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How to Stay Joyful In God’s Plan When Things Are Going Horribly - Published on September 8, 2021
...    I have been cast into despair. Truly. I have never had something make me so utterly emotional in my life. It is hard to think about this topic or discuss it without bringing tears to my eyes.      So here it is:      In January, Andrew and I got pregnant with a little ball of joy that never came to fruition. Then we got pregnant again this past month to another baby who will never see the light. When we lost our first baby, I felt fine-ish. I was...
Unlisted
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We Stand With - Published on September 8, 2021
...    We stand with the demoniac who is a cutter and is out of his mind because we know a demoniac who Jesus clothed and gave his mind back. Mark 5:1-20     We stand with the woman caught in adultery because we know a woman caught in adultery that Jesus did not condemn. John 8:1-11     We stand with the hustlers and crooks because know a man, a wee little hustler who Jesus went home with and saved. Luke 19:1-10     We stand with the publicans becaus...
Bobby Capps
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True Colors - Published on September 8, 2021
...    It has been said that you'll never know someones true colors until something bad happens. Perhaps, but what's really going on there?     My true colors are many times as much a surprise to me as they are to you. When life falls apart and so do I, something gets unveiled in me, I get to know things about myself that I sometimes wish I didn't know. So do you.     Imagine if I were to face everything you could throw at me and still never lost it, ...
Bobby Capps
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He Must Have the Preeminence - Published on September 8, 2021
...“In all things he might have the preeminence.” (Col. 1:18)     The Lord Jesus Christ must have the preeminence in all things. In our faith Christ must have the preeminence to such a degree that ALL of our trust is in Him. It is not even worth considering trusting in anything we do in the flesh. Christ must have the preeminence in our preaching. Christ and Him crucified is the only subject of our preaching. No other subject is worth preaching about. Christ must have the p...
Frank Tate
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Assurance - Published on September 8, 2021
...    Assurance based upon personal holiness, personal graces, and personal works is nothing but self-righteous presumption. Lack of assurance based upon the lack of those things is also self-righteousness. True assurance is simple faith, trusting Christ alone for every particle of salvation and eternal acceptance with God....
Clay Curtis
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The Tongue - Published on September 8, 2021
...“Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth of great things. Behold how great a matter a little fire kindleth! And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and sitteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell. For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind: But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full o...
Bruce Crabtree
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Knowledge and Belief - Published on September 7, 2021
...    There are a lot of people with knowledge, but that doesn't mean they believe it.  There are a lot of people with belief that have little knowledge....
James H. Tippins
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Spurgeon's Channel of Encouragement - Published on September 7, 2021
...    Charles Haddon Spurgeon remains one of the most colorful and gifted preachers in the history of the church. Any man who loves to preach and desires to cultivate the art and skill of communication must study Spurgeon. Before the man was 30 years old, he was the most popular preacher in England. The new Metropolitan Tabernacle was filled to overflowing every Lord's Day as people came miles by horse and buggy to hear the gifted man handle the Word of God. They were challenged, enc...
Chuck Swindoll
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Do Not Be Grieved, For the Joy of the Lord Is Your Stength - Published on September 7, 2021
...Do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength. - Nehemiah 8:10     As we continue in our walk of faith, we will at times find ourselves tempted to be discouraged and also disappointed in many different things.  And this is a daily thing, at least for me.  When I find myself committing sin, over and over and over again, it never seems to end.  I'm tempted to be discouraged.  But the Lord reminds me that all that sin - even future...
Brandan Kraft
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Don't Do Battle With the Straw Man! - Published on September 7, 2021
...    I don't like to see men do battle with straw men.  I hate to fight them myself, as it's a pointless fight; and I don't like to see others defeat them as no real victory can be won....
Brandan Kraft
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Two Words of Advice Concerning Marriage - Published on September 7, 2021
..."Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it." - Eph. 5:25 "Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord." - Eph. 5:22     As a pastor, often I am asked by couples desiring to be united in marriage to give advice concerning the upcoming wedding. When asked, I immediately give this answer, "I know of only two words of advice that have any significance concerning the rules for mar...
Marvin Stalnaker
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A Man After God's Own Heart - Published on September 7, 2021
...    The true "man after God's own heart" is the man who is more concerned with the glory of God than anything or anyone else. God's glory is His own chief concern and that to which everything has its purpose. He who cares more for God than man is God's man....
Paul Mahan
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Giving Alms - Published on September 7, 2021
...    When you give alms, or do any act of charity, wait on God, do it as unto him, give to a disciple in the name of a disciple, to the poor because they belong to Christ; do it not for the praise of men, but for the glory of God, with a single eye, and an upright heart, direct it to Him, and then your alms as well as your prayer, like those of Cornelius, come up for a memorial before God (Acts 10:4). Beg of God to accept what you do for the good of others, that your alms may indeed be ...
Matthew Henry
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Make No Rules - Published on September 7, 2021
...    I have found, in my own spiritual life, that the more rules I lay down for myself, the more sins I commit. The habit of regular morning and evening prayer is indispensable to a believer's life, but the prescribing of the length of prayer, and the constrained remembrance of so many persons and subjects, may gender unto bondage, and strangle prayer rather than assist it. To say I will humble myself at such a time, and rejoice at such another season, is nearly as much an affectati...
Charles Spurgeon
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The Believer's Temper - Published on September 7, 2021
...    The Christian's temper God-ward is evidenced by humility.  He has received from Gethsemane and Golgotha such a sense of the evil of sin, and of the holiness of God, combined with his matchless love to sinners, as has deeply penetrated his heart; he has an affecting remembrance of the state of rebellion and enmity in which he once lived against this holy and good God; and he has a quick perception of the defilements and defects which still debase his best services.  Hi...
John Newton
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Did God Make Man in Vain? - Published on September 7, 2021
...Wherefore hast thou made all men in vain? - Psa. 89:47     If I should demand of any, for what cause especially man came into the world; he would answer with the psalmist, God did not create man in vain.       Did He create man to heap up wealth together?  No, for the apostle saith, "we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain that we can carry nothing out. And, having food and raiment, let us be therewith content" (1 Tim. 6:6-8...
William Pulley
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Willing Hearts - Published on September 7, 2021
..."Thy people shall be made willing." - Psalm 110:3     God's elect worship and serve Him with willing hearts. We willingly believe, willingly worship, willingly give, and willingly do what we can for the glory of God. It is God who, by effectual grace, makes us willing; but we are willing servants of the Most High God!  Any worship, service, or gift offered to God that is not done with a willing heart is an abomination to Him....
Scott Richardson
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Washed in the Same Blood - Published on September 7, 2021
...    The principle of true love to the brethren, is the love of God, that love which produceth obedience (1 John 5:2). "By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep His commandments."  When people are free to form their connections and friendships, the ground of their communion is in a sameness of inclination.  The love spoken of is spiritual.  The children of God, who therefore stand in the relation of brethren to each other, tho...
John Newton
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To Live What We Say We Believe! - Published on September 7, 2021
...    There are two ways by which a believer may testify to the grace of God:   the testifying of the gospel by which he is saved, his life lived in conformity with the gospel he claims to believe.     A life that is inconsistent with the gospel is just as awful as a sermon that is inconsistent with the gospel.  A life of selfishness is as evil as a gospel of self-righteousness.  Let each of us seek the Lord for grace to live what we say we believe!...
Joe Terrell
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Heavenly Arithmetic - Published on September 7, 2021
..."So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts to wisdom." - Psalm 90:12      This heavenly arithmetic is seldom considered, even by the wise! But in the light of the fact that "the days of our years" are passing away so quickly, wouldn't we be wise to so think of and measure our time that we may apply our hearts to Jesus Christ, who is true wisdom? "For whoso findeth Me findeth life and shall obtain favor of the Lord"...
Henry Mahan
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