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Coddled or Crucified?

  Coddled or Crucified? A.W. Tozer The spiritual giants of old would not take their religion the easy way nor offer unto God that which cost them nothing. They sought not comfort but holiness, and the pages of history are still wet with their blood and their tears. We now live in softer times. Woe […]

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Strength made perfect in weakness

    POWER PERFECTED IN WEAKNESS by Cornelius R. Stam  To Paul was committed the greatest revelation of all time. He was divinely commissioned to proclaim the glorious all sufficiency of Christ’s redemptive work, God’s offer of salvation by free grace to all who trust in Christ and their heavenly position, blessings and prospect. Lest he […]

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Why God Waits

  WHY GOD WAITS by Cornelius R. StamSt. Peter was not wrong when he declared at Pentecost that the last days had begun (Acts 2:16,17). They had indeed begun, but God had a secret plan to give the world a period of grace before putting down its rebellion and sending Christ to reign. This secret […]

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Christ Will Rule

  Christ Will Rule   by A.W. Tozer     I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.   1 Thessalonians 5: 23     I am not surprised that I still meet people who do not believe that Jesus Christ is […]

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We Get Around It

    We Get Around It   A.W. Tozer     If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet.   John 13: 14     The Lordship of Jesus is not quite forgotten among Christians, but it has been relegated to our hymnbook, where […]

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Dealing With Sin & Love Without Measure

  I realize a “thought” is to be brief. Especially by today’s standards where if someone uses more than 5 words, or doesn’t write in text messaging or abbreviations they feel exhausted and too wordy. While fewer words usually impact and mean more, and brevity is to be strived for sometimes the necessary words must […]

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“So that ye may obtain…”

STANDING, WALKING AND RUNNING FOR GOD by Cornelius R. StamIn a way the Christian life is a stand; in another it is a walk, and in still another a race. In I Cor. 15:1 the Apostle Paul writes of “the gospel… wherein ye stand” and in Rom. 5:2 of “this grace wherein we stand,” while […]

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Greatly beloved

Daniel 10:11 A man greatly beloved.   by Charles Spurgeon   Child of God, do you hesitate to appropriate this title? Ah! has your unbelief made you forget that you are greatly beloved too? Must you not have been greatly beloved, to have been bought with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb […]

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Be not of this world…

  THE FOLLY OF WORLDLY WISDOM by Cornelius R. StamHas not the world made great progress, intellectually, since Paul’s day? Is this not evident on every hand? Of course! For one thing, our physicists have taught us how to kill each other much faster now. Moscow, London or Washington could be wiped out in a […]

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