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ONE WITH THE MIRROR Why are there so many different views of God? Why do so many theologians disagree on the nature of God and the details of His Word, Kingdom and Law? God is like a mirror. The mirror never changes but everyone who looks at it sees something different. Only when we become …

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THE POOR IN SPIRIT Blessed are the poor in spirit,/they are gentle lambs among wolves. Blessed are all the un-proud; they already have what the prideful seek./Blessed are these who are both vulnerable and mighty, who live out the hope of peace among so many angers and discontentments. Blessed are these tender warriors the world …

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THE LIMIT OF LEADERSHIP Phillip Keller, reflecting on the example of his own father, writes in Whisper O’ The Wind, “Of one thing I am sure, no congregation, no group of lay people will ever progress any further in their walk with God than their pastor himself has gone with Christ. From Dave Gerbrandt of …

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LETHARGIC LITURGY “All your patient sees,” writes one fictitious demon (Uncle Screwtape) to another (nephew Wormwood), “is the half-finished, sham Gothic erection on the new building estate. When he goes inside, he sees the local grocer with rather an oily expression on his face bustling up to offer him one shiny little book containing a …

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A CHAPEL IN OUR HEARTS It is not needful always to be in church to be with God. We make a chapel of our heart, to which we can from time to time withdraw to have gentle, humble, loving communion with Him. Everyone is able to have these familiar conversations with God. Some more, some …

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CHANNELS OF POWER There are within the possession of every believer five outlets of power. Although there is but one source of power, and that source is the Holy Spirit, there are these five channels through which we may exert the power of the indwelling and guiding Holy Spirit. These five outlets are as follows. …

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A HUNDRED YEARS OF LOVING For a hundred years she has stood graced by the memories of the gentle and robust saints of humanity. She has stood immovable rooted in history preserving in her heart every cherished belief and tradition. She has been a fortress against the injustices of hearts and the cruelty of hands. …

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TOURIST CHRISTIANITY Daniel Boorstin made an observation about Americans of the ’90s that ought to concern all of us. He said that we are transforming from a nation of travelers into a nation of tourists. It’s a sobering observation — one that ought to send chills down our collective spine. We have become a nation …

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NO NEED FOR SORROW One of the stories that is told about Deitrich Bonhoeffer, the German theologian and pastor who was executed in 1945 by the Nazis for his participation in a plot to assassinate Hitler, comes from his final letter to his fiance, written just before Christmas in 1944. In the midst of the …

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BACKWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS Backward Christian soldiers, fleeing from the fight, With the cross of Jesus nearly out of sight: Christ our rightful Master stands against the foe, But forward into battle we are loathe to go. Like a mighty tortoise moves the Church of God; Brothers, we are treading where we’ve often trod, We are …

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HUNGRY CHILDREN Faith cannot be touched, Yet we all believe In things we have not seen. It cannot be smelled or tasted Yet we all know the sweetness Of really believing in something. Faith in God, Whatever we perceive Him to be, Is as certain as life. For within each man, Even the unbeliever, Is …

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