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Impulsiveness or Discipleship?

"But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith . . ." (Jude 20)Impulsiveness is a trait of the natural life, and our Lord always ignores it,...
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Is God’s Will My Will?

"This is the will of God, your sanctification . . ." (1 Thessalonians 4:3)Sanctification is not a question of whether God is willing to sanctify me — is it...
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The Unheeded Secret

"Jesus answered, 'My kingdom is not of this world.'" (John 18:36)The great enemy of the Lord Jesus Christ today is the idea of practical work that has no basis...
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The Key to the Missionary’s Devotion

". . . they went forth for His name’s sake . . ." (3 John 7)The key to the missionary’s devotion is that he is attached to nothing and...
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The Key of the Greater Work

". . . I say to you, he who believes in Me, . . . greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father." (John...
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The Key to the Master’s Orders

"Pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest." (Matthew 9:38)The key to the missionary’s difficult task is in the hand of God, and that...
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The Key to the Missionary’s Message

"He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world." (1 John 2:2)The key to the missionary’s message is the...
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The Key to the Missionary’s Work

"Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, ’All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations ....
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Individual Discouragement and Personal Growth

". . . when Moses was grown . . . he went out to his brethren and looked at their burdens." (Exodus 2:11)We may have the vision of God...
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Getting into God’s Stride

"Enoch walked with God . . ." (Genesis 5:24)The true test of a person’s spiritual life and character is not what he does in the extraordinary moments of life,...
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God’s Silence — Then What?

"When He heard that he was sick, He stayed two more days in the place where He was." (John 11:6)Has God trusted you with His silence — a silence...
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How Will I Know?

"Jesus answered and said, ’I thank You, Father . . . that You have hidden these things from the wise and prudent and have revealed them to babes’." (Matthew...
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Building on the Atonement

". . . present . . . your members as instruments of righteousness to God." (Romans 6:13)I cannot save and sanctify myself; I cannot make atonement for sin; I...
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Coming to Jesus

"Come to Me . . ." (Matthew 11:28)Isn’t it humiliating to be told that we must come to Jesus! Think of the things about which we will not come...
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The Nature of Reconciliation

"He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him." (2 Corinthians 5:21)The revealed truth of the...
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The Nature of Regeneration

"When it pleased God . . . to reveal His Son in me . . ." (Galatians 1:15-16)Redemption means that Jesus Christ can put into anyone the hereditary nature...
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The Nature of Degeneration

"Just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned . . ." (Romans 5:12)The nature...
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The Vision and The Reality

". . . to those who are . . . called to be saints . . ." (1 Corinthians 1:2)You have had the vision, but you are not yet...
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The Place of Ministry

"He said to them, ’This kind [of unclean spirit] can come out by nothing but prayer and fasting’." (Mark 9:29)We can remain powerless forever, as the disciples were in...
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The Place of Humiliation

"If You can do anything, have compassion on us and help us." (Mark 9:22)After every time of exaltation, we are brought down with a sudden rush into things as...
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The Place of Exaltation

". . . Jesus took . . . them up on a high mountain apart by themselves . . ." (Mark 9:2)The true test of our spiritual life is...
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The Assigning of the Call

"I now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up in my flesh what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ, for the sake of His body, which...
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The Awareness of the Call

". . . for necessity is laid upon me; yes, woe is me if I do not preach the gospel!" (1 Corinthians 9:16)At any moment the sudden awareness of...
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The “Go” of Unconditional Identification

"Jesus . . . said to him, ’One thing you lack: Go your way, sell whatever you have and give to the poor . . . and come, take...
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