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T. Austin-Sparks

The Situation and the Need

T. Austin-Sparks“To whom is the arm of the Lord revealed?” “Behold, My Servant shall deal prudently, He shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high. As many were astonied at Thee; (His visage was so marred more than any man, and His form more than the sons of men): So shall He sprinkle many nations; the kings s... Read More
T. Austin-Sparks

The True Servant and the Grace of God

T. Austin-Sparks"Behold, my servant, whom I uphold; my chosen, in whom my soul delighteth" (Isa. 42:1). In our previous meditation, when we had seen the passing on into the Church of the great vocation, and were speaking about the electing of the Church in relation to the eternal purpose, we reminded you that, seei... Read More
Book Of Common Prayer 1979

Ordination of a Bishop

Hymns, psalms, and anthems may be sung during the entrance of the bishops and other ministers. The people standing, the Bishop appointed says Blessed be God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. People And blessed be his kingdom, now and for ever. Amen. In place of the above, from Easter Day through the Da... Read More
Charles Alexander

The Puritan Illusion - Part Two

And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer; and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob. For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins. --Paul the Apostle And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn from trans... Read More
Richard E. Bieber


Why do the nations rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the world set themselves, and the rulers of the earth take council together, against the Lord and against his anointed saying, "Let us break their bands asunder and cast away their cords from us." …Let's break loose from God.... Read More
Richard E. Bieber


The test of whether anything real has happened to us while we are worshipping is the shape we're in when we go out the door. If our minds were dull when we came in, are they still dull when we walk out? Or do we walk out changed, touched by the power of God, blessed, strengthened, cleansed? Have we ... Read More
Stephen Boreland

The Millenium

Nearly three hundred years ago Isaac Watts wrote a hymn based on Ps98, the title of which is Joy to the World. It has become world famous as a Christmas hymn celebrating the first coming of Christ into the world, but in point of fact Watts did not have Bethlehem and the manger in mind but rather Jer... Read More
Blaise Pascal


Blaise Pascal693. When I see the blindness and the wretchedness of man, when I regard the whole silent universe and man without light, left to himself and, as it were, lost in this corner of the universe, without knowing who has put him there, what he has come to do, what will become of him at death, and incapab... Read More
John R. Rice

How Great Soul-Winners Were Filled with the Holy Spirit

John R. Rice"But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all ]udaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth." --Acts 1:8 ".. In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established." --II Cor... Read More
Principles For The Gathering Of Believers

76 - Chronological Bible Reading of Scriptures

Principles For The Gathering Of BelieversThere is a great need in the body of Christ for consistent reading of the Holy Scriptures in their entirety, book by book, chapter by chapter, verse by verse. In this case we are encouraging a chronological reading of the Scriptures. Most of the confusion is created when certain teachers, groups, or... Read More

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