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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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The Greatest Peril of Perilous Times

2 Timothy 3:1-6; Matthew 24:10-13 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false … Continue reading

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Samson’s Riddle Unriddled

Judges 14:5,6,8,9 Samson…came to the vineyards of Timnath: and, behold, a young lion roared against him. And the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him, and he rent him as he would have rent a kid, and he had … Continue reading

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Spiritual Medicine & Preventative Prescriptions

I Peter 1:6 Now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM (347-407): God measures out affliction to our need. MARTYN LLOYD-JONES (1899-1981): “If need be”―if such proves needful—if God, in looking upon … Continue reading

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Is Every Affliction a Judgment of God Upon Sin?

John 9:1-3        And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? Jesus answered, … Continue reading

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Considering God in the Midst of Our Adversities

Job 2:10; Ecclesiastes 7:14        What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil?        In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider: God also hath set … Continue reading

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Teaching Times

Hebrews 5:8        Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered. JOHN GILL (1697-1771): Christ’s sonship did not exempt him from obedience and sufferings. MATTHEW HENRY (1662-1714): He was a Son; the only-begotten … 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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Singing in the Rain

Job 5:7-11        Man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward. I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause: which doeth great things and unsearchable; marvellous things without number: who giveth rain upon … Continue reading

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The Certainty of Temptations & Trials, Troubles & Tribulations

John 16:33; Acts 14:22        In the world ye shall have tribulation.        We must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God. BROWNLOW NORTH (1810-1875): Every Christian may settle it as a truth in his own mind, that … Continue reading

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