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His Name is Jesus

“And thou shall call his name JESUS” (Matthew 1:21). Soon it will be the time for our Christmas programs and celebrations. We will not hold “mass” as the name “Christmas” originally meant in the Romish church. We will use the word uncritically and put new wine in the old bottles; we will celebrate the great […]

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Reformation Day Thoughts

A very rich young Israelite came running to Jesus. We read that Jesus loved this young man. Every word which he spoke to him was infinite love in the form of instruction and correction. Strange as it may sound, this young man has a troubled soul, a troubled and accusing conscience. He did not yet […]

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The Biblical Teaching On “Sympathy” (3)

“Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.”  Gal. 6:2 “If there be therefore any consolation (exhortation) in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the  Spirit, of any bowels and mercies; fulfill ye my joy that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, […]

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The Biblical Teaching on “Sympathy” (2)

“For in that he himself suffered, being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted” Heb. 2:18. “For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities, but was in all parts tempted like as we are, yet without sin.”  Heb. 4:15 In our first article […]

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The Biblical Teaching on “Sympathy” (1)

“Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth those that fear Him” Psalm 103:13.   Forward: It is upon the friendly invitation of the Staff of Beacon Lights that I undertake to write a few thoughts on the subject of Christian sympathy-empathy.  I am deeply grateful for this singular privilege to write […]

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The Sanctification of The New Man in Christ

Neither yield ye your members as instruments [weapons] of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments [weapons] of righteousness to God.  Rom. 6:13   It was with pleasure that we accepted the invitation to write a short series of essays on […]

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Taste and Experience that the Lord is Good

Taste and see that the LORD Is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him” Ps. 34:8 If so be that ye have tasted that the LORD is good. I Pet. 2:3   Taste is a gift of God to man and beast. Each has his own taste. The animals only have physical taste. […]

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The Hearing Ear the Willing Heart

“He that hath an ear to hear let him hear that the Spirit saith unto the churches.” [Rev. 2:7; 2:11; 2:17;2:29; 3:6; 3:13; 3:22] The gift of hearing is from God. It is a marvelous gift not only to hear sounds, but also to be able to interpret them, and to be able to comprehend […]

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The Eye of Faith and Hope

 “He that planteth the ear shall he not hear? He that formed the eye shall He not see?” Psalm 94:9 Our prayer should daily be “Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy word”. (Ps. 119: 18) I assume that you have more than once considered with awe and holy […]

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The Sanctification of the New Man in Christ

“Neither yield ye your members as instruments [weapons] of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments [weapons] of righteousness to God.” Rom. 6:13 It was with pleasure that we accepted the invitation to write a short series of essays on the […]

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The Strength of Youth to Overcome

My dear youthful fellow-Christians: Covenant Christian High, My subject this morning is really taken from the Bible. I do not intend to preach a sermon to you in the formal sense. That I leave to the pulpits in our churches. I am called to give you a chapel “talk”. Luther and others gave their famous […]

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Choosing a Life’s Calling?

“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: fear God and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.”  Ecclesiastes 12:13 Choosing a life’s calling, a life’s partner, should be and is the seeking to perform the will of God, the will of our heavenly Father! In the most basic sense […]

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Reformation Day Thoughts

A very rich young Israelite came running to Jesus. We read that Jesus loved this young man. Every word which he spoke to him was infinite love in the form of instruction and correc­tion. Strange as it may sound, this young man has a troubled soul, a troubled and accusing conscience. He did not yet […]

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Honoring the Hoary Head

“Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head, and honor the face of the old man, and fear thy God. I am the LORD.” Leviticus 19:32 Hoary Head! Face of an old man! A great mark of distinction in Israel. Singled out for honor and esteem by those who are younger in the congregation of […]

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Walking Worthily of the Gospel of Christ

“Only let your conversation be as becometh the Gospel of Christ. . .striving together for the faith of the Gospel.” Phil. 1:27 Satan is the great false-prophet, the great accuser of the brethren. He directs all his hellish attempts against the truth of the Gospel of Christ. He does not will that Christ shall be […]

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Israel Remembered in Covenant Mercy

“He hath holpen his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy, as he spake to our fathers, to his seed forever.” Luke 1:54, 55 There are times in the history of God’s people when the mighty deeds of God are exceedingly manifested in their faithfulness and love! Such were the days of the nativity of […]

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New Year’s Musings and Aspirations

“The LORD is my shepherd I shall not want.” Psalm 23:1 Yes, another year has become history, never to return. The pages of the time-space of three hundred sixty-five days are written full. Seemingly man wrote these pages, but really it was the work of the firm and guiding hand of our Father in heaven; […]

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Teaching Children as Holy Mothers

“The aged women likewise, that they be in behavior as becometh holiness… teachers of good things… that they may teach the young women to be sober, keepers at home,… that the word of God be not blasphemed.” Titus 2: 3-5. Paul is giving Titus instruction how to teach the different levels of church-saints in the […]

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Seeking to be Pleasing to the Lord

 “Wherefore we also make it our aim, whether at home or absent to be well-pleasing to him.” II Corinthians 5:9 Paul was a great and faithful servant of Christ in the ministry of reconciliation. This ministry is so grand and exalted, that, no matter what the price is, he never faints in it and acts […]

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Total Death Unto Sin in Christ Jesus

”… sin shall not have dominion in you; ye are not under the law but under grace.” Romans 6:14 The truly Biblical teaching that we are saved by grace alone through faith is often misunderstood by God’s people; however, it is wholly despised and misrepresented by those, who are utterly adverse to the grace of […]

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Not Good Enough?

“. . . I will arise and go to my father, and I will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven and against thee, and am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants. . .”  Luke 15: 18,19 Not so long ago I was at […]

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Proper Spiritual Narrowmindedness

“And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your hearts to the Lord.” Ephesians 5: 18, 19             My dear covenant young people. You are living in days which are evil. The days when […]

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The Singing Christian

“…singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord…” -Eph. 5:19 It was a good hour in the church many, many years ago. We came to hear a male quartet sing for us that evening. I was then a relatively young minister, and I was asked to give an “appropriate talk”. I chose to […]

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The Spiritual Fervency of Love

“…see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently, being born again… of incorruptible seed, by the Word of God which liveth and abideth forever.” I Peter 1:22, 23 My dear youthful readers, spiritual children and grandchildren. It’s ever a great joy to write from my “study” to you. You must know that […]

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