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Clark Tanner
 
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Christians, we have no right to look down our noses with disdain on unsaved people. We can and should be offended at sin, but not personally offended offended for God and His holiness. But if we can get it in our heads and in our hearts that when we were dead He gave us life, when we were unknowing He gave us faith, when we were enemies He came all the way down to us to make peace, then we must realize that in ourselves we are no higher and no better than the vilest of sinners and it is Gods grace and mercy alone that has separated us from the rest.
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BELIEVING IN ANYTHING

G.K. Chesterton once said, "It is often supposed that when people stop believing in God, they believe in nothing.
Alas, it is worse than that. When they stop believing in God, they believe in anything."

Without God the only standard of TRUST - of right and wrong - is what appeals to you. And that's a shifting standard. It all depends on what I want, what I like, what I accept, what pleases me.

But scripture says: "All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God" My standards are all warped. My morality is riddled with impurity. And if I base what I TRUST on that warpedness/ impurity, then I'm going to embrace whatever gods allow me to do what I want to do.

It's insanity. When I stop trusting in the God of Scripture... I'll believe in anything, and eventually that will lead me to destruction.

But now, by contrast, if I trust in the God of Scripture I'm no longer led by MY righteousness and holiness. Instead I'm trusting a God who is so holy and so righteous that my tendency will be to build my life around Him (rather than Him around me).

I'll use His standards of right and wrong -- not mine.
I'll build on His morality in my life -- not mine.
I'll build on His expectations for me... not mine.

AND I know if I trust in Him in these matters... I will be blessed.

 
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Owen Bourgaize
 
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I read of a minister who was visiting one of his members. The lady of the house was trying to impress him about how devout she was by pointing out the large Bible on the bookshelf and talking in a very reverential way of it as "the Word of God". Her young son interrupted the conversation, "Well, if thats Gods book we better send it back to him because we never read it!"

 
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INDESCRIBABLE CHRIST

Dr. S.M. Lockridge was the Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, San Diego CA from 1953 - 1993. He entered heaven in 2000. He is well-known for a passage out of his sermon titled Hes My King:


Hes enduringly strong, Hes entirely sincere, Hes eternally steadfast. Hes immortally graceful. Hes imperially powerful. Hes impartially merciful. Hes Gods Son. Hes a sinners savior. Hes the centerpiece of civilization. He stands alone in Himself. Hes unparalleled. Hes unprecedented. Hes supreme. Hes preeminent. Hes the loftiest idea in literature. Hes the highest idea in philosophy. Hes the fundamental truth in theology. Hes the miracle of the age. Hes the only one able to supply all of our needs simultaneously. He supplies strength for the weak. Hes available for the tempted and the tried. He sympathizes and He saves. He guards and He guides. He heals the sick, He cleans the lepers. He forgives sinners, He discharges debtors, He delivers captives, He defends the feeble, He blesses the young, He serves the unfortunate, He regards the aged, He rewards the diligent, He beautifies the meek. Do you know Him?

Well, my king is the king of knowledge, Hes the well-spring of wisdom, Hes the doorway of deliverance, Hes the pathway of peace, Hes the roadway of righteousness, Hes the highway of holiness Hes the gateway of glory, Hes the master of the mighty, Hes the captain of the conquerors, Hes the head of the heroes, Hes the leader of the legislators, Hes the overseer of the overcomers, Hes the governor of governors, Hes the prince of princes, Hes the king of Kings and the Lord of Lords.

His life is matchless. His goodness is limitless. His mercy is everlasting. His love never changes. His word is enough. His grace is sufficient. His reign is righteous. His yoke is easy and His burden is light. Well. I wish I could describe Him to you. But Hes indescribable. Yes. Hes incomprehensible. Hes invincible, Hes irresistible. Im trying to tell you, the Heavens cannot contain Him, let alone a man explain Him. You cant get Him out of your mind. You cant get Him off of your hands. You cant outlive Him, and you cant live without Him. Well. The Pharisees couldnt stand Him, but they found out they couldnt stop Him. Pilate coul...

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Richard Jones
 
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An old American Indian tale recounts the story of a chief who was telling a gathering of young braves about the struggle within. "It is like two dogs fighting inside of us," the chief told them. "There is one good dog who wants to do the right and the other dog always wants to do the wrong. Sometimes the good dog seems stronger and is winning the fight. But sometimes the bad dog is stronger and wrong is winning the fight."

"Who is going to win in the end?" a young brave asks.
The chief answered "The one you feed."

 
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Mark Hiehle
 
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Everyone put your hand out. Imagine with me that you have a lemon in your hand. Feel how cold it is since you just took it out of the refrigerator. Feel the two knobs on the ends? Ok, now take a knife and cut the lemon in half. Careful! Don’t cut yourself. Oh, look at the juice run down over the sides. Now, put one half down and just hold the other half of the lemon. Now, look at the inside of the cut lemon. Lean down and smell the lemon. Get a good full sense of the lemon fresh scent of the just cut lemon. Ok, now squeeze the lemon. See the juice ooze up and cover the surface of the cut lemon? Now - lick the lemon. That’s right! Lick the lemon. Ok, who feels like you have more saliva than you did a minute a go? How can that be? It was only pretend! The reason is because your body reacts to that which your mind thinks about.

 
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A rather pompous-looking deacon was endeavoring to impress upon a class of boys the importance of living the Christian life. "Why do people call me a Christian?" the man asked. After a moment’s pause, one youngster said, "Maybe it’s because they don’t know you."

 
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Eugene Peterson in A Long Obedience in the Same Direction writes, It is not difficult in our world to get a person interested in the message of the Gospel; it is terrifically difficult to sustain the interest. Millions of people in our culture make decisions for Christ, but there is a dreadful attrition rate. Many claim to have been born again, but the evidence for mature Christian discipleship is slim. In our kind of culture anything, even news about God, can be sold if it is packaged freshly; but when it loses its novelty, it goes on the garbage heap. There is a great market for religious experience in our world; there is little enthusia...

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David  Yarbrough
 
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Despite the "Do Not Touch" signs, a museum was having no success in keeping patrons from touching--and soiling--priceless furniture and art. But the problem evaporated overnight when a clever museum employee replaced the signs with ones that read: "Caution: Wash Hands After Touching!"
Today in the Word, March, 1990.

 
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Rodney Buchanan
 
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For me, my belief in God was reaffirmed recently by something I would not have expected. While I was in England I visited St. Pauls Cathedral. Worshiping in that great cathedral your eyes are drawn to the great dome. It is actually three domes, one on top of the other, with the highest and smallest dome having windows, making you think they are the very windows of heaven. I stood there in that great place, surrounded by exquisite art and architecture, and said to my friend: This building makes me believe in God. I think he was somewhat taken back by my statement that a physical, man-made building could make me believe in God. But I said, What else could inspire such a sense of transcendence and create a feeling of otherworldliness a world of unspeakable beauty and holy purpose? These glorious monuments to God are all over England and Europe countries which were strongly influenced by the Christian faith. Name me one monument to the devil which has been built in his honor, I said to my friend. I cant think of one.

But then I began to think. Actually, I have seen a monument to the devil. It exists in a country I visited a few years before, whose national religion is Voodoo, or devil worship the country of Haiti. We drove by it on our way to the mission station in Cape Haitian. It is the center for Voodoo worship a large mud hole where chickens are strangled and their blood poured into the pool. Rumors are that there are even secret rites where human sacrifices are offered to the devil, and their blood becomes a part of the mud as well. There are unspeakable acts of evil performed there. Worshipers come to cover themselves with the mud of that cursed place. So there I stood thinking about one country whose religion worships Jesus Christ, and another country whose religion is devil worship. The monument to Jesus Christ was an exquisite cathedral, and the monument to the devil was a mud hole. One was transcendent in its themes and beauty, and the other was vile and ugly. One inspired noble thoughts and holy lives, the other aroused perverse thoughts and evil acts. One was elevating and the other degrading. One made you look up and the other made you look down.

 
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