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Due Reverence

When we come into the presence of God we should never lose our sense of awe at the wonderful privilege given to us His creatures, that we can approach Him with all guilt removed by His precious blood and raised up by His grace to stand in His holy presence with boldness and unafraid. Let us remember when we address the Lord Jesus Christ in prayer that though He is a Glorified Man, He never ceased to be God. He is infinitely higher than we are, more than the heavens are higher than the ea...

Swallow That Gossip

"He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him." Prov. 18:13 Is passing judgment upon others ever the duty of a Christian? Never, if it is prejudgment. If you come up with a verdict before hearing all the facts of a case, then face it, you are prejudiced. If you only investigate one side of the question, you are guilty of prejudiced investigation, which is twisting the truth. Folly and shame are your rewards. If you have shown haste an...

A Lost Diamond

A quaint preacher of the olden days in our country, Dan Baker, puts the danger of delay in the way of a story. He tells of a man who was crossing the ocean. He was leaning over the side of the vessel; it was a bright sunny day, and a wave broke the surface of the water, just a little ripple here and there kissed by the rays of the sun. And the man, as he leaned over the rail of the vessel, was tossing something in the air, something which, when it fell through the sunlight, sparkled with...

Open House

You see them every where. Signs informing people there will be an "Open House" today. The purpose of the open house is to invite potential buyers into the home to see it first hand. The Scriptures put great weight upon an "open house." Included in the qualifications of those desiring to provide oversight to the local assembly we read "given to hospitality." They are to be characterized as those who are "lovers of hospitality." Those who have an "open house." There are many accounts in...

Bold for Christ

This is a true story of something that happened just a few years ago at USC. There was a professor of philosophy at USC who was a deeply committed atheist. His primary goal for one required class was to spend the entire semester attempting to prove that God couldn't exist. His students were always afraid to argue with him because of his impeccable logic. For twenty years, he had taught this class and no one had ever had the courage to stand up to him. Sure, some had argued in class at t...

The Stranger

A few months before I was born, my dad met a stranger who was new to our small town. From the beginning, Dad was fascinated with this enchanting newcomer, and soon invited him to live with our family. The stranger was quickly accepted and was around to welcome me into the world a few months later. As I grew up, I never questioned his place in our family. Mom taught me to love the Word of God, and Dad taught me to obey it. But the stranger was our storyteller. He could weave t...
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