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Two Kinds of Love

      "Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets." --Matthew 22:37-40.
"One of the puzzling questions likely to turn up sooner or later to vex the seeking Christian is how he can fulfill the Scriptural command to … Continue Reading ››

We Shall Be Like Him!

     "Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is" (I John 3:2).
The coming of our Lord Jesus Christ will bring to reality all that our hearts have longed for.
     "For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as … Continue Reading ››

A Great Reason to Boast

Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD (Jeremiah 9:23-24).
I was reading some time ago in a devotional by Dr. John MacArthur and came across … Continue Reading ››

The Faithfulness of God

"Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations" (Deuteronomy 7:9).
When we consider the faithfulness of God, we first of all must say that the Bible declares the fact that God is faithful. Here are just a few passages for your consideration:
"God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord" (I Corinthians 1:9). "There hath … Continue Reading ››

The Miracle of a Single Testimony

"So will not we go back from thee: quicken [revive] us, and we will call upon thy name" (Psalm 80:18).
Several times in Psalms, the writer uses the word "quicken," which is what "revival" really is (e.g., Psalm 71:20; 119:25, 37, 40, 88, 107, 149, 154, 156, 159; 143:11). "Quicken" here means "to live again, to revive, to renew, to refresh, to restore, to repair, to be made whole." He wasn't referring to the initial work of salvation, but of God doing a new or fresh … Continue Reading ››

Missions Conference Reminders

"Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip" (Hebrews 2:1).
We heard some wonderful messages and testimonies during our 47th Annual Faith Promise Missions Conference last week. Now the challenge comes to be more than hearers of the Word, but doers of the Word (James 1:22). That being said, what are some things we need to remember to do as a result of what we've heard?
  1. Be involved in the … Continue Reading ››

Be a Rope Holder

"I thank my God...For your fellowship [partnership] in the gospel from the first day until now" (Philippians 1:3a, 5).
William Carey, the great missionary to India, said to a body of people, "I will go down if you will hold the ropes." It's a great thought. It's a great mental picture. "I will go into the places where you will never go, but you must hold the ropes. I'll go down into the caves if you'll hold on. I'll go as long as you're here holding … Continue Reading ››

Following the Call of Jesus

"And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. And they straightway left their nets, and followed him" (Matthew 4:19-20).
Peter and Andrew heard the call of Jesus as they were casting their nets into the Sea of Galilee, trying to catch some fish. The Bible says that they "straightway" left their nets to follow Jesus. The word "straightway" means "immediately" - an indication of how determined they were to follow Christ. The word "followed" carries the idea of being … Continue Reading ››

The Gospel in a Nutshell

One day a pastor was conducting an object lesson with some children. He held up a walnut shell and pulled a piece of paper out of it on which he had written this verse: "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life" (John 3:16). The pastor held the piece of paper up and asked, "What is this?" One child replied, "Sir, that is the Gospel in a nutshell!" What … Continue Reading ››