Our Goal

Philippians 3:10 is often quoted but seldom understood. It sets forth the Christian’s goal, then the means and process by which that goal is reached, thus holding the mind steadfast. “That I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being made conformable...

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Be Aware of the Enemy

Our enemy, Satan, is quite a mastermind. We must learn all that we possibly can about his kingdom so that we will be equipped to battle, for he walks about as a roaring lion “seeking whom he may devour” (I Peter 5:8). There are three basic things that Satan watches...

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Within the Veil

In I John 2:1, we find that Jesus Christ is our advocate before the Father. In Hebrews 4:14a, He is the “great High Priest that is passed into the heavens” and in Hebrews 7:24b, He “hath an unchangeable priesthood,” for He “ever liveth to make intercession for them” (Hebrews 7:25b)....

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The Roaring Lion

In II Samuel 23:20, Benaiah slew a lion in the midst of a pit “in time of snow.” He did not allow adverse circumstances to stop him: rather, he boldly went forward and performed his task. How many times are we faced with a situation that makes us want to...

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Serve

This is the second day of a three-part series. To serve without the breath of life in worship will lead to faint-heartedness and weariness. Those who serve without knowing how to worship will enter into personality clashes with other believers and will get spiritually tired. Worshipping in spirit and truth...

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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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A Prisoner of Jesus Christ

No one can have a spiritual awakening unless they first experience a spiritual imprisonment. The Galatian Christians were soon removed from the Gospel of grace (2). They knew about it, but they had not allowed the grace of God to be established in their hearts. Contrarily, the apostle Paul states,...

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Pray With Persistence

“Be unceasing in prayer – praying perseveringly” (I Thessalonians 5:17, Amplified). Luke 18:1 (Amplified) says, “(Jesus) told them a parable, to the effect that they ought always to pray and not to turn coward – faint, lose heart and give up.” What a magnificent verse! Acts 12:5 says, “So Peter...

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