Christian Living

Christian Living from The GBS Ministry Library

The Pastured Sheep

“He shall go in and out and find pasture” (John 10:9). How shall we grow strong and “find pasture”? The believer is a priest of God. As the priest goes in to God and goes out to men, so must it be with the believer. He must go in to commune; he must go out to serve....

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Temptation Will Continue—That is Normal

People seem to expect that, after the soul has entered into its rest in God, temptations will cease; and to think that the promised deliverance is not only to be from yielding to temptation, but even also from being tempted. Consequently, when they find the Canaanite...

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Being Let by the Spirit

The Apostle Paul tells us in Galatians 5:18 that we are to be led by the Spirit, but don’t let any man imagine that he can be led by the Spirit until after a number of things have taken place in his life. First, he must be convicted by the Holy Ghost until he realizes...

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Perfect, Yet Pressing

In Philippians, third chapter and fourteenth verse, Paul says, “I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus,” and then says in the very next verse, “Let us, therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded.” While he included...

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Holiness and Happiness Out of Pain

May the Lover of men open the eyes of our understanding, to perceive clearly that, by the fall of Adam, mankind in general have gained a capacity, first, of being more holy and more happy on earth, and, secondly, of being more happy in heaven, than otherwise they...

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Lost in one generation

  Judges 2:7,10. ”And the people served the LORD all the days of Joshua.   There arose another generation after them, which knew not the LORD, nor yet the works which he had done for Israel.” Introduction A quiet forest-dweller once lived high above an...

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The Character of a Methodist

Not as though I had already attained. TO THE READER One SINCE the name first came abroad into the world, many have been at a loss to know what a Methodist is; what are the principles and the practice of those who are commonly called by that name; and what the...

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Christian Perfection, not Adamic Perfection

  It is asserted that if believers were wholly delivered from sin, and cleansed from all filthiness of the flesh and of the spirit of this world, they would be restored to the state in which Adam was before his fall, and not only have sinless souls, but deathless...

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Dangers to the Sanctified

  Do not be shocked to discover that the life of the sanctified is beset by dangers. Overlooking that fact gives Satan an advantage in his attacks…. One danger is considering purity of heart as the goal, whereas it is “fitness” for life and service on earth, as...

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