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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...

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Musical instruments in Christian worship?

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...

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The Spirit of god! Power, Yet Veiled

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:...

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The Quiet Time!

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...

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He came where he was!

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...

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“Fire if you dare!”

“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...

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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...

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What a deliverance from the dominion of sin and from self-service has been wrought in the one who can say, “I am crucified with Christ, nevertheless I live, yet not I, but Christ liveth in me.” From then onward the heart’s determination is that, whether by life or by death, “Christ should be magnified I my body.” It is no longer a question as to whether a thing is good and pleasing, but is it Christ? He is the Man to be manifested here. “Put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for...

Jesus and the Resurrection!

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When the apostle Paul arrived in Athens, waiting for Silas and Timotheus to come to him, we read that he was stirred in his spirit as he beheld the city to be "full of idols," Acts 17:16 (margin). While waiting there he disputed with the Jews in the synagogue and with devout persons (whoever they may have been), and daily in the market place. These public discourses brought him into touch with the leading philosophers of what appeared to be the university city of the Greek world, Some were known...

The First Martyr!


Acts 6 and 7 In the touching story of Stephen, the first of a long line of martyrs, we see the complete exposure of the wickedness of Israel on the one hand, and the display of the blessedness of Christianity on the other hand. In the course of his address, Stephen recalls the history of Israel to show that the flesh, even in the professing people of God, invariably resists the man that God is with. This he proves from Scripture by recounting the way the patriarchs had treated Joseph, and the way...

Don’t Turn Coward!!-enkakeo

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So reads our so called Authorized Version, and it is not a bad translation of the word at all. That word 'to faint' is en-kakein, formed from the word kakos, 'cowardly.' (Abbott-Smith). But from 'cowardly' it came to mean anything that was 'bad, mean, base,' for to the Greeks cowardice was all that. The first part of the word, en, means 'in.' The whole word taken together we may say means literally, "Give in to evil." (See Robertson). We find it translated by such words as 'faint', 'lose heart',...

Some Wonderful Word!

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Consider them well, O my Soul! View the Worker. It is God Himself who has wrought. He is wonderful in counsel and excellent in working. He has counselled for the glory of His Son and is carrying out in His excellent working all that which He has planned. He chose to work in creation, and we do well to “consider the wondrous works of God” in the heavens above and in the earth beneath. Now He has chosen to work in a New Creation for His own glory and for the honor of His beloved Son. View the material. “We”...

In the Hands of the Master - to Think I Almost Refused the Master! !

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Have you heard the little story of Mendelssohn, the musician? Once he wandered into a cathedral in Germany. The organist, an old man, was practicing on the great organ. Going quietly to the organ loft, Mendelssohn knocked on the small door of the organ loft and asked if he might come in and try the keys. The old man refused, fearing the stranger might not know how to manage the priceless instrument and might injure it. The great master insisted, urging that if the organist would only let him in...

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Questions According to Jeremiah, what large bird knows it has appointed times? Who sent two of his servants and a solider to bring Peter from Joppa? What sorcerer was struck blind for opposing the apostle Paul?

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