Monthly Archives: August 2016

My subtlest and strongest enemies are within myself!

QH-August 20, 2016     By Alexander Smellie, “The Secret Place”, 1907   Fighting a long and hard campaign, I shall be very foolish if I underestimate my foes. There are many of them, but they serve under a trinity of wicked captains. 1. “If any man loves the WORLD,” writes John, “the love of…

The Church Plaque

RR-August 19, 2016     Many years ago, a pastor noticed a little boy staring up at a large plaque that hung in the foyer of the church. The plaque was covered with names, and small American flags were mounted on each side. The little boy had been staring at the plaque for some time,…

How Did God Create Man?

RR-August 19, 2016     To answer that question we must turn to Genesis 1:26, which is one of the most astounding verses in the entire Bible: “And God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness…” It staggers our puny imaginations to think that man – the apex of God’s creation…

Of Him

RR-August 18, 2016     By John Calvin,   If we seek salvation, we are taught by the very name of Jesus that it is ‘of him’ [1 Corinthians 1:30]. If we seek any other gifts of the Spirit, they will be found in His anointing. If we seek strength, it lies in His dominion;…

The Prophet

MTLB-Aug.18-Aug.22, 2016     By Henry Law,1858   The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken. Deut. 18:15 All fullness dwells in Christ. Reader, come ponder–praise–admire–adore Him. Those who know Him, never can commend enough. Ignorance…

The Natural Man

RR-August 18, 2016     By Richard Bacon   The “natural man,” claimed Paul under inspiration of God, “receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness unto him. Neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” (1 Corinthians 2:14) The apostle here is making the unmistakable assertion that…

Those Who Believe

RR-August 17, 2016     Christ died for those who believe, but not one of these believed of their own volition. Only because God inclined their wills and opened their eyes did they respond to the Gospel. This gracious intervention of God occurred only in the lives of God’s elect. These God irresistibly drew unto…

The Importance of the Bible: Psalm 19:7-14

CH-Aug.17-Aug.18, 2016     Author unknown   INTRODUCTION Of all the books that have ever been written or will ever be written, no other book can match this book! It is a living book. (Hebrews 4:12) Of all the books ever written or ever will be written, no other book is as important as this…

A New Resurrected Soul

RR-August 17, 2016     What actually takes place in salvation? God uses many analogies in the Bible to describe how one is born from above, or becomes saved. One such picture is circumcision. God informs us that physical circumcision could accomplish nothing in and of itself, but was merely a sign pointing to a…

God Developed a Plan, the Gospel

RR-August 16, 2016     In spite of man’s sin and the resulting curse upon all mankind and the universe that He brought into existence by His Word, God had conceived and executed an incredible plan to redeem–or reconcile–man to Himself, through the work of the Lord Jesus Christ. This plan is called a “mystery”…