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Author: Jon Clayton

Present Tense Believing

05.30  Deuteronomy 3 Psalms 85 Isaiah 31 Revelation 1 The book of Acts lays strong emphasis upon steadfastness in the faith, as do the Pauline epistles and the Book of Hebrews. Obviously the apostles conceived the Christian life to be a long tough journey, requiring a lot of faith and determination but ending in glory at last. Neither Christ nor His apostles taught the once-for-all finality of the act of believing so popular among us today. The whole build-up of the usual evangelistic meeting these days is toward the initial act of believing. Once a confession has been extracted...

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Sunday Quotes Vol 1 Issue 7

05.29  Deuteronomy 2 Psalms 83-84 Isaiah 30 Jude 1 “We don’t have revival because we’re willing to live without it..” — Leonard Ravenhill “Some people read their Bible in Hebrew, some in Greek; I like to read mine in the Holy Ghost.” — Smith Wigglesworth “Yet God can never make us into wine if we object to the fingers He chooses to use to crush us. We say, “If God would only use His own fingers, and make me broken bread and poured-out wine in a special way, then I wouldn’t object!” But when He uses someone we dislike,...

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Daniel Honors God

Daniel Honors God But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s delicacies, nor with the wine which he drank; therefore he requested of the chief of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself. (Daniel 1:8, NKJV) This is an uncommon faith. May I add, a faith that is nearly unseen in this country in this day and time. Here is Daniel, likely somewhere between 11 and 15 years old, alone, in Babylon. He is separated from his family, friends, and home. Truly this young man is all alone...

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Christian Links Vol 1 Issue 6

05.28  Deuteronomy 1 Psalms 81-82 Isaiah 29 3 John 1 Here some great links I came across in the last week: If Being Hurt by the Church Causes You to Lose Faith in God… The Everythingness of Grace Are you ashamed of Jesus? Consider these 13 examples The Gift of Disillusionment Trafficking sting nets children’s minister How to Outsource Your Worry Why Are So Many Muslim Refugees in Europe Suddenly Finding Jesus? Six Questions Leaders Should Routinely Ask Themselves The Gospel, The Law, and The Steve Miller Band-Quoting Muslim Cab Driver Thank you for reading The Simple Christian Life....

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A Person God Uses

05.27 Numbers 36 Psalms 80 Isaiah 28 2 John 1 “The men whom God uses are men who are in contact with God, men who pray. You cannot do any true, effective work for God apart from prayer.” – Chuck Smith Thank you for reading The Simple Christian Life. Please feel free to express your thoughts and opinions by leaving a comment!...

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Today’s Bible Verse & Christian Quote

Today’s Bible Verse:

Colossians 3:5-7; Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. Because of these, the wrath of God is coming. You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived.

Today’s Christian Quote:

To gratify any sensual appetite is to give it the very food and nourishment by which it lives, thrives, and is active.” – Adam Clarke

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