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    The Beautiful Relationship Between Faith, Grace And Righteousness – Spiritual Reading

    The Beautiful Relationship Between Faith, Grace And Righteousness – Spiritual Reading. “By grace are ye saved, through faith” (Ephesians 2:8). I think it well to turn a little to one side that I may ask my reader to observe adoringly the fountain-head of our salvation, which is the grace of God. “By grace are ye saved.” Because God is gracious, therefore sinful men are forgiven, converted, purified, and saved. It is not because of anything in them, or that ever can be in them, that they are saved; but because of the boundless love, goodness, pity, compassion, mercy, and grace of God. Tarry a moment, then, at the well-head. Behold…

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    How Are Men Justified – Works Or Atonement – Spiritual Reading

    How Are Men Justified – Works Or Atonement – Spiritual Reading. In general there are two opposing views of justification: one that men are justified by their own works, i.e., on the ground of something which they do themselves. This view may be variously expressed. The good works that men speak of as a ground of their justification may be their good moral conduct, or their keeping the Golden Rule, or something of that sort. Or they may be works of religion, such as doing penance, saying prayers, joining the church, going to church, being baptised, or partaking of the Lord’s Supper, or the performance of some other religious duties.…

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    What Is Justification By Faith – Spiritual Reading

    What Is Justification By Faith – Spiritual Reading. The first thing for us to understand clearly is what justification is. It is at this point that many go astray in their study of this great truth. There are two fundamentally different definitions of the meaning of the words “justify” and “justification.” The one definition of Justify is, to make righteous, and of Justification, the being made righteous. The other definition of “justify” is, to reckon, declare, or show to be righteous, and of “justification,” the being declared or reckoned righteous. On these two different definitions two different schools of thought depart from one another. Which is the true definition? The way to settle the…

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    What Is The Extent Of Justification In Jesus Christ – Spiritual Reading

    What Is The Extent Of Justification In Jesus Christ – Spiritual Reading. To what extent is a man who believes in the Lord Jesus justified? This question is very plainly answered and wonderfully answered, and gloriously answered in Acts 13:38, 39, “Be it known unto you therefore, brethren, that through this man is proclaimed unto you remission of sins: and by him every one that believeth is justified from all things, from which he could not be justified by the law of Moses.”  These words very plainly declare to us that every believer in Jesus Christ is justified “from all things.” In other words, the old account against the believer is all…

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    Why Are Christians And Believers Saved By Faith – Spiritual Reading

    Why Are Christians And Believers Saved By Faith – Spiritual Reading. Why is faith selected as the channel of salvation? No doubt this inquiry is often made. “By grace are ye saved through faith,” is assuredly the doctrine of Holy Scripture, and the ordinance of God; but why is it so? Why is faith selected rather than hope, or love, or patience? It becomes us to be modest in answering such a question, for God’s ways are not always to be understood; nor are we allowed presumptuously to question them. Humbly we would reply that, as far as we can tell, faith has been selected as the channel of grace,…

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    How Can You Illustrate Faith – Spiritual Reading

    How Can You Illustrate Faith – Spiritual Reading. To make the matter of faith clearer still, I will give you a few illustrations. Though the Holy Spirit alone can make my reader see, it is my duty and my joy to furnish all the light I can, and to pray the divine Lord to open blind eyes. Oh that my reader would pray the same prayer for himself! The faith which saves has its analogies in the human frame. It is the eye which looks. By the eye we bring into the mind that which is far away; we can bring the sun and the far-off stars into the mind…

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    What Is Being Saved By Grace Through Faith – Spiritual Reading

    What Is Being Saved By Grace Through Faith – Spiritual Reading. What Is this faith concerning which it is said, “By grace are ye saved, through faith?” There are many descriptions of faith; but almost all the definitions I have met with have made me understand it less than I did before I saw them. The Negro said, when he read the chapter, that he would confound it; and it is very likely that he did so, though he meant to expound it. We may explain faith till nobody understands it. I hope I shall not be guilty of that fault. Faith is the simplest of all things, and perhaps…

  • The God Of The Bible As Distinguished From The God Of Christian Science And The God Of Modern Philosophy – Spiritual Reading

    The God Of The Bible As Distinguished From The God Of Christian Science And The God Of Modern Philosophy – Spiritual Reading. I have three texts: John 4:24: “God is Spirit.” 1 John 1:5: “God is Light.” 1 John 4:8, 16: “God is Love.” These three texts give three of the most remarkable statements that were ever uttered and set before us in the clearest possible way the Christian conception of God as distinguished from every other conception of God. The Christian Scientists constantly quote one of our texts: “God is Love.” In fact they quote it more than almost any other passage in the Bible, but they do not mean at all by “God is Love” what 1 John…

  • Reflections _ Where Does Your Righteousness Come From _ Building Faith, Hope, Love _ A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 - 23 - 39 Blog Post Banner Image

    Reflections | Where Does Your Righteousness Come From | Building Faith, Hope, Love | A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 – 23 – 39

    Reflections | Where Does Your Righteousness Come From | Building Faith, Hope, Love | A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 – 23 – 39. Bible Verse Reading: “But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back.” 39. But we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved.”  Hebrews 10: 38 – 39. Reflections And Lessons: Jehovah Tsidkenu – The Lord Our Righteousness. We don’t have any righteousness of our own as believers. Our righteousness comes through faith by believing in the finished work…

  • Reflections _ God Always Rewards Good Works, Your Labor Is Not In Vain _ Building Faith, Hope, Love _ A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 - 23 - 39 Blog Post Banner Image

    Reflections | God Always Rewards Good Works, Your Labor Is Not In Vain | Building Faith, Hope, Love | A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 – 23 – 39

    Reflections | God Always Rewards Good Works, Your Labor Is Not In Vain | Building Faith, Hope, Love | A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 – 23 – 39. Bible Verse Reading: “So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. 36. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.” Hebrews 10: 35 – 36. Reflections And Lessons: In the current age in which we live, people often expect quick fixes and quick answers. Most people are impatient. And thanks to technological advancement, life has become faster and we…

  • Reflections _ Why You Should Leave Revenge To God _ Building Faith, Hope, Love _ A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 - 23 - 39 Blog Post Banner Image

    Reflections | Why You Should Leave Revenge To God | Building Faith, Hope, Love | A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 – 23 – 39

    Reflections | Why You Should Leave Revenge To God | Building Faith, Hope, Love | A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 – 23 – 39. Bible Verse Reading: “For we know him who said, “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” and again, “The Lord will judge his people.” Hebrews 10: 30. Reflections And Lessons: When people hurt us or take advantage of us, it is an easy trap to feel the urge to pay them back for their sins.  For example: 1. A spouse cheats and the other spouse cheats back to show the first spouse just how painful their betrayal felt. 2.…

  • Reflections _ The Truth That Saves Us From Judgement And God’s Wrath _ Building Faith, Hope, Love _ A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 - 23 - 39 Blog Post Banner Image

    Reflections | The Truth That Saves Us From Judgement And God’s Wrath | Building Faith, Hope, Love | A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 – 23 – 39

    Reflections | The Truth That Saves Us From Judgement And God’s Wrath | Building Faith, Hope, Love | A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 – 23 – 39. Bible Verse Reading: “If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, 27. but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God.” Hebrews 10: 26 -27 Reflections And Lessons: The gospel of punishment for sin, judgement and hell is not a popular one. It is a gospel many people don’t want to hear because it makes…

  • Reflections _ Finding A Place And Time For Fellowship _ Building Faith, Hope, Love _ A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 - 23 - 39 Blog Post Banner Image

    Reflections | Finding A Place And Time For Fellowship | Building Faith, Hope, Love | A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 – 23 – 39

    Reflections | Finding A Place And Time For Fellowship | Building Faith, Hope, Love | A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 – 23 – 39. Bible Verse Reading: “Not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the day approaching.” Hebrews 10: 25 Reflections And Lessons: Let’s admit it. Sometimes life gets really busy. If you have a job and a family with children for example, the work and bills can pile up.  Recent statistics show that fewer and fewer people are going to church.  Cathedrals and traditional churches are becoming…

  • Reflections _ Finding Ways To Love Difficult People _ Building Faith, Hope, Love _ A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 - 23 - 39 Blog Post Banner Image

    Reflections | Finding Ways To Love Difficult People | Building Faith, Hope, Love | A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 – 23 – 39

    Reflections | Finding Ways To Love  Difficult People | Building Faith, Hope, Love | A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 – 23 – 39. Bible Verse Reading: “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.” Hebrews 10: 24 Reflections And Lessons: It’s often easy to love those who love us. It’s easy to reciprocate requited love. But what about loving those who are difficult to love?  How can we spur each other to love people who are just difficult to love?  Those who are prickly and tend to spun our love when we give it to them?…

  • Reflections _ Holding Onto Hope _ Building Faith, Hope, Love _ A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 - 23 - 39 Blog Post Banner Image

    Reflections | Holding Onto Hope | Building Faith, Hope, Love | A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 – 23 – 39

    Reflections | Holding Onto Hope | Building Faith, Hope, Love | A Simple 7 Day Bible Reading Devotional Based On Hebrews 10 – 23 – 39. Bible Verse Reading: “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.” Hebrews 10: 23 Reflections And Lessons: Sometimes life’s storms hit. In this life it is inevitable. And you can never really know when the waves will hit.  Yet we can trust Jesus and his word. We can put our hope and faith in Jesus who never fails and is faithful. The next time you feel like giving up, the next time you feel your hope waning,…

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    A Patient Person Shows Great Understanding – Patience Bible Verses

    A Patient Person Shows Great Understanding – Patience Bible Verses. We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers, 3 remembering without ceasing your work of faith, labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the sight of our God and Father, 4 knowing, beloved brethren, your election by God. 1 Thessalonians 1:2-4 But in all things we commend ourselves as ministers of God: in much patience, in tribulations, in needs, in distresses, 5 in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in sleeplessness, in fastings; 6 by purity, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy…

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    Love Is Patient, Love Is Kind – Patience Bible Verses

    Love Is Patient, Love Is Kind – Patience Bible Verses. For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope. Romans 15:4 But the ones that fell on the good ground are those who, having heard the word with a noble and good heart, keep it and bear fruit with patience. Luke 8:15  So that we ourselves boast of you among the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that you endure, 5 which is manifest evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be counted worthy…

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    Be Patient In Affliction – Patience Bible Verses

    Be Patient In Affliction – Patience Bible Verses. Now may the God of patience and comfort grant you to be like-minded toward one another, according to Christ Jesus, 6 that you may with one mind and one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 15:5-6 But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness. 12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. 1 Timothy 6:11-12 And you will be hated by all for My name’s…

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    Please Forgive My Sin – Forgiveness Bible Verses

    Please Forgive My Sin – Forgiveness Bible Verses. “Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.” Luke 6:37  And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. 16 Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. James 5:15-16  Now where there is forgiveness of these, there is no longer an offering for sin. Hebrews 10:18  And may You hear the supplications…

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    Who Jesus Is To Me – Faith In Jesus Christ

    Who Jesus Is To Me – Faith In Jesus Christ. Jesus is my everything. I can’t do this life or the next one without him. I need him more desperately than the air I breathe. I don’t think there are words enough to describe what he means to me or who he is to me. However, I managed to find a few bible verses that paint a rough picture of who Jesus is to me. Jesus is my maker and husband. For your Maker is your husband,The Lord of hosts is His name;And your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel;He is called the God of the whole earth.6 For…

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    How To Avoid Religion And Start Succeeding – Faith Versus Religion

    How To Avoid Religion And Start Succeeding – Faith Versus Religion. ​I will stand with my assertion that men/women of faith have failed Jesus. They are the ones who have witnessed his miracles and refused to share about those signs and wonders when it mattered most. They are like Peter who denied Jesus three times before his death. Simon Peter said to Him, “Lord, where are You going?” Jesus answered him, “Where I am going you cannot follow Me now, but you shall follow Me afterward.” 37 Peter said to Him, “Lord, why can I not follow You now? I will lay down my life for Your sake.” 38 Jesus…

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    Mustard Seed – Poem

    Mustard Seed – Poem. The master said,All you needIs Faith.Yes!It doesn’t have to be a hillIt doesn’t have to be a forestIt doesn’t have to be a gardenIt doesn’t have to be an oceanIt doesn’t have to be mountainIt doesn’t have to be giganticIt doesn’t have to be spectacularIt doesn’t have to be picturesqueNo!Just the size of a seedAnd not a big seed eitherJust the size of a mustard seedYes!That’s all the Faith you needAs tiny as a mustard seed  Bible Verse: Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will…

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