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Are We Honest With Jesus?

"Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?" (Matt. 19:16). Jesus confronted this young ruler with his own words. "Good Master," He said. "Why callest thou Me good?" replied Jesus, as if to ask "Do you mean what you say?"--What is this--a true word or just a compliment? I... Read More

Speaking with the Authority of God

"By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority to do these things?" (Mark 11:28). There is no moral authority without character. "As the man is, so is his strength." Office in itself will never confer moral authority. The sons of Eli had office. But they had not charact... Read More

The Foolishness of the Cross

"For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God" (1 Cor. 1:18). He chose to redeem the world by dying for it. This was not the method the Jews had anticipated. This was not the method even His own disciples anticipated. They expe... Read More

The Gentle but Formidable Jesus

"Every one that falleth on that stone shall be broken to pieces; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will scatter him as dust" (Luke 20:18). We think of Him as the "gentle Jesus"--"Gentle Jesus, meek and mild," as our child's hymn puts it. He spoke of Himself as being "meek and lowly in heart." He d... Read More

Too Proud to Wash Another's Feet?

"If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet" (John 13:14). The pitchers and the basin and the towel were all there, ready for use, but no one pretended to see them. They took their place at the table, but no one gave any sign of intending to play... Read More

Why Peter Failed in the face of Warnings

"Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour" (1 Peter 5:8). Peter did not fall for lack of warning. He fell because he paid no heed to the warnings given. More than once our Lord told him in set terms what would happen. But, ... Read More

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