Tag Archives: Matthew

Coming to Grips with Persecution

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From a large-scale perspective, revival and persecution are very close in purpose for the people of God. Revival restores them to spiritual vitality and an impactful collective testimony. Persecution purges them to spiritual purity and singleness in affection toward God. Revival positively raises us toward spiritual maturity. Persecution negatively cleanses against spiritual complacency and immaturity. Persecution pushes Christians together; revival […]

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Discernment – The Need for Christians to Judge

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“We need to stop judging one another” has been the rallying cry of Evangelicalism for a number of years now. Yes, we need to be more considerate of our idiosyncratic differences. Yes, we cannot constantly accuse believers of bad motives, when we simply can’t see their heart. But has the constant preaching of the phrase “Judge not, lest you be […]

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The Seed Plot of the Assembly, Part 2 – Matthew 18:18-20

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The Assembly and Its Connection With Heaven – 18-19 Having the excommunication of the brother who rebelled against assembly authority in our minds, we come to verse 18 which says “Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” Some say […]

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The Seed Plot of the Assembly, Part 1 – Matthew 18:15-17

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“Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.And if he shall […]

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Heavenly Treasure – Matthew 6:19-24

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19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: 21 for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. 22 The light of the body is the […]

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