Monthly Archives: January 2017

Half A Shekel: The Atonement Money

RR-January 9, 2017     By John Gill, from “A Body of Doctrinal Divinity”, Book 6 Chapter 1   The ransom of the people of Israel, when numbered, was typical of the ransom by Christ; it was made by paying half a shekel, called the atonement money, for their souls, and which was paid alike…

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Operation Auca

January 9, 2017 “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.” Jim Elliot January 8, 2017, marked the sixty-first anniversary of “Operation Auca,” an expedition by five American missionaries into the jungles of Ecuador. Nate Saint’s yellow Piper plane carried him and his four companions to “Palm…

John 14:16

January 8, 2017 – January 14, 2017 “And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you for ever;” John 14:16

Blessings We Have In Christ

CH-January 7, 2017     By Henry M. Morris, Ph.D., Evidence for Creation   “For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens” (II Corinthians 5:1). The blessings we have in Christ are far too many to…

Growth in grace

QH-January 7, 2017     By Archibald Alexander, “Growth in Grace” 1844   “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be glory both now and forever! Amen.” 2 Peter 3:18 Growth in grace is evidenced by a more habitual vigilance against besetting sins and temptations, and…

Is Christ Precious to You?

RR-January 6, 2017     By Chares Spurgeon   Hebrews 13:8 and 15 tell us, “Christ is the same yesterday and today, and forever. By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.” How precious is Christ to the…

The Teacup

RR-January 6, 2017     The story goes of a couple who enjoyed antiques and pottery, and especially teacups, and of a surprise conversation the couple had with one particularly beautiful teacup. The couple was out shopping on their 25th anniversary when they came across the most beautiful teacup they’d ever seen. They had to…

Dinosaurs

CH-January 6, 2017     By Brad Stephenson   Archeologists have been able to find and reconstruct skeletons of very large animals so we know dinosaurs did exist at some point. We know that God created all water and air creatures on the fifth day and all land animals with mankind on the sixth day…

When did the love of Christ begin?

RR-January 5, 2017     By J.C. Philpot   When did the love of Christ begin? It has no beginning, for His own words are, “I have loved thee with an everlasting love. Therefore, with loving-kindness have I drawn thee.” If the Son of God loved His church-the body of believers–from everlasting, He was the…

Holy Ground

RR-January 5, 2017     What and where is that holy ground today? It is the Bible itself – God’s holy, infallible, inerrant Word – which God breathed out of His mouth. His Word is our very life, and that which we are to think upon, feed upon, and to implicitly obey. It is the…