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Taking Up Your Cross Daily

By John Woodward

An Outline Teaching Since the believer’s SPIRIT is already saved (Ephesians 2:8-9), and his BODY will be saved (redeemed) at the resurrection (Romans 8:22-24), the major focus for taking up the Cross for victorious living is the SOUL. “Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted Word, which…

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Power and Weakness

By Andrew Murray

. . “And He has said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.’…. Therefore I am well content with weaknesses….for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.” (II Corinthians 12:9-10) There is almost no word that is so imperfectly understood in the Christian life…

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Only a Sinner?

By John Woodward

Are you “only a sinner” saved by grace? As an evangelical Christian, this is probably a statement you’re familiar with. It sounds right, but is it? I regularly hear that this sentiment is all to common in conservative church circles. Why is that? 1. The good old hymn declares, “I’m only a sinner saved by…

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Lost and Found: The Personal Testimony of an Artist

By William Raws

I was born of good Christian parents. Father made considerable money in Australia where I was born, and my early recollections are of a comfortable, happy home in the country. Later we moved to one of the cities in the North of England. I became a Sunday school teacher, librarian of the school and a…

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Grammar of Galatians 2:20

By John Woodward

Question: …I need you to help with the interpretation of the last phrase in Galatians 2:20: “I live by faith in the Son of God,” or is it ” I live by the faith of the Son of God ” Our discipleship group is looking for an answer to this as the meaning is very…

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God is Faithful (Part 2)

By John Woodward

It is a faithful saying: For if we died with Him, we shall also live with Him. If we endure, we shall also reign with Him. If we deny Him, He also will deny us. If we are faithless, He remains faithful; He cannot deny himself” (2 Tim. 2:11-13). Continuing with our main text: “If…

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God is Faithful (Part 1)

By John Woodward

It is a faithful saying: For if we died with Him, we shall also live with Him. If we endure, we shall also reign with Him. If we deny Him, He also will deny us. If we are faithless, He remains faithful; He cannot deny himself” (2 Tim. 2:11-13). When I was on a mission…

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The Nature of Our Ministry: Classic and Contemporary

By T Austin-Sparks

[“…I became a minister according to the stewardship from God which was given to me for you, to fulfill the word of God, the mystery which has been hidden from ages and from generations, but now has been revealed to His saints. To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the…

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The Apostle Paul: Chief Sinner or Saint?

By John Woodward

“This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief” (1 Tim. 1:15). Have you ever wondered what Paul meant by this instance where he refers to himself as the chief of sinners? We would have expected him to use…

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How Can I Exchange Emptiness for Fullness? pt. 1

By Orville Swindoll

Devotional insights on John 4:1-26 Who can fathom God’s deepest desire to have a vast family of children conformed to His own image? Was it fellowship that He sought? No doubt that was involved, but there is something else we should consider. It would seem the unique design of our spirit, soul, and body is…

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