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Grace! Grace! Marvelous Grace!

The Lord turned and looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how He had told him, “Before a rooster crows today, you will deny Me three times.”  And he went out and wept bitterly. – Luke 22:61, 62 After that look from our Lord Jesus, I can almost guarantee you Peter […]

Be Thankful and Encouraged

If you own just one Bible, you are abundantly blessed. One third of all the world does not have access to one. If you woke up this morning with more health than illness, you are more blessed than the million who will not survive this week. If you have never experienced the danger of battle, […]

What Encourages the Faith of the Saints?

Two things encourage the faith of the saints in every age: First, the witness of the experiences of others: You cracked open the heads of leviathan; You gave him to be food for the people of the wilderness. – Psalm 74:14 Mathew Henry: “The church silences her own complaints. What God had done for his […]

A Different Way to Look at The 23rd Psalm

This may be an eye opener; perhaps many have never looked at this psalm in this way, though they say it over and over again. The Lord is my Shepherd – that’s relationship! I shall not want – that’s supply! He maketh me lie down in green pastures – that’s rest! He leadeth me beside […]

A Letter of Encouragement

Last night I went to sleep very discouraged. I awoke early this morning because I could sleep no more, and my mind was restless. I came into my office to read, and found this e-letter from a brother in Russia. The timing could not have been better. What an encouragement to me! Often times we […]


C.H. Spurgeon: “God Himself, at one time, seemed to be against us: the ten great cannon of His Law were turned against our walls; all heaven and earth mustered for battle; God Himself was against us, at least, so conscience reported from her look-out. But, now, at this moment, having believed in Jesus Christ, we […]

A Mind At Perfect Peace With God

  You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.  Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD GOD is an everlasting rock. – Isaiah 26:3, 4 A mind at perfect peace with God;   O what a word is this! A sinner reconciled through blood;   […]

More Than A “God Bless.”

  There’s an old saying, We are not here to see through each other, but rather to see each other through. It’s true when it comes to life within the Church. Christians who are an open book and who have lived even a short time have less need to size up others as there is […]

Four Ways to Persevere in the Christian Life

In a sermon dealing with the transfiguration of Christ in the Gospel of Mark, chapter 9, Brad White (of HeartCry) shows how the transfiguration primarily occurred for the sake of the disciples present there. It was, in fact, a validation of Christ’s message that He’d been proclaiming all along. He is the Messiah. The three […]

What Prayer Will Never Do

We desire to always encourage the brethren to pray, and persevere in prayer. At the same time, we are mindful that as prayer may change some things about you, there are two things prayer will never, ever do. Prayer will never make you holy. Prayer will never transform your heart. You can pray for 6 […]

From The Mailbag

“I stumbled upon your website when I did a google image search for “rustic cross”. I found so many interesting articles. The article that paralleled the ESV and Message translations, showing the omission of homosexuality in the message, was sooooo eye opening for me. I also love the article “Love for the Offensive Gospel.”  It […]

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