Pristine Grace

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From Everlasting - Published on February 27, 2021
..."Whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting" - Micah 5:2     The Lord Jesus had goings forth for his people as their representative before the throne, long before they appeared upon the stage of time. It was "from everlasting" that he signed the compact with his Father, that he would pay blood for blood, suffering for suffering, agony for agony, and death for death, in the behalf of his people; it was "from everlasting" that he gave...
Charles Spurgeon
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This World Exists for One Reason - Published on February 25, 2021
..."The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God; As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.  The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight." - Mark 1:1-3     As one year draws to a close, and another follows, one may consider, just what is time? It is merely that which delimits our sojourn in this world before passing into...
Ian Potts
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Give Heed to Your Thoughts - Published on February 24, 2021
...    The more sincere anyone is, the more he makes conscience of his thoughts, and is more observant of them and troubled about them. “Let the unrighteous man forsake his thoughts” (Isaiah 55:7). When a man’s thoughts trouble him, then he begins to be serious, and to have a conscience indeed. So David “I hate vain thoughts: but thy law do I love” (Psalm 119:113).     We think thoughts are free, and subject to no tribunal. If there is any error ...
Thomas Manton
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Freely Given - Published on February 8, 2021
...    You say you are unworthy of the least of God’s mercies.  Aren’t you glad Christ is worthy and that the redemption He accomplished was for the unworthy?  You say you have no goodness or merits to claim.  Aren’t you thankful God accepts sinners based upon the goodness and merits of His Son?  You say the law affords you no hope.  Right you are, but the Gospel declares that the mercy and grace of God is freely given to sinners because of the d...
Jack Shanks
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How to Live in This World? - Published on February 5, 2021
...1.  Be honest in all your dealings with God and men.  You’ll never have to look over your shoulder with regrets. 2.  Be grateful for every kind word or deed directed toward you.  Learn to say “thank you” (and really mean it). 3.  Be respectful of others; treat them as you would have them treat you (Luke 6:31). 4. Be mindful that “every good gift and every perfect gift comes from above” (James 1:17).  Acknowledge that the Lord is go...
Jim Byrd
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We Have Been Admiring our Vile Selves! - Published on February 4, 2021
..."I hate pride and arrogance!" - Proverbs 8:13     What a monster of pride is man! How full of that cursed venom, is human nature! We cannot receive any grace or blessing from the Lord--but corrupt nature is prone to be proud of it, and to boast in it! No one is exempt from this. I appeal to your hearts. I refer to your experience.  When your heart has been enlarged in prayer;  when your soul has been carried out in humblings, meltings, longings, aspi...
William Mason
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Marriage Tip : Compatibility - Published on January 25, 2021
...    When our marriages get in real trouble one of our enemy's favorite lies is to make us question getting married in the first place. Here's what it sounds like...     We were too young, we didn't know what we were doing... We've changed and grown in different directions... or the biggie, We've fallen out of love. They all say the same thing: If we had to choose over, we wouldn't choose one another. We're not compatible, we're not a fit. ...
Bobby Capps
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An Exposition Upon Psalm 130 - Published on January 23, 2021
...1. Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O LORD. 2. Lord, hear my voice; let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications. 3. If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand? 4. But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared. 5. I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope. 6. My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning. 7. Let Israel ...
John Owen
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I Will Come Again - Published on January 20, 2021
...    Since the first of December I have almost completely stopped watching the national news.  But this morning Joyce had Newsmax on and so when I heard that president Trump was getting ready to fly off in Air-force One for the last time I decided to watch and hear what he had to say.  I admit that I was very sad to see him go because he has done so much for this great country and has been so unfairly treated.     As I listened to him talk I knew that his and Mela...
Bob Hall
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Accepted in the Beloved - Published on January 3, 2021
...“To the praise of the glory of His grace, wherein He hath made us accepted in the Beloved.”  - Ephesians 1:6       “Made us accepted” are essentially the same as the words that Gabriel spoke to Mary, “thou art highly favored among women” (Luke 1:28).  The Lord has “highly favored,” that is, infinitely graced and accepted His chosen people, those predestinated unto sonship, in ...
Jim Byrd
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What A True Witness Desires - Published on January 3, 2021
...“The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.” - John 1:29        The true messenger calls upon men to look to Jesus.  He calls them away from seeing other things and bids them look and “behold the Lamb of God.”  God-sent servants do not say, “Look to the priest, look to the altar, look to the church, look to baptism, look to th...
Charles Spurgeon
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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,. 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 who live before thee, I give Thee thanks that Thous...
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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