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The Simplicity Series #27

The Resurrection of Christ and the Vanity of Pascal’s Wager “And if Christ is not risen, your faith is futile, you are still in your sins! … If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most pitiable.” 1Co 15:17, 19 The Crux of [...]

The Simplicity Series #27 2017-08-01T00:00:00+00:00

The Simplicity Series #26

Simplicity Series #26Building for Eternity “If anyone’s work which he has built on it [the “foundation,” v. 11] endures, he will receive a reward.” 1Co 3:14 Review from Simplicity Series #25 We each choose to be either a wise or a foolish builder, Mat 7:24-27. The only true, lasting foundation [...]

The Simplicity Series #26 2017-07-01T00:00:00+00:00

The Simplicity Series #25

Building the House of the Soul “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock.” Mat 7:24 I recently taught this class in a jungle village in Papua New Guinea. The pastors present were [...]

The Simplicity Series #25 2017-06-01T00:00:00+00:00

The Simplicity Series #24

Six Principles of Spiritual Power “Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, whose heart is set on pilgrimage. As they pass through the Valley of Baca, They make it a spring; the rain also covers it with pools. They go from strength to strength; each one appears before [...]

The Simplicity Series #24 2017-05-01T00:00:00+00:00

The Simplicity Series #22

The Shepherd-King “Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, that I will raise to David a Branch of righteousness; a King shall reign and prosper, and execute judgment and righteousness in the earth. In His days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell safely; now this is His [...]

The Simplicity Series #22 2017-04-01T00:00:00+00:00

The Simplicity Series #21

The Free Gift of God—An Insult to Man’s Pride “… being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.” Rom 3:24 The Righteousness of God The basic theme of the book of Romans can be followed along several different, but connected, lines of thought. We [...]

The Simplicity Series #21 2017-03-01T00:00:00+00:00

The Simplicity Series #20

Your Battles Belong to the Lord “Then all of this assembly shall know that the LORD does not save with sword and spear; for the battle is the LORD’s, and He will give you into our hands.” 1Sa 17:47 To The Pilgrims To all who joined us on our recent [...]

The Simplicity Series #20 2017-02-01T00:00:00+00:00

The Simplicity Series #18

Simplicity Series #18 Complete in Christ? “For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.” Col 2:9–10 A Faulty Conclusion Many believers have come to a dangerous and faulty conclusion from a poor [...]

The Simplicity Series #18 2017-01-01T00:00:00+00:00

The Simplicity Series #19

Sauntering Through the Land, Looking to Eternity “Lift your eyes now and look … northward, southward, eastward, and westward; for all the land which you see I give to you and your descendants forever … Arise, walk in the land through its length and its width, for I give it [...]

The Simplicity Series #19 2016-12-01T00:00:00+00:00

The Simplicity Series #17

Eating and Drinking in the Kingdom of God  “The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Look, a glutton and a winebibber [drunkard, NASB], a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ But wisdom is justified by her children.” Mat 11:19   In our last post, we addressed [...]

The Simplicity Series #17 2016-11-01T00:00:00+00:00