The Church's Great Responsibility

February 4 2018 "Concerning the work of my hands, command ye me." ....Isaiah 45:11 In the here and now in present time, God is not free. He does not move His children about like robotic pawns on a chess board but has instead limited Himself to their free will. Wittingly He has done this, knowing what it will bring Him in the end. In eternity past G...
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Happy Birthday, Lord Jesus!

                                                                    25th December 2017 "For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon his sh...
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Heart or Intellect?

"He saith unto me, See thou do it not: I am a fellow-servant with thee .... Worship God." Revelation 19:10 What had happened here in Revelations 19:10? Had John lost his head, that he should try to worship an angel? Well, he may well have lost his head, but what is quite certain is that he had been carried away in his heart. There are those who hav...
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The Armour of God

                                                                                 November 10 2013   "Put on the whole armour of God, that yo...
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Looking Unto Christ

"They looked unto Him, and were lightened: and their faces shall never be confounded." ....Psalm 34:5 We need to guard against being over-anxious about the subjective side of spiritual experience and so becoming turned in on ourselves. May I illustrate this from the electric light? You are in a room and it's growing dark. You would like to have the...
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The Friend of Sinners

  "A friend of publicans and sinners." ....Luke 7:34 Watchman Nee: 'Since I first saw Jesus the Saviour as the friend of sinners, I have seen many unusual and difficult people brought to Him. I remember once a young woman came and attacked me, saying that she did not want to be saved. She said she was young and intended to have a good time and...
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Christ My Brother!

"He is not ashamed to call them brethren." ...Hebrews 2:11 In the beginning of the fourth gospel, the Evangelist describes Jesus as, "The only begotten Son from the Father." At the end of the same book the risen Lord says to Mary Magdalene, "Go unto my brethren, and say to them, I ascend unto my Father and unto your Father" (John 20:17). Previously...
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The Mind Renewed

 August 28, 2017 "Be transformed by the renewing of your mind" ....Romans 12:2 "Be renewed in the spirit of your mind" ...Ephesians 4:23 For us to have our intellects renewed we must draw near to the cross. This is plainly called for in Ephesians 4. The Apostle Paul describes the darkness of man's carnal mentality in verses 17 and 18, but in v...
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Real Obedience

August 21, 2017 "Seven days shalt thou tarry, till I come to thee, and shew thee what thou shalt do." .....1 Samuel 10:8 Saul was tested on two points: faith and obedience. In a critical situation in Chapter 13 the question was, would his faith allow him to wait for God or would he act out of his own intellectual logic? If you are driven into a cor...
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"When the vessels were full, she said to her son, "Bring me another vessel." And he said to her, "There is not another." ..Then the oil stopped flowing" ....2 Kings 4:6

"When the vessels were full, she said to her son, "Bring me another vessel." And he said to her, "There is not another." ..Then the oil stopped flowing" ....2 Kings 4:6 ​​​​​ This indeed is a most amazing fact! That the divine almighty-ness of God is content to confine itself to our capacity! The oil of God's Spirit flows according to the measure t...
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