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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. ...
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Devotion: Sunday, February 19, 2017

​Keep the Torch BurningThe clever proponents of evil political ideologies are spending millions to make us Americans ashamed to love our country. By the use of all available media of communication they are persuading our people that there is little left worth defending and certainly nothing worth dying for. They are building up in the public mind a...
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Devotion: Sunday, February 12, 2017

​The Way to God is a PersonWhen they knew God, they glorified him not as God, read the terrible words, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and...
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Devotion: Sunday, February 5, 2017

​Truth that Seeks Lost PeopleOur Lord said, I am the Truth, and again He said, The Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost. Truth therefore is not hard to find for the very reason that it is seeking us. Truth is not a thing for which we must search, but a Person to whom we must hearken. This is taught or taken for granted in the ...
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Devotion: Sunday, January 29, 2017

Walking in the Light of His PresenceOur frantic and futile effort to harmonize the truth of Christ with psychology, philosophy and science is proof enough of a deep incertitude among us concerning the sufficiency of Christ. It is a tragicomic sight to see our modern apostles licking the palm of any man of learning who will condescend to say somethi...
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Devotion: Sunday, January 22, 2017

​​Misunderstood SaltFor choosing God as our one all absorbing interest we Christians are sometimes scorned or written off as hopelessly narrow-minded. But must we apologize? Must we apologize that we have chosen Christ as our career? That we deliberately will to walk with those who walk with God? That we have chosen eternity over time and heaven ov...
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Devotion: Sunday, January 15, 2017

​The Choice QuandaryOne of the problems most frequently encountered by serious-minded Christians is how to discover the will of God in a given situation. Now, granted that we are wholly committed to God with every full intent to obey Him, we may expect actually to be led by Him. The Scriptures that teach this are so many that one scarcely knows whe...
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Devotion: Sunday, January 8, 2017

​Walking in TruthAny man who would escape the heavy tax which humankind lays upon the righteous must make a satisfactory compromise with error. This is so because sin has perverted the nature of things. He that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey is as true now as when it was first uttered. Little as we like to admit it, two thousand years of...
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Devotion: Sunday, January 1, 2017

That Magnificent Gift of ThoughtThough human nature as we know it now is fallen and morally degenerate, it yet stands at the top in the order of God's creation. Of no other being was it said, In the image of God created he him. Man's nature indicates that he was created for three things: To think, to worship and to work. Under think may be included...
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Devotion: Sunday, December 25, 2016

The Divine IlluminatorTo know God in the scriptural meaning of the term is to enter into experience of Him. It never means to know about. It is not a knowledge mediated by the intellect, but an unmediated awareness experienced by the soul on a plane too high for the mind to reach. Where then is the place of the intellect in Christian experience? An...
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Devotion: Sunday, December 18, 2016

Refusing to be Conformed to the Pattern of This WorldMen are impressed with the message of the Church just as far and as long as she is different from themselves. When she seeks to be like them they no longer respect her. They believe (and rightly) that she is playing false to herself and to them. The moral jar that results when an indoctrinated so...
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Devotion: Sunday, December 11, 2016

Prayer and FaithThe skeptic in the book of Job asked the disdainful question, What is the Almighty, that we should serve him, and what profit should we have, if we pray unto him? The whole tone of the remark shows that it is meant to be rhetorical. The doubter, believing the question could have no answer, tossed it off contemptuously and turned awa...
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Devotion: Sunday, December 4, 2016

The Church is Our Spiritual FamilyThe elements of a true church are few and easy to possess. They are a company of believers, the Lord, the Spirit and the Word of the Living God. Let the Lord be worshiped, the Spirit be obeyed, the Word be expounded and followed as the only rule for faith and conduct, and the power of God will begin to show itself ...
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Devotion: Sunday, November 27, 2016

Setting Our Sails in the Will of GodIn the kingdom of God what we will is accepted as what we are. If any man will, said our Lord, let him. God does not desire to destroy our wills, but to sanctify them. In that terrible, wonderful moment of surrender it may be that we feel that our will has been forever broken, but such is not the case. In His con...
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Devotion: Sunday, November 20, 2016

Looking at GodAmong Christians of all ages and of varying shades of doctrinal emphasis there has been fairly full agreement on one thing: They all believed that it was important that the Christian with serious spiritual aspirations should learn to meditate long and often on God. Let a Christian insist upon rising above the poor average of current r...
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Devotion: Sunday, November 13, 2016

Loving WorshipThe love of Christ both wounds and heals, it fascinates and frightens, it kills and makes alive, it draws and repulses, it sobers and enraptures. There can be nothing more terrible or more wonderful than to be stricken with love for Christ so deeply that the whole being goes out in a pained adoration of His person, an adoration that d...