Built Up in Christ

Take a look at Paul’s words in Acts 20:32. “And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.” How are we “built up?” We are...

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Contentment – Not Natural

A man, even in his best moral state, is totally incapable of producing a contentment that goes beyond the degree to which his environment fulfills his desires. It is totally outside the reach of his own resources. It is inherent within the nature of man to continually desire, and seek...

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Recompense of Waiting

Great recompense means that God gives grace in return for waiting on Him. The Christian has in his possession the ability through grace to have a relationship with the Father in spite of the condition. He wants us to learn how to wait and to experience His grace without regard...

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Get Understanding

God has prepared so much for us. “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine” (Ephesians 3:20, NIV). “For no matter how many promises God has made, they are ‘yes’ in Christ” (II Corinthians 1:20a, NIV). He is willing to bestow the...

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The Guardian

Contentment is derived only from the Lord. In this verse, He promises to be our sustenance, and it has nothing whatsoever to do with our earthly lot in life. Philippians 4:7 describes the manner in which the peace of God becomes a great and rich provision. This peace is defined...

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Purpose to Retain

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, if a man keep my saying, he shall never see death.” The average Christian enjoys a message, but has no method of retaining what he has heard. Only a few minutes after hearing the Word, he is unable to remember it. If he cannot...

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Roll Your Cares on Him

“Therefore I tell you, stop being perpetually uneasy (anxious and worried) about your life” (Matthew 6:25a, Amplified). There is no greater cancer in our society than the disease of worrying – being anxious. Some people worry when things are going well, and they worry when things are not going well....

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Productivity Through Rest

For many Christians, “following on to know the Lord” is both unattractive and painstaking. To continue in the Kingdom of God becomes burdensome to them, to the point of despair. This kind of attitude is in stark contrast to the words of the Apostle John, in his first epistle, “For...

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