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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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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The Lord Sees it all

Eze 8:12 Then he said to me, “Son of man, have you seen what the elders of the house of Israel are doing in the dark, each in his room of pictures? For they say, ‘The LORD does not see...

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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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When the Wicked are Comfy in Church….What Does that Tell us?

But in the prophets of Jerusalem I have seen a horrible thing: they commit adultery and walk in lies; they strengthen the hands of evildoers, so that no one turns from his evil; all of them have become like Sodom...

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Beware of the Scribes

And in his teaching he said, “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes and like greetings in the marketplaces and have the best seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at feasts, who...

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There is no Hope for a Wolf in Wool

Mat 21:19 And seeing a fig tree by the wayside, he went to it and found nothing on it but only leaves. And he said to it, “May no fruit ever come from you again!” And the fig tree withered...

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An Appearance of Godliness – The Real Thing (Series Finale)

2Ti 3:5 having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people. We have looked in this series at many real examples of counterfeits. People who, as Paul warns, have an exterior appearance of godliness but who, like...

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An Appearance of Godliness (Pt 24) -The Lord is Winnowing His Harvest

Mat 3:8-12 Bear fruit in keeping with repentance. (9) And do not presume to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father,’ for I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children for Abraham. (10)...

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An Appearance of Godliness (Pt 23): King Joash

2Ki 12:1-3 In the seventh year of Jehu, Jehoash began to reign, and he reigned forty years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Zibiah of Beersheba. (2) And Jehoash did what was right in the eyes of the LORD all...

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