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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Creeps Creep in Among us – We must be more Watchful

Jud 1:4 For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ. I was reading from Thomas...

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We Cannot Handle Vengeance – It Belongs to the Lord

Rom 12:19 Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” This instruction from the Lord does not neutralize vengeance. It sustains it. What...

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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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Thoughts on the Hypocrite by John Bunyan

Luk 13:6-7 And he told this parable: “A man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found none. (7) And he said to the vinedresser, ‘Look, for three years now I...

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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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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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Who is Our Real Enemy?

Gal 4:16 Have I then become your enemy by telling you the truth? The Galatian Christians had received the gospel from Paul with great thanksgiving. They loved Paul for bringing the good news of Christ to them. But of course,...

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