Tears In a Bottle

In Luke 19:41, Jesus Christ is approaching Jerusalem in the last days of his earthly ministry. The Scripture records that He “wept” (klaio in the Greek), meaning not only that He shed tears, but that He had a visible display of grief. Not emotionalism or sentimentality, but unconditional love for...

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In Times of Weakness

The principle of weakness is unique. It means helplessness. God is saying that when you are weak or suffering, His grace is overwhelmingly sufficient for you. His grace is designed to take over your weakness. Even though you feel powerless or without energy in your soul, His grace is adequate....

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Joint-Heirs of His Promises

As joint-heirs with Jesus Christ and partakers of the divine nature, every child of God is the heir of every promise of God in His Word. Hebrews 6:17-20 contains multiple assurances and promises concerning the faithfulness of God to keep that which He has promised. There are so many promises...

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Jesus Christ’s Derived Life

Contrary to the opinions and logical presumptions of most liberal theologians, Jesus Christ did not have a personality as we do. He possessed a human nature, but His personality was derived from the Father. Carefully consider the source of everything that Jesus Christ did. The Gospels make it quite clear...

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Let Thy Gentleness Be Known

Gentleness is meekness expressed. It is the quality of a person who lets the treasure come forth from within. A gentle person believes what God says about Him, whereas a proud person always rejects what God says about him. David said “Thy gentleness hath made me great” (Psalm 18:35b). A...

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Quietness and Confidence

In this push-button age, one danger grows more apparent with every passing day. This danger lies not in the progress itself, with constant advancement in the realm of communication where television, radio, telephone, and computers quicken the pace, but in the possibility that the progress of the many may result...

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Defining the Devil’s Strategies

Jesus was always quick to define the tactics of His adversary. He was never surprised by the devil’s ploys. Satan could not deceive our Lord through man’s sentimental goodness (2), or religious tradition (3). He was always immediately recognized, and his temptations were readily identified (4). Satan may leave us...

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Peace to Finish

We are living in a day when many Christians are victoriously finishing the course. However, at times believers will not complete a call or job that they have started. When tests come, they quit. There are those who put their hand to the plow, but take steps backwards as the...

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Be Ready to Receive

“The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the Lord” (Proverbs 16:1). “Prepare your hearts unto the Lord, and serve him only: and he will deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines” (I Samuel 7:3b). As believers, we must always live...

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A New Beginning

These verses are relevant to each one of our lives. The Lord Jesus Christ is the “Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last” (Revelation 22:13). He is the author and finisher of our faith (2).In Exodus 3:14, God told Moses to say that “I...

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