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Hymn by Thomas H. Gill, 1869

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I would not give the world my heart,
And then profess Thy love;
I would not feel my strength depart,
And then Thy service prove.
I would not give the world my heart,
And then profess Thy love;
I would not feel my strength depart,
And then Thy service prove.
I would not with swift wingèd zeal
On the world’s errands go,
And labor up the heavenly hill
With weary feet and slow.
O not for Thee my weak desires,
My poorer, baser part!
O not for Thee my fading fires,
The ashes of my heart!
O choose me in my golden time:
In my clear joys have part!
For Thee the glory of my prime,
The fullness of my heart!

What Is Your Concept of Jesus Christ?

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If the "ten-cent-store Jesus" [today it would be "dollar-store"]that is being preached by a lot of men, the plastic, painted Christ who has no spine and no justice, and is pictured as a soft and pliable friend to everybody - if He is the only Christ there is, then we might as well close our books and bar our doors, and make a bakery or garage out of the church!     But that Christ that is being preached and pictured is not the Christ of God, nor the Christ of the Bible, nor the Christ we must deal with.     The Christ we must deal with will be the judge of mankind - and this is one of the neglected Bible doctrines of our day!     The Father judges no man. When the Lord, the Son of Man, shall come in the clouds of glory, then shall be gathered unto Him the nations, and He shall separate them.     God has given Him judgment, authority to judge mankind, so that He is both the Judge and Saviour of men.     That makes me both love Him and fear Him! I love Him because He is …

Commands to the Rich

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1 Timothy 6:17-19 17  Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy; 18  That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate; 19  Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.
In The Disciple's Manual, William MacDonald writes: "In closing this section, Paul tells Timothy to charge those who are rich in this world. They should not strut pride and arrogance, nor trust in uncertain riches. Rather their trust should be in the living God who gives us richly all things to enjoy. This latter expression, "who gives us richly all things to enjoy" has often been used to justify the stockpiling of wealth. But the following verse explains all. We don't enjoy money when it lies sterile in the bank buit when we use it to do good, to distribute to th…