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Substitution - In the Stead Of - Published on May 24, 2020
...    Abraham received a divine command to offer Isaac as a burnt offering (Genesis 22:2). When all things were ready, the location reached, the altar built, the wood laid in order, the son laid upon the altar - Abraham raised the sacrificial knife to carry out the command. But the Lord stopped him from killing his son and a ram was offered, “for a burnt offering in the stead of his son” (verse 13). What kind of justice would have required Abraham, af...
Jim Byrd
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The Sin of God's People - Published on May 24, 2020
...    Though God sees sin in His people with His eye of omniscience, yet not with His eye of revenging justice. Though He sees them, in respect of His providence which reaches all things, yet not in respect of justification. Though He takes notice of His people’s sins so as to chastise them in A FATHER’S WAY for their good; yet He does not see them, take notice of them, and observe them in A JUDICIAL WAY so as to impute them to them, or require satisfaction for them...
John Gill
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The Fruit of the Spirit is Peace - Published on May 24, 2020
...But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith... - Galatians 5:22     The will of the Father is peace, having purposed and ordained that we should be reconciled unto Himself and the way in which it would be accomplished. The work of the Son is peace, having wrought it by the blood of His cross. The fruit of the Spirit, bearing witness of the Father’s will, the Son’s work and our interest, by faith, in these and having qu...
Chris Cunningham
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Through the Preaching - Published on May 24, 2020
...    Through the preaching of the Gospel God gathers and unites His people together as One Body in Christ , as a pool of light separated from, divided from, the darkness of the world around them. The Adversary, however, constantly seeks to do the opposite. He loves to keep God’s people united with the world, and with the world’s religion, and divided from one another, and from the truth. So may God give us grace to recognise what is the rightful separation of light from dark...
Ian Potts
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Alone - Published on May 24, 2020
...    Do you ever feel alone? Seemingly walking another direction from everyone else? Isolated? On your own?     This is not uncommon for the Lord’s people. Sooner or later they will know what it is to walk this path – to be alone. The One they follow, and the Message they bring, is not welcome here, nor is it wanted. As with their Master they will find that others treat them with reserve and distance themselves from them. The world, friends, and even family, mis...
Ian Potts
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Assembling to Worship - Published on May 24, 2020
...    There is nothing that the church does that is more important than assembling to worship Christ. To gather in order to honor Christ through praying, preaching, and hearing the Gospel is such an important thing that each of us should approach it very seriously.  Let each one prepare himself in heart and body so as to arrive on time, having the heart clothed with a desire to hear from Christ and the body dressed modestly so as not to attract attention to one’s sel...
Joe Terrell
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Communion - Published on May 24, 2020
..."Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you." - 1 Peter 5:7      This means just what it says. Christian reader, there ought to be no restraint between you and the Lover of your soul. He would have you be on, and maintain, more intimate terms with Himself, than with any human creature. He is always accessible, and never changes in His feelings toward you. He would have you make Him your "Friend": not only your Counselor, but your Confident&mda...
Arthur W. Pink
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Our Bodies Preach the Gospel - Published on May 24, 2020
...    Blood removes impurities from my cells that cause my body harm. My heart is the pump that moves that blood through my body removing impurities. And my heart beats by the grace of God. I don't consciously think of it at all.     In like manner, Jesus' blood is "continually cleansing me from all my sins." (1 John 1:7) And that too is by the grace of God with no effort on my part at all.     Blood brings life giving oxygen to my cells. Each ...
Bobby Capps
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The Best News - Published on May 24, 2020
...    Today, I am cheered by the thought that being a Christian isn't based on my feelings, my character or even on my performance or I would be a total failure and doomed to destruction. I would have no assurance of my salvation and would be the most miserable of all men. As it stands, Christ is my righteousness and my salvation and I can rest fully, by faith, that I am saved and that there is a place in heaven for me when I depart this life. I have full assurance of my salvation be...
Malcolm Turner
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How Could I? - Published on May 24, 2020
...    I was thinking this week how impossible it would be for a true, God-called preacher, to preach anything other than the Lord Jesus Christ and Him crucified. How could I, a desperately wicked sinner, stand week after week, and service after service and tell men how to live when I struggle and fail daily myself? How could I, the wretched and depraved man that I am, tell others how to become better spouses, parents, children, friends, employers and employees when I have failed and cont...
David Eddmenson
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Carpenterism - Published on May 23, 2020
...    God is no liar, but these men are slanderers. They admit, they insist, that unregenerate men can speak the truth, even about the Gospel, but they deny that regenerate men can err, even about the Gospel. They even go so far to say that if a man is mistaken in judging another man to be saved, he himself is unsaved. Thus one's own salvation, according to their twisted and Antichristian doctrine, depends on believing the correct things about some sinner's state of mind, and not...
John W. Robbins
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The Gospel is About Christ - Published on May 23, 2020
...    A man will arrive at right doctrine through the knowledge of Christ; but it is possible for him to know orthodox doctrine and yet not know Christ.  The Gospel is not a collection of dry doctrines; but is the revelation of a living, merciful and ever-present Lord....
Henry Mahan
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Is There a Head and Heart Dichotomy? - Published on May 23, 2020
...And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. - Philippians 4:7    I agree with the sentiment that when it comes to saving faith there is indeed no head or heart distinction.  One believes, or assents to the Gospel with their mind.  And this belief affects the entire person, including the affections or the heart of the individual.  However there was a reason that the Apostle Paul used the w...
Brandan Kraft
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The Most Important Thing I Have Ever Learned - Published on May 23, 2020
...    Seven years ago (1975) God, in his adorable and gracious providence, taught me a very important lesson, a lesson which changed my life and ministry radically, a lesson which I hope never to forget. I had been preaching for eight years at the time, and I was about four and one half years into my first pastorate. During those earliest years of my ministry, I was a strict Calvinist and a thoroughly convinced Baptist. My doctrine was precisely accurate and orthodox. I gave myself relen...
Don Fortner
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Don't Tell Me of Losing - Published on May 22, 2020
...    Don't tell me of losing. I value nothing in comparison with gospel truths. I am not afraid to be poor, I have chosen to suffer reproach, the loss of good name and reputation, to forego popularity, wealth, and friends; yea, to be traduced as an antinomian, rather than to drop or conceal one branch of truth respecting Christ and free grace....
John Gill
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John Wycliffe : 1324-1384 - Published on May 22, 2020
...     We acknowledge with thanksgiving that the Lord has used many people through the years to preserve the Scriptures and translate them into our language.  John Wycliffe was one of those men.  He has been called “The Morning Star of the Reformation.”  He lived in the 14th century, more than a hundred years before the invention of the printing press and ministered in an age of great spiritual darkness.  Christianity in England was all but burie...
Jim Byrd
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The Glorious Gospel - Published on May 22, 2020
...    I proclaim to you again today the glorious gospel of the free grace of God to sinners through Jesus Christ and His work of redemption. This is the glad tidings that by His death on the cross, the Son of God has done exactly what Daniel prophesied. Messiah has finished the transgression, made an end of sins, made reconciliation for iniquity, brought in everlasting righteousness and sealed up the prophecy (Daniel 9:24). The gospel proclaims that in the substitutionary sacrifice of Ch...
Jim Byrd
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Good News From Heaven - Published on May 22, 2020
...“I will sing of the mercies of the LORD for ever: with my mouth will I make known Thy faithfulness to all generations.” - Psalm 89:1      What was it which made David so desirous to sing of the mercies of the Lord? What was it that warmed and emboldened him at all events to make known Jehovah’s faithfulnessfrom one generation to another? It was the glorious gospel of the blessed God, seen in the light of the Spirit and experienced through t...
Augustus Toplady
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This is Comforting - Published on May 22, 2020
...     A child of God is like a person in a beautiful palace; if there is light in it, he sees the splendid objects around him and enjoys them; but if the light is removed, he is nevertheless in the palace still, and surrounded with the same splendid objects as before, though he cannot see them. So, though the believer’s frames and sensible comforts may have their ebbs and flows, his state, Godward, is invariably the same....
Augustus Toplady
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Human Distinctions - Published on May 22, 2020
...    Pure Grace spits in the face of those human distinctions wherein men judge one another and commend themselves to themselves and others....
Maurice Montgomery
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