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The Growth of Grace, Part 7: The Full Ear in the Corn

Mark 4:28; I Corinthians 15:10; 2 Timothy 1:12 First the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear. By the grace of God I am what I am. For I know whom I have believed, and … Continue reading

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The Growth of Grace Part 4: Grace in the Ear, or the Young Believer

Ephesians 4:7; Mark 4:28 Unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. First the blade, then the ear. JEREMIAH DYKE (1584-1639): It is a point that concerns us at all times … Continue reading

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The Growth of Grace Part 2: Grace in the Blade, or, the New Convert

John 1:16 And of his fullness have all we received, and grace for grace. JOHN TRAPP (1601-1699): Grace is both a grace, and a vessel to receive grace. JOHN NEWTON (1725-1807): The Lord leads all His people effectually and savingly … Continue reading

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The Great Physician’s Prescription for Overcoming Fear

Mark 4:40; Matthew 10:29-31; Mark 11:22        Why are you so fearful? How is it that ye have no faith?        Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? And one of them shall not fall on the ground without … Continue reading

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Communion with God: The Reward of Obedience & Holy Dedication

John 14:21, 23, 24; John 15:10, 11        He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will … Continue reading

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The Blessed Assurance in Jesus Christ’s Promise of Persecution

John 15:20; Matthew 5:10-12          Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you.          Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ … Continue reading

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Preparing for the Lord’s Supper

Amos 4:12        Prepare to meet thy God, O Israel. C. H. MACKINTOSH (1820-1896): It may be asked, Is there no preparation necessary? Are we to sit down at the table of the Lord with as much indifference as if … Continue reading

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Assurance: Some Biblical Test Questions

Romans 14:22        Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. WILLIAM COWPER (1731-1800): ’Tis a point I long to know;                                                                        Oft it causes anxious thought;                                                                           Do I love the Lord or no?                                                                             Am I His, or am I … Continue reading

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True Faith: The “No Pain, No Gain” Rule of Spiritual Exercise

Ecclesiastes 3:10; I Peter 1:7        I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it.        The trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth. … Continue reading

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Satan’s Spiritual Blitzkrieg: A Sudden Assault on a Believer’s Mind

I Peter 5:8, 9        Your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he would devour: whom resist steadfastly in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the … Continue reading

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