Posts by granary

December 4

Posted on Dec 4, 2020

On a trip to the Pacific coast, D.L. Moody heard of a stagecoach driver who was on his deathbed. He “kept moving one of his feet up and down, saying, ‘I am on the downgrade, and I cannot reach the brake.’” Moody continued, “As they told me of it, I thought how many were on the downgrade, and could not reach the brake; they were dying ‘without hope and without God’ (Eph 2:12).…Don’t let the scoffers laugh you into hell; they cannot laugh you out of it. The Blood is upon the mercy seat. God says, ‘There is the Blood; it is all I have to give. As long as it is there, there is hope for you. I am...

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December 3

Posted on Dec 3, 2020

Just twenty years after the Cross had been lifted up, the messengers of the gospel were spoken of as those who had “turned the world upside down” (Acts 17:6), and the faith of the Thessalonian church “sounded out” as with a trumpet blast “in every place” (1 Thess 1:8). Soon after, we read that the faith of the Roman church was honored “throughout the whole world” (Rom 1:8). Scarcely more than thirty years after our Lord’s return to the Father, Paul reminds the Colossians that the gospel which they had received was being preached “to every creature under heaven” (Col 1:23). And this in spite...

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December 2

Posted on Dec 2, 2020

“‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!’ I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance” (Lk 15:6-7). Some of my happiest recollections as a young believer are the times when we waited as souls were wrestling through to glory. When at last the new believer with the soul-winner (see Prov 11:30) would come out to greet us, someone would burst into song and we would all join in: “O happy day that fixed my choice, On Thee, my Savior and my God! Well may this glowing heart...

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December 1

Posted on Dec 1, 2020

Does the Bible allow for the theory of evolution? Josh McDowell writes: “We must first understand what we mean by the term evolution. If it is defined as simply change—as the development of an infant to an adult or a change within a kind, such as dog or cat—then this would pose no problem. This evolution, or developmental change within certain kinds is completely consistent with Scripture. The problem is that the prevailing theory of evolution goes far beyond this. The theory states basically that complex elements have developed from simpler elements, and living organisms have sprung from...

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November 30

Posted on Nov 30, 2020

Yale-educated evangelist R.A. Torrey (1856–1928) worked with D.L. Moody in his early years and became superintendent of what became Moody Bible Institute. He served as a chaplain during the Spanish-American War and World War I. Following this, he held gospel series worldwide, which were greatly blessed. Following this, he was led to found the Bible Institute of Los Angeles (now Biola University). Many of his more than 40 books are still valued by serious Christians. Here is his prescription for true revival: “First, let a group of Christians get thoroughly right with God. If this isn’t done,...

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