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Thou Hast Left Thy First Love - Published on March 29, 2021
..."Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love." - Rev 2:4     I think a lot about the so-called Gospel Crusaders that I departed from in my life.  I think I do so often because I was close with many of them, but now I find much of their behavior quite abhorrent.  I also have taken a step back and observed myself, and I am quite horrified as well.  I have had a glimpe of the ugliness of my sin and of my heart. &nb...
Brandan Kraft
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What Do We Glory In? - Published on March 25, 2021
...We glory in Christ incarnate as the only hope for sinners (1 Timothy 3:16).   We glory in Christ crucified as the only remedy to put away our sin (1 Peter 3:18).   We glory in Christ Jesus Who is all our sufficient righteousness and acceptance before a thrice holy God (Ephesians 1:6-7).   We glory in Christ Jesus exalted and seated at God’s right hand as all our justification before God (Romans 4:25).   We glory in Christ Jesus coming again as all our ho...
Tom Harding
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Grow in Grace - Published on March 25, 2021
..."But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To HIM be glory both now and for ever. Amen." - 2 Peter 3:18     The apostle’s exhortation to us as God’s people who have been called by faith to believe on Christ is, “grow in grace.” When God‘s people “grow in grace,” they grow in the doctrine of grace. “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the g...
Gabe Stalnaker
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Two Words But One Gospel - Published on March 21, 2021
...    I weary of people trying to make two things out of one. Of them pitting one gospel truth against the other.  One emphasizes the Person of Christ and the other the work of Christ. One pits experience against knowledge, heart against head. Christ and His work are one and true knowledge is essential to the experience of grace. All the truths of scripture make up THE truth and are concerning Him who is the Truth. You can remove, examine and talk about the parts of a watch but they...
Gary Shepard
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What an Ignorant Man Am I - Published on March 21, 2021
...    The more I read and study the scriptures, the more I see what an ignorant man I am of all the glories of God and His grace. The Bible is a humbling book. It cannot be understood applying man’s wisdom but must be revealed by its living Author.  When I think I know a lot, I am foolish knowing nothing as I ought. God is infinite and I am finite, what grace it is that I should know anything of Him. What I know of His glorious character, grace, purpose and salvation He reveal...
Gary Shepard
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Christ Our Surety - Published on March 21, 2021
...    If He will be surety, He shall smart for it - if He will put Himself in the place of His bride, His wife, as her bridegroom and husband, He must pay all, and suffer all, and endure all that her transgressions have deserved. Blessings on His precious name, He has done it. The whole amount of Divine wrath poured out like a cataract upon His soul - all the vengeance of stern justice waiting with its sword to smite Jehovahs fellow was felt when He bowed His head and died - all the curs...
Joseph Irons
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A Scheme of Free Will, or a Covenant of Grace - Published on March 17, 2021
..."For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel God." - Acts 20:27     I question whether we have preached the whole counsel of God, unless predestination with all its solemnity and sureness be continually declared—unless election be boldly and nakedly taught as being one of truths revealed of God. It is the minister's duty, beginning from this fountain head, to trace all the other streams; dwelling on effectual calling, maintaining justific...
Charles Spurgeon
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God is Eternal - Published on March 17, 2021
..."Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding." - Job 38:4      God is an eternal God, and he knows all things as present. In God’s mind, all things are one point, not a succession of things. God’s knowledge does not depend upon the revolutions of time. His knowledge is outside of years and days. He comprehends the past and the future as one. He considers all things of eternity as one simple knowledge. God...
Stephen Charnock
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Wait Upon The Lord - Published on March 16, 2021
...“ they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength...”  - Isa. 40:31     Someone said to wait on the Lord is hard. It is not hard. It is impossible. Thank the Lord that what is impossible with man, is possible with God.  The word “renew” in this verse means; “to change” or exchange.  It is a supernatural work of grace in the heart that causes us to confess our weakness and trust Christ for His strength; to change our way...
Greg Elmquist
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Contrasting Law and Grace - Published on March 10, 2021
...Here are a some contrasts between law and grace. Law manifests what is in man - sin; Grace manifests what is in God - love;   Law demands righteousness from men; Grace brings righteousness to men;   Law sentences a living man to death; Grace brings a dead man to life;   Law speaks of what men must do for God: Grace tells of what Christ has done for men;   Law gives a knowledge of sin; Grace puts away sin;   Law brings God out to men; Grace bring...
Scott Richardson
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By Grace Are You Saved - Published on March 9, 2021
...For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.  - Ephesians 2:8     I believe no sinner is converted without his own hearty will and concurrence. But he is not willing till he is made so! Why does he at all refuse? Because he is insensible to his own state: because he knows not the evil of sin, the strictness of the law, the majesty of God whom he has offended, nor the total apostasy of his heart; because he is blind to eternit...
John Newton
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Four Lessons From a Terrible Presumption - Published on March 9, 2021
...And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, come unto him, saying, Master, we would that thou shouldest do for us whatsoever we shall desire. (36) And he said unto them, What would ye that I should do for you? (37) They said unto him, Grant unto us that we may sit, one on thy right hand, and the other on thy left hand, in thy glory. (38) But Jesus said unto them, Ye know not what ye ask: can ye drink of the cup that I drink of? and be baptized with the baptism that I a...
Don Fortner
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From One Compromising Heretic to Another - Published on March 8, 2021
...O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you? - Galatians 3:1     I'm continually amazed at the many ways men find to make laws for others to live under.  I'm continually amazed how men are able to twist even the free grace of God into a law that must be obeyed in order to be saved.  You see this now amongst what I call the neo-gnostic crowd. &n...
Brandan Kraft
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How To Maintain Peace and Friendship - Published on March 7, 2021
...    The question is asked, “By what method can we maintain peace and friendship with most people?”  Now I know that there are many, many things involved here; but if it can be narrowed down to one critical point, I would say what Paul said in Titus 3:2, “Speak evil of no man.”  A man's name, reputation, and character are tender topics and ought to be handled most carefully; for an attack upon him in this area will bring retaliation.    ...
Henry Mahan
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The Difference Between Religion and Eternal Life - Published on March 6, 2021
...Religion is to know biblical facts.  Life is to know God (1 John 5:20).   Religion is to know what I believe.  Life is to know Whom I believe (2 Timothy 1:12).    Religion is to baptized into the church.  Life is to be baptized in Christ (Romans 6:3).    Religion is to be reformed.  Life is to be regenerated (John 3:3).   Religion is to be a new convert.  Life is to be a new creature in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17).  ...
Henry Mahan
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Eat the Meat and Spit out the Bones! - Published on March 4, 2021
...Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. - 1 Th. 5:21     Time and time again, people have written me about the list of authors and speakers on this website.  They'll often state that they like the material on this site, but that there are a lot of men that I have quoted that are quite dubious and I should avoid them at all cost.  In fact, some will even state that I've completely ruined my ministry by quoting this person or that person (that they deem ...
Brandan Kraft
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What is Sin? - Published on March 1, 2021
...What is sin?     It is the glory of God not honored.     The holiness of God not reverenced.     The greatness of God not admired.     The power of God not praised.     The truth of God not sought.     The wisdom of God not esteemed.     The beauty of God not treasured.     The goodness of God not savored.     The faithfulness of God not trusted.     The commandments ...
John Piper
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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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