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  • Fruit Is Success Series

    Contributed by Glenn Pease on Apr 6, 2021
     | 41 views

    Fruit is what we give back to God for the gift of salvation. Salvation is what we accept from God, but fruit is what we achieve for God. Salvation is a gift from God, but fruit is a goal we reach for God.

    Two young brothers, Nathaniel and John Chapman, entered the Black Bear Tavern, the largest building in Pittsburgh back in 1788. They were looking for a place to sleep in this little village on the Western Frontier. All of the rooms were filled, so they had to sleep on the floor in the corner of ...read more

  • Our Eternal Reward Series

    Contributed by Glenn Pease on Mar 31, 2021
     | 57 views

    It is the reward of heaven, however, that motivates us to add these values to life, and to apply them so that we bare fruit, and become profitable servants of Christ.

    Among the Kamba people of East Africa there persists an ancient legend. The story goes that the people of that region long ago were very embittered by death's merciless destruction. They sent messengers to all countries of the world to seek a place where death did not reign so they could all ...read more

  • Fruit Is Success Series

    Contributed by Glenn Pease on Mar 31, 2021
     | 41 views

    Fruit is one of the key themes of the Bible. God is a God of fruit, and all that is in harmony with His will is fruitful.

    Two young brothers, Nathaniel and John Chapman, entered the Black Bear Tavern, the largest building in Pittsburgh back in 1788. They were looking for a place to sleep in this little village on the Western Frontier. All of the rooms were filled, so they had to sleep on the floor in the corner of ...read more

  • Nearsighted Christians Series

    Contributed by Glenn Pease on Mar 31, 2021
     | 89 views

    A Christian with spiritual myopia is all caught up with an entangled with what is under his nose, but he has lost the vision of the distant past and the upcoming future in God's plan. He is forgetful of the cross, and blind to the glory of the future.

    F. W. Boreham, the famous Australian preacher, had an instructive experience in St. Paul's Cathedral. He and a friend were looking at Holman Hunt's well known painting, "The Light Of The World." The Savior stands before a closed door with a lantern in His hand, and He is ...read more

  • A Sure Election Series

    Contributed by Glenn Pease on Mar 31, 2021
     | 63 views

    God does not elect some so as not to elect others, but that He might have someone to reach the others.

    One of the principle characters in the book Darkened Doors is Adrian Mallard, who is a brilliant but skeptical lawyer and sportsman. He learns that he is the victim of a serious heart disease. His friend, Professor Boyd, a distinguished psychologist, was one day singing the praises of the open ...read more

  • Stand And Strive Series

    Contributed by Glenn Pease on Mar 30, 2021
     | 33 views

    Paul said to put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. Without this weapon of endurance we will not stand but fall wounded from his fiery darts of affliction.

    William Lloyd Garrison was born in 1805 and when he became a man he had the audacity to think he could remove a mountain and altar the flow the river of history. Slavery was that mountain, and what a mountain it was. Slavery had existed from the dawn of civilization, and it was one of the most ...read more

  • How To Measure Love Series

    Contributed by Glenn Pease on Mar 30, 2021
     | 37 views

    Love is only effective and truly Christian love when it is built on the foundation of all the other virtues. As soon as this is forgotten love becomes sentimental, and is reduced to an emotion, and its power is gone.

    Tradition says that John the Apostle of love was carried to the Christian assembly when he was so old he could not walk, and his constant advice was, "Children love one another." When he was asked why he told them one thing all the time he replied that nothing else was needed. On the ...read more

  • Equipped With Knowledge Series

    Contributed by Glenn Pease on Mar 30, 2021
     | 38 views

    A vast infinite reservoir is what we have to dip into with our finite little minds while we recognize the importance of knowledge, we must also recognize its immensity and our limitations.

    When Julia Ward Howe toured a battlefield during the Civil War her heart was heavy for things were not going well for the union cause. The soldiers were trying to keep their moral up by singing snatches of then popular army song-John Brown's Body. Mrs. Howe's minister, James Freeman ...read more

  • Self Control Series

    Contributed by Glenn Pease on Mar 30, 2021
     | 30 views

    All the boldness and knowledge in the world will not keep a man from going down in defeat if he lacks self-control.

    In 1949 the Honorable Harold R. Medina was the judge who presided at the trial of 11 communists charged with plotting to overthrow our government by force. In his book Power To Become Lewis Dunnington gives an account of an interesting sidelight to that great trial. For 9 months the judge was ...read more

  • Hasten To Be Heroic Series

    Contributed by Glenn Pease on Mar 30, 2021
     | 61 views

    Peter is saying here, hasten to be heroic. The Christian life is a battle, and it is no place for idleness and indifference, or cowardice. God calls for energetic excellence in every believer.

  • Godliness Series

    Contributed by Glenn Pease on Mar 30, 2021
     | 47 views

    What is godliness? According to the Interpreter's Bible, "...it is strong awareness of the God-relatedness of all life. It is that attitude which sees all things in their relation to God."

  • The Power Of God Series

    Contributed by Glenn Pease on Mar 30, 2021
     | 90 views

    Everything necessary for the abundant and godly life is potentially ours through the knowledge of God. Knowledge of God is the means by which we gain the power of God.

  • Today, If You Hear His Voice . . . Series

    Contributed by James Wallace on Feb 1, 2021
     | 446 views

    The possibility of falling away from Christ is greater than most of us think--no one is entirely immune from this awful outcome. It all begins with how we come to respond to God's voice, when we know He has spoken to us, and even in small things, choose to ignore Him.

    One of the great challenges of the pastoral profession is discerning who to help among those who are in evident financial need, and when to help them, and then how much to help them. Despite our best and most sincere efforts, pastors young and old, sometimes fail. I remember well the story of a ...read more

  • The Peril Of Hardening Your Heart Series

    Contributed by James Wallace on Jan 25, 2021
     | 416 views

    Have you gotten used to saying "No" to God? It became a habit of the Children of Israel in the wilderness and ultimately resulted in an all-out rebellion against God that disqualified most of them from God's rest.

    Author, theologian and Professor Craig Keener tells how his mother asked him if he believed in an after-life at the age of nine, and he replied no. She agreed with him and told him how most intellectuals did as well. So he felt affirmed in his atheism. The problem was that such a worldview left ...read more

  • The Old And New Testament Antichrists Series

    Contributed by James Wallace on Jan 18, 2021
     | 232 views

    The Old Testament Antichrist predicts what the New Testament Antichrist will be like and what he will do. Learn about him from this amazing prophecy of Daniel 8--the predicted future history of Israel!

    Donald Campbell, a former president of Dallas Seminary while I was there, once met a retired colonel from the U.S. military who was a dedicated believer. The retired colonel told about he and other members of the military during the Cold War had practiced mock war-games. They had assumed that at ...read more