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1 Th 4: 9 & 11 and Coming Alongside!
...“But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another” “And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you; We had such a wonderful bible study last night as we started the book of Colossians and went through the first chapter, such meaty truths there for us. I wish sometimes that we could do chapters at least twice in order to pull out all th...
Eileen Beckett
A Bit Philosophical
...I am editing this blog because I believe I have left an erroneous thought in the minds of a few. Often, in this medium of communication we can assume that other's are aware of our minds and the thoughts within them. I ask that you forgive me for leaving such a thought in anyone's mind. I said below that my study on the covenants perhaps would shed some light, I never, but never meant that it might TEACH anyone a thing. I meant it might shed some light on my decision to withdraw m...
Eileen Beckett
A Comfort Quote
...     Human comfort and divine comfort are of different natures; human comfort consists in external, visible help, which a man may see, hold, and feel; divine comfort only in words and promises, where there is neither seeing, hearing, nor feeling....
Martin Luther
A Comforting Thought
...“Lo, I am with you alway, even to the end of the world. Amen.” (Matthew 28:20).      Jesus is with His saints at all times, in all places and in all circumstances. He is “God with us” (Matthew 1:23). He is with them to comfort them in the hour of sorrow, to enlighten them in the hour of darkness, to guide them in the hour of doubt and perplexity, to deliver them in the time of conflict and to support them in the hour of death. Oh for faith...
A Comparison
...     Brethren, if I should compare the natural state of man, I would picture an immense graveyard filled with yawning graves and dying men. All around are lofty walls and massive iron gates. At the gate stands MERCY. An angel attracted by the awful sight exclaims, "Mercy, why do you not enter that awful place and apply to these pitiful creatures your restoring balm?" Mercy replies, "I dare not enter, for JUSTICE bars the way." By the side of Mercy stands the So...
Christmas Evans
A Compassionate High Priest
...“Wherefore in all things it behoved Him to be made like unto His brethren, that He might be amerciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. For in that He Himself hath suffered being tempted, He is able to succour them that are tempted” (Hebrews 2:17-18).      The Son of God, in our nature, having finished His redemption-work, and returned to heaven, wears that nature in an everlasting union wit...
Robert Hawker
A Crime Worthy of Death
...In Numbers chapter 15 an incident is recounted from Israel's wilderness wandering. It concerns a man who gathered sticks on the sabbath day, and the high cost of his actions. Today, in Britain, we have completely erased capital punishment from the list of possible sentences for wrongdoing. The ultimate act of retribution, the death penalty, is no longer available to judges even for the most heinous of crimes. Sabbath breaking But in Old Testament Israel this was not the case. There were num...
Peter Meney
A Dead Dog as I Am
...     Upon arriving to services one Wednesday evening, to my surprise, there was an old, mangy, rejected and forsaken dog sitting on the front porch of the church building. I was appalled and repulsed at the dog’s sad appearance and horrible condition. This poor creature was in bad shape, yet all I can remember thinking was, “I wish this dog would go away.”      I am so grateful that when my merciful, gracious and compassionate Savior looked upon...
David Eddmenson
A Description of God's People!
...1 Peter Chapter 1 Don Fortner Sermon paraphrased by me! Peter gives us a wonderful description of who we are as saints and describes most simply the great gifts that we have, the gifts that we can rejoice in and treasure as we sojourn here.  1. We are strangers in this world; the world will not know us. Abel was a stranger to Cain although they were brothers because Cain did not know Abel. Cain was a natural man, Abel a spiritual. It is the enmity between the seed of Christ...
Eileen Beckett
A Display of God's Sovereignty
...     There is a great display of God's sovereignty within the Church that He bought with His own blood. He places whom He will in it, prospers them as He will, gives spiritual gifts as He will and leads them as He will. But in this there is a great equality. He loves them all the same and shall reward them all the same because they all stand before Him on the merits of Christ and not themselves. They all believe the same thing … they believe on Christ. They all give the...
Gary Shepard
A Double Knowledge : Isaiah 61:1-3
...The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; (2) To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; (3) To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garme...
William Gadsby
A False Gospel in Sovereign Grace Gab
...     If God choose children because their parents are Christians, what  is the reason why some of the same children so "called chosen" end up being God haters and dying in their sin?      This theological system is really, really bad, wacky! It is so bad, I don't know how anyone who profess Sovereign grace with their mouth would believe that.      Let me tell you what I think for the 2 pennies that it is worth.    ...
James Guyo
A Full-Time Advocate : I John 2:1
...     This scripture encourages the believer to trust and hope in the mercy of God AT ALL TIMES! It does not say, "If any man is holy, prayerful, and always faithful, he has an advocate;" but it says, "If any man SIN, he has an advocate with the Father." It does not say, "If any man sins, he forfeits his right to Christ's advocacy." Grace that can be forfeited because of human failure is not grace at all. Mercy that is conditioned upon th...
Henry Mahan
A Good Conscience
...1 Timothy 1:5 – Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned.     How can we who are sinners have a good conscience before a holy and righteous God?  Self-righteous religion teaches men and women that they can have a good conscience before God based on efforts to obey and to be holy.  Although true believers should do their best in these areas, our efforts in these areas cannot be the source of a good...
Bill Parker
A good day, a new word!
...I had the day off today, it has been pleasant. I had to do a little trip to WalMart for birdseed but that means that spring is just around the corner and I’m ready for that. Ready to have the days longer, ready to water and mow the yard and see the green sprouts coming up be it flowers or grass or buds on the trees. Ready for summer, ready for heat. Genesis 8:22 “While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not ...
Eileen Beckett
A Grave Concern
...     A pastor once declared to a friend, "I want you to know that I no longer believe in PARTICULAR REDEMPTION." When I heard this, I was shocked; but I was not surprised. I am always SHOCKED when a man turns from the gospel of grace to something else, especially when that person has studied the Scriptures, the ancient fathers, the character of God, the nature of sinners, and the covenant mercies of God in Christ. To deny effectual and particular rede...
Henry Mahan
A Hymn!
...Congregational singing is such a blessing and balm to our souls and often the words of the hymns seem to be especially meaningful to us. Today was a day like that for me, bringing me to my senses and renewing my thoughts of God's Sovereignty and watchcare over me. The wonderful thing about hymns is that you know whoever wrote them had the same tests and trials that we all do and they found the very comfort for their souls as we do........trusting God! What can these anxious cares avail th...
Eileen Beckett
A Just God and Savior
...     The disobedient rebel is cast out of the Garden of Eden, as he should have been. A just God cast him out of His presence, but he goes out with a Saviour's promise of life through the woman's seed. The wicked world was destroyed by a flood, as it should have been. A just God dealt with sin in righteousness, but high on the flood floats an ark of salvation by the grace of God, our Saviour. From Sinai's mountain comes a holy law, which a just and righteous God must r...
Henry Mahan
A Letter on Judging
...    Several things come to mind when reading your brief statement dated 12-29-99 which you titled GOD ALONE KNOWS WHO ARE SAVED NOT ANYONE ELSE.      The title is not necessarily a true statement. The thief on the cross was saved and is in Heaven. Judas Iscariot was not saved therefore is not in Heaven. The Apostle Paul was saved and is in Heaven. There are probably many more Scriptural examples on both sides that could be mentioned but some how I do not think...
Scott Price
A Lot to Argue About
...     There is a lot of stuff to argue about in the bible.      But in all that if you miss how God makes a sinner righteous, you have missed the whole point-you surely labor in vain and you may still be in your sins and that means condemned.      And I content as the scriptures do clearly and repeatedly that salvation is of the Lord and that means the righteousness that God requires to declare a sinner as righteous and accepted is THE FREELY IMP...
James Guyo
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