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In one of the darkest hours of David’s history, we find that he “encouraged himself in the Lord his God.” The days may be difficult, for what used to...

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Is the Church of God an Organization or an Organism?

Read Exodus 18 Exodus 18 has sometimes been used as an argument to justify a practice in the Church of appointing people to certain places of responsibility...

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The use of a key is known to all. One possessing the key of a city, gate, or door controls whatever is within and is responsible for its safety and its...

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Channels of Blessing!

“Jesus stood and cried, saying…he that believeth on me…out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water” (John 7:37–38). “The Holy Ghost in us, revealing...

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“God… A Very Present Help”

Psalm 46 Two truths of great practical importance for believers of every dispensation are brought before us in this beautiful Psalm. In the presence...

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This story is about nothing—nothing at all. That is what you brought into the world with you when you were born. Just nothing…zero. There was a smart...

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There is no rest in the world for the Christian. There will always be something to disturb, perplex, or distress him; for we are living in a world that is under control of the devil and his angels. But the Lord Jesus says, “I will give you rest.” He does so by enabling us to rely on His word, recognize His hand, submit to His will, and trust in His perfect work. He assures us that our sins are forgiven; that our persons are safe in His keeping; that His presence shall always be with us; and...

Psalm 23!

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“The Lord Is My Shepherd” He knows His sheep. He counts them and He calls them by name. He goes before. They follow as He leads, through flood or flame. The Twenty-third Psalm unfolds before us the blessings of one who takes his journey, through this world, with the Lord Jesus as his Shepherd. The Psalm is closely connected with the preceding Psalm, as well as the one that follows. All three Psalms are of outstanding beauty and value, seeing that in each one Christ...

Hebrews 10


Our beloved Mr. J. N. Darby pointed out the three outstanding subjects of the chapter as: “The Will of God” (Hebrews 10:1–10), “The Word of Christ” (Hebrews 10:11–14), and “The Witness of the Holy Spirit” (Hebrews 10:15–18). They all combine to prepare us for approach. There are three words in the first verse of the chapter that require consideration and will help to shew the great theme of this discourse. They are: “Shadow,” “Image,” and “Perfection. “A shadow can only be caused by a substance....

“Fear hath torment”

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“And David arose, and fled that day for fear of Saul, and went to Achish the king of Gath. And the servants of Achish said unto him, Is not this David the king of the land? Did they not sing one to another of him in dances, saying, Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands? And David laid up these words in his heart and was sore afraid of Achish the king of Gath. And he changed his behavior before them, and feigned himself mad in their hands, and scrabbled on the doors of the gate,...

“As Sorrowful, Yet Always Rejoicing”

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These words, written by the apostle Paul in Second Corinthians 6:10, must be an enigma to the men of this world, for in natural things when sorrow enters the human heart its joy departs. Though the Christian knows the joys and sorrows that are natural to men, he also has a divine joy of which the men of this world know nothing, and he also has sorrows that cannot be known to those who have not the divine nature that God has given to His children. The apostle was speaking for himself and his fellow...

Great Adamic Pandemic

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As I write these words, the novel coronavirus/COVID-19 is spreading like wildfire across the globe. By the time you read these words I hope the worst is over, and this virus turns out to be less deadly than expected. This is a terrible situation, but there have been many similar outbreaks in history. In the 1300’s the “Black Plague” killed 75-200 million people. Estimates are that between 30% and 60% of Europe’s population died from it. In 1918-1920 the “Spanish Flu” devastated an already war-weary...

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