Posts from May 2013

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Divine Discontent

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“Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled!”   Matthew 5:6   The ideal Christian life is one . . . of unquenchable thirst, of bottomless yearning, of divine discontent — wooed ever on by visions of holier living, higher joy, and new attainments. The trouble with too many […]

So Little Influence Over The World

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I believe that one reason why the church of God at this present moment has so little influence over the world is because the world has so much influence over the church…. Worldly amusements are fit food for mere pretenders and hypocrites. If you were God’s children you would loathe the very thought of the […]

The Prayer Meeting

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We have no hope that the church will prosper, if the prayer meetings are neglected, or if they are only attended in a formal customary way.  The prayers offered should be short, warm from the heart, and every word spoken as if it was really meant.  All present should join in heart.  Is a brother […]

Private Prayer

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“But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet and when thou has shut the door, pray to your Father which is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret, shall reward thee openly” (Matthew 6:6). Eight times in the space of this verse, is the pronoun used in the singular number and the […]

Evidences of Holiness

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The more a man conflicts with heart sins, with spiritual sins, with invisible sins, with sins which lie most hidden and obscure from the eyes of the world—and the more spiritual victories and conquests a man obtains over them—the greater measure of holiness that person has certainly attained to. When the heart rises with all […]

Man-Centered Christianity

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Christianity today is man-centered, not God-centered. God is made to wait patiently, even respectfully, on the whims of men.  The image of God currently popular is that of a distracted Father, struggling in heartbroken desperation to get people to accept a Savior of Whom they feel no need and in Whom they have very little […]