Purity By The Cross by G Campbell Morgan

I was born with the need of a redemption that should deal not merely with the sins I have committed as the result of an inherited iniquity, or deviation from the straight, but with the inherited iniquity itself. And I am prepared to say this, even though for a moment it may sound a startling thing. Believe me, I say it most reverently, and yet I am talking out of the deepest and most passionate conviction of my life: Unless God has provided a redemption that touches sin in me as well as the sins that grow out of it, it is an imperfect redemption.

Dr. Gordon Fee on the book of Revelation and Basic Principles of Understanding Scripture.

Grace Communion International have published an interview with Dr. Gordon Fee. Dr. Fee talks with Mike Feazell about the book of Revelation and basic principles of understanding Scripture.

Dr. Gordon Fee is emeritus professor of New Testament at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. Among his many publications are

  • How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth (co-authored with Douglas Stuart; now in its third edition)
  • How to Choose a Translation for All Its Worth (co-authored with Mark Strauss)
  • New Testament Exegesis: A Handbook for Students and Pastors (now in its third edition)

You can watch the interview here.

You can also find a transcript of the interview here.

A.W.Tozer: Formula for a Burning Heart

Any Christian who desires to, may experience a radical spiritual
renascence, and this altogether independent of the attitude of his
fellow Christians.
The important question now is How? Well, here are some suggestions
which anyone can follow and which, I am convinced, will result in a
wonderfully improved Christian life.

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The Emergence of Leadership and Ministry

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The great cry in so many places is for more leaders and preachers.  There is no doubt that this is the great need throughout the church.  The question is what can be done by the church to aid the emergence of leaders and ministers?  Jesus told the twelve to pray that the Lord of the Harvest would raise up more labourers and thrust them into the harvest.  This is doubtless the chief means by which leaders are raised up, but it also implies that those praying are seeking to bring in more leaders.  It is significant that the Lord enjoined those already labouring to pray.  It is as they pray that understanding comes and eagerness to recognise God's hand in sending forth more men into the harvest field.  This study looks at patterns of government and ministry in the church and seeks to highlight areas where the church can aid the spirit in the emergence of leaders. 

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Propitiation and the Red Heifer

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"For if the blood of bulls and goats and the ashes of a heifer, sprinkling the unclean, sanctifies for the purifying of the flesh, how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?" [Heb 9:13,14]

This is an extract from some posts made by Ron Bailey on http://www.sermonindex.net about a conversation he was having with someone else in another forum. Follow so far? Good, here is how Ron introduces the subject:

"In my conversations on another forum I was talking to a gentle Calvinist who genuinely wanted to know what I thought. His question was 'if God has been propitiated, and that propitiation was for the 'whole world', in its fullest sense, how can God remain angry with the sinner whose sins have already received atonement? Good question, I thought. I have prayed a little and thought a little, and this was my reply. There will be some nuances you will miss because you haven't seen the rest of the conversation, but I think this will stand on its own feet so here we go…"

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