The Wicked Accuse and Assume the Worst

1Co 13:4-5 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant (5) or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; Are there or have there been...

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In Defense of Fellowship by Distance

Col 2:1-5 For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face, (2) that their hearts may be encouraged, being...

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If you are in Christ – God is not mad at you

1Jn 4:16-18 So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. (17) By this is love perfected...

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This Matter of Faith

Heb 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. We are saved by faith in Christ. We are...

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Be Careful – Watch, Pray, Do not be Careless

1Pe 4:17-18 For it is time for judgment to begin at the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God? (18) And “If the...

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Consider the Cost of Following Christ

The following is taken from J.C. Ryle's book Holiness, in the chapter entitled The Cost - But it does cost something to be a real Christian, according to the standard of the Bible. There are enemies to be overcome, battles to be...

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Even the Apostle Paul Despaired

2Co 1:8-10 For we do not want you to be unaware, brothers, of the affliction we experienced in Asia. For we were so utterly burdened beyond our strength that we despaired of life itself. (9) Indeed, we felt that we...

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My Righteousness is in Heaven – Not in Me

John Bunyan, author of the Pilgrim's Progress, struggled for years with terrible guilt that he had committed the unpardonable sin. The enemy would, over and over, throw this scripture into his mind: Heb 12:15-17 See to it that no one...

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Christ will Lead You – If You Follow Him

Pro 3:5-7 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. (6) In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. (7) Be not wise in your own eyes;...

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Being Hated Does Not Mean You are Wrong

Act 14:19-22 But Jews came from Antioch and Iconium, and having persuaded the crowds, they stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city, supposing that he was dead. (20) But when the disciples gathered about him, he rose up...

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