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The Offensiveness of the Gospel - Published on November 19, 2020
...    I do not want to be negative, but it is a fact that there are many who find the doctrine of salvation by the sovereign grace of God to be greatly offensive.  To say to the natural man that it is the will of God that reigns supreme in all things, including salvation, and not man’s will (Romans 9:16), is to go against the tide of popular religious belief.  Why do people become adamant in their opposition to salvation by absolute, divine-distinguishing mercy?  Her...
Jim Byrd
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Doctor or Brother? - Published on November 8, 2020
..."Everything they do is done for men to see: They make their phylacteries wide and the tassels on their garments long; they love the place of honor at banquets and the most important seats in the synagogues; they love to be greeted in the marketplaces and to have men call them 'Rabbi.' "But you are not to be called 'Rabbi,' for you have only one Master and you are all brothers. And do not call anyone on earth 'father,' for you have one Father,...
Arthur W. Pink
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God's Decree - Published on November 7, 2020
...If Jehovah is Infinite in all His ways, Giving life to man and numbering his days, Who dares to impeach Him if in His wise plan He gave shape and direction to the ways of man?   If He in His wisdom did all things create, Should He turn loose the helm, leave things to Fate? Did He not have a right in His sinless decree To mark the way for both you and for me?   If He did decree just what we should do, I cannot arraign Him, say brother, can you? Before...
Jonas C. Sikes
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Election Thoughts - Published on November 4, 2020
...    We are about to reach the end of our nation’s quadrennial frenzy over who shall occupy the positions of power in our government. We have been bombarded with campaign ads decrying the opposition candidate as evil incarnate with the one making the ad claiming to be the only hope we have of holding back the wave of destruction the opposition will most certainly bring.     But the child of God does not have to participate in that frenzy. We do not have to act as thou...
Joe Terrell
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A Lamb with a Wolf's Head! - Published on October 28, 2020
..."Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus." - Philippians 2:5     Christians should excel in the manifestation of Christ's character. The mind which was in Jesus, should be in them. They should consider His character as a model of their own; and be conspicuous for their . . .   poverty of spirit,   meekness,   gentleness,   and love.      It is matter of surprise and regret, that many people seem to thi...
John Angell James
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The Coming Election - Published on October 26, 2020
...“The heart of the king (president) is in the hands if the LORD, and as rivers of waters, he turneth it whithersoever he will.” - Proverbs 21:1     There is much interest in the coming election but here are some things that are true no matter who is the next president.  The Bible will still have all the answers. Prayer will still be answered. The Holy Spirit will still exalt the Lord Jesus. God will still inhabit the praises of His people. There will st...
Don Bell
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The Prayer of Polycarp at His Execution - Published on October 25, 2020
...    They did not nail him then, but simply bound him.  And he, placing his hands behind him, and being bound like a distinguished ram [taken] out of a great flock for sacrifice, and prepared to be an acceptable burnt-offering unto God, looked up to heaven, and said, "O Lord God Almighty, the Father of thy beloved and blessed Son Jesus Christ, by whom we have received knowledge of Thee, the God of angels and powers, and of every creature, and of the whole race of the righteous...
Polycarp
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According to His Mercy - Published on October 23, 2020
..."Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;"  - Tit 3:5      The mercy of God is natural and essential to Him, but the actings and exercise of it, towards this or the other objects are sovereign and free, according to His will.  The effects of His mercy are many; He is rich and abundant in it and they are channeled in and flow forth through the bloo...
John Gill
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Marriage Tip - Published on October 3, 2020
...    There are really only two problems in any marriage: She has expectations that he isn't meeting and  He has expectations that she isn't meeting.     Solution: Drop the expectations, chose instead to love your spouse for who they are, how they are right now. Ask yourself this question: If my spouse never changed would I be able to fully love them with all my heart? If the answer is no, the problem is you not your spouse.     God loves ...
Bobby Capps
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The Sovereign Work of the Spirit - Published on October 2, 2020
...“The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is everyone that is born of the Spirit.” - John 3:8       A comparison is here drawn between the wind and the Spirit.  The comparison is a double one: first, both are sovereign in their actions, and second, both are mysterious in their operations.  The comparison is pointed out in the word “so.&rdqu...
Arthur W. Pink
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The Believer's Delight - Published on October 2, 2020
...I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart. - Psalm 40:8     The Lord Jesus Christ is the one in whom all believers delight. Delight suggests love, joy, satisfaction, pleasure, etc. Delight is a passion or an emotion of the heart. The words in the verse above are the words of our Lord, making reference to all that he did in his humanity, especially his vicarious death on the cross as his people’s substitute.     It was not t...
Tommy Robbins
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Sufficient or Efficient? - Published on September 28, 2020
...    I had a Greek professor in Bible College who enjoyed quoting an old writer, Andrew Fuller, especially with regard to Mr. Fuller's view of the redemptive work of Christ.  Fuller had said, "The death of Christ was sufficient to save the whole world, but efficient only for those who believe."  Many preachers are saying the same thing today.  Let me break down that statement for you and show you exactly what is meant.     Mr. Webster states tha...
Jim Byrd
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Our Godly Walk - Published on September 22, 2020
...    When it comes to the godly walk of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious reality of God’s grace is this – Before we take the first step in the walk of faith, we are already completely justified, sanctified, fit, and entitled to all of salvation unto final glory, all based on the righteousness of God worked out and found in Christ and imputed to us. We are to run the Christian race, persevere in the faith, walk in the light, seek to bear fruit and be instrumen...
Bill Parker
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Beware of Men - Published on September 12, 2020
..."But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues;"  -  Mat 10:17      This is the caution which the Son of God gave to His disciples when He ministered among them on earth, and the Holy Ghost caused it to be penned, that the true Church of God might use it as a watchword to the end of time; and never since this caution dropped from the lips of Jesus, has it been more needed than now; for men seem...
Joseph Irons
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But for the Grace of God Go I - Published on September 8, 2020
...    There's an old saying when we see somebody fall into the mud pit, it goes like this: There, but for the grace of God, go I. Here's the problem: most of us don't mean it.     We actually think, "I'd never do that!" when we see a pastor get caught in adultery, a friend caught with a prostitute or a friend embezzling tax payers money. No, I wouldn't do that.     It is sometimes my first thought when I see a shamed face in the new...
Bobby Capps
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The Salt Room - Published on September 7, 2020
...Every oblation of thy meat offering shalt thou season with salt; neither shalt thou suffer the salt of the covenant of thy God to be lacking from thy meat offering: with all thine offerings thou shalt offer salt. - Leviticus 2:13     Every minute detail, both in substance and service in the ceremonial law ordained by God for the nation of Israel in the Old Testament, points to and is a picture of our blessed Redeemer. The significance of salt is obvious in this verse and i...
Tommy Robbins
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A Jew Inwardly - Published on August 28, 2020
...But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God. - Romans 2:29     The spiritual lineage of the children of God is traceable only to the Lion of the tribe of Judah—the Lord Jesus Christ— God The Son. The triune love of the eternal Godhead begat the infinite desire of divine purpose. God alone is to be praised for the supernatural indwelling of the mystica...
Tommy Robbins
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The Captain of My Salvation - Published on August 28, 2020
...    “How can I be a witness for the Lord Jesus Christ?”  I have often been asked that very question.  A good place to start is to ask, “what is a witness?”  Quite simply, a witness is one who tells what he knows and what he has experienced.  Here is an illustration which I hope will help us to understand what it means to be a witness for the Savior.       Two boats passed each other on the Mississippi River, o...
Jim Byrd
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A Real Redemption - Published on August 28, 2020
...    There are those who believe that Jesus Christ died so man would have a chance of being saved.  I do not know that I hate anything more in my soul than to hear someone say that Jesus Christ died so as to make salvation a possibility.  It makes Jesus Christ so little, that He should do so much, and after all, only give us a chance of being saved.  What an insult it is to the Lord Jesus Christ to fix the eternal honor of God in the salvation of sinners upon chance, and ...
William Gadsby
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Physical or Spiritual? - Published on August 22, 2020
..."For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest, And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words; which voice they that heard intreated that the word should not be spoken to them any more:(For they could not endure that which was commanded, And if so much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart:And so terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear...
Norm Wells
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