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Developing Peace

Peace of mind is found only in the Christian who has learned to trust in God. God keeps only “him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee: because He trusteth in Thee’’ (Isa. 26:3). When we confess sinfulness, turn from our sins, and believe in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, then we […]

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Goodwill

“the good will of Him that dwelleth in the bush” -Moses “with good will doing service as to the Lord!” -Paul “on earth peace, in men good will” -The Heavenly Host Christian, recovering from the set-back caused him by following Mr. Worldly-Wiseman’s counsel, went on once more in The Way with haste, heeding no one. […]

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Eternal Truth

Rationalist logician avers argument powerful That Christ’s death no substitution signifies. Futile, worthless logic falls before the Cross: “We have received the atonement The Good Shepherd giveth His life for the sheep”— Doctrines of Grace He proclaims, holding heart and mind Deep-dyed with crimson stain To ingrain the wool of the soul. Where His word […]

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A Pastoral Prayer

O Shepherd-Lord of rod and staff, Before thee now we bleat and pray, Who are the creatures of thy fold, That thou wilt bring us forth today. Thou Shepherd, whose strong voice we know, O guide and lead us in the way Beside the still, reflective pool, In sunlit fields to feed and play.   […]

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God’s Controversy with Israel (7)

III. The Warning to Judah Against Apostasy and Judgment B. Avoid Profane Swearing 1. As swearing trivially, rashly, falsely, deceitfully            “Do not swear, ‘Yehovah hay’” i.e. Jehovah lives! Or Jehovah is living!  What is forbidden here is the not using God’s name as required, i.e., not exalting His good name alone.  One may not […]

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Our Father

Our Father, of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, therefore not the First Person of the Trinity, but the Triune Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.   Who art in heaven— Heaven is Thy Throne, earth Thy footstool; Thy throne and its dwelling place are for ever and ever, and Thou […]

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God’s Controversy with Israel (5) Hosea 4

II.  B.  All the land ruined with pollution (3) “Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth in it shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of the heavens; yea, the fish of the sea also shall be taken away.” Here read Joel 1:9-13: “Therefore”—because of all those […]

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Infant Baptism and the Gospel (4)

Note: This is Article IV in the series: I. Immersion in the Baptism Form, II. Incorporation Into Christ, III. Immersion, Children and the Lexicons.  A discussion follows between Rev. Johann Muller, Catechumen Charles Fessler, and Charles’ Baptist friend, Melvin Rausch. Rev. Muller: The topic of our discussion and theme of our lesson today is, Infant […]

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Immersion, Children and the Lexicons (3)

Note: This is Article III is the Series: I. Immersion in the Baptism Form, II. Incorporation Into Christ.  A discussion follows between Pastor Johann Muller, Charles Fessler, a catechumen, and Melvin Rausch, Charles’ Baptist friend. Charles: Pastor Muller, today I’ve brought with me my friend Melvin, who is a member of Berachah Church.  He has […]

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Incorporation into Christ (2)

Romans 6:1-13 Pastor:  For this lesson today, Charles, have you read the assigned passage (above) both in the King James Bible and in the New King James Bible? Catechumen:  Yes, I have and I’ve also memorized the definition you gave of “incorporation.” The dictionary says, “Incorporation is the act of uniting one body to another […]

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