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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Continuous Contact

By Sidlow Baxter

Far too many Christians live their spiritual life on the “battery system.” Lest that sounds a strangely peculiar idea, let me explain at once what I mean. I can dimly remember how, when I was a very little boy, my dear mother sometimes took me to a town where, if I remember rightly, about that…

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The Believer and God’s Moral Law

By John Woodward

How should those “under grace” relate to God’s Moral Law? Students of grace truths do well to prayerfully think through this issue. The question is: Was the Moral Law (as revealed in the Old Testament and pre-Calvary Scripture) canceled by the New Covenant? No Moral Law for the Christian today? A popular grace author criticized…

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Your Vocation (Part 2)

By Elton Trueblood

Vocation and Family “Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him … Wives, submit to your own husbands,as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love…

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Foreknowledge, Predestination and Election (Part 1 of 2)

By Mark Cambron

There are so many theories today concerning foreknowledge, predestination and election, until the mind of the normal and average Christian is so mixed up that he doesn’t know what to believe. If we do not get these three doctrines straight, our whole Christian life will be warped, and soul winning will become a lost grace.…

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Life in Christ: A Testimony (Part 1)

By John Best

Groundwork for Brokenness I had been experiencing a lot of pressure and frustration in my life a number of years ago. I was angry because I thought my goals in my work were being blocked by other people. My schedule was getting busier and I was becoming increasingly tired. Although I was in Christian work…

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Motivated by Love: An Egyptian’s Testimony

By A Boulos

[The testimony of a man who discovered Jesus to be more than a prophet] My love for the words of Allah motivated me to memorize all of the words of the Quran. But my cousin told me that I still did not know true Islam. So, I studied more and concluded that my father was…

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Bypassing the Detour of Legalism (Part 1)

By John Woodward

In our journey to receive and live out God’s righteousness in a fallen world, we encounter well-intentioned detours. A young man once asked, “What is it I must forsake?” He was instructed, “Colored clothes, for one thing. Get rid of everything in your wardrobe that is not white. Stop sleeping on a soft pillow. Sell…

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Christ Our Sanctifier (Part 2)

By John Soper

I want to continue our discussion on the next part of our core theology: Jesus our Sanctifier (Part II). You may recall in the previous article that, according to John 1:29-33, Jesus is: • the one who is taking away the sin of the world • the one who is baptizing with the Holy Spirit…

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The Faithful God (part 2)

By H. L. Roush

GOD’S FAITHFULNESS IN OUR SUFFERINGS “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.” (1…

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