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All Things Work Together for Good - Published on June 4, 2020
..."All things work together for good." - Romans 8:28     These words teach believers that no matter what may be the number nor how overwhelming the character of adverse circumstances, they are all contributing to conduct them into the possession of the inheritance provided for them in heaven. How wonderful is the providence of God in over-ruling the most disorderly things, and in turning to our good things which in themselves are most pernicious! We marvel at His mighty...
Arthur W. Pink
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Let The World Be - Published on June 1, 2020
...    Peace and joy are two main fruits of Christ’s kingdom. Let the world be as it will, if we cannot rejoice in the world, yet we may rejoice in the Lord. His presence makes any condition comfortable. ‘Be not afraid,’ says he to his disciples, when they were afraid, as if they had seen a ghost, ‘It is I’ (Matt. 14:27), as if there were no cause of fear where he was present....
Richard Sibbes
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Freewillers? Are They Brethren? - Published on June 1, 2020
...    Many confess free-will shibboleths without ever having studied the scriptures on the issue and knowing the implications of their words.  I do believe for sure that haters of God's sovereign election, once confronted with the truth, give evidence of God hardening their hearts against the gospel....     Article Length: Very Short
What Will A Believer Not Do? - Published on June 1, 2020
...    We should never be too quick or dogmatic in asserting what a believer will not do or what doctrinal error he cannot embrace. David committed adultery and murder to cover it. Solomon worshipped idols to pacify his wives. Peter denied the Lord Jesus and forsook him. The disciples on the Emmaus Road thought the Redeemer had failed. Paul took a legal Jewish vow. He and Barnabas had a dispute over John Mark that was never mended while they lived on earth. God’s saints today are no...
Don Fortner
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The Way to Life Eternal - Published on June 1, 2020
..."For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain!" - Philippians 1:21      A dislike of death is no proof of the lack of genuine religion. The instincts of nature shrink from it, for no creature can like its own dissolution. But though death is not desired, the result of it may be, for to the Christian dying is the way to life eternal! "Only a few years will pass, before I go on the journey of no return." - Job 16:22 "Blessed are the dead who die ...
William Jay
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Be Charitable To Your Brethren - Published on May 31, 2020
..."Then I looked, and there before me was the Lamb, standing on Mount Zion, and with Him 144,000 who had His Father's name written on their foreheads." - Revelation 14:1      Who were these 144,000 "who had His Father's name written on their foreheads?"      Not Bs for "Baptists,"      nor Ws for "Wesleyans,"      nor Es for "Established Church."     ...
Charles Spurgeon
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The Trial of Faith - Published on May 30, 2020
...    O suffering saints of God! tried and afflicted children of the most High! raise up your thoughts as God may enable you--lift up your eyes, and see what awaits you. Are you tried, tempted, exercised, afflicted? It is your mercy. God does not deal so with every one. He means to conform you to the image of his Son in glory, and therefore he now conforms you to the image of his Son in suffering. 'O but,' you say, 'I cannot believe it is so!' No; if you could, it would n...
J.C. Philpot
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Dear Friend - Published on May 30, 2020
...    Dear friend,     May Jesus be yours - all that He is, and all that He has. Then you will be as rich as an archangel!     May He captivate you more with His infinite beauty and enable you to live more blessedly upon His infinite fullness, that He may keep His royal court in your soul!     The more you are acquainted with Him, the more you will grow in love to Him; for He is altogether lovely, an immense ocean of everlasting love!...
William Romaine
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He That Hath The Son Hath Life - Published on May 29, 2020
...    It has been (for centuries) a great temptation to talented men to spend th eir time studying, arguing and quarreling over doctrine and future events, when they would have been better employed and more greatly used of God in preaching the gospel of our Lord.  It certainly does not harm us to sharpen our minds, to look into the mysteries of God, to inquire into that which is written (revealed and unrevealed) but our powers are limited, our gifts are limited, our time is limited....
Henry Mahan
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The Best Friend - Published on May 29, 2020
...    The Best Friend you can have on this earth is one who will tell you the truth. One who will not help make you comfortable in a refuge of lies. One who speaks the truth to you in love. One who will continue to do so though you may not appreciate his doing so. May I be such a friend that the blood of others be not on my hands....
Don Bell
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The Blood Before the Lord - Published on May 29, 2020
...    Note in Scripture how many times the blood is said to be “before the Lord.” Whether any man saw it or not was of small account, for it was offered for sin “before the Lord.” When the Passover lamb was slain in Egypt, where was the blood placed? It was on the OUTSIDE of the door, “before the Lord.” He said, “When I see the blood I will pass over you.” The suffering and death of Christ on behalf of His people was “before the Lord&...
Henry Mahan
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Preserving Grace Before Regeneration - Published on May 27, 2020
...“To those who have been called, who are loved by God the Father and preserved in Jesus Christ.” - Jude 1     What a mercy it is for God’s people, that before they have a ‘vital union’ with Christ, before they are grafted into Him experimentally — they have an ‘eternal union’ with Him before all worlds. It is by virtue of this eternal union, that they come into the world at such a time,     at such a place,   &...
J.C. Philpot
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Number the Days - Published on May 27, 2020
...And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation. - Hebrews 9:27-28     Richard Baxter once said, “I preach as one who may never preach again and as a dying man to dying men.” We need to learn the all-important lesson, “It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment...
Henry Mahan
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Bitter Spirited Christians? - Published on May 27, 2020
...    As we grow in grace, we are sure to grow in charity, sympathy, and love. We shall, as we ripen in grace, have greater sweetness towards our fellow Christians. Bitter spirited Christians may know a great deal, but they are immature.     Those who are quick to censure may be very acute in judgment, but they are as yet very immature in heart.     He who grows in grace remembers that he is but dust, and he therefore does not expect his fellow Christians to be ...
Charles Spurgeon
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What is Love? - Published on May 27, 2020
..."Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.  Love never fails!" - 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 LOVE IS... being willing to have your life complicated by the needs and struggles of others witho...     Article Length: Medium
Be Gentle - Published on May 27, 2020
...   It is the duty of all men to be gentle to the 'sons of sorrow'.    There be some who from their very birth are marked by melancholy as her own.    The silent shades of sorrow are their congenial haunts, the glades of the forest of grief are the only places where their leaf can flourish.     Others there are who through some crushing misfortune are brought so low that they never hold up their heads again, but go from that time forth mour...
Charles Spurgeon
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Cultivate a Gentle Spirit - Published on May 27, 2020
...    I do believe that there is nothing that has such power over ungodly men as gentleness of spirit, quietness of behavior, patience of character, and the continual conquest over an evil temper.     If you grow angry when people are angry with you, you will have lost your witness. But if you can be patient under persecution, if you can smile when they ridicule you, if you can yield your rights, if you can bear and continue to bear, you are greater than the man who has...
Charles Spurgeon
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Accept One Another - Published on May 27, 2020
..."Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God." - Romans 15:7     The Christian, especially he who is advanced and established in the life of faith, has a fervent zeal for God—for the honor of His Name, His Word and His Gospel. The honest warmth of zeal which he feels, when God's Word is broken, His Gospel is despised, and when the great and glorious Name of the Lord his God is profaned, would, by the occasion of his...
John Newton
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I am Black, But Lovely! - Published on May 27, 2020
..."I am black, but lovely!" - Song of Solomon 1:5     The believer pictures her state. It is a seeming paradox. The extremes of lowliness and greatness are combined. She presents two aspects. Deformity and loveliness compose the portrait. "I am black, but lovely!"     Blackness is frightful and repulsive. No eye can rest on it complacently. But blackness is the emblem of our state by nature. We are conceived and born in sin; and sin is most hideous whe...
Henry Law
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He Was The Only Innocent Man to Ever Be Punished by God! - Published on May 27, 2020
...    A god who is all love, all grace, all mercy—but no sovereignty, no justice, no holiness, and no wrath—is an idol!     The most violent expression of God's wrath and justice is seen in the Cross. If ever a person had room to complain for injustice it was Jesus. He was the only innocent man ever to be punished by God!      If we stagger at the wrath of God, then let us stagger at the Cross. Here is where our astonishment should be focuse...
R.C. Sproul
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