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Trust, Work and Watch

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Trust today and leave tomorrow;
Each day has enough of care;
There, whatso’er thy burden,
God will give they strength to bear.
He is faithful! Cast on Him thine every care.

Work today, and leave tomorrow;
All around there’s urgent need;
All around there’s sin and sorrow;
Broadcast, daily sow the seed.
He is faithful! He shall bless thy work indeed.

Watch today, and leave the morrow;
For tomorrow may not come;
For today thy loving Saviour,
May appear to take thee home,
He is faithful! Look for Him, the coming One.

– William Sloan

Never Alone

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I’ve seen the lightning flashing,
And heard the thunder roll,
I’ve felt sin’s breakers dashing,
Trying to conquer my soul;
I’ve heard the voice of my Savior,
Telling me still to fight on,
He promised never to leave me,
Never to leave me alone.

Refrain:
No, never alone,
No, never alone,
He promised never to leave me,
Never to leave me alone.

The world’s fierce winds are blowing,
Temptation’s sharp and keen,
I have a peace in knowing
My Savior stands between—
He stands to shield me from danger,
When earthly friends are gone,
He promised never to leave me,
Never to leave me alone.

When in affliction’s valley
I’m treading the road of care,
My Savior helps me to carry
My cross when heavy to bear,
Though all around me is darkness,
Earthly joys all flown;
My Savior whispers His promise,
“I never will leave thee alone.”Ludie Day Pickett, 1897Hymn played on piano 

Pilgrim Song

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I’m but a stranger here;
Heaven is my home!
Earth is a desert drear;
Heaven is my home!
Danger and sorrow stand
Round me on ev’ry hand;
Heav’n is my fatherland,
Heaven is my home.

What though the tempest rage?
Heaven is my home!
Short is my pilgrimage;
Heaven is my home!
And time’s wild wintry blast
Soon will be overpast;
I shall reach home at last;
Heaven is my home.

There at my Saviour’s side;
Heaven is my home!
I shall be glorified;
Heaven is my home!
There with the good and blest,
Those I’ve loved most and best,
I shall for ever rest;
Heaven is my home.

Therefore I’ll murmur not;
Heaven is my home!
Whate’er my earthly lot;
Heaven is my home!
For I shall surely stand
There at my Lord’s right hand;
Heav’n is my fatherland;
Heaven is my home. Thomas Rawson Taylor (1807-1835)


Farther Along

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Farther Along

1. Tempted and tried, we’re oft made to wonder
Why it should be thus all the day long;
While there are others living about us,
Never molested, though in the wrong.

Refrain:
Farther along we’ll know more about it,
Farther along we’ll understand why;
Cheer up, my brother, live in the sunshine,
We’ll understand it all by and by.

2. Sometimes I wonder why I must suffer,
Go in the rain, the cold, and the snow,
When there are many living in comfort,
Giving no heed to all I can do.

3. Tempted and tried, how often we question
Why we must suffer year after year,
Being accused by those of our loved ones,
E’en though we’ve walked in God’s holy fear.

4. Often when death has taken our loved ones,
Leaving our home so lone and so drear,
Then do we wonder why others prosper,
Living so wicked year after year.

5. “Faithful till death,” saith our loving Master;
Short is our time to labor and wait;
Then will our toiling seem to be nothing,
When we shall pass the heavenly gate.

6. Soon we will see our dear, loving Sa…

Have Courage!

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Have courage, soul of mine,The path that you must keepIs long and lone and steep;But many thousand feetHave passed this way before;All through the vanished yearsThese stones were wet with tears.If others knew this roadAnd bore their heavy load;If others went this way,You, too, can bear the heat,And burden of the day;You, too, can bear dark nightUntil the morning light.If others passed this wayHave courage, soul of mine!- unknown 

Trust and Rest In the Lord

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“Whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.”   —Proverbs 1:33 Come what may, God’s people are safe. Let convulsions shake the solid earth, let the skies themselves be rent in twain, yet amid the wreck of worlds the believer shall be as secure as in the calmest hour of rest. If God cannot save his people under heaven, he will save them in heaven. If the world becomes too hot to hold them, then heaven shall be the place of their reception and their safety. Be ye then confident, when ye hear of wars, and rumours of wars. Let no agitation distress you, but be quiet from fear of evil. Whatsoever cometh upon the earth, you, beneath the broad wings of Jehovah, shall be secure. Stay yourself upon his promise; rest in his faithfulness, and bid defiance to the blackest future, for there is nothing in it direful for you. Your sole concern should be to show forth to the world the blessedness of hearkening to the voice of wisdom.—Char…

EQUALITY IN HEAVEN?

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by R. E. Harlow (1908-2003)  The philosophers of our culture predicate that in the ideal society all people will have equal rights, In the millennium righteousness will reign from sea to sea and pole to pole, with the first and only entirely righteous Ruler on the throne. In the new earth, righteousness will dwell, 2 Peter 3:13Assuredly there will be nothing unrighteous in heaven. the God of heaven is the quintessence of righteousness. Only those He has justified or made righteous will enter His eternal resting place. They are all there on the same basis, the shed blood and the finished work of Christ. God shows no respect of persons or partiality, Colossians 3:25; 1 Peter 1:17.
     There are royal blessings for all God’s children in the city four-square with a gold street. Will all be equally happy? Happy, yes, praise shall be to each from God, 1 Corinthians 4:5. Perhaps no one will be found to have built only wood, hay, stubble. Everyone will have at least a little gold…

Christ Can Change Our Attitudes

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Introduction: Romans 12:2 “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God” (NKJV). Do not be conformed to this age, fashioned after its external and superficial customs. But be transformed (changed) by the renewal of your mind – by its new ideals and its new attitude .. .. (Amplified Bible)
The Christian has a new way of thinking about everything, because he judges himself, and has God, Christ, the Holy Spirit and the  brethren in his thoughts. He thinks altogether differently from the natural man. (C.A. Coates) The attitude of the world and the attitude of the Christian are very different. Here are a few examples:

1. The World Says: Have A High Self-Esteem. Romans 12:3 “For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a me…

MISSIONS & PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING

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by Martin & Deidre Bobganextracted from their July-August 2002 newsletter
Mission agencies continue to use professional mental health counselors to evaluate candidates through personal interviews and psychological tests and to provide licensed psychiatrists and psychotherapists to therapize any missionaries in need of help. The Missions & PsychoHeresy book is currently available as a pdf ebook on our website to read online or download and print. [Missions & PsychoHeresy ebook, https://pamweb.org.]Missions & PsychoHeresy Revisited    Mental health professionals* wield a great deal of power and authority in numerous sectors of society, including business, industry, schools and colleges, and lamentably also in churches, Bible colleges, seminaries, and Christian schools. Psychoexperts have infiltrated and occupied many areas of life. Their power is tremendous even though what they do lacks scientific support.* Mental health profes…

Three Enemies of Truth

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1. Appeasement    To conciliate or pacify by making a sacrifice of a moral or spiritual principle.

    * The world made this mistake with Hitler, then with Communist Russia, and so on.  Appeasement in the churches only allows the leaven of evil or rebellion the time it needs to put down roots, and spread and affect more people, making more difficult and painful the work of cleansing, discipline and correction that must inevitably be done anyway. Nothing is gained by appeasement, and in the long run more is lost.

2. Compromise     To come to an agreement by concession or consensus; yielding; or conceding.

    * This includes such ideas as democracy, the will of the majority,  the principle of give and take, and respecting other people's moral preferences. Israel has not achieved peace with Arab nations by making concessions to them – land for peace. Compromise is not set forth in the Bible as a Scriptural pattern to follow. Laodicea (Rev. 3:14-22) was a democratic church. However, amo…