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The Ransomed of the Lord - Published on April 30, 2021
...“And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.”  - Isaiah 35:10       I hope the reader will indulge me with one short observation on the subject of Jesus giving Himself a ransom for His people.  Never in all the annals of mankind was there ever heard of such unparalleled love.  Suppose some generous prin...
Robert Hawker
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Delivered and Raised Again - Published on April 30, 2021
...     “Who was delivered for our offenses, and was raised again for our justification” (Romans 4:25).  “Delivered” primarily means given over to.  Christ was “delivered” by Judas to the chief priests (Matthew 26:15), by the chief priests to Pilate (Matthew 27:2), and by Pilate to the will of the people (Luke 23:25) and to the soldiers who would crucify Him (Mark 15:15-16).  Of course, each of these act...
Jim Byrd
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I Just Preach Christ - Published on April 30, 2021
...    Whenever someone asks me if I am a Calvinist, I reply, “I believe the doctrines of grace that are commonly referred to as the five points of Calvinism, but I do not preach those doctrines. I just preach Christ.”     God has commanded us to preach Christ. Sinners must believe on Christ not the doctrines of grace. However, I contend that if a sinner believes on Christ they will automatically believe the doctrines of grace.     If a person believe...
Frank Tate
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More Tell-Tale Signs That You're Dealing with a Neo-Gnostic - Published on April 30, 2021
...    Here are some more tell-tale signs you're dealing with a neo-gnostic... Facebook posts like, "Martin Luther promoted a false gospel," and nothing else being added to it is seen as edifying.  Celebration of such posts are part and parcel of staying within good graces of the neo-gnostic circles. Won't attend church services, or conferences.  Won't reach out to nearby believers for fellowship.  They lock themselves inside all day and every ...
Brandan Kraft
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God's Love Perceived - Published on April 29, 2021
...Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. - 1 John 3:16     Out of necessity on our behalf; out of love on his behalf, Christ died for his sheep. God needs nothing—we need everything. The need of sinners and the love of God is culminated in the person and work of JEHOVAH-JIREH (The Lord will see—The Lord will provide—The Lord will be seen—in that order). The ap...
Tommy Robbins
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God's Glory - Published on April 28, 2021
...“A new heart will I give you, and a right spirit will I put within you. I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh and will give you a heart of flesh.”   -  Eze. 36:26.     WHAT a precious cluster of solemn declarations of undeserved mercy and free grace are here! Blessed, thrice blessed, art thou, O Israel! Thy God,—O the wonders of his love! Thy God has connected his own glory and thy well-being together; so that, though thy froward [contra...
William Gadsby
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I am Magadalene - Published on April 27, 2021
...    I am Magdalene, I am Zacchaeus, I am the thief, I am the harlot, I am the publican, I am the prodigal, and one of Christ’s murderers; yea, worse than any of these; and yet God was so far off from rejecting of me, as I found afterwards, that there was music and dancing in his house for me, and for joy that I was come home unto him....
John Bunyan
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I Have Everything I Need! - Published on April 27, 2021
...“The LORD is my shepherd; I have everything I need!” - Psalm 23:1     The shepherd is a favorite Scriptural picture of the divine love and care. In the Old Testament, the twenty-third Psalm gathers the whole wonderful truth in exquisite lines, which are dear to young and old wherever the Bible is known. Then in the New Testament, when our Lord would give His friends the sweetest revealings of His heart toward them, and tell them what they are to Him, and what He would be...
J.R. Miller
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Who Makes You to Differ? - Published on April 27, 2021
...“Who maketh thee to differ from another? What hast thou, that thou did’t not receive?  And if thou dids’t receive it, why dost thou boast as if thou hads’t not received it?” - 1 Corinthians 4:7     It is grace—free sovereign grace, which has made you to differ!     Should any here, supposing themselves to be the children of God, imagine that there is some reason “in them” why they should have been chosen—le...
Charles Spurgeon
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Love - Published on April 25, 2021
...“Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.  He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love” (1 John 4:7-8).     Love is as much a fruit of the Spirit as is faith (read Galatians 5:22-23).  Even as it is true that where there is no faith, there is no presence of the Spirit, so it is equally true that where there is an absence of love, there is the absence of the Spirit of Christ.&nb...
Jim Byrd
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Faith - Published on April 25, 2021
...    Faith is not an achievement of the flesh, but a gift of God (Ephesians 2:8).  It does not naturally grow in the spiritual wilderness of the heart of a defiled sinner.  “All men have not faith” (2 Thessalonians 3:2).  Faith is granted in the new birth, a sovereign work of the Holy Spirit.  Faith, like all the fruit of the Spirit, is produced and maintained in the heart by the power and presence of the Holy Spirit within us.  To look to, lean...
Jim Byrd
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An Impossible Scenario - Published on April 25, 2021
...    This could never happen, but suppose God were to allow me into His holy heaven on the basis of my works.  Once there, I could never really be comfortable because I would always know that a mistake had been made.  I did not deserve to be there, and I would know that someday I would be expelled from heaven.  The fact is all I have ever merited is death, judgment, and hell.     If, however, I enter into the heavenly paradise on the basis of the Savior layin...
Jim Byrd
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Why Should We Be Afraid? - Published on April 22, 2021
..."Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night." - Psalm 91:5     What is this terror? It may be the cry of fire, or the noise of thieves, or fancied appearances, or the shriek of sudden sickness or death. We live in the world of death and sorrow, we may therefore look for ills as well in the night-watches as beneath the glare of the broiling sun. Nor should this alarm us, for be the terror what it may, the promise is that the believer shall not be afraid. Why shou...
Charles Spurgeon
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Lord God of Sovereign Grace - Published on April 22, 2021
...Lord God of Sovereign Grace, Give me ears to hear your call, At your feet please let me fall, Lord God of Sovereign Grace. Lord God of Sovereign Grace, Be it so you took my place, Clothe me in your Righteousness, Lord God of Sovereign Grace. Lord God of Sovereign Grace, Let thy blood Propitiate, Chosen seed of Adams Race, Lord God of Sovereign Grace. Lord God of Sovereign Grace, Jesus Christ the Surety, Let your Blood please cleanse me, Lord God of Sovereign Grace....
Danny Harris
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What the Law Cannot Do - Published on April 19, 2021
...    The Word of God tells us that the law of God was given to shut our mouths and pronounce us guilty before God of indescribable wickedness (Romans 3:19).  It was not given, however, as a means of justifying the sinner or sanctifying the child of God. The Law cannot save a sinner.  There is no question but what the law of God must be honored before anyone could be saved, but it cannot be honored by any sinner.  “By the deeds of the law there shall no fl...
Jim Byrd
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Eight Stubborn Statements! - Published on April 19, 2021
...    Here are eight, stubborn, irrefutable statements. They go right to the heart of true Christianity. You will either accept or reject these eight statements. There is no middle ground; and you will find it impossible to be indifferent regarding them. There is no room for compromise on any of these eight points. Either the Bible is in its entirety the holy, inspired, infallible, inerrant Word of God—or it is in its entirety a lie, by which the souls of men are eternally de...
Don Fortner
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Feeding Sheep or Amusing Goats? - Published on April 18, 2021
...    An evil is in the ‘professed’ camp of the Lord, so gross in its impudence, that the most shortsighted Christian can hardly fail to notice it. During the past few years this evil has developed at an alarming rate. It has worked like leaven until the whole lump ferments!     The devil has seldom done a more clever thing, than hinting to the Church that part of their mission is to provide entertainment for the people, with a view to winning them. From speaking...
Charles Spurgeon
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Lord, To Whom Shall We Go? - Published on April 18, 2021
...Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life. - John 6:68     As it was with Peter and the rest of the disciples, so it is with all sensible sinners, and true believers, who see there is no other to go to for life and salvation, but Christ; not to the law of Moses, which accuses, curses, and condemns, and by which there is neither life nor righteousness; nor to any creature, or creature-performance, for there is a curse on him that tr...
John Gill
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Sin Will Not Have Dominion Over You - Published on April 18, 2021
...For sin shall not have dominion over you… - Rom 6:4     It has dominion over God’s people in a state of unregeneracy: and after conversion it is still in them, and has great power oftentimes to hinder that which is good, and to effect that which is evil; it entices and ensnares, and brings into captivity, and seems as though it would regain its dominion, and reign again, but it shall not. This is not a precept, exhortation, or admonition, as before, though some read it ...
John Gill
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Two Lessons Taught By Esau - Published on April 18, 2021
...    The birthright which Esau despised and sold for a morsel of meat (Hebrews 12:16) was not the natural inheritance of his father but, all of the promises of God in the coming redeemer. To him, it was just spiritual folklore and superstitious tradition. While the concept of such things may have a moral good and offer some future comfort to the dying, he could not see their immediate value. (Genesis 25:32) He saw more value in a bowl of red stew than he did in the gospel of Gods’...
Darvin Pruitt
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