Salvation

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The Brass Serpent

“And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the...
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Bridge Day Tract Appointment by Roger Pauley

"For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by...
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Good News In A Bad World

Today's ETJ podcast concludes our study of the first section of Acts. What an encouragement this portion of Scripture has been to my faith! The Adventure Continues...and shortly we will...
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Do You Want to See More People Saved in Your Church Meetings?

All of us would like to see more souls come to Christ in the regular meetings of our local church. There is not a pastor that would not rejoice to...
I Gave My Life for Thee

Hymn History: I Gave My Life for Thee

Francis Ridley Havergal was a famous hymn-writer and singer. Raised in a preacher's home, her talent was recognized very early in life. Her father was both a faithful pastor and...
Tell Mother I'll Be There

Hymn History: Tell Mother I’ll Be There

"Thy father and thy mother shall be glad, and she that bare thee shall rejoice." - Proverbs 23:25 We are thrilled to share a series of brief accounts of how...
I Have Never Lost the Wonder of It All

Hymn History: I Have Never Lost the Wonder of It All

Gypsy Smith was one of the most loved evangelist of all time. When he would give his life story, crowds overfilled churches and auditoriums around the world. His trips across...
Let the Lower Lights Be Burning

Hymn History: Let the Lower Lights Be Burning

"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven" – Matthew 5:16 We are thrilled to share a...
Rock of Ages

Hymn History: Rock of Ages

“Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved.”  – Psalm...
Jesus Paid It All

Hymn History: Jesus Paid It All

"Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious...
Hymn Histories Blessed Assurance

Hymn History: Blessed Assurance

" Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water."  - Hebrews...
Hymn Histories At Calvary

Hymn History: At Calvary

"Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed."...
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An Important Christmas Message

Jesus came. He came to earth. He came to sinful humanity. He came to a people that would reject Him. He came to seek and to save the lost. Yes,...
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Let the Sun Shine Again!

I stood at the hotel window looking at the sun that had just risen. The light. The heat. There is something truly amazing about the power of that ball of...
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The Most Important Prayer Ever Prayed

The following article was published in a God Bless America magazine that was mailed to 52,000 residences in southern West Virginia over the last few weeks. Tonight we begin the...
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The Best Birthday Gift I Received This Year

This week I celebrated my 45th birthday. At this point in life, I can honestly say there is nothing I really want. God has been good to meet every need,...
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New Podcast Series: A Message We All Need

Today we conclude our study of "The Twelve" with a final word to all would-be followers of Jesus. I hope you will listen to this important application for every believer....
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Big Picture Evangelism

In "Christian" America you would imagine that you could walk up to anyone and begin to talk about Jesus Christ and everyone would have some context. Perhaps at one time...
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Tuesday’s Thanksgiving Thought: “God’s Greatest Provision”

Over the last few days we have been building a list in our home. We live by lists! Grocery lists, to do lists, special event lists. This one is different....
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My Struggle with Doubt and the Victory I Found

It was the darkest time of my life spiritually. Like many believers, I struggled through a period of tremendous doubt about my salvation. There were many factors that contributed to...
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It Works!

I received a most encouraging phone call yesterday from a man who attended a men's conference that I was privileged to be in last week. He took part in a...
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For Christian Young People: You ARE Missing Out!

"A prudent wife is from the Lord."  This verse means more to me the longer I am married.  Tammy and I were driving along in the car recently.  The kids...
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Top of the List: Why Was Jesus Thankful?

Like most of you, I try to make a list each Thanksgiving of reasons for which I am grateful to God.  Obviously, it is never complete because the blessings never...
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Christianity is a Crutch

Recently I was in Vancouver, British Columbia for a meeting.  On Saturday night I had a little time alone at the hotel and decided to do the Christian (and Canadian)...
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3 Days I Never Want to Forget

Every day is a precious gift from God.  Even difficult days are reminders of God's mercy and grace.  I have enjoyed some wonderful days along the journey.  June 13, 1997...
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It Must Be Personal – The Story of a Young Skeptic

Adoniram Judson was born August 9, 1788.  I first met him as a freshman in college through the pages of his life story.  Growing up in church I had heard...