How Can These Things Be?

How can these things be?” – Nicodemus (John 3:9)

You must be born again; this is the Doctrine of Regeneration. Without the new birth, one cannot even see the kingdom of God let alone enter it.

This is all a sovereign work of God’s wondrous grace.

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He Who Does The Truth

But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.” – John 3:21

D.A. Carson calls this person the “light-lover.” He is contrasted with the light-hater in verse 20.

This weird phrasing means the person who is living biblically comes to the light, not out of pride or arrogance, but to exalt God. It’s to glorify the Creator, not Self.

Doing the truth is done in light of God’s sovereignty.

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In Times of Trouble

“For He is our God, And we are the people of His pasture, And the sheep of His hand.” – Psalm 95:7

These words are humbling and comforting to remember in times of trouble.

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Every Single Preacher

“To me, who am less than the least of all the saints, this grace was given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ,” – Eph. 3:8

There it is: Don’t deserve it, freely given grace, to proclaim the unsearchable riches of Jesus.

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Warn, Comfort, Uphold, Be Patient

“Now we exhort you, brethren, warn those who are unruly, comfort the fainthearted, uphold the weak, be patient with all.” – 1 Thes. 5:14

Warn

Comfort

Uphold

Be patient

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His Name Shall Endure Forever

His Name shall endure forever: His Name shall be continued as long as the sun: and men shall be blessed in Him: all nations shall call Him blessed.” – Psa. 72:17

the literal translation of the Hebrew is His name is to the age, Before the sun is His name continued, And they bless themselves in Him, All nations do pronounce him happy.”

Spurgeon says, “Christ is the only need of every heart.”

There is no other response but: Crown Him Lord of all.

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A Thousand Lives For Christ

“I feel that, if I could live a thousand lives, I would like to live them all for Christ, and I should even then feel that they were all too little a return for His great love to me.” – C. H. Spurgeon

That is the truth!

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