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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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Four Suicidal Chariots: Cowardice & Despair, Rebellion & Unbelief

1 Samuel 31:3-5 And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers hit him; and he was sore wounded of the archers. Then said Saul unto his armourbearer, Draw thy sword, and thrust me through therewith; lest these uncircumcised … Continue reading

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Counterfeit Humility

Exodus 3:11,12 And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt? And he said, Certainly I will be with thee; and this … Continue reading

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Staggering in Unbelief at the Promises of God

2 Timothy 2:13 If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself. JOHN GILL (1697-1771): “If we believe not.” This may be understood, either of such who are altogether destitute of faith, who do not believe in … Continue reading

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Franken-Self: the Monster that Man Made of Himself

Genesis 2:16,17; Genesis 3:4-6       And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: … Continue reading

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Ignorance is Certainly Not Bliss, Nor the “Mother of Devotion”

Ephesians 4:17,18        Walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart. … Continue reading

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The Comforter’s Conviction of Sin

John 15:26; John 16:8,9        When the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me.        And when he is come, … Continue reading

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How Secret Sins Become Presumptuous Sins

Psalm 19:12,13        Cleanse thou me from secret faults. Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression. OBADIAH SEDGWICK … Continue reading

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The Hard Work of Ceasing from Our Own Works

Hebrews 4:9-11        There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. Let us labour therefore to enter … Continue reading

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The Deceitful Serpent of Self-Righteousness

Isaiah 64:6; Matthew 23:33       All our righteousnesses are as filthy rags.       Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell? J. C. RYLE (1816-1900): We are all naturally self-righteous. It is the family … Continue reading

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