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On Grace, the Cross, Our Cross, and Life Together

  Dietrich Bonhoeffer, 1930's, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, England, and the United States…… On Grace, the Cross, Our Cross, and Life Together "Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, Communion without confession, absolution without personal confession.  "Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living and […]

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Fit For the Master’s Use

from Be thus Minded… by Pearl Have you heard of Helen Roseveare?  I hadn’t until I came across a book of hers called Living Sacrifice.  She was a medical missionary in Zaire from 1953 to 1973.  Her story is a remarkable one.   Not so much for the adventures she experienced in Africa, but more because […]

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Posted on October 16, 2010 by glennchristopherson In the days when I was an “official” preacher a fellow minister asked what I was preaching lately. “Holiness”, I replied. His answer surprised me. “I would never go to a church that preaches holiness” Sort of taken aback I stated, “Well, I would never go to a […]

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Man-pleasing? Or GOD-pleasing?

Man-pleasing? Or GOD-pleasing? “For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ.” Gal.1:10 The following quote was accurately written by a “pastor” of a local “church” in this city, […]

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The Church Alive!

The Mystery Revealed I would like you to consider with me the state of the church in this generation. This is a serious matter—I speak of the church that our Jesus died to present to Himself as “a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but holy and without blemish,” “and […]

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A Reply to: Vision and Vocation

I very much appreciate the replies I get on post here at Indy Watchman.  Lately I have received replies that have confirmed that the Lord is indeed using this web site to minister to and encourage His children in this late hour.  I too need encouragement, and the reciprocating effect of ministering to others is […]

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An Open Letter to Eagle Church

Due to the increased interest in this letter I have decided to re-post it. It was originally posted 2-18-2006. The letter contains many thing that will assist others in approaching their Church leadership and in making the hard decisions of whether or not to leave organized religion and to seek God on His terms apart […]

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But WITH Vision…!!!

But WITH Vision…!!! “Without Vision, the People cast off restraint.” Few expressions are as painful to ponder as this. The reality of watching this happen — visionless people throwing off Life and Reality — people who sell their dream, JESUS’ Dream is an unthinkable tragedy. And yet these wasted lives and potential, these wounds to […]

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A Cup Of Cold Water

A certain man placed a fountain by the wayside, and he hung up a cup near to it by a little chain. He was told some time after that an art-critic had found much fault with its design. “But,” said the man, “do many thirsty persons drink at it?” Then the people told him that […]