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April 2021

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This is what some may call the “proper Christian experience,” but before Paul could say, “For me to live is Christ,” Christ had to live in him! Although...

A fork in a path

Proving God’s will!

If we are to know the will of God, nothing can compare with considering the blessed person of our Lord Jesus Christ. He could say in perfect...

An empty tomb


That the Father has been revealed in the Person of the Son, that there is a divine Person on earth, the Holy Spirit, and that there is a Man in heaven,...

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The wisdom from above

“Heaven is our home” we sing in one of our hymns. If that is the case, this should be seen in our lives. That is why James presents to his readers...

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“Beside the still waters”

The souls of men are restless, sin has made them so, for “the wicked are like the troubled sea when it cannot rest.” But the Good Shepherd calls...

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“The New Normal”

My printer has been “acting up.” Eventually I will have to buy a new one, but for now shutting it down and unplugging it seems to clear the problem...

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Questions Who is the first nurse to be buried in the Bible? What did the Lord Jesus eat after his resurrection? Who will sing, “O grave, where is thy...

Dear Reader

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A new year has arrived! And like the year before it, this new 365 days has come with much anticipation. It is fitting at such a time that we should look backward, onward, and upward. Concerning the past, we can say, “Surely goodness and mercy hath followed us all the days.” Notwithstanding failure and feebleness, God has been the strength and portion of His people, and they remember with thankful hearts “all the way” the Lord their God hath led them (Deut.8:2). To the glory of His grace, they...

Hope for the New year Therefore, I have hope!

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"This I recall to my mind; therefore, have I hope" (Lamentations 3:21) There was some great cause for this hope that seems suddenly to have illuminated the soul of the weeping prophet; his THEREFORE proves this. It is the word that is specially used to introduce the conclusion as a result of something that has been previously stated, "Therefore" looks in two directions and is a splendid word with which to begin a New Year. It looks backward to the preceding sufficient cause, and forward to the...

The women in Matthew’s genealogy!

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It is of considerable interest to observe that there are the names of five women in the genealogical record of Matthew, and although no historical events are mentioned in connection with a number of the men whose names are there, the Spirit of God has been pleased to give us something of the history of each of these women. Tamar The first of these women is Tamar, the daughter-in-law of Judah who, it would seem, was a daughter of the Canaanites, like her mother-in-law. Abraham had been most careful...

Partial obedience

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So often we hear people say: "I have done my best. God can surely accept that. None of us is perfect." This seems quite reasonable to men as a whole, but we know that Adam and Eve transgressed the only commandment that God had given to them, and death entered into the world. Centuries later the children of Israel, in their desire to be "like all the nations" (although this was contrary to God's intentions, since He had chosen them to be a peculiar people for Himself), came to Samuel with the request...

Christ’s Presence With Those Who Love Him

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When the Lord Jesus passed through this world as Man for the accomplishment of the will of God, His Father was ever the object before Him, and He constantly counted on His support, even as He said in spirit in Psalm 16, "I have set the LORD always before me; because He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved" (ver. 8). How comforting and sustaining for the Lord to have ever the sense of the Father's nearness in His path of obedience and submission to His will. It was the knowledge of the Father's...

One Quick Call

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On February 25, 1955, a young mother in San Francisco made her doctor swear he would keep her secret. He would never reveal her name to anyone who came asking about the child he’d just delivered. But about thirty years later he was dying, and the secret burned in him. He sat down to write a letter. The doctor finished his letter and then died with it still on his desk. Steve Jobs, billionaire founder of Apple and mastermind behind the iMac, iPod, iPhone, iPad and so much more, was put up for adoption...

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Questions What is the first color mentioned in the Bible? Who asked the Lord Jesus to show the disciples the Father? How many fruits does the tree of life produce every month?

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