April 2024

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“Cause me to hear Thy loving-kindness in the morning; for in Thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I...

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Philippians - A Brief Overview

Paul wrote to the Philippians to thank them for a gift (4:10–19) (it is always good to be thankful for anything we receive); but there...

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Why Did God Permit Sin?

This question is often asked by the skeptic and frequently found without reply in the mind even of the believer in Christ. How imme...

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A Great While Before Day

"And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed" (Mark 1:35)...

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"He that is Holy, He that is True" - Revelation 3:7

The Lord Jesus presents Himself in a distinctive way to each of the seven churches of Revelation 2 and 3, and His address is in accord...

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A Fortune Teller

A Christian was returning home one evening through the heart of a large oriental city. Suddenly he was accosted by a tall, fine-looking...

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Questions How many people did Elisha raise from the dead? In what city did the Lord Jesus raise from the dead a young man who was on his way to be...

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“Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong” (1 Corinthians 16:13) In 1 Corinthians 7:29 it says, “But this I say, brethren, the time is short.” An even more remarkable statement is found in Revelation 10:5-6: “And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven, and sware by Him that liveth forever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are,...

The Two Great Phases of the Cross

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I would dwell for a little on the cross of Christ in its two grand, fundamental phases, or in other words, the cross as a basis of: Our peace and our worship, our discipleship, and our testimony. In another word, relationship with God, and our relationship with the world. If as a convicted sinner I look at the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, I behold in it the everlasting foundation of my peace. I see my “sin” put away, as to the root or principle t...

There is a New Creation

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The work of God in creation is brought before us in different parts of the Holy Scriptures, each mention bringing out some peculiar feature for our instruction. Genesis gives its account of creation and of God’s preparation of the earth for man’s habitation, with charming divine simplicity for the instruction, edification, and delight of every child of God; its powerful statements of fact silencing for the believer the infidel voices that would...


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Devotedness is a much deeper and, at the same time, a much simpler thing than many suppose. Most think that if they are earnestly engaged in the Lord’s work, and looking to Him for guidance and blessings this is being devoted; but it is much more. It is having Christ Himself as the delight and resource of my heart and the bent of my mind towards Him. The highest service we can render the Lord is to serve His heart, and that is a serv...

From a missionary in Bolivia

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A Prisoner of the Lord It was the missionary’s custom to preach the Gospel every Lord’s Day from 3 to 4 p.m. on the steps of the Liberty Statue in the main square of Potosi. Occasionally a colonel stopped to listen and then passed on. One day the colonel called him aside to warn him of coming violence on the part of the police if he did not desist from preaching in the square. (The cathedral was near the Liberty Statue, and the vicar was not very...

It Won't Sink

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I was the captain of a smuggling boat. At dawn, we discovered a coast guard boat in the distance. The coast guard was still a long way off, and we soon saw her turning toward us. We couldn’t possibly get away. We all knew what would happen if we were caught. Not only would the boat and cargo be confiscated, but we would all be sent to prison. There was dead silence while we stared at each other in dismay. The coast guard was comi...

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Questions Who was Obed’s nurse? Which prophet indicated the place where the Lord Jesus should be born? Who told Joseph what he should name the son that Mary was going to deliver?

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