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Providence

The very actions of men, the complicated transactions of our common lives, are overruled by God’s Providence; and, without restraint, are so controlled that they shall subserve to the ulterior purposes of His will, after a fashion which altogether defies … Continue reading

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The Bride of Christ

It’s wonderful to contemplate the fact that the whole history of the world is concerned, not with this nation or that ruler, or this war or that political solution, but with the gathering together of the Bride of Christ.  It … Continue reading

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Righteousness

Matthew Ch 5 verse 17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets:I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. Jesus came to fulfil the words and prophesy of the prophets, because He was … Continue reading

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Daniel Chapter 9

I was reading the ninth chapter of the book of Daniel today and a few things struck me.  Firstly, it is rooted firmly in history and speaks of historical persons and rulers. These aren’t fables or myths!  Secondly, the humble … Continue reading

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The patience of Jesus Christ

After outlining his previous way of life as a “blasphemer,”  “Injurious” and “a persecutor” the Apostle Paul, reveals, for our encouragement, the wonderful mercy and grace of God. He states that Jesus Christ demonstrates how longsuffering and patient he is, … Continue reading

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The Faith of Jesus Christ

I often hear when I listening to preaching the phrase “The Righteousness of Christ is reckoned to believers.” By which is meant, if I understand the teaching aright, that Jesus vicariously kept the law for us. Just as we haven’t, … Continue reading

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Christian Freedom

Christian freedom…consists of [this]…that the consciences of believers, in seeking assurance of their justification before God, should rise above and advance beyond the law, forgetting all law righteousness. For since the law leaves no one righteous, either it excludes us … Continue reading

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The Gospel

The truth of the Gospel is this, that our righteousness comes by faith alone, without the works of the Law. The falsification or corruption of the Gospel is this, that we are justified by faith but not without the works … Continue reading

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Not Consumed

As I walk through the wilderness of this world, accompanied as I am by my sinful nature. Beset around with fears and distress of mind and heart. Feeling the impossibility of ever being saved. Wondering how God could love such … Continue reading

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More from ‘God’s way of peace’

How reasonable, writes one, that we should just do that one small act which God requires of us, go and tell him the truth. I used to go and say, Lord, I am a sinner, do have mercy on me; … Continue reading

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