Standing for Truth and Defending Your Freedom
Standing for Truth and Defending Your Freedom
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November 19 These men who have turned the world upside down have come here also ... — Acts 17:6

Impact

In many places in the world, Christians have made a tremendous impact for good. A handful of people can help ignite a city. Today, a city full of Christians seems to have little impact. Why is the Church seemingly so impotent in today’s society, whereas in the early centuries, it transformed the pagan Roman Empire? One of the reasons could be that these people took the lordship of Jesus Christ seriously. They committed themselves to... More
November 18 To the pure, all things are pure. But to those who are defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure. Even their minds and consciences are defiled. — Titus 1:15

Whose Reality?

Hollywood producers may tell you, “Well, you see, we are just a reflection of reality. We’re just revealing what the country is like.” The truth of the matter is that they do reflect a portion of reality. They reflect what is going on in the gutter, what is going on in the sewer and a few of the other worst places in the country. Then they spread that vileness over the entire nation. They are not just reflecting reality.... More
November 17 But every priest stands daily ministering and repetitively offering the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. But this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God. — Hebrews 10:11-12

Holy of Holies

Only the High Priest could enter into the Holy of Holies, and that but once a year, and then not without the blood of the sacrifice that was to be sprinkled onto the mercy seat. What was in that Holy of Holies? There was the Ark of the Covenant. Within it were found the two tables of the Law written by the very hand of Jehovah. Those laws, looking upward, cried out against the transgressions of men against the commandments. On the top of... More
November 16 A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children. — Proverbs 13:22

A Spiritual Inheritance

What kind of spiritual heritage are you leaving or have you left your children? If you look back through the great names of God’s people, you will find that in many cases their testimony is that whatever they are, they owe it to the prayers of their parents in family devotion times around the family altar when they were children. The saintly Matthew Henry says in his own testimony that whatever there may be of good about him, he... More
November 15 How long, O Sovereign Lord, holy and true . . .? — Revelation 6:10

Coping with Suffering

Some years ago, I went through a trial worse than anything I’d ever known. In the midst of that ordeal, many cries went up from my heart: “How long, O God?” In all of that, there was the belief that God is the sovereign Lord, that He is the infinite, all-powerful One who holds the reins of the world in His hand. Even beyond that, He is a loving and merciful God and therefore there was a purpose and a reason for all that... More
November 14 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. — Isaiah 26:3 NKJV

Living Serenely

Anxiety. Fear. Worry. We live in a time of “ men’s hearts failing them for fear ” (Luke 21:26 NKJV). If you are like most Americans, you have to confess that you are often troubled by many things. People are anxious and worried; peace is elusive and never lasts. How much serenity do we have? The word “serenity” is not found in the Bible, but it conveys the concept in words that mean the same thing. The Bible... More
November 13 To God’s elect, exiles scattered throughout the provinces . . . — 1 Peter 1:1 NIV

Homecoming

A Dr. Morrison went on a great preaching mission and spent two years preaching the Gospel in scores of different countries. About the time he got back, Teddy Roosevelt returned from big game hunting in Africa . The nation honored him with a ticker-tape parade and tens of thousands of people turned out to celebrate his return. When Dr. Morrison arrived in his small hometown late at night, there was no one at the train station to greet him.... More