Friday, November 30, 2018

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Monthly Question Page

Q. How can a loving God send people to hell?

A. The truth of the matter is, God never intended humans to go to hell. We are clearly told, that it is, “everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels” (Matthew 25:41). When Satan was cast out of heaven because of his pride and rebellion he took a vast host of angels with him, and he and those demons will eventually be cast into that terrible place. So we learn that hell was not prepared for man, but for fallen angels!

However, a holy God cannot have sin in His presence, and consequently sinful man cannot enter heaven in his present condition. In love, God has provided a means of salvation and cleansing from sin through the work of the Lord Jesus at Calvary. “The blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin” (1 John 1:7). If God’s way of salvation is rejected God has no choice but to banish souls to a lost eternity. He is indeed a God of love and never judges without giving a warning and making a way of escape. Therefore those who end up in the lake of fire will have no one to blame but themselves. He has said, that ifyou “die in your sins: whither I go, ye cannot come” (John 8:21).

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

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Blameless

“And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Faithful is He that calleth you,
who also will do it”
(1 Thessalonians 5:23).

Every part of us, from the inner depths of our being to the outside shell, needs to be preserved. It is so easy to get occupied with the world and its wickedness, especially when you are in school or at work. The peer pressure from other young people is very strong. All the moral standards that our fathers and grandfathers tried to stand for in the fear of God are being given up.

However, we do have One who is faithful, and One who is able to preserve us in the three parts of our being, spirit, soul, and body. “God is faithful” (1 Corinthians 1:9).

Like Paul for the Thessalonians, we do well to pray this prayer for each other every day: “I pray God that your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved BLAMELESS unto the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.”

 

             
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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

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Monthly Scripture Reading

Acts 17

28 For in Him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also His offspring.

29 Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device.

30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men everywhere to repent:

31 Because He hath appointed a day, in the which He will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom He hath ordained; whereof He hath given assurance unto all men, in that He hath raised Him from the dead.

32 And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked: and others said, We will hear thee again of this matter.

33 So Paul departed from among them.

34 Howbeit certain men clave unto him, and believed: among the which was Dionysius the Areopagite, and a woman named Damaris, and others with them.

 

             
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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

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One Another

“Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend” (Proverbs 27:17).

As by friction, one iron instrument is sharpened and polished by contact with another, so we may be a help to each other by interesting and profitable conversation and exchange of thought. A recluse who shuts himself up from his fellow man, and does not seek the counsel and companionship of others is always very one-sided and imbalanced in his thinking and actions.

If you wish to be a blessing to others you must mingle with them so that you will learn and understand their needs and their sorrows, as well as their joys. Among believers in Christ, fellowship one with another is very necessary and extremely valuable, especially in these days of increasing moral and spiritual darkness.

Here is some good instruction in this regard: “Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another” (1 Thessalonians 5:11). “Exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching” (Hebrews 10:25). “Teaching and admonishing one another” (Colossians 3:16).

 

             
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Monday, November 26, 2018

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Dear Young Christian:

Here are two verses from the Bible to memorize and really think about this week: “See that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time because the days are evil” (Ephesians 5:15-16).

Time is a very precious commodity. Surely the goal of every believer is to do God’s will in God’s way and in God’s time. If that is so, then in obedience to the Holy Spirit’s prompting and leading we will have the time needed to carry it out. No more and no less! The problems arise when all of our time is consumed with things that are not truly valuable. Of course we need to take time to live and function in the everyday world in which we find ourselves. But too often in this fast paced, high pressure society, God’s people are exhausted and have little time left for the Lord. Don’t let the daily routine of school or work sap all your time and energy, so that you have nothing left for His service. Learn to say every day, “Lord, what wilt Thou have me to do?” (Acts 9:6).

 Your Christian Friend,

          Jim Hyland

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Sunday, November 25, 2018

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The Cross

“Lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect” (1 Corinthians 1:17).

Some years ago in Scotland, someone bought a beautiful and spacious house. The previous owner had been a devout Christian and had laid out the front garden in the form of a large cross. As the weeks passed, the new owner noticed that the outline of the cross began to fade, and soon was quite difficult to trace. Nothing had happened save that the weeds and tufts of grass were springing up and obliterating the cross.

Let’s be careful that we do not let the weeds of sin and indifference obliterate or obscure the cross of Christ from our thoughts and hearts today. If there have been such things in our life over the past week we need to confess it so that there is nothing on our conscience that would cloud or spoil our meditation of Christ and His atoning work at Calvary.

The Apostle Paul’s prayer was, “But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world” (Galatians 6:14).

 

             
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Saturday, November 24, 2018

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The Web

Slowly, carefully, and with great precision, the spider spins its web. Across the path, from branch to branch, in the corner of the windowpane or ceiling, over the furniture, etc. Strand by strand, the strong, beautiful, yet deadly snare is strategically constructed. Soon the unsuspecting fly or insect is trapped and becomes hopelessly and helplessly entangled. The victim is destroyed, and the spider has a nice meal.

Just so it is with our enemy Satan. He lays his traps so carefully. Right in our path where we will be sure to be tempted and yield to his devices. He makes them so attractive, so enticing, so alluring. Yet the end is always the sameDEATH AND DESTRUCTION! He wants to drag the unbeliever down to hell, and he wants to spoil the believer’s joy and testimony. Satan is not our friend! “Your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour” (1 Peter 5:8).

On the other hand, Jesus wants to save us and then preserve us from the vices of our enemy for His glory. He said, “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” (John 10:10).

 

             
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Friday, November 23, 2018

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Short MeditationsPart 2

In a world of constant noise it is necessary to have a quiet time with the Lord at least once a day. “The words of wise men are heard in quiet” (Ecclesiastes 9:17).

Where God guides, He also provides. “Can He providefor His people” (Psalm 78:20).

It is the God-governed life and not the self-governed life which counts for most, and which is the best and the most worthwhile. “That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God” (1 Peter 4:2).

When we can’t do anything, God can do everything! “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” (Philippians 4:13).

We can chose to be problem-conscious or power-conscious. Which are you? “Your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God” (1 Corinthians 2:5).

 

             
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Thursday, November 22, 2018

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Short MeditationsPart 1

God sends no one away empty, except those who are full of themselves. “A contrite heart, O God, Thou wilt not despise” (Psalm 51:17).

It is better to be faithful than famous. “Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life” (Revelation 2:10).

Slander (defamation or false charges) seeks to destroy, but rebuke seeks to restore. “He that uttereth a slander is a fool” (Proverbs 10:18).

After all is said and done, more is usually said than done. “Be ye does of the Word, and not hearers only” (James 1:22).

Sin is anything inconsistent with God’s thoughts and character. “Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity” (Habakkuk 1:13).

 

             
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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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Ministry

“As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of GodIf any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth”
(1 Peter 4:10-11).

God has given you an ability in something. Each of us has been given a different gift or area of service. It doesn’t matter what that ability is. Use it! Don’t go beyond the ability that God has given you, just use it in the sphere where the Lord makes you feel comfortable and where He enables you to serve effectively. Some are good at visiting the sick and other shut-ins. Some can preach the gospel. Some can explain the Scriptures well. Some can relate to children and other young people. Some can witness one-on-one with total strangers. Others are adept at practical things. Just remember to use what God has given you and don’t step beyond your gift until God makes it clear that He has other things for you to do.

Twice we read of Samuel in his youth, “But Samuel ministered before the Lord” (1 Samuel 2:18). We don’t have to wait until we are old to be “the ministers of Christ” (1 Corinthians 4:1).

 

             
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