January 2024

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Dear Reader

“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, t...

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The Two Great Phases of the Cross

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:...

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There is a New Creation

The work of God in creation is brought before us in different parts of the Holy Scriptures, each mention bringing out some peculiar fea...

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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 e...

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From a missionary in Bolivia

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 Libert...

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It Won't Sink

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...

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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...

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The Spirit of God brings before us a pure Object for our minds and hearts: the Lord Jesus. It does not matter how young we are, nor does it matter how old we are: We have the same Object for our hearts, because Christ is the only One who can fill and satisfy our hearts. If we are not satisfied, we may have to pass through experiences of trial. As Peter is presenting the wilderness pathway to us, he looks back and sees the Lord Jesus here in this wilderness and how...

A Chamber for the Man of God

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A bed, a table, and a candlestick - 2 Kings 4:8-11 This fourth chapter of 2 Kings is one of the most delightful and instructive in the Old Testament. It begins with a famine, and it ends with a feast, plainly proving that God has come into it by the way. Elisha, the man of God, who stood for God and showed what His goodness and grace were to a needy and sinful people, is the great figure in it, but he does but illustrate the fullness that there is in our Lord Jesus to meet every n...

“In Christ”

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As there seems to be some confusion in regard to the standing of the believer, we propose briefly to examine it, in the hope of establishing some of our readers in the truth. We ask then, in the first place, is the believer’s standing found in Romans 5:2? That he is there justified through faith, has peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, is brought through Christ into the present enjoyment of God’s favor, and rejoices in the hope...

Everything Established in the Second Man, The Lord Jesus Christ!

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Whatever has been ruined in the first man will be gloriously established in the Second Man. Adam fell and was ruined: Christ is the glory of God. The Law was broken: It shall presently be written on men’s hearts. The priests fell: Our Great High Priest can never fail. The Kingdom failed: His throne is for ever and ever. It will be a thousand times more glorious than what was lost—infinitely more so. And so with the church—He will have it for His bride, He will be glorified in His saints, and...

“Overcoming the World”

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Abraham the Overcomer In seeking to interpret the beautiful types of the Old Testament we must always apply this necessary safeguard, “Types are illustrative of truths, not expressive of them.” The propriety of this will be seen when we consider how infinitely greater is the substance—Christ, of which they are but shadows. How immeasurably superior is the fulfilment—Christ—to that which is but the figure. How soft and subdued is the light that emanates from those t...

A mighty fortress is our God!

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A mighty fortress is our God, a bulwark never failing; Our helper He, amid the flood of mortal ills prevailing: For still our ancient foe doth seek to work us woe; His craft and pow’r are great, and, armed with cruel hate, On earth is not his equal. Did we in our own strength confide, our striving would be losing Were not the right Man on our side, the Man of God’s own choosing: Dost ask who that may be? Christ Jesus, it is He; Lord Sabaoth, His Name, from age to a...

Katrina: Who Is to Blame?

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When hurricane Katrina’s storm surge broke through the levee and flooded New Orleans, a few years ago, devastating the city, who was to blame? The engineers who designed the levee? The individuals who built their homes, businesses and dreams on land that was subject to massive flooding? The federal government for not making the city safe against a level 5 storm? The local government for not ordering a general evacuation earlier? Blame is a heavy load to carry, and apparently there...

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Questions Who was the soldier in charge of David’s bodyguards? Which is the only Gospel that records a Roman soldier piercing the body of the Lord Jesus with a spear? What material were the uniforms of the armies that followed the Logos made of?

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