Pristine Grace

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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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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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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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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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