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January 2019

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With the New Year upon us, we do well to pause and look back as well as forward. We look back to the past year and recall many experiences of the Lord’s...

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The Form of God

“Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: but made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant”...

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The Propitiation for our Sin

It is a striking feature of the writing of the apostle John that whatever God is shown to have provided, in His love, for His own glory and the need...

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The Purpose of Heart!

Many younger believers set off with definite purpose to be devoted to the One who has redeemed them at the cost of His own life’s blood, “I am His doubly!”...

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At the Feet of the Lord Jesus

To be at the feet of the Lord Jesus is to be in the most blessed spot in God’s universe. It is there that every problem is solved and every question...

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Q: Should Christians keep the Sabbath? “One of my college classmates, who claims to be a Christian, told me that I need to keep the Sabbath and obey...

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Bitter discovery…

Two brothers, Raul and Sergio Gonzalez, each worked hard and saved every spare bit of cash. They hoped to get ahead by investing in real estate. They...

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Questions What king refused to let the Israelites pass through his country to go to Canaan? What King cut up Jeremiah’s scroll and throw it into the...

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What the Lord desires in His people is wholeheartedness for Himself. This does not imply separation from the ordinary occupations of the world. But the question is, whether these occupations entangle the heart and become our objects? or whether, while pursuing these occupations, the heart is still free for Christ? Is getting on in the world what fills our thoughts? or are we, while providing things honest in the sight of all men, really living among men and before men as those who are not their...

The Present salvation

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When we speak of a present salvation, it is often understood to mean that a sinner can be saved now, at this moment. That is quite true, but that is not what I am meaning, but rather that there is a salvation for the present moment. A salvation for whom? For people that are saved. But how can saved people require a salvation? Well, because when we speak of them as saved, we mean that through the finished work of Christ, through His precious atoning blood, He has saved our souls from sin’s bitter...

The Cross of Christ

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In the verses from Romans and Corinthians we get summarized something of the Apostle’s doctrine concerning the Cross of Christ. In Galatians we discover the working out of the doctrine, the way it affected his manner of life. We may state thus: The first and second scriptures are doctrinal and dogmatic. They state certain things that have been divinely accomplished in the Cross of Christ. The third and fourth from Galatians are experimental and practical. You will notice that in these Galatian...

The End of All Things is at Hand!

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1 Peter 4:7 It may be well questioned whether we are as deeply conscious of the instability of things around and of the approaching end as were the early Christians. At the close of the year, or of any other period of time, we may be impressed with it; but it is very doubtful if we live daily with the thought that all things are rapidly heading up for the Lord’s interposition in power to establish His kingdom. The fact and the teaching of Scripture we are acquainted with, for the subject is often...

The Coming of the Lord Jesus for his Saints!

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“I JESUS have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and THE BRIGHT AND MORNING STAR. And the Spirit and the bride say, COME…He that testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus” (Revelation 22:16–20). The thought of the Lord’s coming should lift us outside the presence of men, whether great or small. It will if it is a living hope in our souls, and we shall labor only to be acceptable...

Why Didn’t You Pay the Ransom?

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In March of 1987, eight-year-old Marco was kidnapped and taken away from his mother at gunpoint. For seventeen months he was held for ransom in a mountain hideout in Italy while his captors demanded a two million dollar ransom. When paramilitary police had gotten close to the hut where the boy was held, his captors placed him on a mountain trail with the order, “Walk!” The police found him on that mountain trail. His hair had grown past his shoulders. Around his left wrist were marks left from the...

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Questions Who brought Simon Peter to the Lord Jesus? Who said that Moses wrote of Him? Who was the first woman in Europe to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ?

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