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Our Lord has wonderfully designed His kingdom for sinners. Not only does He call us, just as we are, into the kingdom of God, but He has made provision for us to grow out of the dregs of our sin and into His likeness. The efficient cause behind such sanctifying growth is the Holy Spirit, […]

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Date June 17, 2004
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Ian Hamilton, the pastor of the Cambridge Presbyterian Church in England, and William Harrell, the pastor of the Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Norfolk, Virginia are old friends. Both adopt the Scottish tradition of writing a monthly letter to their congregations, and independently of one another the following were the letters they wrote in the past weeks […]

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Date April 22, 2004
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At a recent Wednesday night adult Christian Education Class, the elder leading the study played for us a recorded sermon on Romans 6:11 preached on a Friday night in December 1958 by Martyn Lloyd-Jones. We were surprised and amused to hear at one point Dr. Lloyd-Jones mention that their Friday night series would be suspended […]

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Date February 19, 2004
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Who, when given a choice between experiencing joy or sorrow, would choose sorrow? It is natural and completely understandable that we should prefer pleasure to pain. The benefits of delight are numerous. Those who are cheerful usually enjoy more sound physical and emotional health than do those bearing the burden of affliction. The joyful ones […]

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Date December 30, 2003
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The sons of Korah tell us that God is our refuge and strength, and an abundant help to us in trouble (Ps. 46:1). Likewise, Solomon tells us that the name of the Lord is a strong tower into which the righteous run to find safety (Pr. 18:10). The Apostle Paul takes these conceptions further when […]

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Date October 30, 2003
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Much of my time is devoted to the endeavor of applying the Word of God to individuals, as well as to the gathered congregation. The public ministry of the Word is accomplished through preaching. The private application of the Word to individuals, or couples, or families is done through counseling. I have a single tool […]

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Date October 26, 2003
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What are we to make of this all? We should understand that the wonders of all creation manifest the glory of God by William Harrell The Lord tells us not to despise the day of small things, for they are always connected to greater things. Our family is currently going through some pain and perplexity. […]

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Date July 10, 2003
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let us be encouraged with the knowledge that our wise and loving heavenly Father is committed to and knows how to plant and cultivate perfect desires in His beloved children by William Harrell It is common for a pastor to hear various members of his flock lament over the apparent disinclination the Lord has to […]

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Date May 26, 2003
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God sometimes sovereignly makes examples of some of His people so that all of His people may lead exemplary lives all of the time by William Harrell Most preachers and Bible teachers consistently modify any reference to the fear of God by saying that since perfect love casts out fear, such fear must imply reverence […]

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Date April 24, 2003
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Through the justifying work of God in Christ, applied to the sinner, the sanctifying reformation of a new creation begins to take place. Nor is it that this sanctifying work begins with minuscule magnitude. by William Harrell How is a true Christian to view his sin? By what measure should he judge its nature, its […]

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Date January 22, 2003
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THE IMMEASUREABLE LOVE OF GOD It is clear from Scripture that God loves His elect people unconditionally. The Lord does not discover loveliness in us and find Himself attracted to us because of that, but rather by His sanctifying grace He deposits loveliness in us. by William HarrellThe immeasurable, unchangeable, and unconditional love of God […]

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Date August 30, 2002
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SHOULDN’T WE EVANGELISE INSTEAD OF ARGUING ABOUT THEOLOGY? It is one thing for us to seek prayerfully to be faithful to the character and proper place of the Great Commission. It is quite another for us to exaggerate its place while diminishing its contentby William Harrell The cry going up increasingly in the Presbyterian Church […]

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Date July 22, 2002
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GOD-CENTRED WORSHIP Where worship is focused upon the eternal God, and not man and his fading fashions, the numbers drawn to participate tend to remain relatively small The topic of contemporary worship continues to arise for discussion, if not debate, amongst pastors and people. One finds articles and books being written now in defence of […]

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Date February 25, 2002
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THE FEAR OF THE LORD Historically, when the people of God take God seriously, the result is true and enduring growth in the Church I am certain that a deep chord was struck in all of us who attended a recent prayer meeting at which we considered a section of the long Psalm containing a […]

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Date January 4, 2002
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A Commitment to Integrity Our calling is to know and do what is right in all situations and relationships in our lives Recently I heard a report about a young man’s situation which moved me deeply. I believe that his story is perhaps the most powerful testimony to Christian integrity I can recall in my […]

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Date November 16, 2001
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