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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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Righteousness By Death - Published on August 20, 2020
...    It is impossible to be correct about the righteousness of Christ being freely imputed to sinners without proclaiming the Savior’s bloody death. Every child of God rejoices in the life of the Son of God who was holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners and honoring to God in every way. He was obedient to the law of God, under which He was born, both outwardly and inwardly. Concerning His glorious life, however, as flawless as it was, had that been the extent of His obed...
Jim Byrd
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Plain Bible Speaking - Published on August 17, 2020
...    I believe that the greatest need of the church, the greatest need of the preachers and people of our day is a return to plain, Bible preaching. Preaching that is true to the Scriptures and preaching that men and women can understand, answering questions that people are asking, not answering questions that nobody cares about, but dealing with the issues that concern the people.     Now, Paul was conscious of this; I can see that he is conscious of this need in his day. ...
Henry Mahan
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Six Signs of Trouble - Published on August 16, 2020
...    Every true believer fears the removal of God’s presence and power. David prayed, “Take not thy Spirit from me.” Paul feared that, “while preaching to others, I might become a castaway.” My thoughts are that this condition is manifested in the following ways: We begin to experience no blessing nor benefit from the reading or preaching of the Word. When the Word ceases to convict, rebuke, burn in my heart, and cause me to rejoice in Christ, then Go...
Henry Mahan
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He Mercy on Whom He Will Have Mercy : And Whom He Will He Hardeneth - Published on August 9, 2020
...The LORD said to Moses, When you go to Egypt, do all the wonders before Pharaoh which I have put in your hand: but I will harden his heart, that he shall not let the people go. - Exodus 4:21 You shall speak all I command you and Aaron your brother shall speak unto b Pharaoh, that he send the children of Israel out of his land. And I will harden Pharaoh's heart and multiply my signs and my wonders in the land of Egypt. But Pharaoh shall not listen to you, that I may lay My hand upon E...
Nicholas Wade
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Pristine Grace Statement of Faith - Published on August 6, 2020
...    Our ministry has been entrusted with the delightful duty to proclaim, promote and preserve the truth of God. What is our creed; what, in short, are our beliefs? The Five Solas of the Reformation: Scripture alone. We do not bow to the writings of men to guide us in doctrine and practice. We cannot wholeheartedly support in letter every detail of many old confessions of faith written by well-meaning but sinful men. There are no church denominational rules that g...
The Trinity - Published on August 6, 2020
..."For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one." - 1 John 5:7     A spiritual knowledge of the Trinity lies at the foundation of all vital godliness. To know Father, Son, and Holy Ghost by special teaching and divine revelation, is the sum and substance of spiritual religion, and is eternal life; according to the Lord's own testimony, John 17:3, "And this is life eternal, that they might know...
J.C. Philpot
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Free Will or Free Grace? - Published on July 19, 2020
...    I will go as far as Martin Luther, in that strong assertion of his, where he says, “If any man doth ascribe aught of salvation, even the very least, to the free-will of man, he knoweth nothing of grace, and he hath not learnt Jesus Christ aright.” It may seem a harsh sentiment; but he who in his soul believes that man does of his own free-will turn to Christ, cannot have been taught of God, for that is one of the first principles taught us when God begins with...
Charles Spurgeon
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Speaking the Truth in Love - Published on July 19, 2020
...    Are we to speak the truth to all men or are we to love all men and seek to maintain unity and harmony?     Both and the two are not mutually exclusive. Paul tells us in Ephesians 4 that we are to “speak the truth in love..” Truth is not to be spoken like a dart thrusted nor is error to be compromised for the sake of unity. We are always sinners dealing with sinners given to extremes and pride but the knowledge and gifts that God has sovereignly given throug...
Gary Shepard
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Thanksgiving For the Gospel - Published on July 17, 2020
...    I am saddened when I think of the myriads of people who, in earnestness, zeal and sincerity, will meet today and listen to useless, graceless, Christless sermons. They will be admonished about morality and human kindness, loving and forgiving each other, but they will not hear of God’s free and sovereign grace. They will not be confronted with the message of how God can be just and justify the ungodly. Be thankful that God has put you where you can hear about mercy for t...
Jim Byrd
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There Is a Substitute - Published on July 17, 2020
...    The GOOD NEWS of the gospel is that there is a substitute who has stood in the place of every repentant sinner and bore the wrath of God in his place. He did this for all whom the Father had given Him from all eternity. It is for them that He prays in John 17. They are “His Sheep.” The Father gave them to Him; and He died for them (John 10:15, 29). Substitution is at the very heart of the gospel. Christ did not simply give His life to make salvation possi...
Bill Clark
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Christ Our Gospel - Published on July 17, 2020
...    The doctrines we preach and love are not mere teachings of some particular method or plan, but the doctrines of Christ, who IS our Gospel; Christ who is sovereign over all flesh; Christ, whose grace is both sovereign and free. Not to preach a sovereign Christ, is to preach another Christ. To preach another Christ is to preach another gospel (which is not another, Galatians 1:6-9). It is just that simple. Mark it down, you cannot separate Christ from the Gospel or the Gospel from Ch...
Maurice Montgomery
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Perilous Times - Published on July 17, 2020
...“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.” - II Timothy 3:1     I imagine most people would say that we are living in perilous times right now. These are not perilous days because of the pandemic gripping the world. These are not perilous days because of civil unrest caused by man’s hateful nature. These are perilous days because of the many issues that take our attention off of Christ. May God be pleased to stop us from becoming o...
Frank Tate
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The Believer's Rule of Life - Published on July 17, 2020
...    I left the pulpit one night and a fellow asked me, “Do you believe the law to be a believer’s rule of life?” He seemed surprised when I told him I did not.       His very next question was, “How do you know how to live?”     I told him immediately that I lived just as the Apostle Paul, “The life that I now live, I live by the faith of the Son of God” (Galatians 2:20). This was the rule...
Bruce Crabtree
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The Believer's Eternal Union - Published on July 17, 2020
...    The believer’s eternal union with Christ is a subject that few seem to grasp, though it is written as with a sunbeam upon the pages of Holy Scripture. We are “Accepted in the Beloved,” and have been from eternity. That union of our souls with our Savior was made by the triune God Himself before the world began, and can never be dissolved or even altered. The Lord God sees us in His Son, as one with His Son, and as His Son, because we really are in His Son, as...
Don Fortner
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When All Hell Breaks Loose - Published on July 14, 2020
...    There are times when all hell breaks loose. My husband died, my wife left me, my kid got killed in a car wreck, I lost my job, or any number of things we experience.  And our world falls apart, our foundations get shaken to their core.      In those times we find out what we're made of, what we really believe, where our hope lies. Our hearts get exposed.     My sister lived in a suburb of San Francisco when the big earthquake came (remember i...
Bobby Capps
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Missed the Pain, Missed the Dance - Published on July 14, 2020
...“I could’ve missed the pain but I’d have had to miss the dance.” - Garth Brooks     Was thinking abt what are called archetypal sayings... sayings that people resonate with and don’t even know exactly why... but they do.      What Garth said strikes the right cord because we all know that pain deepens us, it makes us stronger, better.      None of us want it, unless we’re sick.      But we all ...
Bobby Capps
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I Can't Mess It Up! - Published on July 12, 2020
...    A dear friend was talking about how blessed the gospel of Christ's grace was.  I can't remember all the details we talked about.  I suppose we talked about electing love and redeeming grace and how the Lord in tender mercy called us out of darkness with a call we could not resist, and has kept us till that very day, and refused to let us go.  When saints get to talking about spiritual things they often talk about such subjects as these.  When our discuss...
Bruce Crabtree
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