Posts from January 2015

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The Church Has So Little Influence

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“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind!” Romans 12:2 I believe that one reason why the church has so little influence over the world–is because the world has so much influence over the church! It is overwhelming to see the growing worldliness of the visible church. Many […]

The Cricket

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We are all very apt to believe in divine Providence when we get our own way; but when things go awry, we think that God is only in Heaven and not upon the earth. The cricket, in the spring, builds his house in the meadow, and chirps for joy because all is going so well with […]

The World Will Not Care

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“For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish men!” 1 Peter 2:15 The world will not care about my testimony with the lip–unless there is also a testimony in my daily life for God, for truth, for holiness, for everything that is honest, lovely, pure and […]

God's Most Hated Attribute

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“Our God is in the heavens; He does whatever He pleases!” Psalm 115:3 “The LORD does whatever pleases Him, throughout all heaven and earth, and on the seas and in their depths!” Psalm 135:6 “All the peoples of the earth are regarded as nothing. He does as He pleases with the powers of heaven and […]

We Know Where It Ends

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Life is ever changing. Who can tell what may come next? Today it is fair–the next day there may be the thundering storm. Today I may need nothing–tomorrow I may be like Jacob, with nothing but a stone for my pillow and the heavens for my curtains. But what a happy thought it is: though […]

The Unchangeable Method of God

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“I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” Luke 5:32. That is–such as see themselves as sinners, and thereby in a lost condition. God will have the soul truly sensible of the bitterness of sin–before it shall taste the sweetness of mercy. The plough of conviction must go deep, and make deep […]