Standing for Truth and Defending Your Freedom
Standing for Truth and Defending Your Freedom
O C T O B E R 2 1

Growth Must Follow Regeneration

For those who truly believe in Jesus, God promises a heart transplant. This is what being born again is all about—the old has passed away and in Christ all things are made new. When we come to understand the glorious Gospel of His grace—that totally undeserved, unmerited, unworked for grace—that Christ came and did it all: He paid the penalty for our sins upon the Cross; He endured the punishment of Hell; He purchased for... More
O C T O B E R 2 0 “Jesus answered him, ‘Truly, truly I say to you, unless a man is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.’” — John 3:3

New Beginnings Start With the New Birth

The spiritual life is in some ways analogous to the physical. In our physical lives we are born, we grow, and we die. In the spiritual world it is also necessary for us to be born and to grow, but we never die. Jesus said, “…whoever believes in Me has eternal life” (John 6:47). The Christian life begins with a new birth. Jesus declared it as the great imperative. He said, “You must be born again” (John 3:7). I... More
O C T O B E R 1 9 “Why do you call Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I say?” — Luke 6:46

Who Is the Lord?

How sad it is that there are many professing Christians who think of God as some sort of a genie in a bottle who is there to help them fulfill their plans. They call upon God when they want to, when they need help to do what they want to do. Thus, Christ is their servant and they are the masters. The Scripture makes it plain that we are the bondservants of Christ. He is our Master and, therefore, we need to be available to Him. The greatest... More
O C T O B E R 1 8 “He leads me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.” — Psalm 23:3

Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah

Did you ever think about the fact that we were born to be led? Now that sort of goes cross-grain for many of us because there are many people who would much prefer to think of themselves as leaders than the led. But if we are Christians, we are born to be led because we are sheep—and sheep must be led. We all profess such: “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. . . He leads me beside still waters…” (Psalm 23:1,... More
O C T O B E R 1 7 “… And He said to them, ‘Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.’” — Matthew 4:19

Life in Christ Is Not Boring

Are you living an adventure, or are you living a humdrum monotony? When it comes to truly following Christ, life is one of the most thrilling and most exciting adventures the human spirit can know. What is an adventure? It would be interesting to have people answer that, wouldn’t it? It may be something very different than you might think. Actually, “adventure” comes from the Latin words ad and venire, which mean to... More
O C T O B E R 1 6 “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” — 1 John 1:9

Daily Cleansing

“Who may ascend the hill of the Lord?” (Psalm 24:3), the psalmist asks, and he answers this question by saying, “He who has clean hands and a pure heart” (v. 4). How shall we come into the presence of God, about whom the prophet said: “Your eyes are too pure to look on evil, and You cannot look on wickedness” (Habakkuk 1:13)? We must first come to be cleansed in that fountain that flows from Calvary’s... More
O C T O B E R 1 5 “I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” — Luke 15:10

God At Work Around the World

God is at work throughout our world in great ways—often in ways we do not hear about. Christianity is no longer a Western religion. It is a world religion. In fact, the growth of non-Western missions is now reported to be five times the rate of growth of Western missions. Christianity is becoming a Third World religion. What is behind all these incredible developments? Well, for one thing, a greater commitment to prayer. For... More
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