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Brokenness And Discipline

What does our physical circumstances have to do with the spiritual life of the child of God? Watchman Nee, in the sixth chapter of his book The Release of the Spirit, displays much spiritual wisdom in answering that question. The many grains of sand that make up the mountain of tribulations, that we very often […]

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We Can All Use a Little Help

It’s hard to imagine a big 200 pound man needing help, but he can be just as helpless as a little child, when it comes to the inner workings of the psyche and the essential needs of the spirit. We are as little lambs when it comes to our vulnerability, and the most help can […]

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Blessed Adversity

Anyone who knows of J. Hudson Taylor (1832-1905), founder of the China Inland Mission, knows that he is a man of deep spiritual awareness and integrity. The wisdom he expounds, although spoken of plainly in Holy Scripture, appears old fashion and out of sync with modern Christianity, but it is no less than the very […]

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Religion: Satan’s Greatest Deception

It has always been a curious thing to me this thing called "religion." I haven't done a study on the number of religions that exist in the world: main line religions, their various branches, sects, cults, and spin offs, but the vastness has to be mind boggling, all claiming to be the truth, lead to […]

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The Cup And The Fire: The Brotherhood Of Suffering

Reading: Mark 10:35-39; Matthew 26:27, 28, 39, 42; Luke 22:20; John 18:11; 1 Corinthians 10:16, 11:26 I have come to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! But, I have a baptism to undergo, and how distressed I am until it is completed! (Luke 12:49, 50 NIV) Read these […]

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Why Are You Eating From That Tree?

The world is corrupt in all its ways and in all its thoughts, it can’t help it, that’s just the way it is. Likewise, the institutional church has become corrupt to the core. How has this happened? It has happened for one specific reason; mankind continues to eat from the wrong tree. There were two […]

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Supposition on Sovereignty

The thoughts below were originally the thoughts of T. Austin Sparks. I have taken the liberty to rewrite them in my own words. Suppose for a minute that God has in His mind a purpose, complete in every detail, for creating the human race. Suppose that God choose man to be a unique vehicle for […]

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Are Today’s Christians Honest?

Honesty as a Christian virtue does not exist in its virgin form today. Hear me out and I think you will agree. Honesty has several different aspects. When we generally speak of honesty we think of it as an outward manifestation toward other people. This aspect of being honest, although under severe attack through the […]

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Advice To Church Planters In The Age Of Bigness

“Who hath despised the day of small things?” There is a hidden concept here, a little nugget of gold, that is huge if you can grasp it. Let our minds and our hearts open up to these words from God. “For who hath despised the day of small things?” (Zechariah 4:10). “Who is left among […]