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Devotion: Sunday, July 9, 2017

​Mighty Deeds and Empty WordsAgain, that world-shaking event, the crucifixion of Christ, is stated in four words, "There they crucified him." One shudders to think what fanfare and buildup such a stupendous event would require if written by the shallow novelists or dramatists of our day. To represent such a solemn event on the stage would cost thou...
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Devotion: Sunday, July 2, 2017

The Unchanging Need of the Human HeartWe of the twentieth century have exactly the same basic needs as the people of the first century. We feel the weight of sin and mortality just as they did. We long for peace and life eternal exactly as they did. We are tortured by fears, stunned by losses, grieved by betrayals, hurt by enmities, made heartsick ...
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Devotion: Sunday, June 25, 2017

​Vital Faith Shows Itself in Changed LivingWe would make a clear distinction here between moral action and mere religious activity. In truth there is already too much of that popular type of activity which does little more than agitate the surface of religion. Its never-ending squirrel-cage motion gives the impression that much is being done, when ...
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Devotion: Sunday, June 18, 2017

​Everything in JesusGod's gifts are many; His best gift is one. It is the gift of Himself. Above all gifts, God desires most to give Himself to His people. Our nature being what it is, we are the best fitted of all creatures to know and enjoy God. "For Thou madest us for Thyself, and our heart is restless, until it repose in Thee" (from The Confess...
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Devotion: Sunday, June 11, 2017

Advertising Our ImperfectionsOur Lofty Idealism would argue that all Christians should be perfect, but a blunt realism forces us to admit that perfection is rare even among the saints. The part of wisdom is to accept our Christian brothers and sisters for what they are rather than for what they should be.We do not wish to excuse the laziness of the...
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Devotion: Sunday, June 4, 2017

Courageous PrayerIn a world like ours, courage is an indispensable virtue. The coward may snivel in his corner, but the brave man takes the prize. And in the kingdom of God, courage is as necessary as it is in the world. The timid soul is as pitiable on his knees as he is in society.When entering the prayer chamber, we must come filled with faith a...
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Devotion: Sunday, May 28, 2017

The Revelatory Light of ScriptureAmong men, questions usually have more than one side; sometimes they have many. Pros and cons are often balanced so finely against each other that it is virtually impossible to know where the right lies. But with God there is only one side. God's side is good and holy and all other sides are wrong, the degree and se...
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Devotion: Sunday, May 21, 2017

Our Ultimate Care-GiverUnnecessary burdens are crushing the life out of people every day. Mental institutions are overflowing and psychiatrists are doing a rushing business because the burden of living is getting to be more than we can bear. Civilization has not made our lot easier except in things pertaining to the body; the burdens of the heart a...
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Devotion: Sunday, May 14, 2017

The Refiner's FireTen thousand enemies cannot stop a Christian, cannot even slow him down, if he meets them in a attitude of complete trust in God. They will become to him like the atmosphere that resists the airplane, but which because the plane's designer knew how to take advantage of that resistance, actually lifts the plane aloft and holds it t...
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Devotion: Sunday, May 7, 2017

Growing Despite the ObstaclesA lifetime of observation, Bible reading and prayer has led to the conclusion that the only thing that can hinder a Christian's progress is the Christian himself.The true child of God can live and grow in circumstances that are wholly unfavorable to such life and growth. Outward circumstances can help little or none in ...
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Devotion: Sunday, April 30, 2017

​Our Infinite Worth in ChristNo matter how insignificant he may have been before, a man becomes significant the moment he has had an encounter with the Son of God. When the Lord lays His hand upon a man, that man ceases at once to be ordinary. He immediately becomes extraordinary, and his life takes on cosmic significance. The angels in heaven take...
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Devotion: Sunday, April 23, 2017

​The Strength of HumilityIn the kingdom of heaven, weak things become mighty and mighty things often prove to be useless. God seeth not as man seeth, and the things that are held in high esteem among men may be scorned by the Most High God, maker of heaven and earth.That carnal courage so prized in the kingdom of Adam may be the direct cause of con...
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Devotion: Sunday, April 16, 2017

We and Our Times are in God's HandsThe man of true faith may live in the absolute assurance that his steps are ordered by the Lord. For him, misfortune is outside the bounds of possibility. He cannot be torn from this earth one hour ahead of the time which God has appointed, and he cannot be detained on earth one moment after God is done with him h...
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Devotion: Sunday, April 9, 2017

Best Seller or Bread of Life?Of the millions of Bibles bought during the last few years there is no certain way to discover how many are being read. But there is a pretty sure way to discover how many readers obey them. Total committal of a few hundred thousand persons to the message of the Bible anywhere in the world would work a moral revolution ...
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Devotion: Sunday, April 2, 2017

​The Divine TeacherWe make a serious mistake when we become so attached to the preaching or writing of a great Christian leader that we accept his teaching without daring to examine it. No man is that important in the kingdom of God. We should follow men only as they follow the Lord and we should keep an open mind lest we become blind followers of ...
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Devotion: Sunday, March 26, 2017

​The Church is UsOur most pressing obligation today is to do all in our power to obtain a revival that will result in a reformed, revitalized, purified church. It is of far greater importance that we have better Christians than that we have more of them. Each generation of Christians is the seed of the next, and degenerate seed is sure to produce a...
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Devotion: Sunday, March 19, 2017

Church EssentialsThe Church as announced by Christ, seen in the book of Acts and explained by Paul is a thing of great simplicity and rare beauty.The church as we see it today is unsymmetrical, highly complex and anything but beautiful. Indeed I think that if some angel of God were made familiar with the church as it appears in the New Testament an...
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Devotion: Sunday, March 12, 2017

​Savior But Not Lord?In the New Testament salvation and discipleship are so closely related as to be indivisible. They are not identical, but as with Siamese twins they are joined by a tie which can be severed only at the price of death.Yet they are being severed in evangelical circles today. In the working creed of the average Christian salvation ...
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Devotion: Sunday, March 5, 2017

Experiencing God Despite the DistractionsIn the normal course of things a certain number of distractions are bound to come to each one of us; but if we learn to be inwardly still these can be rendered relatively harmless. It would not be hard to compile a long list of names of Christians who carried upon their shoulders the burden of state or the r...
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Devotion: Sunday, February 26, 2017

Trusting the Completely Trustworthy GodIdolatry is the supreme sin and unbelief is the child of idolatry. Both are libels on the character of the Most High and the Most Holy. He that believeth not God hath made him a liar, wrote the apostle John. A God who lies is a God without character, and where there is no character there can be no confidence. ...