The Spiritual Resurrection
Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. Ep. 5:14
The following article is a sermon by Menno Simons, an early Anabaptist minister. Due to his influential leadership, the Anabaptist congregations in northern continental Europe came to be called Mennonites. I am sure Menno would have detested the thought of naming churches after him, but the name stuck. By the time some of the Swiss Brethren immigrated to North America in the early 1700s, the name “Mennonite” had become attached to them also. Most of the immigrants to Pennsylvania were actually Swiss Brethren, not Dutch “Mennonites.”
In the USA, over forty percent of the general population claims to be “born again.” Read this article, and then try to imagine a society with forty percent living it out! On the other hand, some of today’s “Anabaptists” almost deny that a new birth is necessary. This article provides a clear teaching on the subject.
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Pride the Sly and Subtle Insinuating Enemy
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Life in Earnest
Either Christianity is the grossest deception that was ever palmed upon mankind, or else it is one which deserves the whole life and force and strength of every man who has been blessed by it!Some Christians live as though truth were a lie, and as though the doctrines revealed of God were but a delusion and pretense!
In the light of eternity, all things except for serving God, are mere child’s play, mere theatricals, mere masquerading. They are but the performance of a carnival, the jests of a comedy, the laughter of a pantomime. It is only ‘serving God’ that is doing immortal work; it is only living for Christ that is living at all!
Fellowship Is With The Father
I wonder sometimes whether any more startling or profound word is to be found in the New Testament concerning the relationship into which men and women in Jesus Christ are brought with God.
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The PERSONAL EXPERIENCE of the SOUL WINNER
Every soul-winner is in the secret of the Lord, and has had a definite personal experience of salvation and the baptism of the Holy Ghost, which brings him into close fellowship and tender friendship and sympathy with the Saviour.
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What is Holiness?
This is the law of the house; Upon the top of the mountain the whole limit thereof round about shall be most holy. Behold, this is the law of the house. Ezekiel 43:12
What is holiness? I know what it is, and yet I cannot in a few words define it.
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Obedience to Christ’s Words and Commands A Condition of Being Filled with the Holy Spirit
The Lord has given many promises to His people, but He generally attaches some condition to their reception. We often go without the realization of the promises because we do not seek to fulfill the conditions. He has said in Phil 4:6-7, “Be careful for nothing, but in everything by prayer and thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God; and the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Scores of Christians never know the peace of God, because they carry their anxieties and worries instead of taking them to Christ in prayer, joined with thanksgiving.
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The Test of Home Life
From F. B. Meyer’s Elijah and the Secret of His Power
Many a man might bear himself as a hero and saint in the solitudes of Cherith, or on the heights of Carmel, and yet wretchedly fail in the home life of Zarephath. It is one thing to commune with God in the solitudes of nature and perform splendid acts of devotion and zeal for Him in the presence of thousands, but it is quite another to walk with Him day by day in the midst of a home with its many calls for the constant forgetfulness of self.
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