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Jesus’ Blood and Righteousness - Published on September 11, 2021
...     By all means give thanks for the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit in us whereby we were brought to repent of our dead works and idolatry and flee to Christ for everlasting salvation.  Remember, however, that God accepted and justified us upon the basis of what Christ had done for us by the Savior’s “obedience unto death, even the death of the cross” (Philippians 2:8).  Our perfect standing before God and our assurance of salvation is not to be ...
Jim Byrd
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All of Christ and All in Christ - Published on September 10, 2021
...     Everything in true Christianity is built upon and centers around Christ crucified and risen again.  This is why TRUE Christians cannot and do not differ over how God saves sinners.  It is by His free and sovereign grace in the glorious Person of Christ who is God the Son in sinless human flesh (John 1:14), and it is by the work of redemption He accomplished on Calvary to put away our sins by His own precious blood and establish a righteousness whereby God is just to...
Bill Parker
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Is She Your Wife, or is She Your Servant? - Published on September 9, 2021
...    Contrary is the conceit of many who think there is no difference between a wife and servant but in familiarity, and that wives were made to be servants to their husbands because subjection, fear, and obedience are required of them.     Whence it cometh to pass that wives are oft used little better than servants are. [This is] conceit and practice savoring too much of heathenish and sottish arrogance. Did God at first take the wife out of man’s side that man shoul...
Benjamin Keach
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Only the Good Things? - Published on September 9, 2021
..."What? Should we accept only good things from the hand of God—and never anything bad?"  - Job 2:10     So often weak faith is moved from its steadfastness, by trials. People say, "God cannot love me—or he would not send this affliction upon me!" Job's answer, however, shows nobler faith. We take good, earthly good, from God's hands. We believe that God loves us—so long as he showers upon us favors, an...
J.R. Miller
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Some Ways of Hiding the Light - Published on September 9, 2021
..."You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in Heaven!" - Matthew 5:14-16      We are in this world to shine! Jesus told his disciples that they were the light of the world. He di...
J.R. Miller
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Your Ground of Hope - Published on September 9, 2021
...    If you have no other ground of hope but from your own moral righteousness, when death comes with his ax, down you will go, and be cast into the fire....
Benjamin Keach
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Controversial - Published on September 9, 2021
...    Do you think it astounding that some men find it easy to hold Scripture up to the worth of their own opinion? Some men actually refuse to preach certain doctrines of Holy Writ because they deem them controversial. Shall a worm of the dust count itself as judge over the Word of God, to say this or that should not be preached because other worms do not find it palatable?     Did God, as He inspired His Book, also inspire the writers to put an asterisk beside predestinati...
Tim James
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Soul-Mollifying - Published on September 9, 2021
...    Saving faith is soul-softening, it is soul-mollifying.      Peter believes soundly--and weeps bitterly.     Mary Magdalene believes much--and weeps much.      Faith sets . . .        a wounded Christ,       a bruised Christ,       a despised Christ,       a pierced Christ,       a bleeding Christ     --before the soul, and this makes the soul ...
Thomas Brooks
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Were I to Define a Christian - Published on September 9, 2021
...    Were I to define a Christian, or rather to describe him at large, I know of no text I would choose, sooner than Galatians 5:17, "The sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature. They are in conflict with each other—so that you do not do what you want."      A Christian has noble aims—which distinguish him from the bulk of mankind. His leading principles, motives, and desires&mdash...
John Newton
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Shun Them as they Would the Plague - Published on September 9, 2021
..."Having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them!" - 2 Timothy 3:5     There are a multitude of such today!      "Having a form of godliness." This means that they have a religious veneer. They bear the name of Christ, belong to some so-called evangelical church, and seek to create the impression that they are regenerate people. But like the foolish bridesmaids of Matthew 25, they "took their lamps--but...
Arthur W. Pink
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What A Wretched Place Would Heaven Be - Published on September 9, 2021
..."Nothing impure will ever enter it."  - Revelation 21:27     Everyone hopes for heaven—and if everyone who hoped for heaven actually went there—heaven would be full of murderers, adulterers, swearers, drunkards, and thieves! It would be full of all manner of wickedness and wicked men—those who are no better than wild beasts, howling wolves, and poisonous serpents. Yes, heaven would be full of incarnate devils! What a wretched place would heaven be&...
Jonathan Edwards
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A Real Influence! - Published on September 9, 2021
..."Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come." -  2 Corinthians 5:17      The saving grace of God has a real influence upon the whole man. It . . .       enlightens the understanding,       directs the will,       purifies the affections,       regulates the passions, and       corrects the different excesses to which di...
John Newton
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One of You is a Devil! - Published on September 9, 2021
..."Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test?" - 2 Corinthians 13:5     Self-examination is a necessary—but difficult work.     Self-examination is the setting up a court in conscience and keeping a register there, that by strict scrutiny a man may know how things stand between God and his own soul. By a serious scrutiny of our he...
Thomas Watson
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Judas the Preacher! - Published on September 9, 2021
..."If you know these things—you are blessed if you do them." - John 13:17     To obey the truth, and not to know it—is impossible.      To know the truth, and not obey it—is unprofitable.      For, "Not everyone who says unto me, 'Lord, Lord' shall enter into the kingdom of heaven—but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven." Saving ...
William Secker
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Only Two Families Inhabit Earth! - Published on September 9, 2021
...    In principle,      in taste,      in habit,      in desire,     in eternal destination—      they are as separate as . . .       light from darkness,       heat from cold,       life from death,       Heaven from Hell.      There is the serpent's seed.      There is the heaven-born race.   ...
Henry Law
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I Know This — and I Know That! - Published on September 9, 2021
..."In the synagogue there was a man possessed by a demon, an evil spirit. He cried out at the top of his voice: Ha! What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? I know who You are — the Holy One of God!" - Luke 4:33-34  "Moreover, demons came out of many people, shouting: 'You are Christ the Son of God!' But He rebuked them and would not allow them to speak, because they knew that He was the Christ." - Luke 4:41     We should notic...
J.C. Ryle
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Another Gospel - Published on September 8, 2021
...    From time to time there arises a debate on what constitutes “another gospel.”  We all know that there are differences among true and honest believers over various doctrines. When do these differences cross the line from mere differences to heresy? When must we cry, “That is another gospel!?” The answer is so simple that there should never again be a debate on the issue. It is “another gospel” when the message is of “another J...
Joe Terrell
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The Voice of the Son of God - Published on September 8, 2021
...    God is a sovereign agent; his sacred Spirit bloweth when and where it listeth; “he will have mercy on whom he will have mercy.” Saul is taken, but, as far as we know to the contrary, his fellow-travelers are left to perish in their sins. They heard a voice, a confused noise, but not the articulate voice of him that spake to Saul, and therefore remained unconverted. Thus it is now under the word preached: many, like Saul’s companions, are sometimes so struck with t...
George Whitefield
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It Please the Lord to Bruise Him - Published on September 8, 2021
...“It pleased the Lord to bruise Him.”  – Isaiah 53:10     The death of Christ pleased every attribute of the Father.  The death of Christ pleased God’s wisdom. The death of Christ enables God to be both just and justifier.  The death of Christ pleased God’s justice.   Christ suffered for the sin of His people until the debt was paid in full. The death of Christ pleased God’s mercy and grace. ...
Frank Tate
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Only By Grace Can We Come - Published on September 8, 2021
...He came unto his own, and his own RECEIVED him NOT. But AS MANY AS received him, TO THEM..... GAVE HE POWER to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which WERE born(already), not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the WILL OF MAN, but of God. - John 1:11-13     He came unto his own, and his own RECEIVED him NOT. But AS MANY AS received him, TO THEM..... GAVE HE POWER to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which W...
Mikal Smith
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