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[29 Oct 2010 | No Comment | 135 views]

In a meeting of several well-known Christian workers in the last century, the question was asked what was the greatest need in Christian circles at that time. Without hesitation, a Scottish missionary leader summed up that need in two words, “absolute surrender.“ “Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God” (Romans 6:13).

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[28 Oct 2010 | No Comment | 123 views]

The conversion of a soul is the miracle of a moment. The growth of a saint is the work of a lifetime.

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[27 Oct 2010 | No Comment | 262 views]

By J. Grant Swank, Jr.
Having preached sermons for over thirty years, I have tried the various sermonic forms and concluded that expository preaching is best.
Why?
(l) Expository preaching stays close to the revealed Truth. There is no other Book like His Book. Therefore, to drift from it is to slide into relativism and personal opinions. To stay close to it is continually to come under its eternal light.
More and more, the revealed Truth is being sidelined for flash and fake. It is being substituted with cute and cunning. Nevertheless, God never …

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[26 Oct 2010 | No Comment | 175 views]

If you want your church to grow without changing anything you are doing, you can be dismissed from this church growth seminar.

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[22 Oct 2010 | No Comment | 144 views]

A study conducted among Southern Baptist churches indicated that SBC churches 10 years or older average 2.5 baptisms for every active 100 members, while SBC churches 10 years or younger average 10.8 baptisms per 100 active members.
~ Enrichment Magazine

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[21 Oct 2010 | No Comment | 641 views]

Paul said in the early part of his ministry that he was the least of the Apostles. Later he said I am the least of the saints. In the later part of his life he called himself the chiefest of sinners.

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[14 Oct 2010 | No Comment | 436 views]

When Jesus knew that the Father had delivered everything into His hands, He took a towel. What would you have taken when you came to this understanding?

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[12 Oct 2010 | No Comment | 241 views]

Our ordinary views of prayer are not found in the New Testament. We look upon prayer as a means for getting something for ourselves; the Bible idea of prayer is that we may get to know God Himself.

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[8 Oct 2010 | No Comment | 771 views]
The Secret Mistake Of The Titanic

For 100 years, the real reason for such devastating loss of life on the Titanic had been kept secret. A navigational error was at fault for the initial collision with the iceberg, but it has been revealed that the reason for it’s quick sinking was the rash decision of the ship’s owner, J. Bruce Ismay. He insisted they continue sailing when they should have just stayed still. Instead, because of their movement the ship sank hours faster than it should have. “If Titanic had stood still, she would have survived …

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[7 Oct 2010 | No Comment | 552 views]

I would rather deal with a man with wrong doctrine and the right spirit than a man with right doctrine and the wrong spirit. If a man has a right spirit we can get his doctrine right. John said, “Try the spirits … “