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The Non-Essential Church

Times of crisis reveal much about us as individuals: our courage, faith, integrity and more. Such times also reveal much about the state of a society or nation. Like those…
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Setting Up Your Tabernacle

On the first day of the first month shalt thou set up the tabernacle. (Exodus 40:2) God has established that certain times and locations can have a special impact on…
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Another Year Is Dawning

Thou crownest the year with thy goodness. (Psalm 65:11) Another year has passed and what a different year it has been than anyone would have imagined at its beginning! Very…
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Are You Resolved to Pray?

Did you make any New Year’s resolutions for this year?  If so, how are you doing in keeping them?  I read somewhere that most resolutions made on Dec 31 are…
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A True Friend

“A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” (Proverbs 17:17) Who would not want to have a friend? Sometimes after a person dies, he is…
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When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

Isaac Watts (1674-1748), was the author of hundreds of hymns, many of them still being sung today. He is generally considered the “Father of English Hymnody”.  While it is true…
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Contentment

Recently, I set, as one of my short-term goals, to read several books in my library by W.S. Plumer. I had purchased them some time ago, but with such a…
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Does the Bible Teach a Secret Rapture For the Church?

(An Analysis of Paul’s Letters to the Thessalonians) There can be no arguing the fact that Dispensationalism has been the predominant ‘system’ of biblical interpretation throughout much of the church…
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No Reserves. No Retreats. No Regrets.

The title of this thread comes from some entries into his personal journal by William Borden (1887-1913), a man who was born into a very wealthy family, but gave it…
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Christ – The Mediator

A.W. Pink (1886-1952) For there is one God, and one Mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus” (1Ti 2:5). Some unregenerate men, who deny the God-head of Christ,…
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Delight in the Will of God

John A. Broadus (1827-1895) I delight to do thy will, 0 my God! Psalm 40:8 This psalm tells of one who has suffered, been graciously relieved, and now responds in…
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Christianity in Action

Pastor Hyeon Soo Lim was falsely accused and arrested for “crimes against the state” by one of the most repressive regimes today, that of North Korea. He was sentenced to…
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Are You Surrendered to God’s Will?

During the past few months my wife and I have been faced with a matter of knowing the will of God in a certain area of our lives.  We have…
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The Cross of Christ

J.C. Ryle (1816 – 1900) READER, What do you think about the cross of Christ? The question may be one that you consider of little importance: but it deeply concerns…
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The Error of Feeling-Based Worship

While preaching from 1 Corinthians 5:1, Alistair Begg gives an account of an experience attending a church where the focus by the “worship team” is on feelings, and not the…
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Acceptable Service Must Be Fervent Service

“Fervent in spirit, serving the Lord”  (Romans 12:11) One thing God hates is slothfulness in His people. It is not merely a problem that afflicts individuals; it is a sin.…
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