That Point of Decision at Which we Must Decide

Mat 19:21-22 Jesus said to him, “If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” (22) When the young man heard this he...

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Superstition or Faith?

The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem. Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity. What does man gain by all the toil at which he toils under the sun? A...

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The Abuser’s Claim to be a Christian Examined (J.C. Ryle)

The following is taken from J.C. Ryle’s great book Practical Religion. Ryle was the Anglican Bishop at Liverpool back in the 1800’s. Read his books and you will find yourself quite well grounded in the faith. What Ryle says here...

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It’s the Same Old Tactic – Keep the Bible from the People

Psa 119:105-111 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. (106) I have sworn an oath and confirmed it, to keep your righteous rules. (107) I am severely afflicted; give me life, O LORD,...

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The Lord Shakes our “Routine”

Heb 12:26 At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Yet once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.” 2Pe 3:4 They will say, “Where is the promise of his...

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Let’s Talk About Forgiveness

Eph 4:31-32 Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. (32) Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. We have...

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A Thought for Today from Jeremiah 5

I am just going to quote a Scripture here.  This passage pretty well nails the scenario in our churches today that most all of us have experienced and which we are trying to expose.  I like the Lord’s promise of...

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What is that to You? You Follow Me

John 21:20-22, “Peter turned and saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following them, the one who had been reclining at table close to him and had said, “Lord, who is it that is going to betray you?” (21) When Peter...

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Let’s Talk about Bearing One Another’s Burdens

Gal 6:2 Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. What is the Law of Christ? Theologians no doubt have written massive essays on that subject. But I don't think it is that difficult to sort out....

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Betrayal by Friends and Family is Nothing New

Jeremiah 12:6 ESV  For even your brothers and the house of your father, even they have dealt treacherously with you; they are in full cry after you; do not believe them, though they speak friendly words to you.” We know...

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