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A Call For Loyal Soldiers

A Call For Loyal Soldiers

I remember these words as part of the theme song on the old Missionary and Evangelistic Broadcast with Victor Glenn. A call for loyal soldiers comes to one and all, Soldiers for the conflict, will you heed the call? Jesus is the Captain, we need never fear, Will you...

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Why?

Why?

A visitor to a school for deaf-mutes wrote on the blackboard – “Why has God made me to hear and speak, and not you?”  The little ones sat dazed before that dreadful “why.”  A little girl arose.  Her eyes were brimming with tears.  Walking to the...

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A Time Of Reconciliation

A Time Of Reconciliation

Several years ago, H.E. Schmul proposed "A Year of Reconciliation." Lamentably, there had been some verbal and written sniping at various holiness leaders and institutions. Brother Schmul, with a sincere desire to bring a truce, suggested that those connected into the...

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What Does The Year Hold?

What Does The Year Hold?

Psalm 9-:1-6 I don’t know, and neither do you; neither does anyone else. The future is known only to God. He holds tomorrow in His hand, thus if we hold on to His hand He will guide us unerringly where He wants us to go. Most men- they say- hate to ask directions,...

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Following Him

Following Him

Matthew 4:18-23 The songwriter said “Jesus calls us; o’er the tumult of our life’s wild, restless sea. Day by day His sweet voice soundeth, saying, ‘Christian, follow me.” Obviously, the choice is ours, to follow or not. Dear friend, what choice have you made?...

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What A Mighty God

What A Mighty God

Job 37:5-11 I heard my granddaughter Emily singing “What a mighty God we Serve!” How wonderful that our children can learn early and well the marvels and wonders of the greatness of God. In the scripture portion that is before us, the writer mentions that God (and...

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Seeing For Yourself

Seeing For Yourself

II Peter 1:15-18 There is nothing quite like seeing for yourself! I had heard of the Panama Canal, but one day I stood along of one of the locks and saw ocean-going ships transiting from one ocean to another. I had heard of St. Peters Basilica, but one morning I...

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What do you expect at church?

What do you expect at church?

I expect… A ‘ho-hum’ hour and a half A nice time visiting with friends. To fulfill my obligation to God, the church and the preacher. To spend the morning examining the clothes of everyone else. To find a pleasant spot and get in a little extra sleep. To share my...

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Breathe On Me

Breathe On Me

The great heart-cry of the church ought to be, “Breathe on me, breath of God.” It is the breath of God, the Holy Spirit that we need more than any one thing. We need Him more than we need buildings, preachers, singers, teachers, and finances. And yet the church of...

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Could he really see around corners?

Could he really see around corners?

Representative Ike Shelton of the State of Missouri is an astute student of history, and in particular, military history. As Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee he assesses our present military situations in the light of the lessons of history. I was...

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A Joyful Noise?

A Joyful Noise?

Psalm 95 Two times in the opening lines of this beautiful psalm, David exhorts us to “make a joyful noise” to the Lord. There is no inherent value in “noise” in worship of our God; neither is there virtue in “silence” in worshiping God. Virtue in worship is found in...

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The Bias of Nature

The Bias of Nature

In a devotional reading there was a quote by A.W. Tozer that caught my attention: “The Bias of Nature is toward the wilderness, never toward a fruitful field.” Tozer cites words by Dr. Harold C. Mason: “Man was made to dwell in a garden, but through sin he has been...

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