The Fullness of Blessing, Part 2

Posted Oct 26th, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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It Identifies with God and Orients for Heaven
 
 
The Fullness of Blessing
By Fred O. Blakely
"The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and He addeth no sorrow" (Prov. 10:22).
PART II (CONCLUSION)
The Fullness of Blessing. The climax for now of Christ's full blessing is its identification with God of those who receive and use...

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The Fullness of Blessing, Part 1

Posted Oct 25th, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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It Is Ministered through the Gospel of Christ
 
The Fullness of Blessing
By Fred O. Blakely
"I know that, when I come unto you, I shall come in the fulness of the blessing of Christ" (Rom. 15:29, ASV; cf. ch. 1:11).
PART I (IN TWO PARTS)
As chapter 1:11-12 indicates, the Apostle desired to visit the...

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Regarding Second Coming Expectancy

Posted Oct 24th, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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Regarding Second Coming Expectancy
Scripture recognizes the necessity for, and urges earnest and constant expectancy of, Christ's return in glory. It is by this "blessed hope" that we are saved, i.e., are kept from "the corruption that is in the world," after having escaped it by union with Christ (Mt. 24:42-47; Lk....

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Stand!

Posted Oct 23rd, 12:00 by LIVING WATERS from Lightbearers on Teaching/Education


 
 
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STAND!
A man will be as a hiding place from the wind, and a cover from the tempest, as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land. Isa 32:2 NKJV
What does it mean to ‘stand’ for God? Isaiah here is so clear, so encouraging as to the effects of what occurs when a man or woman stands for God, what they become for God’s people, and indeed for all men, even...

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Word-Centeredness: Its Necessity

Posted Oct 23rd, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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Additional Editorial Comments
 
Word-Centeredness: Its Necessity
By Fred O. Blakely 
We are increasingly impressed with and disturbed by a characteristic common to very much of contemporary preaching and religious writing. It is that of mere theologizing, or the presentation of ideas and systems of religious thought that have been developed, or borrowed from other...

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Three Fundamental Questions

Posted Oct 22nd, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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The Three Fundamental Questions
Representations Made by Bronislaw E. Kubacki
"Though I bear record of Myself, My record is true; for I know whence I came, and whither I go" (Jn. 8:14; cf. chs. 7:28-29; 13:3).
Three basic questions confront all people, and on their right answers depend one's grasp of the meaning of...

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The Flood a Prototype of the Final Judgment

Posted Oct 21st, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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The Flood a Prototype of the Final Judgment
By Alfred M. Rehwinkel
The  Flood  is  the  greatest  single  event  in  the  history  of  the  earth  since  the  days  of Creation.  It  is  the  most  satisfactory  solution  for  most  of  the  problems  which perplex  and  confuse the  Christian  student  of  geology  and  physical  geography.
But...

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On Spiritual Violence

Posted Oct 20th, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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It is not only Approved, but Required of Men!
 
On Spiritual Violence
By Tim McCulfor
“And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force” (Mt. 11:12).
The Fight is on. Entirely behind the scenes and mostly unrecognized rages a fierce and violent...

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God's Ignorement of the Flesh

Posted Oct 19th, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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Additional Editorial Comments
 
God's lgnorement of the Flesh
By Fred O. Blakely
"Wherefore, henceforth know we no man after the flesh" (II Cor. 5:16).
That is written concerning those who properly respond to the union which they profess to have with Christ in His death and resurrection (vv. 14-15). Because of that relationship, they are...

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God's Portrayal by Glory

Posted Oct 18th, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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God's Will for Now Shown by the Consummation
 
Grace's Portrayal by Glory
By Fred O. Blakely
The present objective is to "make ready a people prepared for the Lord" (Lk. 1:17; cf. Col. 1:12), condi­tioning them for glory (Rom. 9:23), or readying them for "the marriage of the Lamb" (Rev. 19:7).
Those who regard the...

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The Will of God for His Church

Posted Oct 17th, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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The Will of God for His Church
Representations Made to Our Assembly by Ray Merckle
"Be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is" (Eph. 5:17).
God's will for the church is a subject of considerable discus­sion. Some stress that it is evangelism (Mt. 28:18-20); others, that it is to...

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God And Politics

Posted Oct 16th, 12:00 by LIVING WATERS from Lightbearers on Teaching/Education

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The Necessity of Perspective

Posted Oct 16th, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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The Necessity of Perspective
"I will run in the way of Thy commandments when Thou enlargest my understanding" (Ps. 119:32, RSV).
Representations Made by Given O. Blakely
By the word perspective is here meant the ability to perceive the whole situation, and especially its components in their relative importance and interrelations. With respect to...

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The Function of God's Goodness

Posted Oct 15th, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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The Function of God's Goodness
"The goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance" (Rom. 2:4).
God's goodness, repeatedly proclaimed by Scripture (Ps. 25:8; 33:5; 34:8), and demonstrated throughout His dealing with men, was the subject of a Lord's-day Bible-class session led by George Brewer. The principal stress was on this Divine at­tribute's function...

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Faith Not Miraculously Created

Posted Oct 14th, 12:00 by The Banner of Truth on Teaching/Education


"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth" (Ps. 60:4).
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Faith Not Miraculously Created
In our June (1986) issue (page two, "Christ's Relation to Faith"), we remarked that Christ does not directly create faith in man, as some teach. It is the product of God's written Word, the belief of which is faith. But believing is a work for man, not God,...

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