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February 2020 Selected Articles
The End OF Sin
In a New York hotel, a young man addicted to strong drink took his life. He left this prayer, which was headed, “My Last Will and Testament.”
“I leave to society a ruined character. I leave to father and mother as much misery as, in their feeble state, they can bear. I leave to my brother and sisters the memory of my misspent life. I leave to my wife a broken heart, and to my children the memory that their father fills a drunkard’s grave.”
“God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” Galatians 6:7
Check Your Memory
1. “In everything-----------;for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” (Complain, give thanks, ask why) 1 Thes. 5----
2. “But God forbid that I should glory, save in --------- by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.” (The money that I possess, the fame that I have, the cross of our Lord
Jesus Christ) Gal. 6:----.
3. “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to– --------he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; (His mercy, our heritage, our
church membership) Titus 3:------.
4. “Wherefore he is able also to save them ------- that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them,” (for a year, until a great sin committed, to the uttermost)
5. “Neither by the blood of goats and calves, by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained ------------- redemption for us.” (Conditional, temporary, eternal). Heb. 9 ------.
6. “And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was ----------.” (Again called upon to repent, cast into the lake of fire, returned to the earth in another form Rev. 20:-------.
7. “Seek ye the Lord -----.call ye upon him while he is near:” (while others are seeking Him, while it is easy, while He may be found) Isa.. 55:----- .
He is the Light–Men without Him
walk in darkness and know not whither
He is the Vine–Men who are not in
Him are like branches prepared for the fire.
He is the Rock–Men not build on Him
will be carried away by the flood of judgement.
He is the Bread and water of life–
Men without Him will hungry and thirst
through all eternity.
He is the alpha and Omega–Men
without Him have neither beginning of
good nor end of misery.
O Blessed Lord Jesus, how much
better it would be not to be born than to die
Faith Rewarded And Unbelief Punished
Several years ago, while working with a preacher brother in a revival, we were sharing some of our experiences through the past years. He told of a certain experience that impressed me.
The church that he was serving as pastor had been in a building program. Though the outside had not been finished, they were already conducting services in the building. They were waiting until they felt they were able to hire the bricklayer.
During this wait someone came by and offered to lay the brick for about one half of the regular price in order to help the church, and also because of present working conditions. Upon receiving this offer, the pastor immediately carried it to the church and challenged his people to raise the amount needed. He then offered to give the first one hundred dollars. Immediately another promised a hundred, and then a third. The fourth man to speak said something like this. “I feel that I have given all that I can, and I feel that everyone else has too. I move that we borrow the money.” The motion passed and no one gave except the three who had already promised.
That night the son of the man who stopped the giving had a car wreck which cost the father about $140. Different small offerings came to the pastor that week which met his needs. The second man who gave a hundred dollars owned a business that made him more money that week than ever before. The third man owned a garage, and this same week a bill was paid which amounted to a few hundred dollars–a bill that he had already marked off the books.
This story reminds me of the experience which Israel had in the wilderness. When they came to the door of Canaan they turned back because of some discouragement by the ten spices. (Numbers 13,14) There are three things about that experience that are very noticeable.(1) The two who encouraged Israel to step out by faith and enter Canaan, Joshua and Caleb, were blessed to later enter the promised land. (Numbers 14:30) (2) The people who refused to try because someone discouraged them spent the rest of their lives in the wilderness. (Numbers 14:30-32) (3) The men who discouraged the congregation died of a plague before the Lord.
God still punishes unbelief and rewards faith.
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