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Accept One Another - Published on May 27, 2020
..."Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God." - Romans 15:7     The Christian, especially he who is advanced and established in the life of faith, has a fervent zeal for God—for the honor of His Name, His Word and His Gospel. The honest warmth of zeal which he feels, when God's Word is broken, His Gospel is despised, and when the great and glorious Name of the Lord his God is profaned, would, by the occasion of his...
John Newton
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I am Black, But Lovely! - Published on May 27, 2020
..."I am black, but lovely!" - Song of Solomon 1:5     The believer pictures her state. It is a seeming paradox. The extremes of lowliness and greatness are combined. She presents two aspects. Deformity and loveliness compose the portrait. "I am black, but lovely!"     Blackness is frightful and repulsive. No eye can rest on it complacently. But blackness is the emblem of our state by nature. We are conceived and born in sin; and sin is most hideous whe...
Henry Law
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He Was The Only Innocent Man to Ever Be Punished by God! - Published on May 27, 2020
...    A god who is all love, all grace, all mercy—but no sovereignty, no justice, no holiness, and no wrath—is an idol!     The most violent expression of God's wrath and justice is seen in the Cross. If ever a person had room to complain for injustice it was Jesus. He was the only innocent man ever to be punished by God!      If we stagger at the wrath of God, then let us stagger at the Cross. Here is where our astonishment should be focuse...
R.C. Sproul
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The Free, Sovereign Grace of God! - Published on May 27, 2020
..."Those He predestined, He also called; and those He called, He also justified; and those He justified, He also glorified." - Romans 8:30     The justified sinner stands the closest to God, of any created being in the universe. Nearer to the throne of the Eternal, he cannot stand.     What marvelous love!     Who will dare assert that salvation is not, from first to last—of free, sovereign grace!    ...
Octavius Winslow
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Christians Are Like Snow Covered Dung! - Published on May 27, 2020
...    "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall be as white as wool!"  - Isaiah 1:18      Christians are like snow covered dung; it is the purity of the covering which the Father sees!     "On that day a fountain will be opened — to cleanse them from all their sins and defilement!" - Zechariah 13:1     "The blood of Jesus Christ ...
Martin Luther
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No Oil? - Published on May 26, 2020
..."The five who were foolish took no oil for their lamps."  - Matthew 25:3     This parable has many sides and aspects.      It is prophetical; it is also practical.      It suits all ages, but especially the last days.      It suits the world, but especially the church of God.      It is searching and sifting.      It is also quickening and comforting.      ...
Horatius Bonar
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It Is Only By The Spirit's Teaching - Published on May 26, 2020
...    As a child of God, you are not of the world, but are chosen out of it. You are only a stranger and a pilgrim here.      You will meet with many professing to love the true doctrines of the gospel; but, alas! they at the same time love their sins, and too evidently show themselves to be... boasters, proud, covetous, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God.     The gospel conforms God'...
William Tiptaft
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How Precious! - Published on May 26, 2020
...    Oh, there is more real value in one ray of the Spirit's light, beaming in upon a man's soul, than in all the teaching which books can ever impart!  What tongue is sufficiently gifted to describe how precious is the gift of the Holy Spirit?  How precious is his indwelling;  an ever ascending,  heaven panting,  God thirsting,  Christ desiring Spirit!  How precious are all the revelations he makes of Christ!  How precious...
Octavius Winslow
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Please Quit Acting Spiritual! - Published on May 26, 2020
..."And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners — to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your closet, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you." - Matthew 6:5-6     Please quit acting spiritual! In the privacy of your own closet before God &m...
Don Fortner
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We Must take into the Account each Person of the Trinity - Published on May 26, 2020
...    We must take into the account each glorious Person in the one undivided Jehovah,—God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost. For in the “great things,” that the eternal Trinity has done for the church of God, each distinct Person has a solemn part, a part that redounds to the glory of all and the blessedness of them that are brought to trust in God. God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost, as one blessed Triune Jehovah, hath entered into ...
William Gadsby
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Our Burden - Published on May 26, 2020
...    My burden is to plead for the supremacy of God in preaching – that the dominant note of preaching be the freedom of God’s sovereign grace, the unifying theme be the zeal that God has for his own glory, the grand object of preaching be the infinite and inexhaustible being of God, and the pervasive atmosphere of preaching be the holiness of God....
John Piper
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Persevering Faith - Published on May 26, 2020
...    Another guarantee of our inheritance is our persevering faith. Peter said we are protected by God’s power through faith (1 Pet. 1:5). Faith is God’s gift to us; we don’t generate it on our own (Eph. 2:8-9; Phil. 1:29). Faith is aroused by grace, upheld by grace, and energized by grace. Grace reaches into the soul of the believer, generating and maintaining faith. By God’s grace alone we trust Christ, and by grace we continue to believe....
John MacArthur
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My Story - Published on May 26, 2020
...    I first came to know the Lord Jesus Christ in 1989 but, for many years, I was plagued by a spirit of legalism, believing that even though salvation came through Jesus Christ, I had to work in order to make sure that I kept myself in a saved state. So, I got involved in out reach, tried hard to keep God's law, Keep the sabbath, go to Church twice on Sunday and attend the prayer meetings, read my bible, pray, do lots of Bible studies and correspondence courses etc. At first, I&nb...
Malcolm Turner
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Wonder of Wonders! - Published on May 26, 2020
...“Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” - Romans 5:1-2     Marvel, beloved of God, at the scripture before us! The born-again, blood washed believer in the Lord Jesus Christ is justified before God and accepted by God in and through Christ alone! It is He who is the object of the God given faith spoken of...
Wayne Boyd
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Who Are Saved? - Published on May 26, 2020
...    Now we hear in these days the heretical statements, "If men will repent," or "if men will only believe," or "if men will only fall in with God's promises", then God will save them. I deny such heresies as that. There are no "ifs" in the COVENANT. The work of Christ is done and done forever. There are NO conditions. It is not if men believe, if men repent, if men pray; but God, who has saved His church, has said that everyone of HIS CHURCH...
J.J. West
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Universal Conditional Redemption - Published on May 26, 2020
...    Universal redemption is the belief that Christ laid down His life and paid the sin debt of all mankind making salvation a possibility for everyone, but an accomplishment for no one. According to this Christ-dishonoring theory, His blood is sufficient to save all, but efficient to save only those who believe. The success of the redeeming work of the Son of God is therefore dependent upon the willingness of man to receive the gift of salvation. Never was there a greater lie concocted...
Jim Byrd
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Dear Brothers - Published on May 26, 2020
...    Dear Brothers and Sisters:      As we watch our nation in a religious and moral downgrade, which fills our hearts with sorrow, let us ever call to mind the words of the great apostle Paul, “Who maketh thee to differ,” and be very, very thankful to God that we are not a part of the church’s apostasy and this nation’s reprobation; that we have been snatched out of darkness and death and translated into the kingdom of light, the kingdom of God...
Maurice Montgomery
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Some Things Not Worth It! - Published on May 26, 2020
...    There are many ways to waste precious time other than by evil living. There are . . . books not worth reading television not worth watching thoughts not worth thinking places not worth going games not worth playing buildings not worth building wars not worth fighting victories not worth winning friends not worth making songs not worth singing appointments not worth keeping pain not worth causing enemies not worth hating prayers not worth praying se...
Scott Richardson
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Are You a Calvinist? - Published on May 26, 2020
...    Most of the time this question is asked by those who do not believe the truth; those who do not believe that God is absolutely sovereign in salvation; those who care nothing for the truth of God nor the glory of God.  And most of the time our (my) response is to quickly qualify what is meant by a Calvinist and  quickly say, that, the doctrine did not originate with a man (Calvin), nor do we follow the teachings of a man, but the doctrine of scripture alone.  But I, f...
Paul Mahan
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Ingratitude and Presumption - Published on May 26, 2020
..."I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain." - Galatians 2:21     It would be a miserable thing indeed, and sadly frustrating, and making void, the riches of God's grace, to join anything of the work of the creature, in whole, or in part, as in the least contributing to justification before God. For if righteousness comes by the law: if any of the fallen race of Adam could be supposed capable o...
Robert Hawker
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