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Devotion: Sunday, November 19, 2017

The Inseparability of Faith and ObedienceThe truth is that faith and obedience are two sides of the same coin and are always found together in the Scriptures. As well try to pry apart the two sides of a half-dollar as to separate obedience from faith. The two sides, while they remain together and are taken as one, represent good sound currency and ...
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Devotion: Sunday, November 12, 2017

Mistaking Word for DeedThe genuine philosopher, Epictetus used to say, was not one who had read Chrysippus and Diogenes and so could discourse learnedly on the teachings of these men, but one who had put their teachings into practice. Nothing else would satisfy him. He refused to call any man a philosopher who showed evidence of pride, covetousness...
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Devotion: Sunday, November 5, 2017

Living for the Will of GodThe temptation to gear our lives to social consequences is frightfully strong in a world like ours, but it must be overcome all the way down the line. The Christian businessman when faced with a moral choice must never ask, "How much will this cost me?" The moment he regards consequences, he dethrones Christ as Lord of his...
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Devotion: Sunday, October 29, 2017

The Only Way to the FatherIt is more than a little strange that persons who modestly decline to risk an opinion on matters that do not touch them at all closely, such as philosophy or science for instance, are often ready and eager to pronounce with finality on religion which above all else is vital to their welfare for this world and that which is...
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Devotion: Sunday, October 22, 2017

​Temple CleansersThe critical need in this hour of the church's history is not what it is so often said to be: soul-winning, foreign missions, miracles. These are effects, not causes. The most pressing need just now is that we who call ourselves Christians should frankly acknowledge to each other and to God that we are astray; that we should confes...
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Devotion: Sunday, October 15, 2017

​Prophetic PreachingIf Christianity is to receive a rejuvenation, it must be by other means than any now being used. If the Church in the second half of this century is to recover from the injuries she suffered in the first half, there must appear a new type of preacher. The proper, ruler-of-the-synagogue type will never do. Neither will the priest...
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​Devotion: Sunday, October 8, 2017

Spiritual AppraisersA prophet is one who knows his times and what God is trying to say to the people of his times.What God says to His Church at any given period depends altogether upon her moral and spiritual condition and upon the spiritual need of the hour. Religious leaders who continue mechanically to expound the Scriptures without regard to t...
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​Devotion: Sunday, October 1, 2017

Keep Growing!One thing taught throughout the Bible, and particularly in the New Testament, is that the Christian life is a progression, a journey of the redeemed soul toward God.Another is that Satan stands to resist every step and to hinder the journey in every way possible. To advance against his shrewd and powerful opposition requires faith and ...
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Devotion: Sunday, September 24, 2017

Active FaithIn practice we may detect the subtle (and often unconscious) substitution when we hear a Christian assure someone that he will "pray over" his problem, knowing full well that he intends to use prayer as a substitute for service. It is much easier to pray that a poor friend's needs may be supplied than to supply them. James' words burn w...
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Devotion: Sunday, September 17, 2017

Misinformed ZealZeal, according to Webster, means ardor in the pursuit of anything; ardent and active interest; enthusiasm; fervor. Surely this should describe a Christian, and the better the Christian the more accurately it should apply. The devout soul should and will be fervent. He will pursue the things of God actively and be enthusiastic in hi...
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Devotion: Sunday, September 10, 2017

​The Fallacy of "Secret Sin"No sin is private. It may be secret but it is not private.It is a great error to hold, as some do, that each man's conduct is his own business unless his acts infringe on the rights of others. "My liberty ends where yours begins" is true, but that is not all the truth. No one ever has the right to commit an evil act, no ...
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Devotion: Sunday, September 3, 2017

​Christ's Unique SacrificeIn a friendly conversation with a Catholic priest I learned from the lips of this appointed spokesman of the Roman Church the philosophy of the Mass.He started with the blood offering of Abel and traced the practice of propitiatory sacrifice down through the Scriptures to the cross. "There must always be a sacrifice," he s...
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Bulletin for Sunday, November 19, 2017

NOVEMBER 26 - MONTHLY SERVANT'S MEETINGWe are having our monthly servant's meeting on the last Sunday of each month (next Sunday). For those who serve at CCMV or those who desire to serve, please stick around after service next Sunday as we gather together. Lunch will be provided to all those who stay for the meeting.NOVEMBER 30 - WOMEN'S FELLOWSHI...
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Devotion: Sunday, August 27, 2017

​Laboring in the LordCertain passages of Scripture, if carelessly read, might give the impression that God delegates some of His work to Christian leaders to do for Him as a manufacturer might sublet to others certain items in a contract; such, for instance, as First Corinthians 15:58, "Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you....
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Devotion: Sunday, August 20, 2017

​Finding Light and Life in ChristThe happiest man in the world," said a well-known preacher some time ago, "is the new convert before he has met too many Bible teachers and seen too many church members."Even after we have made what allowance we must for the obvious irony in these words, there still remains in them sufficient truth to perturb the ho...
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Devotion: Sunday, August 13, 2017

​God HungerThese words are addressed to those of God's children who have been pierced with the arrow of infinite desire, who yearn for God with a yearning that has overcome them, who long with a longing that has become pain."Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled" (Matthew 5:6). Hunger is a pain. It is Go...
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Devotion: Sunday, August 6, 2017

We are the ChurchRevival may be experienced on three levels, viz., in the individual, the church or the community.It is impossible to have a community revival where there has not been a church revival, and unless at least a few individuals seek and obtain a spiritual transformation in their own hearts, there can be no hope for their church, for a c...
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Devotion: Sunday, July 30, 2017

​Being Who We AreThis need for external support for our sagging faith accounts for the introduction into religious activities of that welter of shoddy claptrap that has become the characteristic mark of modern Christianity. . . .To guarantee immunity to this disease of the heart, we must cultivate a spirit of faith and humility. This works as an an...
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Devotion: Sunday, July 23, 2017

​Seeing Ourselves in PeterFor some queer reason, we seem to love people more when they are not too perfect.In the presence of a faultless saint, the average one of us feels ill at ease. We are likely to be discouraged rather than inspired by the sight of a character too impeccable to be human. We draw more help from a man if we know that he is goin...
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Devotion: Sunday, July 16, 2017

​Knowing Our Weakness and God's PowerMoses was not a fluent man. His words spoken to God must be accepted as being a sincere and fair appraisal of the facts: "O Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue" (Exodus 4:10). The Lord did not try to cheer up His doubting...