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Sacrificing in the Gospel Age

The Privilege of Saints “By him, therefore, let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name. But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased” (Hebrews 13:15-16). by Tom Gilbert God chose Abraham and his descendants to be his special people on theearth. He made this choice because of the unwavering faith and obedience of Abraham. After delivering Israel from enslavement []

Controlling the Flesh

Our Ever-Present Challenge “To all God’s loved ones who are in Rome, called to be saints. May grace and peace be granted to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 1:7, Weymouth). by John Hummel Our text identifies the book of Romans as written to saints! Paul strongly encourages brethren to become living sacrifices. “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is []

“I Beseech You”

Earnest, Loving Concern “I beseech you … brethren, by the mercies of God” (Romans 12:1) by David Stein The Apostle Paul loved the brethren. Their spiritual health and well-beingwere all-important to him. Consequently, Paul on occasion pleads with brethren about things he considered vital to their growth as new creatures. On those occasions, he “beseeches” the brethren. The word “beseech” is not a word we hear frequently. The modern equivalent might be “implore.” But “beseech” is a perfect word to use when []

The Nazarite Vow

Consecration to God “When either man or woman shall separate themselves to vow a vow of a Nazarite, to separate themselves unto the LORD: He shall separate himself from wine and strong drink … no razor shall come upon his head … he shall be holy” (Numbers 6:2,3,5). by George Tabac The Nazarite Vow in Numbers 6 was a vow taken for a month, a year, orit could be taken for a lifetime. It is a beautiful picture of a life of []

The Three Great Feasts: A Picture of God’s Plan of Salvation

The Gospel Age and Forward “Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before the LORD thy God … in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles” (Deuteronomy 16:16). by Harry Wildblood God gave Israel commandments to observe feasts unto Him, associated withthe events of Israel’s deliverance from Egypt. These feasts were reiterated several times and were to be kept when they came into the land of Canaan. Though these []