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The Difference Between Christian Faith & Worldly Fatalism

1 Samuel 3:18 It is the Lord, let him do what seemeth him good. A. W. PINK (1886-1952): When the awful tidings were broken to the aged Eli that both of his wayward sons were to be smitten by Divine … Continue reading

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God’s Sifting & Testing of Gideon’s Troops

Judges 7:1-6 Gideon, and all the people that were with him, rose up early, and pitched beside the well of Harod: so that the host of the Midianites were on the north side of them, by the hill of Moreh, … Continue reading

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Faith & Hope in Troublous Times

1 Kings 19:4-9 [Elijah] went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree: and he requested for himself that he might die; and said, It is enough; now, O LORD, take away my … Continue reading

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How Can We Please God?

Hebrews 11:5,6 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God. But without faith it is impossible … Continue reading

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God’s Answers to Prayer Come in God’s Own Perfect Time

Ecclesiastes 3:1; Habakkuk 2:3 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven. The vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, … Continue reading

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When God’s Providences Seem to Contradict God’s Promises

Genesis 13:14-16; Genesis 15:1-4 And the LORD said unto Abram…Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward: for all the land which thou seest, to thee will I … Continue reading

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Jesus Christ’s Parable of the Wedding Garment

Matthew 22:2, 3, 10-13 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son, and sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding… So those servants went out … 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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Waiting on the Lord in Faith & Hope

Psalm 130:5-7 I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope. My soul waiteth for the Lord, more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for … Continue reading

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