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What Does Made Sin Actually Mean? : Addendum : Reconciliation - Published on March 10, 2020
...   Greetings,    For those that don't know, Don Fortner is dying.  His health is failing him, and his body is suffering the ravages of cancer.  I do pray for Don and his health and hope that he recovers.  I consider him to be a brother, and one that has labored in the Gospel for over fifty years.   I wish nothing but the best for this man as his ministry was very helpful and edifying to me when I came to believe the truth in 2001.  His books, s...
Brandan Kraft
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Did You Ever Notice? - Published on March 9, 2020
...    Ever notice that when you don't feel well that your attitude can be a little less than warm? How's that work in "loving your neighbor?" I'll tell you; GRACE, GRACE, God's GRACE! Alone.      We are righteous in Jesus Christ, not ourselves and never in our flesh....
James H. Tippins
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Confession of Faith : A Declaration of Faith of Grace Baptist Church of Ruston - Published on March 7, 2020
...I. We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament are the infallible and inerrant Word of God, and the only rule of faith, obedience and practice. II. We believe that there is but one only living and true God; that there are three Persons in the Godhead, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, who are equal in nature, power, and glory; and that the Son and the Holy Ghost are as truly and as properly God as the Father. III. We believe that, before the world began,&nb...
People Like That - Published on March 7, 2020
...“I can’t go to church with people like that.”      People rarely recognize how greatly they expose their pride and self-righteousness by the things they say and do. Over the years, I have known a good many people who, finding fault with someone else, have left one local church and gone to another. When asked why, I have heard many say, “I can’t go to church with people like that….with people who believe that…with people who wear&helli...
Don Fortner
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Today's Gospel vs. The Gospel of Christ - Published on March 3, 2020
...Today's gospel emphasizes what man must do for God.   The gospel of Christ declares what God must do for man.  "Salvation is of the Lord" (Jonah 2:9) Today's gospel talks about missing hell and gaining heaven.  The gospel of Christ deals with being saved from sin (Matthew 1:18) and seeing the glory of God in the face of Christ Jesus (2 Cor. 4:6) Today's gospel starts with man, ends with man, and has the welfare of man as its central intent.  The gosp...
Jim Byrd
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Then, the End : 1 Corinthians 15:24 - Published on March 3, 2020
...    When everything has run its predestined course, when time shall be no more, when this earth is dissolved in a ball of fire, the resurrection is past, and the judgment is over, we read, “Then cometh THE END!” The text might better be translated — “Then, the end!”       Though creation has revolted against God and sin has marred his handiwork, though it appears that everything here is in utter chaos, though antichrist seems to reign amon...
Don Fortner
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Do You Wonder? - Published on March 1, 2020
...    Do you sometimes wonder why your relatives, who love you and enjoy your company, have no interest in your gospel, your church or your testimony? They are not sinners! They need no mediator with God!      Do you wonder why your co-workers enjoy talking about religion, denominations, churches and even freedom, but they have no interest or desire to talk about Christ and salvation? They are not sinners! They need no Savior!     Do you wonder why old peop...
Henry Mahan
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Anxiety, You've Met Your Match - Published on February 29, 2020
...“Casting all your care upon Him; for He careth for you." - 1 Peter 5:7        Anxiety, you’ve met your match.  Worry, you will finally be brought down where you belong.  Fearful care, you will not be missed.  Worldly pulling and tugging, I cannot even feel you or sustain you any longer.     Child of God, listen to Peter with me, will you?  Struggling brother, let us together do as we are exhorted to...
Drew Dietz
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And Sitting Down They Watched Him There - Published on February 28, 2020
...“And sitting down they watched him there.” (Matthew 27:36)     I have often read this verse with wonder.  How could these men just sit down and watch the Lord Jesus Christ die on that wretched piece of lumber?  What were they thinking as they sat there looking up and seeing this bloodied piece of humanity ready to expire and take His last breath?     Perhaps the real question for you and me is: What do you see when you look at this one hanging upon...
Drew Dietz
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Rejoice Always - Published on February 27, 2020
...    There is every reason for the child of God to rejoice. We live in a world and a body that daily reaps the result of the ravages of sin, but not to despair. Are you sick in body?—Then rejoice in the Lord! Is there trouble in the family?—Then rejoice in the Lord! Are you tired, weary, weak, heavy-laden with life itself—then rejoice in the Lord! Our blessed Redeemer underwent every trial and temptation that will accost the believer. This he did so that he might be to...
Tommy Robbins
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Righteousness That Has No Equal - Published on February 27, 2020
...    Sinners find neither strength, merit, nor cause within themselves for God to look upon them savingly. It is a stark reality, that that which is flesh, is flesh and shall always be so. It is but delusion to believe that this flesh is improving day by day and thereby becoming more acceptable to God. This is Satan's lie; "ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil."     Yet those to whom God has given open eyes, ears and a heart to believe his glorious gospe...
Kenny Dyess
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All of Grace - Published on February 24, 2020
...    I am not one of God's elect because of something good God saw in me.  There never was, is not now, and never will be any good in our flesh.  "For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing.”  Paul said he knew it.  The problem with most religious folks is they don't know it, and until they do, they will continue to brag and boast of what they have done for God.     I am not one of God's elect because of s...
Scott Richardson
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Believers Should Meet Regularly - Published on February 24, 2020
...    Believers need to be under a regular ministry of the Word and in fellowship with other believers. Not to be so is asking for trouble. Sometimes for some few it is impossible to be where sound preaching and true worship is available. But, in most cases, it is only impossible because of a man 's unwillingness to: 1. Sacrifice material gain and comforts 2. Move from home, friends, and earthly ties 3. Re-examine some traditions and customs 4. Seek and serve the glory of ...
Scott Richardson
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Liberty - Published on February 24, 2020
...    The average church has brainwashed its members — Woe unto that person today in any church who opposes the official line and dares to be what God has made him, an individual. Individual liberty and religious freedom is nowhere more lost than in the modern church where today it is almost unknown....
Scott Richardson
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Advice to Preachers - Published on February 24, 2020
...Don't betray a confidence. Don't fail to show appreciation. Don't live beyond your income. Don't be a stingy person. Don't fail to keep your appointments. Don't allow anyone to dictate your message. Don't be lazy. Don't be professional, artificial, or sensational. Don't overlook the Bible when looking for texts. Don't neglect the sick and sorrowing. And last, but not least: Don't grow old.  "Winter is on my head,...
Scott Richardson
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Do You Desire to Be Saved? - Published on February 24, 2020
...    Do you have a real desire to be saved, or do you merely desire to escape the consequence of your sin? The common desire of all men is to escape Hell, to escape the consequence and punishment of their sin. But this is no desire to be saved. The desire to be saved is not common but uncommon and only the elect of God have it. The desire to be saved is first of all and above all a desire to be saved from the practice of sin, a desire to be holy and a desire to do Go...
Scott Richardson
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Self Promotion - Published on February 24, 2020
...For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. - Psalm 75:6     It is peculiar to mankind (especially religious mankind) to promote themselves. A little notoriety, a little recognition, a little attention, and the flesh is launched like a rocket. They love to see their name displayed with flashing lights and to be identified with those who are highly esteemed. They want all to know of their acceptance and success. They want the world to know ...
Tommy Robbins
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Their Work is a Sorry Foundation for the Soul's Peace - Published on February 23, 2020
...“But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption.” - 1 Corinthians 1:30     My greatest sin is to sit under the glory of God and remain unmoved—How can we believe that way?     We have heard people speak of sanctification as a progressive work, in virtue of which our old nature is to be made gradually better. And, until this process has reached its climax, that is until fa...
Scott Richardson
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They Could Not Believe - Published on February 21, 2020
..."Therefore they could not believe..." - John 12:39     What a sobering verse of God's word! A verse that speaks not about willingness but ability. These Jewish and Greek people gathered at Jerusalem with the religious leaders was affixed to Jesus has He had just entered the city. Palm branches and shouts of Hosanna were heard around the gate. The eyewitnesses that saw Jesus  raise Lazarus from the grave were were there bearing witness of his miracle. All eyes...
Mikal Smith
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My Righteousness is Christ - Published on February 14, 2020
...    One day as I was passing into the field, this sentence fell upon my soul: ‘Thy righteousness is in heaven.’ And with the eyes of my soul I saw Jesus at the Father’s right hand. ‘There,’ I said, ‘is my righteousness!’ So that wherever I was or whatever I was doing, God could not say to me, ‘Where is your righteousness?’ For it is always right before him.     I saw that it is not my good frame of heart that made my ri...
John Bunyan
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