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Knowledge and Belief - Published on September 7, 2021
...    There are a lot of people with knowledge, but that doesn't mean they believe it.  There are a lot of people with belief that have little knowledge....
James H. Tippins
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Spurgeon's Channel of Encouragement - Published on September 7, 2021
...    Charles Haddon Spurgeon remains one of the most colorful and gifted preachers in the history of the church. Any man who loves to preach and desires to cultivate the art and skill of communication must study Spurgeon. Before the man was 30 years old, he was the most popular preacher in England. The new Metropolitan Tabernacle was filled to overflowing every Lord's Day as people came miles by horse and buggy to hear the gifted man handle the Word of God. They were challenged, enc...
Chuck Swindoll
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Don't Do Battle With the Straw Man! - Published on September 7, 2021
...    I don't like to see men do battle with straw men.  I hate to fight them myself, as it's a pointless fight; and I don't like to see others defeat them as no real victory can be won....
Brandan Kraft
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Two Words of Advice Concerning Marriage - Published on September 7, 2021
..."Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it." - Eph. 5:25 "Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord." - Eph. 5:22     As a pastor, often I am asked by couples desiring to be united in marriage to give advice concerning the upcoming wedding. When asked, I immediately give this answer, "I know of only two words of advice that have any significance concerning the rules for mar...
Marvin Stalnaker
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A Man After God's Own Heart - Published on September 7, 2021
...    The true "man after God's own heart" is the man who is more concerned with the glory of God than anything or anyone else. God's glory is His own chief concern and that to which everything has its purpose. He who cares more for God than man is God's man....
Paul Mahan
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Giving Alms - Published on September 7, 2021
...    When you give alms, or do any act of charity, wait on God, do it as unto him, give to a disciple in the name of a disciple, to the poor because they belong to Christ; do it not for the praise of men, but for the glory of God, with a single eye, and an upright heart, direct it to Him, and then your alms as well as your prayer, like those of Cornelius, come up for a memorial before God (Acts 10:4). Beg of God to accept what you do for the good of others, that your alms may indeed be ...
Matthew Henry
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Make No Rules - Published on September 7, 2021
...    I have found, in my own spiritual life, that the more rules I lay down for myself, the more sins I commit. The habit of regular morning and evening prayer is indispensable to a believer's life, but the prescribing of the length of prayer, and the constrained remembrance of so many persons and subjects, may gender unto bondage, and strangle prayer rather than assist it. To say I will humble myself at such a time, and rejoice at such another season, is nearly as much an affectati...
Charles Spurgeon
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The Believer's Temper - Published on September 7, 2021
...    The Christian's temper God-ward is evidenced by humility.  He has received from Gethsemane and Golgotha such a sense of the evil of sin, and of the holiness of God, combined with his matchless love to sinners, as has deeply penetrated his heart; he has an affecting remembrance of the state of rebellion and enmity in which he once lived against this holy and good God; and he has a quick perception of the defilements and defects which still debase his best services.  Hi...
John Newton
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Did God Make Man in Vain? - Published on September 7, 2021
...Wherefore hast thou made all men in vain? - Psa. 89:47     If I should demand of any, for what cause especially man came into the world; he would answer with the psalmist, God did not create man in vain.       Did He create man to heap up wealth together?  No, for the apostle saith, "we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain that we can carry nothing out. And, having food and raiment, let us be therewith content" (1 Tim. 6:6-8...
William Pulley
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Willing Hearts - Published on September 7, 2021
..."Thy people shall be made willing." - Psalm 110:3     God's elect worship and serve Him with willing hearts. We willingly believe, willingly worship, willingly give, and willingly do what we can for the glory of God. It is God who, by effectual grace, makes us willing; but we are willing servants of the Most High God!  Any worship, service, or gift offered to God that is not done with a willing heart is an abomination to Him....
Scott Richardson
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Washed in the Same Blood - Published on September 7, 2021
...    The principle of true love to the brethren, is the love of God, that love which produceth obedience (1 John 5:2). "By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep His commandments."  When people are free to form their connections and friendships, the ground of their communion is in a sameness of inclination.  The love spoken of is spiritual.  The children of God, who therefore stand in the relation of brethren to each other, tho...
John Newton
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To Live What We Say We Believe! - Published on September 7, 2021
...    There are two ways by which a believer may testify to the grace of God:   the testifying of the gospel by which he is saved, his life lived in conformity with the gospel he claims to believe.     A life that is inconsistent with the gospel is just as awful as a sermon that is inconsistent with the gospel.  A life of selfishness is as evil as a gospel of self-righteousness.  Let each of us seek the Lord for grace to live what we say we believe!...
Joe Terrell
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Heavenly Arithmetic - Published on September 7, 2021
..."So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts to wisdom." - Psalm 90:12      This heavenly arithmetic is seldom considered, even by the wise! But in the light of the fact that "the days of our years" are passing away so quickly, wouldn't we be wise to so think of and measure our time that we may apply our hearts to Jesus Christ, who is true wisdom? "For whoso findeth Me findeth life and shall obtain favor of the Lord"...
Henry Mahan
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Explain Away . . . . If You Can - Published on September 7, 2021
...    There are always many who stand ready and waiting to explain away every passage of scripture that gives God all the glory in salvation — like a lawyer trying to cast doubt in the minds of a jury as to the guilt of his client when the evidence against him has been unmistakably clear and condemning. Were it not for the Spirit of God, all people would fall victim to these blind and deceptive interpreters of scripture because their reasonings are logical and pleasing to the natur...
Gary Shepard
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What Would it Take? - Published on September 7, 2021
...    Over the years I have with deep regrets watched a number of people leave the gospel.  I confess that the departure of some of them from the gospel of God's grace always makes me think of Christ's words to the disciples on one occasion, "Will ye also go away?"  Will I?  Will you?     The gospel of the grace of God in Christ is the most precious thing in the world.  It is like a rare, one-of-a-kind jewel not to be found on every stre...
Gary Shepard
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Look Every Man on the Things of Others - Published on September 7, 2021
...Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. - Philippians 2:4     The failure of most preachers is traced not to the fact that they do not have a pastor's head, voice, and energy, but they do not have a pastor's heart! The failure of most church members and professing christians to be a blessing to family, friends, and outsiders is not that you do not have the proper doctrine, the proper moral integrity and enthusiasm for the truth, bu...
Scott Richardson
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Vessels of Mercy - Published on September 7, 2021
...    As a vessel by the scent thereof tells what liquor is in it, so should our mouths smell continually of that mercy wherewith our hearts have been refreshed: for we are called vessels of mercy....
William Cowper
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With All Lowliness - Published on September 7, 2021
...With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love. - Eph 4: 2     If I am somebody special, as religion would have folks believe, and you can't spell church without me, then I will expect to be treated like the dignitary that I am (Matt. 23:6). If I am overlooked or neglected in some way, I will quickly be offended, and will be quick to make it known.     But if I am nothing, you will have a hard time offending me. If all tha...
Chris Cunningham
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Dying to Self - Published on September 7, 2021
..."If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself…" - Matthew 16:24     When you are forgotten, or neglected, or purposely set at naught, and you don't sting and hurt with the insult or the oversight, but your heart is happy, being counted worthy to suffer for Christ, THAT IS DYING TO SELF.     When your good is evil spoken of, when your wishes are crossed, your advice disregarded, your opinions ridiculed, and you refuse to let anger rise ...
Bruce Crabtree
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He Followed Me Fully - Published on September 7, 2021
...But my servant Caleb, because he had another spirit with him, and hath followed me fully, him will I bring into the land whereinto he went; and his seed shall possess it. - Numbers 14:24     God said concerning Caleb, "He followed me fully." Oh, for grace to imitate this man Caleb. To trust Christ completely! To lean on Him wholly! To follow Him fully! Regardless of cost or consequences! There is no other way to follow Christ. To follow Him partially is worse t...
Todd Nibert
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