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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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Instruments of Righteousness - Published on June 22, 2020
...Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God. For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. - Romans 6:13-14     The Amplified Version reads, ’Do not continue offering or yielding your bodily members and faculties to sin as tools of wickedness. But offer and yield yourse...
Henry Mahan
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Good Luck! - Published on June 21, 2020
..."Grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen." - 2 Peter 3:18     I've been accused recently of teaching that knowledge of Gospel propositions is not necessary.   This is due to the fact that I stated that some believers who were raised in false religion don't shed all of their "shibboleths" immediately upon conversion to the truth in the Gospel.    For...
Brandan Kraft
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Six Arguments for Holiness of Life - Published on June 20, 2020
...    The following verses all have a two-fold theme; believers will live godly in this present world and they will love one another. Faith is always connected with obedience and love. 1 John 2:29 - If we know that Christ our Lord is righteous then we know that those who are begotten of him will be righteous. To be born of God is to have the nature of God, the grace of God, and the presence of Christ formed in us, causing us to be like him. 1 John 3:1 - The amazing, eternal, infi...
Henry Mahan
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The Real Problem Is Sin - Published on June 20, 2020
...    The very root of all the trouble we see going on in this world right now is nothing more than a sin problem. People can tag whatever name they want to use for all the trouble, but the real problem is sin. Sin is what we are, sins are what we do because of what we are. Until sin is finally gone, we will continue as we are; trouble, trouble and more trouble. ...
John Chapman
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Heaven is For Those Who Belong to Him - Published on June 19, 2020
...    There is a misconception that heaven is for everyone or that everyone who dies goes to heaven. This is false and not based on the testimony of God's holy word. Heaven is for the redeemed of the Lord, those who have been chosen by God, called and who have had their sins forgiven and are saved.     It is very easy to know where you are heading when you leave this life. "He that believes on Him ( that is to put your trust in Jesus Christ alone as your only Saviou...
Malcolm Turner
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Baptists and Liberty of Conscience - Published on June 19, 2020
...    Like all other Protestants, Baptists profess to be champions of liberty of conscience and the priesthood of all believers. In actual fact, these are not guiding principles of the movement to any significant degree. We must certainly recognize that the apostolic gospel is confessional and therefore must be expressed in definite propositions of truth. These gospel truths cannot be compromised; those who will not believe them cannot be regarded as Christ’s brethren. However, in ...
Bob Higby
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Love God and Live as You Please - Published on June 19, 2020
...“LOVE GOD, AND LIVE AS YOU PLEASE.”     This was the response of Augustine when he was asked what is the secret to the Christian life. This was also the response of Martin Luther when he was asked to cite his rule of life.     Everyone except those who are physically confined or restrained endeavors to live the rule “Live as you please.” The difference between us is the object of our love. For we are motivated to live by whom we love. This is tru...
Daniel Parks
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Ichabod Etched into Every Door - Published on June 18, 2020
...And she named the child Ichabod, saying, The glory is departed from Israel: because the ark of God was taken, and because of her father in law and her husband. And she said, The glory is departed from Israel: for the ark of God is taken.  - 1 Samuel 4:21-22     Here's a quick story about Ichabod, the grandson of Eli,  the priest of the Lord in Shiloh.  After the Ark of the covenant was stolen by the Phillistines, the glory of God was taken from Israel.  ...
Brandan Kraft
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Hit by Friendly Fire? - Published on June 18, 2020
...    Here are some scriptures to meditate upon the next time someone you love hurts you deeply.   And yes it will more than likely happen!  And also you will more than likely hurt another person, even unintentionally.  God forbid that we should hurt our brothers and sisters in Christ, those that were purchased with His blood.   But we do it.  I've been hurt myself too, even recently by folks that are my friends, my brothers and sisters in Christ.  ...
Brandan Kraft
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Although I'm a Sinner - Published on June 18, 2020
...    Although I am a sinner, yet I despair not; for Christ, who is my Redeemer and my righteousness, liveth. In Him I have no sin, no fear, no sting of conscience, and no fear of judgment; for in Him there is no condemnation. I am indeed a sinner as touching this present life; but I have a righteousness of God which is above this life, who is Christ my Lord. In Him I rejoice! ...
Martin Luther
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