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  • When We Are Led By God Into Situations That We ...

    Contributed by William L. Vincent on Aug 23, 2011

    When we are led by God into situations that we cannot handle, we can be sure that he is going to show up and show out. If God presents us with a challenge bigger than we are, you can be sure he is prepared to invest in us the resources necessary to meet that more

  • Not Ashamed

    Contributed by William L. Vincent on Aug 15, 2011

    NOT ASHAMED No matter what you are looking for, you can find a religion or philosophy to fit your state of mind. We find this culture creating pressure on the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. We find people church-shopping--looking for the right “fit” for their needs. And I realize that we need to more

  • Invitation Needed

    Contributed by William L. Vincent on Aug 6, 2011

    INVITATION NEEDED I have recently been contacted by a Pastor in Nigeria who is wanting us to come and preach a crusade there. But you cannot just fly into Nigeria; you have to be invited. The local Pastor has to send an official letter of invitation, that letter must state what I would be visiting more

  • Jesus’ Love Is Not A Pampering Love; It Is ...

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on Oct 8, 2010

    Jesus’ love is not a pampering love; it is a perfecting love. It is not a love motivated by man’s will, but by the Father’s plan. Why did Jesus delay going to Bethany? Why does He ever seem to delay in answering any prayer? Why does He seem to delay His coming on the clouds of more

  • God's Elect

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on Aug 26, 2010
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    GOD'S ELECT There is no indication anywhere in Scripture that when a man or woman first believes in Jesus for salvation, God says something like, "Oh, look! We hooked another one! Get out the book and write his name down!" God is not taken by surprise, God is not waiting for people to more

  • Evangelistic Casting

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on Mar 23, 2010

    EVANGELISTIC CASTING We're not told that every fish in the sea swam to the net. We're not told that a certain number of fish were caught in the net. We're told that Jesus first indicated His awareness that they had caught nothing, then gave a command that they cast their net on the right side of more

  • Let Me Tell You About Sin And The Power Of Sin. ...

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on Mar 23, 2010

    Let me tell you about sin and the power of sin. It keeps its victims in an almost trance-like state. It is a sort of spell that keeps you from recognizing the deadly path on which you tread. It brings you to do things openly that would in any moment of clear thought shame you and that you would more

  • Following In The Steps Of Christ

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on Nov 6, 2009

    FOLLOWING IN THE STEPS OF CHRIST "Believers will never suffer for others' salvation, including their own. But they will suffer for Christ's sake, and His example is their standard for a God-honoring response. The word translated 'example' is hupogrammon, which literally means 'writing under' and more

  • What Aspect Of The Gospel Differentiates It From ...

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on Nov 5, 2009

    What aspect of the Gospel differentiates it from every philosophy or doctrinal statement of mankind? It is that it comes directly from God. It is otherworldly. It more

  • On Monday Murder Is Wrong. On Tuesday There Are ...

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on Oct 14, 2009

    “On Monday murder is wrong. On Tuesday there are special circumstances. On Wednesday there are psychological factors to consider, eg. a rough childhood. On Thursday it’s the more

  • Regret And Remorse Are Of The Mind And Can Be ...

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on Sep 28, 2009

    "Regret and remorse are of the mind and can be assuaged with time and the kindness of loved ones. But repentance must be worked in and brought from more

  • Nazarene

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on Sep 28, 2009

    NAZARENE God could have come to the earth and assumed immediately the role of King of the World, and who could have resisted Him? He could have come with great pomp and ceremony. He could have entered the world a Man full-grown with rings on every finger, wrapped in robes spun in the halls of more

  • It Is A Thing Never To Be Forgotten That In The ...

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on Sep 28, 2009

    "It is a thing never to be forgotten that in the everyday duties of life, we make or mar a destiny, and we win or lose a crown." William Barclay, The Gospel of more

  • For We Do Not Have A High Priest Who Cannot ...

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on Sep 28, 2009
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    "For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin." Heb 4:15 "In the past when I’ve heard that verse or read it, I’ve thought that it is a very all-encompassing statement to say that Jesus was tempted more

  • What Makes A Christian

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on Sep 28, 2009

    WHAT MAKES A CHRISTIAN "The true Christian desires less and less of the things and comforts and pursuits and goals of this world, and desires more and more the things that are eternal, that are pleasing to God, that are divine in nature. What do you witness in the people around you who claim to be more

  • Christians, If There Is Any Point At Which We ...

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on Sep 18, 2009

    "Christians, if there is any point at which we will balk at ascribing all glory, all authority, all sovereignty and lordship to God, then we have more

  • The Ungodly

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on Sep 18, 2009
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    THE UNGODLY "Who does God justify through faith? The ungodly! Who did Christ die for? The ungodly! That means those without God. Ungodly. Why does God justify the ungodly? Why did Christ die for the more

  • Imagine Yourself In A Place So Dark You Cannot ...

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on Sep 18, 2009

    "Imagine yourself in a place so dark you cannot see your hand before your face. Either you want it that way because you want to sleep, or because you’re doing something you don’t want anyone else to see, in which case the sudden coming of light would be an irritation to you, or you wish you could more

  • Our Testimony Is Christ's Testimony

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on Aug 11, 2009

    OUR TESTIMONY IS CHRIST'S TESTIMONY In his magnificent little book, "A Faith to Proclaim," James S. Stewart made reference to Paul’s declaration to the Galatians (2:20), "I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I who live but Christ lives in me..." And Stewart said, "To be thus more

  • The Testimony Of Jesus Is The Spirit Of ...

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on Aug 11, 2009
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    “The testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy”. This means that prophecy at its very heart is designed to unfold the beauty and loveliness of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In the present age, therefore, the Spirit of God is not only to glorify Christ but to show believers things to come more