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Love Is Not Less than a Feeling

What does it mean to “love the brethren” (1 John 3:14)? It has been correctly said that to truly love someone is more than just having feelings for them. Actions, in addition to words and feelings, are the proof of genuine love. The husband who truly...

John Bunyan: Blessing God for Affliction

“Like the tearing of my flesh from my bones.” That’s how John Bunyan described parting with his family after their brief visits with him in prison. Each time they walked away, John was reminded of the great difficulty his incarceration imposed on them, especially on his...

Five Resolves for Personal Revival

Behold, the LORD’S hand is not so short that it cannot save; neither is His ear so dull that it cannot hear. But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He...

Dying with Debt

It is a sad proverb, but so true: “The borrower becomes the lender’s slave” (Prov. 22:7). Tossing and turning through the night, the heavy borrower is a depressed soul. He dresses with striped prison clothes every morning and lugs his shackles to work—that job that offers...

God’s Provision at the Appointed Time

And Samuel said, “Here is what has been reserved! Set it before you and eat, because it has been kept for you until the appointed time. . . .” (1 Sam. 9:24). Saul was astonished to find himself sitting in the place of honor at a...

Herbert Brown: The Anointed Stutterer

>James Alexander Stewart was experiencing enormous success as an evangelist. By the age of 20, he was so sought after that he was preaching four or five times a day. He also filled his hours with evangelism in the streets and in homes. This was too...

Do We Really Need the Local Church?

The down-the-street local church is not the only show in town anymore. We are able to enjoy faith-building messages, listen to the latest Christian music, and explore the rich diversity and variety found in the most noted Christian gatherings, all on our computer or mobile device....

Homophobia: A Christ-like Response to an Anti-Christian Label

“Homophobia” is a word that our culture once defined as “the fear of homosexuals.” It was probably coined in the early years of the AIDS crisis when many people were afraid that the disease could be transmitted through hugging or hand-shaking. But applied as it is...

I Never Made a Sacrifice : Hudson Taylor, Missionary to China

James and Amelia Taylor loved their children and, like all doting parents, they enjoyed giving them little treats on occasion. But once in a while, when Amelia brought a dessert to the table for her family, James would say, “Who will see if they can do...

If It Walks Like a Goat . . .

A recent news report told about two robbery suspects who were being pursued by the police in a third-world country. When the officers rounded a corner, seconds behind the fleeing suspects, all they saw was a goat. The robbers had vanished. What the officers did next...