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Paul, the Pattern – His Conversion

  Paul, the Pattern — His Conversion by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam No conversion in sacred history is given so much attention as that of the apostle Paul. Besides the many references to it, we find three detailed accounts of it in the book of Acts. As Saul of Tarsus, the learned Pharisee, he had led his […]

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Redeemed

  Redeemed by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam   “We have redemption through His blood…” (Eph. 1 :7). Our English word “redeem” is actually a translation of three beautiful Greek words: Agarazo: to buy at the market. Ex-agarazo: to buy out of the market. Lutro: to set free (upon receipt or payment of the ransom price.) […]

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What Shall We Do?

  Repentance: We all must not only believe upon the Lord Jesus Christ to be saved. We must truly be renewed of spirit and mind. To repent, which is to feel within our spirits and souls contrition for our sins and to turn away from sin and turn to God. If all that was required […]

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The Value of Afflictions

    The Value of Afflictions by Pastor Ricky Kurth When I was a boy, a popular way to insult a classmate was to say, “When God was handing out brains, that kid thought He said ‘pains,’ and hid behind the door.” Let’s face it, none of us likes to suffer pain, afflictions, or tribulations! […]

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Christ In Us

  Christ In Us by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam It has been well said that if there is anything good in any man it is because it was put there by God. And something good — a new nature — has been imparted by God to every true believer in Christ. While there is still […]

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Condemnation And Death — Righteousness And Life

  Condemnation And Death — Righteousness And Life by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam   Contrasting the New Covenant with the Old, the Apostle points out that “the letter,” with its requirements and penalties, “killeth.” Therefore the dispensation of the Law is called “the ministration of condemnation” and “the ministration of death” (II Cor. 3:7,9). The […]

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Glorious Prospect

  Glorious Prospect by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam To the true Christian one of the most wonderful passages in the Bible is Eph. 2:7, where we read of God’s purpose, “That in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.” This passage […]

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The Secret of Biblical Self-Improvement – Part 2

  The Secret of Biblical Self-Improvement – Part 2 By T.A. McMahon Reprinted from The Berean Call December 2013 As we noted in part one of this series, everyone wants to improve himself or herself, whether it’s one’s situation, condition, image or whatever else people feel would make them happier. The world has conjured up […]

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The Secret of Biblical Self-Improvement: Part 1

  The Secret of Biblical Self-Improvement By T.A. McMahon Reprinted from The Berean Call November 2013   The popularity of self-improvement, or self-help, books throughout the history of publishing is rather amazing. The reasons given for the wide acceptance of such books, historically, and especially in our day, are many, but they all boil down […]

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