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Peace without truth is a false peace! Unity without the gospel of Christ is a worthless unity. Let us never be ensnared by those who advocate a peace and unity without...

That God is able in His mercy, grace, and wisdom to make a way for our sins to be laid on a substitute and the guilty sinner to go free is...

Noah went into the ark BEFORE ONE DROP OF WATER FELL! If he had waited until the rain commenced, he would have been joined by thousands of false converts. True faith...

I can appreciate the ability of the learned botanist to give me the scientific names of the rose, the origin of it, the various types of roses, how and where they...

Some of our dear friends have been through some severe trials, and others are now suffering in heart and body. All of us wish to witness a good confession and maintain...

Confessing Christ is the whole of a person’s life, revealing outwardly what God has worked inwardly. It is the confession by word, act, deed, and attitude, what God, by His Spirit,...

When, by His grace, I know WHO HE IS, I better understand who and what I am! When I know WHAT HE DID in obedience and death, I realize what I...

True mourning for sin has a distinct and constant reference to the Lord Jesus. If I hate sin because I am exposed, I have not repented; I merely regret that I...

“For all the promises of God in Him are YEA and in Him AMEN unto the Glory of God by us.” (2 Corinthians 1:20) Our Lord has made many promises to...

When a person stands before a mirror, he sees three things–the mirror, himself, and other things which are in the room. When I sincerely look by faith into the scriptures, I...

Hezekiah removed the high places, and brake the images, and cut down the groves, and brake in pieces the brasen serpent that Moses had made: for in those days the children...

There are two vital things the Holy Spirit reveals to all whom He brings to faith in Christ Jesus. 1. He will reveal our NEED OF CHRIST! “I need Thee, precious...

Many years ago a young man delivered a sermon in a Welsh chapel. After he finished the sermon, he remarked to an old gentlemen, “What did you think of my sermon?...

“For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.” (Luke 14:11) This is a mystery that natural men do not understand, only those who have...

What a person believes that our Lord Jesus ACTUALLY ACCOMPLISHED at Calvary will determine (in that person’s mind) for whom Christ suffered and died! The Scriptures say, “He PUT AWAY SIN...

“Come let us reason together, saith the Lord.” (Isaiah 1:18) Most men and women want a religion that does not require them to think or reason! I have observed that the...

Having religion is one thing, but knowing and walking with Christ is different! Having religion the world understands and tolerates. But free grace the world neither understands, nor tolerates! Any two...

I believe I know a little of the grief that Paul felt when he wrote, “Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world.” I don’t know very much about Demas,...

“The wisdom that is from above.” (James 3:17) You can be sure that when our attitudes and words create strife, confusion and division, it is not the wisdom of God. Where...

1. Outward form is preaching, prayer, and doing! Inward worship is love, reverence and faith. 2. Outward form is a duty sometime! Worship is an attitude all the time. 3. Outward...

“Forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before.” (Philippians 3:13) 1. Forgetting my days of rebellion and unbelief is best for me, and everyone...

Any man or woman who claims continual, uninterrupted joy, rest, and peace in this world is either not telling the truth or has no connection with reality! True joy, rest, and...

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” (2nd Corinthians 5:17) If any person is in...

Some people use ‘the return of our Lord’ to promote fear in the hearts of their hearers, or to promote zeal and works among the indifferent, or to encourage the careless...

When a person believes and receives our Lord Jesus Christ, he is at that moment (in God’s sight) as if he had never sinned at all. I will go a step...

Have you ever slipped on ice? Before you hit the ground, you know you are in for a painful fall, and there is not one thing you can do to prevent...

We see so little true commitment, so much indifference, and so few dedicated people in today’s religious world that we may be prone to accept this attitude as normal. But it...

To receive Christ as our Lord is to bow to HIS WILL. To walk with Christ is to walk with Him, “Who worketh all things after the counsel of HIS OWN...

Christ is not valued nor His grace appreciated until men have a genuine knowledge of their misery, helplessness, and lost condition because of sin. When sin is sin indeed, then grace...

I wonder, if when we preach to others or witness, does the love of God come through? I wonder if when we write of the glorious doctrines of God’s grace, does...

Contending for the truth against the errors of modern religion is the duty of God’s servants. I hope our spirit is one of genuine love to all the chosen of God;...

“Forget injustices and neglect, but never forget a kindness, nor an act of love.” I saw this on a wall. The author, whoever he may be, touched my heart and caused...

“That they all may be one; as thou Father, art in me, and I in Thee, that they also may be one in us.” (John 17:21) I know that there is...

To believe God is no small thing! It is the evidence of a heart reconciled unto God. It is the proof of our being weaned from our own works and deeds....

“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) This is perhaps the...

“It is GOOD for me that I have been AFFLICTED, that I MIGHT LEARN Thy ways.” (Psalm 119:71) God’s ways and God’s Word are best learned by experience and in time...

“Grace reigns through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 5:21) The grace that saves the sinner is not mere pity and sentiment such as we find in...

I suppose when we tell men to “Look to Christ” or read “Looking unto Jesus”, this puzzles some people. One may say, “If Christ were in Jerusalem, I would sell out...

“It is GOOD for me that I have been AFFLICTED, that I MIGHT LEARN Thy ways.” (Psalm 119:71) God’s ways and God’s Word are best learned by experience and in time...

Paul called his message “The offense of the cross” (Galatians 5:11). Again and again he warned that the true Gospel of God’s grace and glory would meet with great opposition from...

I thought to prepare myself for great things only to learn that it was the rough voice in the wilderness He planned to use and not the polished preacher; it was...

Sovereign grace is God’s grace. And God’s grace is Sovereign grace. If it is not Sovereign grace, it is not saving grace. Sovereign grace is the truth. Sovereign grace is the...

“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) This is perhaps the...

One of the main objectives of the ministry of the Gospel is to convince sinners of their sin and misery without Christ. Men will not come to Christ Jesus until they...

Pride is a groundless thing. We have reasons for almost everything, but we have no reason to be proud. Pride should be unnatural to us, for we have nothing to be...

The apostles and early believers were despised by the religious Jews because of the gospel which they preached. It was not because they were covetous or proud men. They were persecuted...

True humility is to have a right estimate of one’s self. It is not to deny or underestimate true ability, real knowledge, and obvious gifts. The gifted singer knows he can...

“And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the...

Any man or woman who claims continual, uninterrupted joy, rest, and peace in this world is either not telling the truth or has no connection with reality! True joy, rest, and...

“Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee.” (Mark 5:19) The Lord had shown great mercy to this poor sinner, setting him...

A “pastor” once declared to a friend, “I want you to know that I no longer believe in particular redemption.” When I heard this, I was shocked, but I was not...

“It is GOOD for me that I have been AFFLICTED, that I MIGHT LEARN Thy ways.” (Psalm 119:71) God’s ways and God’s Word are best learned by experience and in time...

“Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.” (Romans 15:7) When I have forgiven and forgotten every offense or wrong that I have experienced...

Blessed is the preacher who can shut men up to free and sovereign grace and yet lovingly, sincerely invite all men to look to Christ and be saved. Blessed is the...

It is not difficult to understand why natural men and women come to dislike one another, why their so-called love turns to hate, and why couples divorce one another and subject...

1. My hope is a good hope if my hope is based on the Word of God alone! (Romans 15:4) 2. My hope is a good hope if my hope rests...

The Scriptures plainly say, “He that believeth on the Son of God hath eterlasting life” (John 3:36). I plan to leave it right there – adding nothing and taking nothing away!...

“He (the Holy Spirit) shall glorify ME; for He shall receive of mine, and show it unto you.” (John 16:14) The Holy Spirit does not reach after something novel, new, or...

Noah went into the ark BEFORE ONE DROP OF WATER FELL! If he had waited until the rain commenced, he would have been joined by thousands of false converts. True faith...

For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. (2 Corinthians 5:21) Christ our Lord...

“If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the rest.” (Luke 12:26) ——————– There were several things that I was worried...

The two great ends of every believer’s life are THE GLORY OF GOD and the GOOD OF OTHERS! As we minister the Gospel, love and pray for one another, stand true...

You will sometimes hear of those who deny the wrath of God and preach the universal love of God for all men declare that what this verse in Romans 9:13 really...

Judas betrayed his Master with a KISS! He came to the Lord with evil in his heart, the price of a compromise in his hand, religious devils at his side, and...

“For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.” (1 John 5:3) It is more profitable and enjoyable to love than to...

I have noticed that the main issue that men grapple with over the doctrine of election is not whether or not the Scripture teaches it. Any honesty at all will make...

“My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.” (I John...

Modern day evangelism (so-called) says to any and all it approaches, “God loves you and Christ died for you.” But none of the prophets nor any of the apostles addressed people...

The moment I try to imitate or copy the life of another human, I lose that which is an honour to me and glory to God – my individuality! I become...

Let me give you some simple directions for hearing the word preached. 1. Hear with A HUNGRY, NEEDY HEART! If a person goes to the drug store seeking relief, he should...

“He appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself.” (Hebrews 9:26) When the Spirit of God is pleased to enlighten our understanding, our self-righteousness melts away like the morning...

1. We have entirely too many fears for a people to whom the Lord has said, “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy...

A young student asked his Bible teacher this question: “How is it that the believer is dead to the world when he lives in the world, works a regular job, raises...

The same Gospel of the grace of God in our Lord Jesus Christ, which saved sinners, also sanctifies them and makes them obedient sons. A faith which does not produce obedience...

I believe that all who come to our Redeemer in saving faith do so PERSONALLY. I wish that I could believe God for my family; but unless a man in his...

“He that seeth the Son and believes on Him hath everlasting life; and I will raise him up again at the last day.” (John 6:30) SEEING THE SON in the covenant...

Our Lord said to His disciples, “Abide in me, and I in you, as the branch cannot bear fruit of itself” (John 15:4). It is true that a person who is...

Faith in Christ is NOT TO WORK, but to cease from our labor and to rest in Him for all things. Faith in Christ is NOT TO DO ANYTHING, but to...

The question is asked, “What think ye of Christ?” The question has to do with thoughts, not words, written creeds, and religious traditions. The question has to do with your thoughts...

The way to overcome pride, envy, and the spirit of carnal ambition is to submit yourselves to God! Submit to His will and purpose regarding gifts, talents, and possessions; to His...

The believer is a mystery to others and to himself also. He is sanctified, yet feels himself to be the chief of sinners. He loves God’s law, yet he wrestles with...

Note in Scripture how many times the blood is said to be “before the LORD.” Whether any man saw it or not was of small account, for it was offered for...

“Let your speech be always with grace.” (Colossians 4:6) This is not just to talk about the grace of God, but our speech should reveal the grace of God. 1. Speak...

The most humbling and challenging thing that I face – the great concern of my heart – is that my generation experience a return to the preaching of the Gospel of...

What does Paul mean, “When I am weak, then am I strong”? (2 Corinthians 12:20). I am weak before THE MAJESTY OF GOD. This is what Isaiah felt when he saw...

When believers walk in truth and love, when believers adorn their doctrine with grace, generosity, and exemplary lives and behavior, THEY GLORIFY GOD! Our Lord said, “Let your light so shine...

If a minister compromises the message of grace and the Gospel of our Lord Jesus, we begin to search for reason. If a prominent church member becomes entangled in the world,...

“Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God.” (1 Thessalonians 1:4) Your ELECTION is known by your CALLING! “You hath He quickened who were dead…” (Ephesians 2:1) Have you been quickened, made...

Paul called his message “the offense of the cross” (Galatians 5:11). Again and again he warned that the true Gospel of God’s grace and glory would meet with great opposition from...

If a man is near-sighted, he only needs corrective glasses; but if he is BLIND, he needs a miracle only God can give – SIGHT! If a man is sick, he...

When our God sent the flood, the whole world perished except those happy ones who were found in the ark. Even so, there is only ONE WAY of salvation for all...

“Let your moderation be know unto all.” (Philippians 4:5) This is the only time the word “moderation” is used in the Bible; and it does not have to do with temperance...

The average person who gives money, gifts, or charity to others may think that this gift of whatever he gives should be regarded as a loss, certainly not called assets, nor...

“What manner of man is this?” (Mark 4:41) All religious reformers and messiahs come to live; He came to die. All others leave monuments and memorials; no one can find His...

Religion is to know biblical facts; life is to know God! (I John 5:20) Religion is to know what I believe; life is to know Whom I believe. (II Timothy 1:12)...

The ultimate end or goal of redemption is not the happiness, well-being, or even conversion of sinners, BUT THE GLORY OF GOD (Ephesians 1:6, Ephesians 1:12-14). Man’s comfort and safety is...

For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. (2 Corinthians 5:21) Christ our Lord...

“He shall glorify Me: for He shall receive of Mine and shall show it unto you.” (John 16:14) The Holy Spirit DOES NOT glorify Himself, nor magnify His gifts, nor inspire...

“Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.” (Colossians 3:13) As long as we are...

We are not desirous of honor, esteem and applause from men, for we are what we are by the grace of God. God can take away what we have as easily...

Someone may ask, “How may we know that the message preached is the true gospel of God?” I would reply: 1. Does it exalt the sovereign mercy of God as the...

It is very strange to me that religious people should think that Almighty God can accept our imperfect righteousness or pardon a sinner without His justice being fully honored. Does it...

When our God completed the creation of this world, it is said that He rested. This is not a rest from weariness, but simply declaring that there was no more to...

“For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:” (2 Corinthians 5:14) All ministers of Christ and all believers...

“Abstain from all Appearance of Evil.” (1st Thessalonians 5:22) I know that many interpret this as suggesting that we avoid any conduct, behavior, and actions that, while they may not be...

GRACE IS WHAT I NEED — God’s free, abundant, satisfying, sanctifying grace! I need grace to believe God and to continue in that faith. I need grace to give and forgive,...

“Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.” (Romans 15:7) When I have forgiven and forgotten every offense or wrong that I have experienced...

Our Lord Jesus has given us freedom to come into the presence of God! Freedom as Priests of God to offer sacrifices of praise, thanksgiving, and worship. Freedom from fear of...

The mere knowledge of facts about the Bible, and even about the per-son and work of Christ, will not save us unless that knowledge leads us to really and truly trust...

I know my sins, but I rejoice in His grace. I know my weakness, but I rest in His strength. I know my emptiness, but I am complete in Him. O...