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July-Aug. 2013

COME BOLDLY—Hebrews 4; 16

Children are not bashful about asking for things from their father. The fact is they believe their daddy can do anything. It wouldn’t even be normal if they didn’t come boldly. So, why is it difficult for us, as adults, to come boldly to our heavenly father? The apostle Paul has said, “Let us come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need” (Heb. 4;16). […]

BROKENNESS AND ANSWERED PRAYER

Prayer, when genuine, indicates the presence of a disposition to which God can entrust his best gifts without injury to the recipient. To bless some men, apart from humility, and submission, and weanedness of soul from creature aid, would only injure. And so, in his dear love, God withholds his choicest gifts until the heart is sore broken, and cries to Him. That cry is the blessed symptom of soul-health. Like the sneeze of the child on which the […]

RESIST NOT EVIL—Matt. 5:39

There is an account of a Christian man some years ago who lived a very simple life off the small amount of land that he owned. He grew his own vegetables, owned a cow and some chickens. Times were hard but he purposed to live within his means. His neighbor lived a similar life style but was not a Christian.

One day the worldly neighbor found his garden ravaged by what he assumed must have been a pig. He went […]

YE SHALL NOT BE AS HYPOCRITIES—Matt. 6:5

The complaint you most often hear from those who do not attend church is that Christians (church goers) are hypocritical. And they would be right for the most part. We claim to be Christians but our lives do not show a difference. We do business the same, have the same social practices for the most part, enjoy the same forms of entertainment and have some of the same fleshly goals of success as the rest of the […]

THE FORCE THAT SHAPES THE WORLD

E.M. Bounds was was born on August 15th 1835 in a small town in Missouri. At nineteen he became a lawyer and practiced for several years after which he felt a call to the ministry. Ultimately he became a chaplain in the confederate army. After the war he was pastor of several Methodist churches and over the years wrote a number of books on prayer. It has been said that no man since the apostles has left […]

O FOR A CLOSER WALK WITH GOD

The poet William Cowper suffered from deep depression most of his life. By 1764 he had tried to commit suicide three times and had been hospitalized twice for insanity. But during his hospitalization, he became a Christian, and after his release he became a good friend of John Newton, the author of “Amazing Grace”. The two had several things in common. They both enjoyed walking, both had a sense of humor and both liked to write […]