshippers, shall be the person of Jesus Christ. I am never ashamed to avow myself a Calvinist, although I claim to be rather a Calvinist according to Calvin, than after the modern debased fashion. I do not hesitate to take the name of Baptist. You have there (pointing to the baptistery) substantial evidence that I am not asham...
Charles Spurgeon
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Do We Have Confidence in God’s Grace? - Published on June 30, 2020
...    Do we really have confidence in the grace of God?  If we do, we will be satisfied with His grace and His grace alone.  If we have confidence in His grace, we will not try to offer up anything of our own as a reason for God to bless us. If we have confidence in His grace, we will rest secure that, whatever happens in this life, God will preserve us blameless for the next life.  If we have confidence in His grace, we will not try to build a church with fleshy enticemen...
Joe Terrell
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Simply to Thy Cross I Cling - Published on June 30, 2020
...    Calvinism, or the Doctrines of Grace otherwise known as TULIP, is the Gospel.   The doctrine of Imputed Righteousness is the Gospel.  But these are simply fuller expressions of the Gospel.  One does not need to understand all the implications of the Gospel in order to believe the Gospel.  All that's needed for saving faith is for one to recognize that one needs cleansing from sin, and that one needs only to turn from striving to resting in Chr...
Brandan Kraft
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I Am the Worst! - Published on June 30, 2020
...    The following is an excerpt from Philpot's letter to a church which desired him to come as their pastor: "I am less than the least of all God's people." - Ephesians 3:8 "Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the worst." - 1 Timothy 1:15     Many are foolishly apt to think that a minister is more spiritual than anyone else.  But I am daily more and more sensible of the desperate wickedness of my deceitful h...
J.C. Philpot
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Apt to Judge - Published on June 29, 2020
...    We are apt to judge of providential dispensations, as an ignorant person would of a half finished picture; but stay till the imperfect draft is finished, and it will appear beautiful....
Augustus Toplady
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The Operation of God - Published on June 29, 2020
...“Buried with Him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with Him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised Him from the dead.” - Colossians 2:12     You who believe the gospel know that you were the patient who was unable to effect a spiritual cure for your malady of sin. It was the almighty God who wrought a work within you; He is the great Physician of sin-sick souls. What a glorious Surgeon He is and what abilities He has! Note...
Jim Byrd
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A New Creature - Published on June 29, 2020
...    The Apostle said, “If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature” (2 Corinthians 5:17). The grace of God and love for Christ throbs in a man’s pulse. It looks out of his eyes; it lights up his countenance; it softens his touch; it mellows his voice; it bows his head; it bends his knee; it opens his hand; it curbs his tongue; it humbles his heart; it orders his steps; it gives him a hearing ear, a forgiving spirit and a lasting peace. Who, but G...
Henry Mahan
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Nothing But Vanity - Published on June 29, 2020
...“Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.” - Colossians 3:2 “The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem. Vanity of vanities, all is vanity, saith the preacher.”  - Ecclesiastes 1:1-2     Everything upon earth, as viewed by the eyes of the Majesty of heaven—is base and paltry.  Earth is, after all, nothing but a huge clod of dust, and as such, as insignificant in t...
J.C. Philpot
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The Insidious Rise of High Grace Predestinarian Neo-Gnosticism - Published on June 29, 2020
...    The Gospel as it is expressed in the doctrines of Sovereign Grace, otherwise known as TULIP or "Calvinism" has brought such joy to my heart, there are times that I find myself barely able to contain myself.  To have assurance that I am one of those precious elect for which Christ shed His blood, and that there is a love that has been shed abroad in my heart (Rom 5:5), it brings me much needed peace. There have been many ups and downs in my spiritual journey. &nb...
Brandan Kraft
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Believers Have the Answer - Published on June 28, 2020
...    “Believers have the answer” : this is what was brought to my mind this week as I witnessed a friend passing from this life into the next. Oh, we have been given the answer of all answers for any situation, any problem, and any need that life, trial, trouble, and even death presents to us: “Christ is all and in all.”     Are we needing any healing, there is balm in Gilead; are we in need of food, drink or direction, Christ is our bread, wate...
Drew Dietz
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Five Convictions of the Spiritually Mature - Published on June 25, 2020
...I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. - Philippians 3:14     Paul declares his aim and goal is to finish the race and obtain the supreme and heavenly prize—the incorruptible crown of life, righteousness, and glory. In the next verse he says, “Let all who are spiritually mature have the same mind and hold the same convictions I have expressed in these preceding words.”     To count all heritage, cere...
Henry Mahan
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The Wonder of it All - Published on June 25, 2020
...    I can appreciate the ability of the learned botanist to give me the scientific name of a rose, the origin of it, the various types, how and where they grow, and the number of petals, thorns, and leaves to expect on a genuine rose; but, too often, those who become overly entangled in these things somehow lose the most important things—the beauty and fragrance of the rose!     I hope in our teaching, preaching, and witnessing concerning the gospel of our dear ...
Henry Mahan
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Do We Really Know God? - Published on June 25, 2020
...Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved. For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth. - Romans 10:1-4     Paul acknowledged that these Jews had a...
Henry Mahan
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The Happy Truth of Humility - Published on June 25, 2020
...    In Christ there is no great and small, no important and unimportant, but only sinners saved by the grace of God. We are all brethren! The servant is not greater than his Lord; and if the Lord humbled himself to become a servant, shall we not do likewise? Happy are those who know this gracious truth by experience and perform the doing of it....
Henry Mahan
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Rock of Ages - Published on June 25, 2020
...Rock of Ages, cleft for me, Let me hide myself in Thee; Let the water and the blood, From Thy riven side which flowed, Be of sin the double cure, Save me from its guilt and power. Not the labor of my hands Can fulfill Thy law’s demands; Could my zeal no respite know, Could my tears forever flow, All could never sin erase, Thou must save, and save by grace. Nothing in my hands I bring, Simply to Thy cross I cling; Naked, come to Thee for dress, Helpless, look to Thee for ...
Augustus Toplady
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