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October 2018


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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...

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The Present salvation

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...


The Cross of Christ

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...

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The End of All Things is at Hand!

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...

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The Coming of the Lord Jesus for his Saints!

“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...

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Why Didn’t You Pay the Ransom?

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...

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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...

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The Lord Jesus addressed this question to Peter His disciples. A more important question could not be asked. Over nineteen hundred years have passed away since the words were spoken, but to this very day the inquiry is most searching and useful. The true Christian is one who is so in his heart and life. It is what he feels himself and in his heart. It is seen by others in his conduct and life. He sees Jesus Christ as the Divine Savior whom his soul needs and commits himself to Him. Christ Himself...

Musical instruments in Christian worship?

Musical instruments

Q: Are musical instruments in Christian worship authorized by the New Testament? (This question was put in the questions box at the Wayne Young People’s conference, but time ran out before it could be answered) A: There is one thing that we can say with certainty when looking at this subject: Although there is much written about musical instruments in the Old Testament, the New Testament is virtually silent about their use. Do we find any passage where worship is connected with musical instrumentation?...

The Spirit of god! Power, Yet Veiled

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In the Spirit of God is living energy and activity that produces marvelous results. This is seen magnificently in the first reference to Him in Scripture: “The Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light, and there was light” (Genesis 1:2–3). Here is great power in sustained movement, for light must travel at a speed of 186,000 miles per second. And this is a picture of the working of the Spirit of God in bringing to repentance and faith one who has...

The Quiet Time!

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I. THE IMPORTANCE OF QUIET TIME Each Christian should make it the habit of his life to spend a quiet time with God at the beginning and the conclusion of each day. Before he steps out upon the untrodden path of a new day, he should take time to listen to the voice of His heavenly Father from the Bible and commune with Him by prayer. The same should be true at the end of the day, before he retires for the night. Through the reading of the Scriptures and prayer, the believer evidences his complete...

He came where he was!

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These four words, “came where he was,” aptly describe the stoop that the Son of God made when He descended from those heights of glory that were eternally His, alongside of His Father, down to the depths to which sin had brought us. The alienation that sin had put into our hearts was seen immediately at His lowly birth: “And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.” Likewise, at the beginning...

“Fire if you dare!”

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“Why are you not going to hell and why is God not going to judge you?” a college student questioned his Christian friend in a mocking voice. His friend remembered a true story his great grandfather had told him, which illustrated the fact that the Christian, a true believer in the Lord Jesus, is safe and secure from hell. Years ago, said the Christian friend, in one of the Spanish-speaking countries in South America, a British citizen was charged with joining in a local riot. He was condemned to...

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Questions What city did Pharaoh burn before giving it to King Solomon? Which prophet had a vision of a basket of summer fruits? Where did Paul baptize 12 men who had received only the baptism of John?

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