Monday, October 31, 2016

Teach No Other Doctrine - by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam


Teach No Other Doctrine

by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam

In strong language the Apostle bids Timothy to “charge some that they teach no other doctrine”; no other doctrine, obviously, than that which he had taught them. In 1 Tim. 6:3-5 he closes his epistle by saying:
If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ… from such withdraw thyself.”
In these passages the Apostle emphasizes the importance of fidelity to that heaven-sent message committed to him by revelation; that message which he says in Tit. 1:2,3 was “promised before the ages began” but made known “in due time… through preaching which is committed unto me…”

Ever since Paul’s day religious leaders have substituted other messages for that committed by the glorified Lord to Paul. The law of Moses, the Sermon on the Mount, the “great commission,” and Pentecost have all been confused with God’s message and program for the dispensation of grace. This is what has bewildered and divided the Church and ripened it for the apostasy.

With all the confused thinking about the Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount fifty years ago it was little wonder that modernism swept so many off their feet with its teachings about Jesus of Nazareth, the Man of Galilee, following his footsteps, social betterment, political reform, etc. Multitudes were so taken up with the social gospel, so eager to help make the world a better place to live in, that they did not even notice or believe that the modernists denied the very fundamentals of the Christian faith.

But the new evangelicalism of our day is still more dangerous. It is big. It is well financed. It is popular. It is subtle. Perhaps its greatest danger lies in the fact that while claiming to be “conservative,” it minimizes the importance of the fundamentals and the danger of apostatizing from them.

Thus the inspired words of the Apostle Paul: “Charge some that they teach no other doctrine,” are more urgently needed in our day than they were in his.


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THE SIGNIFICANCE OF DOCTRINE - By Robert E. Hanna

 
THE SIGNIFICANCE OF DOCTRINE
By Robert E. Hanna


Scripture Reading: II Timothy 2:15, 3:16-4:2

If we would learn the truth, we must of necessity turn to  the one source of truth-the Holy Scriptures. "So then faith  cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God" (Romans  10:17). We will not so learn by randomly quoting verses  plucked from a "promise box." Neither will we gain  knowledge of the truth by sitting under the ministry of clerics  who ramble from point to point in their pulpits, moralizing  and theorizing and spiritualizing. Pure truth can be learned  only from pure doctrine; and the source of pure doctrine for  this age and dispensation is the pen of the Apostle Paul.

Paul wrote in his epistle to the Romans, "God be  thanked ... ye have obeyed from the heart that form of  DOCTRINE which was delivered you .... Now I beseech you,  brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences  contrary to the DOCTRINE which ye have learned; and avoid  them" (Romans 6:17,16:17). To his young son in the faith, he  wrote, "Take heed unto thyself, and unto the DOCTRINE;  continue in them .... Thou hast fully known MY  DOCTRINE. ... continue thou in the things which thou hast  learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast  learned them" II Timothy 3: 16a, II Timothy 2:lOa,14).

We are provided not only with the sound doctrine of  spiritual truth but also with instruction as to its proper  exposition. "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a  workman that needeth notto be ashamed, rightly dividing the  word of truth ... .All Scripture is given by inspiration of God,  and is profitable for DOCTRINE .. .for instruction in  righteousness. "

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Sunday, October 30, 2016

HEALING IN THE BOOK OF ACfS & HEALING AFfER THE CLOSE OF ACfS - By Robert E. Hanna



Scripture Reading: Acts 5:16, II Timothy 4:20

The Book of Acts covers a period of transition as the  Kingdom Gospel declines and the Gospel of the Grace of God  increases. The longsuffering of God delayed His final setting  aside of His disobedient people Israel, giving them every  opportunity to repent. Although the power to perform  miraculous acts was gradually fading, the gift of healing  remained throughout the entire period. "By the hands of the  apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the  people .. .insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the  street that at least the shadow of Peter might overshadow  them and they were healed every one" (Acts 5:12-16). Not

only the twelve kingdom apostles, but Paul, the apostle to the  Gentiles, maintained healing power. "There sat a certain man  at Lystra, impotent in his feet ... who had never walked .... Paul  said, Stand upright on thy feet. And he leaped and walked"  (Acts 14:8-10).

Even in the final chapter, Paul is still performing  miraculous deeds. (See Acts 28:3-9.) But as the book closes,  Paul delivers the final word of Israel's setting aside. "The  salvation of God is sent unto the Gentiles, and they will hear  it" (Acts 28:28). From this time forward, Paul's healing power  is over. He tells the ailing Timothy, "Use a little wine for thy  stomach's sake" (I Timothy 5:23); and "Trophirnus have I left  at Miletum-SICK" (II Timothy 4:20).

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Buy the Truth and Sell It Not - by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam


Buy the Truth and Sell It Not

by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam

Every true Christian should understand that the truth costs. If you don’t think so, make it your own, value it, defend it, stand for it, and see if it doesn’t cost. Before you are through it may cost you far more than you had thought — hours of ease and pleasure, friends and money. Yes, the truth costs. Salvation is gloriously free but the truth costs — that is, if you want it for yourself. Many who know the truth won’t buy it. They won’t pay what it costs to say: “This is what I believe. This is my conviction.” The truth isn’t worth that much to them.

But in Prov. 23:23 God’s Word urges us: “Buy the truth”! Not, “Buy it if you can get it at a bargain; if the price is not too great.” No, “Buy the truth”! Buy it at any price. It is worth far more than anything you can give in exchange for it.

And when you have bought it: “sell it not.” How many, alas, have bought the truth only to sell out again! For a while they valued and defended some God-given light from His Word, but presently they sold it again for something that seemed more valuable. Perhaps it was peace with others, or position, or popularity or some other temporal gain. They still gave mental assent to it but it formed no part of them. It was no longer a conviction.

Such should read again the Spirit’s counsel: “Buy the truth, and sell it not.” He does not say: “Don’t sell it unless you can get a very good price for it.” He says: “Sell it not.” Sell it not at any price. Buy it, no matter what it costs and when it is yours do not sell it for any price or under any consideration.
It is because the truth is so little valued in this indifferent age, that many of God’s people have become so spiritually powerless. They hold opinions instead of convictions, because they have given the infallible, unchangeable Word of God little place in their lives. God blesses and uses those who “buy the truth and sell it not.”



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Saturday, October 29, 2016

TIlE HOLY SPIRIT AT PENI'ECOST & TIlE HOLY SPIRIT AND TIlE BODY OF CHRIST - By Robert E. Hanna


Scripture Reading: Luke 24:49, I Corinthians 6:19

Following His resurrection from the grave, Jesus said to  His apostles, "I send the promise of my Father upon you: but  tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with  power from on high" (Luke 24:49). And just before He  ascended into heaven, He reiterated, "Ye shall receive power,  after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you" (Acts 1:8). True  to the promise, on the day of Pentecost "They were all filled  with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues,  as the Spirit gave them utterance" (Acts 2:4).

The work of the Holy Spirit was to descend upon the  disciples, fill them [control them] and endue them with power,  enabling them to perform miraculous acts. This all took place Jerusalem, involving Jews, in the program ofIsrael.

The above described activity does not relate to you and  me. We live under the Dispensation of the Grace of God,  under the Gospel of the Grace of God, according to the  mystery which was revealed to and through the Apostle Paul.  The Holy Spirit doesn't empower or control us; He indwells  us. "Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy  Ghost, which is in you, which ye have of God?" (I Corinthians  6:19) ... "[the Holy Spirit] is the earnest [the guarantee] of our  inheritance [eternal life in glory] until the redemption of the  purchased possession [the rapture]" (Ephesians 1:14).

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THE GREAT WHITE THRONE & THE JUDGMENT SEAT OF CHRIST - By Robert E. Hanna



Scripture Reading: Revelation 20:11, II Corinthians 5:10

Many people-saved people-live in dread of death  because they do not understand the kind of judgment that  they will face before God. There is indeed a final judgment to  come- which is awesome and should strike fear into the heart  of those who will face it. The Apostle John wrote, describing  what was revealed to him in a vision on the Isle of Patmos, "I  saw a great white throne, and Him [Christ] that sat on it ....  and I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the  books were opened: and another book was opened, which is  the book oflife ... and whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire" (Revelation 20:11-  15). Those described here are the lost-those who did not  accept God's proffered salvation before they died. The lost  from all generations are raised from the dead to face this  sentence of eternal separation from God.

But you and I, if we have been saved by the grace of God  through faith, are not destined to confront the Great White  Throne. Our apostle has revealed that "We must all appear  before the judgment seat of Christ [not the great white  throne]; that every one may receive the things done in his  body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or  bad" (II Corinthians 5:10). The works for which we will be  judged are those accomplished in service to God during our  lives after we have been saved. "If any man's work shall be  burned, he shall suffer loss [of reward], but he himself shall be  saved ... " (I Corinthians 3:15).

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Friday, October 28, 2016

Oneness With Christ by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam

Oneness With Christ

by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam
“I am [have been] crucified with Christ” (Gal. 2:20).
What is salvation? It is actually coming into oneness with the Lord Jesus Christ.
“The wages of sin is death” and “the soul that sinneth it shall die,” but Christ was not a sinner. Even Pontius Pilate, after having examined Him carefully, said: “I find no fault in Him” and “I find no cause of death in Him.”
It was therefore not His death that He died at Calvary. It was ours. He had come from heaven to be born into the human race as one of us in order to die our death.
It is when we view that death at Calvary and say: “This is not His death He is dying. It is mine;” it is then that, by an act of faith, we become one with Him. His death was ours; the penalty for our sins, but it is not applied to us until by faith we accept it as ours. Thus the Apostle Paul declares by divine inspiration:
“I have been crucified with Christ” and he adds: “the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith [the fidelity] of the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me” (Gal. 2:20).
Since the believer has been united with Christ in death, he is united with Him in resurrection life also. Col 2:12 says that believers are “buried with Him in baptism.” This is not baptism by water. This is a divine baptism, the work of the Holy Spirit, for he goes on to say: “wherein also ye are risen with Him through the faith of the operation of God.”
Little wonder the Apostle begins this lesson for believers with the declaration:
“For in Him dwelleth all the fulness of the godhead bodily, and ye are complete in Him” (Col. 2:

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FORGIVENESS IN THE KINGDOM GOSPEL & FORGIVENESS IN THE GRACE GOSPEL - By Robert E. Hanna


Scripture Reading: Mark 11:25-26, Ephesians 4:30-32

The power of forgiveness of sin is, and always has been,  in God's hands; but He has not always dealt with the process  in precisely the same manner. Under the kingdom economy,  the stated condition is recorded thusly in the words of Christ  to His disciples: "When ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have  ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven  may forgive your trespasses. But if Ye do not forgive,  neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive  your trespasses" (Mark 11:25-26). "Forgive, andye shall be  forgiven" (Luke 6:37). When teaching His disciples how to  pray, He said, "Forgive us bur debts, as we forgive our  debtors" (Matthew 6:12). The condition is clear: forgive, so  that God can forgive you. Such was forgiveness under the  kingdom gospel.

We today are not under the kingdom gospel but the  Gospel of the Grace of God! Our instruction from the risen  Lord Jesus Christ comes to us through the apostle to the  Gentiles, by the name of Paul. "Be ye kind one to another,  tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for  Christ's sake HATH FORGIVEN YOU" (Ephesians 4:32).  "In whom [Christ] we have redemption through His blood,  the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His  grace" (Ephesians 1:7). "And you, being dead in your sins and  the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath He quickened together  ~th Him, having forgiven you all trespasses"  (Colossians 2:13).




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Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
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Thursday, October 27, 2016

THANKSGIVING AND RENEWED COURAGE - By Jeff Seekins


Scripture Reading: Acts 28:15

We're often gripped with anxious moments as we face new or different situations. It seems it was no different with  Paul. Though he was the great apostle of grace, he evidently  had some anxiety or fear of what he faced in Rome. Rather  than inventing or enhancing fears, our focus is his response of  thankfulness to God for His provision.

Years of trials, travel, and travail led up to this last leg of  the journey to Rome. His life literally hung in the balance of  the whim of Caesar. Yet during his approach to Rome, God  sent brethren, who longed to see him, out to meet him. These  were probably some of those mentioned in Paul's letter to the  Romans. Though we don't know who or how many came to  meet him, Paul was on a first name basis with twenty-four  Roman brethren, and acquainted with many more he  mentioned in general terms in the closing of That letter. Two  that stand out in the list would be Aquila and Priscilla. These  two, of kindred spirit with Paul, had previously risked their  lives for him (Romans 16:4). What would hold them back at  a time like this? Thus, we find Paul thanked God at the very  sight of the brethren that met him on the road that day; and  he received courage. The word courage in the New Testament  is used as a noun only here; but as a verb, it is used eight other  times. For instance, God gave Paul courage in Acts 23:11 when  He assured Paul that he would be going to Rome. This  meeting brought him courage.

Just as Paul thanked God for his meeting with brethren,  others may be thankful for meeting with you. God can use  what we may consider insignificant for His glory. 




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Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
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SELF-RIGHTEOUS THANKSGIVING - By Dick Johnson


 Scripture Reading: Luke 18:11

How often have we heard testimonies of faith or prayers  to God that sound more like self-praise than praise to God?  How often have we taken at least some measure of credit for  something that rightfully belongs entirely to God?

Our Lord told a parable to self-righteous listeners about  a Pharisee and a tax-gatherer who went to the temple to pray.  The Pharisee prayed "with himself," thanking God that he  wasn't like other people and that he fasted and paid tithes.  The tax-gatherer would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, for  he knew he was a sinner and asked mercy from God. The  Pharisee stood condemned before God for his self-  righteousness while the tax-gatherer stood justified for his  humility (Luke 18:9-14).

Brethren, all that we have and need is from God. Apart  from God no one is righteous, understands, or seeks after God  (Romans 3:10, 11; I Corinthians 2:14). By the grace of God , we  are given the faith to reckon ourselves sinners and believe the  gospel of our salvation (Ephesians 2:8, 9; II Thessalonians  2:13). Also by the grace of God, we are predestined and called  to salvation, justified by the blood of Christ, reconciled to God,  sanctified unto God, and glorified (Romans 5:8-10; 8:29,30;  I Corinthians 6:11; Ephesians 1:7, 13). We have gone from  being dead in sin to being alive in Christ (Romans 6:1-11;  Ephesians 2:1-5).

Not only has God done all this for us, but our faith,  strength, and understanding also come from God (Romans  12:3; Ephesians 1:17-19; 3:16; Colossians 1:11). God has  supplied His Word to us in order that we may understand His  will and be equipped for every good work (Ephesians 3:8-10;  II Timothy 3:16, 17). God even supplies all our needs  (Philippians 4:19). Therefore, there is no room for boasting  except in the cross (Romans 3:27; Galatians 6:14).



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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

PRAYER with THANKSGIVING – By Ralph F. Balog



Scripture Reading: Philippians 4:6, 7

Please read Philippians 4:9first, then back track to our  text verses. Ever remember, dear Christian, in order for the  God OF peace (with whom you are now justified BY faith) to  work in your life, you must follow Philippians 4:9!  So as we bow our knees to our heavenly Father, Paul  writes, "Be careful for nothing." Don't have a care in the world  for anything. Fully 90 of the things we worry about are  either over, orwe can't influence them anyway; but God wants  100 worry-free Christians in this dispensation of His grace.  We read in Ephesians 1:11 that God "worketh ALL THINGS  after the counsel of His own will."

Those who keep trying to resurrect Israel's program and  promises would have us believe that if enough prayers (prayer  circles/chains) on a specific request go up to God, He just has  to do what is asked. Wait. The "ask and receive" promises  don't apply to the Body of Christ. God works allthings, in this  evil age, according to the counsel of His own will. Glory to  God! He, who formed the universe by His spoken Word and  started time for us, will handle all transactions because He  knows the thoughts and intents of our hearts. We can trust  Him completely.

Yet, we are so created, that our hearts must speak to our  Creator; and God our Father invites us to speak. "Let your  requests come up to Me freely. Then rest:" Let the "peace OF  God" rule in your heart knowing that the God of all grace has  given us something more than our wants. He gives us what we  need and also the peace which passeth understanding. We  can then rest in Romans 8:28.



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GLAD SERVICE THEN - By Robert Roosendaal



Scripture Reading: Psalms 100

The Psalms are spiritually fabulous! Through hoary  centuries they have been a fountain of comfort and  refreshing to millions of saints. While the Psalms are a  "must" for OUR devotional life, we err seriously when this is  all we read.

No doubt this is one of the Psalms designed as a  processional in conjunction with Israel's worship, andin it  we find a joyous participation as the choirs without and  within the Temple raised their voices in sweetest song.

Dispensationally this grand Psalm will be literally and  gloriously fulfilled during the 1,000 year reign of Christ.  This is attested in a previous Psalm where we read ''THE  LORD REIGNETH ... " and ''THE LORD IS GREAT IN  ZION (Jerusalem)." Today, however, Christ is in rejection  and Israel is scattered while Satan is designated as the "god  of this age" (II Corinthians 4:4) and his blinding ministry  accounts for what Isaiah predicted: "DARKNESS SHALL  COVER THE EARTH, AND GROSS DARKNESS THE  PEOPLE Isaiah 60:2." According to Romans 11 the miracle  of Israel's national conversion will take place ere they sing  this song again. THEN Satan will be bound and the curse  lifted. Now creation groans with unspeakable travail and  pain. THEN this sad world will rest in peace and delight,  Psalms 72. Praise God. My God's wondrous purposes  concerning Israel and the nations thrill our souls for the  wonder of it all.



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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

THANKSGIVING FOR ALL THINGS - By Joel Finck


Scripture Reading: I Thessalonians 5:18

"In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in  Christ Jesus concerning you" (I Thessalonians 5:18). If they  are honest, some who read this verse may be thinking, "Are  you serious, Lord?" Of course we give thanks for the good  things that happen to us; but how can we possibly be expected  to give thanks for unpleasant things? Two illustrations come  to mind.

Job truly suffered the loss of all things in a material sense.  His wealth, children, and finally his health were all taken away  from him. Yet his response was, " ... the LORD gave, and the  LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD"  (Job 1:21b). When even his wife advised him to "curse God,  and die," Job could respond, "What? shall we receive good at  the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil?" (Job a.iob).  Here was a man who could give thanks in all things because he  realized that before God, he deserved nothing at all.

Paul was another man who was called to suffer. He gave  up position and power far above his peers in the religious  world to follow Christ. Yet having done so, he was beset with  a "thorn in the flesh." Could he thank God even for this? Yes,  indeed! You see, Paul had the assurance from the Lord that  "My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made  perfect in weakness." Because of this, the humble apostle  could cry out, "Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my  infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me" (II  Corinthians 12:9). We must come to realize that God has a  purpose in everything He allows in our lives. Then we can  truly give thanks for all things!



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One Is Enough by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam


One Is Enough

by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam

As a young man appeared in court, the judge thundered at him, “What’s the reason your father is not here? He should have been here two weeks ago.”

The young man responded: “Your Honor, there are seventeen reasons why my father is not here.”

“What are they?” roared the judge.

The lad replied: “The first is that my father died a little more than two weeks ago.”

“Well,” conceded the judge, “I don’t think we’ll need to hear the other sixteen reasons!”

This brief interchange may well illustrate a principle involving the twelve apostles and Paul.

There has been much debate over whether or not Paul was God’s choice for Judas’ place as one of the twelve. Many hold that the eleven acted in the flesh and were out of the will of God in appointing Matthias as one of their number to replace Judas. Paul, they say, was obviously God’s choice for this position. But many unanswerable arguments have been advanced from Scripture to prove that this is not so and that, indeed Paul could not have qualified as one of the twelve.

Some of these argument are: The twelfth apostle had to be chosen before the kingdom could be offered at Pentecost; the eleven acted only after many days of united prayer; the candidate had to be one who had followed with Christ all through His earthly ministry (Matt.19:28); Paul did not even see Christ until after His ascension; he was not even saved at the time; he persecuted the Pentecostal Church and laid it waste considerably after the choice of Judas’ successor had become necessary. Finally, Acts 1:26 says that Matthias “was numbered with the eleven,” and Acts 2:4 adds: “They were all filled with the Holy Ghost.”

Any one of the above arguments would suffice to vindicate the action of the eleven and silence their critics. But this is particularly so of the last one. What further discussion need there be when God’s Word says that Matthias “was numbered with the eleven…and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost?”



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THE FULLNESS OF THE GODHEAD BODILY – By Robert Roosendaal


Scripture Reading: Colossians 2:9,1:15-19

Our brother in Christ, Peter Deyneka, Jr., promoter of  missions in communist countries, relates a revealing  encounter with his cab driver upon requesting  transportation to the Museum of Atheism in Moscow.  "Why," the driver queried "Are you an Atheist?" Confessing  his own experience of emptiness of life under an atheistic  regime, he eventually begged: "Tell me ... what do I need?"  Pastor Deyneka became instrumental in ministering to his  spiritual well-being.

In their tragic drift from God, Americans are turning  more and more to substitutes: materialism, pleasure,  worship of science, drugs and immorality. The terrible  frustration of sin creates a dangerous void.

Relative to our glorious Lord we may rejoice in the  fullness of His glorified Person and the fullness of blessing  He imparts (Colossians 1:9; 2:3; 2:19). John presents it so  beautifully: "And of His fullness have we all received, and  grace for grace. For the law was given by Moses, but grace  and truth came by Jesus Christ" (John 1 :16, 17). The gifts in  Ephesians were given: "For the perfecting of the saints for  the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the Body of  Christ: Till we all come to the unity of the faith, and of the  knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the  measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ" (Ephesians  4:12,13)·

The church, which is His Body, is "The fullness of Him  that filleth all in all" (Ephesians 1:23). In contrast to the  void of our sin-sick world, the child of God has been  "blessed with all spiritual blessings in the heavenlies in  Christ" Ephesians 1:3).




How God Saves Men
Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
Read Romans 1:16, Romans 10:9-10 and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4


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THE TWO GOSPELS - By Joel Finck


THE TWO GOSPELS -
By Joel Finck


Scripture.Readinq: Galatians 2:7

Many speak of "preaching the gospel," but all too few  spend much time identifying which gospel they have in mind.  The reason for this is because a lot offolks believe there is only  one gospel in the Bible. But in today's text, Paul identifies two  gospels: "the gospel of the uncircumcision" and "the gospel of  the circumcision" (Galatians 27).

The gospel of the circumcision was God's good news for  His covenant people, Israel. The most common name for this  gospel is "the gospel of the kingdom," and it is the message  Christ preached while He was on earth (Matthew 4:23). It is  known as the gospel of the kingdom because it offered Israel  the prophesied kingdom of God upon the earth if only they  would repent. Of course, Israel as a whole did not repent in  the time of Christ and the apostles, therefore the offer of this  kingdom is presently being postponed until this dispensation  of grace is finished.

The gospel of the uncircumcision is God's good news for  this dispensation. It is also known as "the gospel of the grace  of God" (Acts 20:24) and was committed unto the apostle  Paul. The reason it is designated the gospel of the  uncircumcision is it offers salvation by grace through faith  without any religious ceremonies. The gospel of the kingdom  required law-keeping (Matthew 19:17), repentance and  baptism (Acts 2:38), but the gospel of grace requires only faith  (Ephesians 2:8, 9).

The gospel of the grace of God is summarized in "I·  Corinthians 15:1-4. We must believe that "Christ died for our  sins ... that He was buried, and that He rose again the third  day."

 THE TRUTH ABOUT ISLAM – By Les Feldick
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How God Saves Men
Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
Read Romans 1:16, Romans 10:9-10 and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4


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ABOUNDING GRACE - By Robert Roosendaal



ABOUNDING GRACE
Robert Roosendaal

Scripture Reading: Romans 5:15-21

We must confess our incompetence in contemplating  the wellspring of Grace from the inexhaustible heart of God.  Scripture unveils a woeful drama-banishment from heaven  of one third of the angelic host in rebellion against God  under Lucifer. With judgment looming in the lake of fire,  there is no hope for these superior beings.

Wonder of wonders that man in his wretchedness and  woe need not be eternal participants with them. What  contrast! Man need never thirst again as he drinks from the  infinite fountain of Grace flowing freely from Calvary.

Paul majors in all the great Bible doctrines. In Romans  chapter one, he exposes man in all his wretchedness and  woe. Man hits bottom. Sin and death are depicted here as  totalitarian dictators with iron grip, causing their victims to  be crushed by the dread disease of sin.

Three times, one is stunned by the declaration-"GOD  GAVE THEM UP!" More awesome is the temporal but  terrible setting aside of the favoured nation Israel, in  succeeding chapters .

. After the nations rejected God at Babel. and Israel  rebelled against the .crucified, risen and glorified Lord, God  in mercy saves the greatest enemy of the Hebrew Church,  transforming him into one of .the greatest preachers the  world has ever witnessed among redeemed men.

With Paul's salvation begins the unique story of God's  abounding Grace to a world in rebellion against God. In  longsuffering God has waited 2,000 years. Grace will some-  day finish the Divine Masterpiece, The Church Which Is His  Body.


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How God Saves Men
Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
Read Romans 1:16, Romans 10:9-10 and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4


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UNTO THE PRAISE OF HIS GLORY - By John N. Baker

  
 UNTO THE PRAISE OF HIS GLORY 
 By John N. Baker 


Scripture Reading: Ephesians 1:14

God the Holy Spirit has much to do with the Body of  Christ and the members in particular. It is God the Holy  Spirit who quickens and regenerates us. "Not by works of  righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy  he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of  the Holy Ghost" (Titus 3:5).

It is God the Holy Spirit that seals us (Ephesians 1:13).

This sealing is permanent. When the Spirit of God takes up  His abode in a believer, He never leaves him in life or in death,  until presented faultless in the presence of the glory of our  Lord Jesus Christ. The seal of the Holy Spirit is  accomplished at salvation.

God the Holy Spirit is also the earnest of our inheritance.

When I was a boy, my mother would let me lick the mixing  bowl and spoon. This was not the cake but merely a taste of  good things to come. We all know what earnest money  represents. It is a little down payment which assures we will  pay more. God has "blessed us with all spiritual blessings in  heavenly places in Christ" (Ephesians 1:3); "made us accepted  in the beloved" (Ephesians 1:6); given us "redemption through  His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of  His grace" (Ephesians 17); and given us His Spirit; but there  is so much more to come. That is just a little down payment,  a taste of good things to come. "That in the ages to come He  might shew the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness  toward us through Christ Jesus" (Ephesians 2:7). All of this is  to the praise of His glory. Think of it! Every saint of God,  every redeemed one, every sinner saved by grace, will add to  the glory and the satisfaction of God throughout eternity!





How God Saves Men
Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
Read Romans 1:16, Romans 10:9-10 and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4


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Monday, October 24, 2016

The Nature Of Grace by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam



The Nature Of Grace

by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam

To a young Christian who kept bemoaning his failures and lack of spiritual growth, and wondering how God could love him, a more mature believer responded substantially as follows:

“When I leave here and return to my home I will pick up my little baby girl and put her on my knee. Tired as I am, I will dandle her on my knee and, somehow, looking into that darling face and those pretty blue eyes, I will soon feel rested and refreshed.

“This is strange, in a way, for she does not love me. She doesn’t even know what love is.

“She doesn’t appreciate my problems and has no sympathy for me. My heart can be burdened with grief or filled with anxiety, and my mind vexed with difficult problems, but she doesn’t even know or care. She just keeps gurgling and giggling at the attention I lavish upon her.

“She doesn’t contribute one cent toward the needs of our family; indeed, she costs me a great deal of money and will for years to come. Yet I love that child more than I can say. There is no sacrifice I would not make for her; no good thing I would not gladly give her.”

Such is the grace of God toward us, His children. It does not depend upon our faithfulness to Him or our appreciation of His love to us. He loves us with an unspeakable love and keeps lavishing upon us “the riches of His grace” simply because we are His children in Christ, the Beloved One. And strangely, is it not precisely this fact that proves to be our greatest incentive to give ourselves to Him in loving service and

How God Saves Men
Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
Read Romans 1:16, Romans 10:9-10 and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4


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THANKS FOR VICfORY - By John N. Baker


THANKS FOR VICfORY
By John N. Baker

Scripture Reading: I Corinthians 15:57

We are often very hypocritical in our giving of thanks. We  thank God for a meal, then complain about the food. We  thank God for His every supply of our needs, then worry about  our needs. We can do the same as we read I Corinthians  15=57. We can thank God for giving us the victory,then  not appropriate this victory in our daily life.

The context has reference to death. Looking forward to  the glorious future, we can realize that death is to be  swallowed up in victory at the coming of the Lord Jesus  Christ. We can already claim by faith the conquest over it and  exclaim, "Thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory  through our Lord Jesus Christ." The resurrection is a  triumphant answer to the sting of death. It is sin which gives,  not only occasion, but its sting to death; and the law, however  righteous, could work no deliverance for the guilty. God's  matchless grace, not the law, is the strength of holiness. (See  Romans 6:14.)

Therefore, the apostle Paul breaks forth with  thanksgiving as he sees God giving us the victory so  completely through our Lord Jesus Christ. His resurrection is  our pledge, the witness of our salvation, our pattern of  deliverance, and our blessed hope in the midst of our labors,  trials and suffering for Christ. "Therefore" - because these  things are true -"my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast,  unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord,  forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the  Lord" (1 Corinthians 15:58). So let us not be hypocritical; and  let us appropriate the victory we have in the Lord Jesus Christ  and heed the admonition to be steadfast and unmoveable,  always abounding in the work of the Lord.



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How God Saves Men
Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
Read Romans 1:16, Romans 10:9-10 and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4


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