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Be An Addict of Truth - Published on April 9, 2020
...    Not all men are called to the service of an elder. Yet, all men who are should make themselves both an addict of truth, doctrine, and theology paired with an impossible resolve and high affection for looking over the sheep as he teaches these truths to them by the authority of Scripture. He should mount his mind upon the riches of the Word of God until he is taught and with great certainty can see the path by which he should instruct the sheep....
James H. Tippins
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Encouragement - Published on March 31, 2020
...    I have found that even the saints are prone to dwell too much upon things that discourage. At least this is my experience. It is good to be able to confide in one another and talk about the things that trouble us. But it is not good to let our burdens and difficulties become a load that we always carry and a burden that we always place upon the brethren. If we would stop and consider, for every burden that the child of God has, there are ten thousand blessings! And all these blessi...
Tommy Robbins
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Maurice's Last Three Bulletin Articles - Published on March 30, 2020
...    The first step toward the recovery or restoration of sight is the realization that one has a problem seeing.  I never heard of anyone who sought out and called upon an optometrist before realizing that his sight was bad.  Likewise, no sinner ever sought out and savingly called upon the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ, until he realized that he could no see.  Christ Jesus only saves the blind (John 9:39-41).  But how full of grace He is to them!    ...
Maurice Montgomery
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Good News! - Published on March 30, 2020
...    Everyone likes to receive glad tidings. But not every thing that is proclaimed to be good news is so great. Sometimes what seems to be good news is not so good when the results are in. This is especially true in religion. False religion has an incredible ability to present a damnable lie (salvation by works) in the guise of truth and the multitudes gladly receive it. The fact is that there is no good news for sinful man apart from JESUS CHRIST and him crucified (1 Co...
Tommy Robbins
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Hold Loosely to This World - Published on March 25, 2020
...    Through the years our family has traveled the country together in ministry. We've pastored congregations in several states and driven across this country from the Bay to the Coast nine times in a van. During those trips (often with an extra stowaway) we've seen a lot of things. Some interesting, some horrifying, but just the same, we have all witnessed together, many experiences that we will never forget.      On a particular trip, we passed an accident al...
James H. Tippins
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Stay Positive! - Published on March 20, 2020
...    To all of you who are suffering, to all of you who are afraid, please don't worry. God is in complete control. And when this is all said and done, I believe our nation and our world will be so much better off, things will be better than many could have ever dreamed. There will be hardships of course, but it will all be for the good. Stay positive! Stay resilient! Meet the enemy head on, and pray for our nation, our churches, and our families. SOLI DEO GLORIA!...
Brandan Kraft
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This Virus is No Accident - Published on March 16, 2020
..."Whatsoever the LORD PLEASED, [that] DID HE in heaven, and IN EARTH, in the seas, and all deep places." - Psalm 135:6)     There are NO ACCIDENTS in God's plan and purpose. NOTHING happens by surprise or chance.  The one true and living God didn't just spin this world into existence, step back, and leave it to in the hands of fickle, changeable creatures like us, hoping against all hope that ultimately everything would work out for good.     ...
Richard Warmack
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Elephants - Published on March 15, 2020
...We believe God is sovereign, but we don't sleep under elephants....
Maurice Montgomery
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It Is Good to Be Reminded - Published on March 14, 2020
...   It is good to be reminded!    I saw where there is a run on baby supplies. While thinking about it, I remembered my mother rinsing dirty diapers out in the toilet. And then I could smell the diaper pail in my mind!    And then she was teaching me how to fold the cloth diapers and pin them on my younger brothers.    And then I could hear her in the kitchen... singing to her Lord!    And then I remembered how she showed me... how a b...
Glenn McGrew
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Believers Can Be Ugly - Published on March 14, 2020
...Pose a false dilemma. Erect a straw man. Equate the life and the expressed convictions of actual persons with aforementioned straw man. Cut straw man into pieces, burn him, and demonstrate not even so much as the hint of a doubt as to whether you have accurately and truthfully represented the person you have judged. Be smug, dismissive, and openly, even gleefully ridiculing of those who disagree or take issue with the false dilemma at the basis of your judgment(s).     Its...
John Pedersen
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Can the Elect be Edified by Reading SOME Things From Those Who Get the Gospel Wrong? - Published on March 13, 2020
...   Someone asks, can the elect be edified by reading anything from those who get the Gospel wrong? Titus 1:10-13 10 For there are many who are insubordinate, empty talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision party. 11 They must be silenced, since they are upsetting whole families by teaching for shameful gain what they ought not to teach. 12 One of the Cretans, a prophet of their own, said, “Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons.” 13 This ...
David Bishop
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What Does Justification Mean? - Published on March 13, 2020
...    What does justification mean? People don't talk about these things anymore. Religion has got to the place where the bible is little more than a self help book. I heard a preacher once say "we don't talk about justification, or sanctification, or righteousness. These things upset people. We don't call people sinners because it upsets them. We talk about how they can better their lives and be better people." Listen. You can be as good as you want to be. And I ho...
Tim James
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To Dwell With Saints - Published on March 13, 2020
...To dwell above with saints we love will be a wondrous glory.   To dwell below with saints we know, well, that’s another story....     Article Length: Very Short
What the Preacher Said - Published on March 12, 2020
...    Yesterday I was told a revolting story by one of my friends about their grandchild telling them about something he had seen on one of his friends cell phone at recess. Just having heard what he saw made me sick to my stomach. I have seen pornography and am ashamed to admit it, but what this 12 year old boy saw on the playground on recess was so gross, I want to throw up just to think about it.     This morning in my study I was reading in the book of Ecclesiastes and I...
Bob Hall
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I Press Toward the Mark - Published on March 12, 2020
...Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. - Phil 3:13-14     Good morning friends, believers, my fellow brothers and sisters in the Gospel.  Today is a new day.  And because it's a new day in CHRIST, I have a clean slate!  And oh boy, do I rejoice in that,...
Brandan Kraft
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Doting about Questions and Strifes of Words - Published on March 10, 2020
..."He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,"  -  1 Tim 6:4     False teachers are puffed up with pride. The gospel of grace produces a humble spirit (Ephesians 3:8); but the doctrines of men (works and self-righteousness) fill the mind with pride, vanity, and self-esteem.      They really know nothing of spiritual things, of the gospel of Christ, but spen...
Henry Mahan
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Train Up A Child - Published on March 10, 2020
...    All parents, especially those who truly believe God's Gospel of salvation conditioned solely on the blood and imputed righteousness of the Lord Jesus Christ, have been entrusted with an awesome responsibility when God graciously gives them children. God the Holy Spirit through His wise servant Solomon informs us of that responsibility in Proverbs 22:6 - "Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." This responsibility isn&...
Richard Warmack
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Continual Cleansing - Published on March 10, 2020
...    The apostle John is used of God to tell us this good news, “The blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin.” If I understand correctly, the tense of this word “cleanseth” is the linear tense which signifies a continual action. This means that the efficacy of Christ's blood in washing away our sins is constant at all times and in all circumstances. It is constant when we are confessing our sins and when we are not. When we are conscious of th...
Gary Shepard
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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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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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