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A TYPICAL CASE

The value of any principle in the realm of religion and j ethics can only be determined by its bearing upon life. I-Iuman happiness must be the standard of measurement. Is there real dynamic in it for the ennoblement of life, and for the fulfillment of man's deepest spiritual aspirations? When we ap... Read More

CHRIST'S APPEARING OUR APPEARING

WE have not yet exhausted the deep veins of purest gold to which this principle of participation has led us. In a sense, the most sublime of all its aspects has to do with the future developments of Christ's Kingdom. There is the great fact of the Saviour's coming about which the New Testament has s... Read More

CHRIST'S ASCENSION OUR ASCENSION

HIS principle of participation. oneness with Christ has reaches so unfathomable that not even the spiritual man finds it easy to scale the heights and grasp its full meaning. We stand overawed. We stagger. Faith wavers. I recall a recent visit to the sea after years of seclusion in a barren desert l... Read More

CHRIST'S SUFFERINGS OUR SUFFERINGS

It is striking how over and over this word Participation appears in the New Testament. We are told that we are made partners of Christ. In Romans vi, we are given to understand that His Cross is our Cross; His tomb, our tomb. In Ephesians ii, we are made to see that in Him we were raised from the de... Read More

CHRIST'S VICTORY OUR VICTORY

AT no time in the Christian's pilgrimage is he free from peril. Temptations of every hue beset his path. The farther along the road, and the greater the grace, the more subtle the snares, and the more intense the opposition. It was at the end of the road in the hour of greatest achievement, in the m... Read More

CHRIST'S VICTORY OUR VICTORY (continued)

WE are all very much at sea as touching this dark subject. Among present-day Christian leaders, teachers, and preachers none seem to be willing to risk their reputation by entering into this matter. Yet, there is no greater need in the Church today than that of light on this intricate question. Witn... Read More

PARTICIPANTS OF CHRIST'S RESURRECTION

AS we go forward step by step in the consideration of that which our participation in Christ implies, we will find that it is the key to unfathomable riches, the Aladdin's Lamp of unspeakable power, the gateway to such happiness as we had never dreamed could be possible this side the gates of Heaven... Read More

PARTICIPANTS OF THE CROSS CHRIST'S DEATH OUR DEATH

MY purpose is to trace step by step the scope of this great principle of participation in Christ-to measure, as it were, the length and breadth, the depth and the height, of this marvellous identification of the believer with his Saviour. Christ, and all true believers, are one. They constitute His ... Read More

PARTICIPANTS OF THE CROSS-CHRIST'S DEATH OUR DEATH (continued)

THE full meaning of our identification with the Saviour in His death, cannot be taken in at a glance. We must tarry here at this place called Calvary in order that the Holy Spirit might reveal to us the deep implications of our participation in Christ's Cross. The natural man cannot receive these th... Read More

PAUL-THE CHIEF EXPONENT OF CO-CRUCIFIXION

THOUGH the Apostle Paul never knew Christ "after the flesh," he seems to have had a deeper insight into the mysteries of the Faith than the other Apostles. He was the dominant force in the shaping of the character and life of the nascent Church. After the Master, he is the outstanding personality of... Read More

THE BEARING OF THIS POSITION UPON THE CHURCH, MISSIONS AND PRAYER

1. Its Bearing Upon the Church That the position which we have been considering is revolutionary, involving radical readjustments in all phases of the Christian life, we would not deny. As never before, "old things are passed away and all things are become new." The believer becomes "a new creature,... Read More

THE CHRISTIAN LIFE A PARTICIPATION NOT AN IMITATION

0NE cannot make a study of the New Testament without experiencing something of the nature of a shock, in view of the glaring difference between the Christian life as we are wont to live it, and the ideal of the Master. The disheartening incongruities, and the grievous contradictions are so painfully... Read More

Bone of His Bone: Preface

One thing for the missionary is inevitable. If he is to go forward in the face of the seemingly insuperable obstacles which beset him, ushering in a new day for enslaved souls, if, I repeat, he is to do the thing which God expects of him, and the Church expects of him, and what the heart-rending nee... Read More

Bone of His Bone: 1: The Christian Life -- A Participation, Not an Imitation

One cannot make a study of the New Testament without experiencing something of the nature of a shock, in view of the glaring difference between the Christian life as we are wont to live it, and the ideal of the Master. The disheartening incongruities, and the grievous contradictions are so painfully... Read More

Bone of His Bone: 2: Participants of the Cross -- Christ's Death Our Death

My purpose is to trace step by step the scope of this great principle of participation in Christ -- to measure, as it were, the length and breadth, the depth and the height, of this marvellous identification of the believer with his Saviour. Christ, and all true believers, are one. They constitute H... Read More

Bone of His Bone: 3: Participants of the Cross -- Christ's Death Our Death (continued)

The full meaning of our identification with the Saviour in His death cannot be taken in at a glance. We must tarry here at this place called Calvary in order that the Holy Spirit might reveal to us the deep implications of our participation in Christ's Cross. The natural man cannot receive these thi... Read More

Bone of His Bone: 4: Paul -- The Chief Exponent of Co-Crucifixion

Though the Apostle Paul never knew Christ "after the flesh," he seems to have had a deeper insight into the mysteries of the Faith than the other Apostles. He was the dominant force in the shaping of the character and life of the nascent Church. After the Master, he is the outstanding personality of... Read More

Bone of His Bone: 5: Participants of Christ's Resurrection

As we go forward step by step in the consideration of that which our participation in Christ implies, we will find that it is the key to unfathomable riches, the Aladdin's Lamp of unspeakable power, the gateway to such happiness as we had never dreamed could be possible this side the gates of Heaven... Read More

Bone of His Bone: 6: Christ's Ascension Our Ascension

This principle of participation -- oneness with Christ -- has reaches so unfathomable that not even the spiritual man finds it easy to scale the heights and grasp its full meaning. We stand overawed. We stagger. Faith wavers. I recall a recent visit to the sea after years of seclusion in a barren de... Read More

Bone of His Bone: 7: Christ's Victory Our Victory

At no time in the Christian's pilgrimage is he free from peril. Temptations of every hue beset his path. The farther along the road, and the greater the grace, the more subtle the snares, and the more intense the opposition. It was at the end of the road in the hour of greatest achievement, in the m... Read More

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