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Jehovah Jesus
"LORD, lift Thou up
the Light of Thy Countenance
upon us"

(Psalm 4:6).

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The Deity of Jesus Christ
by Katie Stewart

"I Come"
a digital painting by Katie Stewart
Jehovah Jesus Digital Painting
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A Salute to the Almighty
compiled by Tom Stewart

To the "King Eternal, Immortal, Invisible, the Only Wise God" (1Timothy 1:17).

To the
"High and Lofty One That Inhabiteth Eternity" (Isaiah 57:15).

"Jesus Christ, Who is the Faithful Witness, and the First Begotten of the Dead, and the Prince of the Kings of the Earth. Unto Him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in His own blood" (Revelation 1:5).

To the
"Judge of All the Earth" (Genesis 18:25).

To Him that quickeneth and strengtheneth
"with might by His Spirit" (Ephesians 3:16).

"Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us" (Ephesians 3:20).

"Him that is able to keep [us] from falling, and to present [us] faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy" (1:24).

To the Thrice Holy, Triune God be all
"glory and honour and power" (Revelation 4:11).

"Blessed be the Name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are His" (Daniel 2:20).

"Blessed be the God and Father of our LORD Jesus Christ, Who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in Heavenly Places in Christ" (Ephesians 1:3).

We gratefully acknowledge that what we have experienced to this day is altogether due to Thy beneficence. And, we refuse to offer to Thee, that which would cost us nothing. Our hearts, our hands, and all that we hope to be are pledged to Thee to dispose of as Thou seest fit. All Hail to the Great God!

"Blessed be His glorious Name for ever: and let the whole Earth be filled with His glory; Amen, and Amen" (Psalm 72:19).


"The Cross of Pure Love"
"For the preaching of the Cross is to them that perish foolishness;
but unto us which are saved it is the Power of God"
(1 Corinthians 1:18).


Look and Live
"And the LORD said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shalt come to pass, that everyone that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live"
(Numbers 21:8).
by C. H. Spurgeon

This is a glorious gospel type. Jesus, numbered with the transgressors, hangs before us on the cross. A look to Him will heal us of the serpent-bite of sin; will heal us at once -- "When he looketh upon it, he shall live." Let the reader who is mourning his sinfulness note the words -- "Everyone that looketh upon it shall live." Every looker will find this true. I have found it so. I looked to Jesus and lived at once, I know I did. Reader, if you look to Jesus you will live, too. True, you are swelling with the venom, and you see no hope. True, also there is no hope but this one. But this is no doubtful cure -- "Everyone that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live."

The brazen serpent was not lifted up as a curiosity to be gazed upon by the healthy; but its special purpose was for those who were "bitten." Jesus died as a real Savior for real sinners. Whether the bite has made you a drunkard, or a thief, or an unchaste or a profane person, a look at the great Savior will heal you of these diseases and make you live in holiness and communion with God. Look and live.

excerpt from "Faith's Checkbook" ---New Window A Daily Devotional by C. H. Spurgeon-
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Uncover and Confess Sin
"He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy"
(Proverbs 28:13).
by C. H. Spurgeon

Here is the way of mercy for a guilty and repenting sinner. He must cease from the habit of covering sin.
This is attempted by

1. falsehood, which denies sin;
2. by hypocrisy, which conceals it;
3. by boasting, which justifies it; and
4. by loud profession, which tries to make amends for it.

The sinner's business is to confess and forsake. The two must go together.
Confession must be honestly made to the LORD Himself, and it must include within itself
1. acknowledgment of the wrong,
2. sense of its evil, and
3. abhorrence of it.

We must not throw the fault upon others, nor blame circumstances, nor plead natural weakness.
We must make a clean breast of it and plead guilty to the indictment.
There can be no mercy till this is done.

Furthermore, we must forsake the evil; having owned our fault, we must disown all present and future intent to abide in it.
We cannot remain in rebellion and yet dwell with the King's majesty.

The habit of evil must be quitted, together with all places, companions, pursuits, and books which might lead us astray.
Not for confession, nor for reformation, but in connection with them we find pardon by faith in the blood of Jesus.

excerpt from "Faith's Checkbook" ---New Window A Daily Devotional by C. H. Spurgeon-
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His Service, Face, Name

"His servants shall serve Him: and they shall see His face; and His name shall be in their forehead"
(Revelation 22:3-4).
by C. H. Spurgeon

Three choice blessings will be ours in the gloryland.

O LORD, give us these three things in their beginnings here that we may possess them in their fullness in Thine own abode of bliss!

Drawing Near to God
"Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you"
(James 4:8).
by C. H. Spurgeon

The nearer we come to God, the more graciously will He reveal Himself to us. When the prodigal comes to his father, his father runs to meet him. When the wandering dove returns to the ark, Noah puts out his hand to pull her in unto him. When the tender wife seeks her husband's society, he comes to her on wings of love. Come then, dear friend, let us draw nigh to God who so graciously awaits us, yea, comes to meet us.

Did you ever notice that passage in Isaiah 58:9? There the LORD seems to put Himself at the disposal of His people, saying to them,
"Here I am." As much as to say -- "What have you to say to me? What can I do for you? I am waiting to bless you." How can we hesitate to draw near? God is nigh to forgive, to bless, to comfort, to help, to quicken, to deliver. Let it be the main point with us to get near to God. This done, all is done. If we draw near to others, they may before long grow weary of us and leave us; but if we seek the LORD alone, no change will come over His mind, but He will continue to come nearer and yet nearer to us by fuller and more joyful fellowship.

excerpts from "Faith's Checkbook" ---New Window A Daily Devotional by C. H. Spurgeon-
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Promises On Finding the LORD

"But We See Jesus,
Who was made a little lower than the angels
for the suffering of death,
crowned with glory and honour;
that He by the grace of God should taste death
for every man"

(Hebrews 2:9).

"By so much was Jesus made
A Surety of a Better Testament...
this Man, because He continueth ever,
hath an unchangeable priesthood.
Wherefore He is able also to save them
to The Uttermost
that come unto God by Him,
seeing He Ever Liveth to make intercession
for them"

(Hebrews 7:22,24-25).

"He hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many SHALL SEE it, and FEAR, and SHALL TRUST in the LORD" (Psalm 40:3).

"For the Promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the LORD our God shall call" (Acts 2:39).

"Men shall fear, and shall declare the work of God; for they shall wisely consider of His doing" (Psalm 64:9).

"Thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by Thy Blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation" (Revelation 5:9).

"When they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said... What shall we do?" (Acts 2:37).

"They looked unto Him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed" (Psalm 34:5).

"Many of them which heard the Word believed; and the number of the men was about five thousand" (Acts 4:4).

"Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of Salvation" (Isaiah 12:3).

"Afterward shall the children of Israel return, and seek the LORD their God... and shall fear the LORD and His goodness in the Latter Days" (Hosea 3:5).

"Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause" (Psalm 35:27).

{See our "Bible Promises" ---New Window section for more.}

No Greater Love

This art print, "No Greater Love" by Robert Grace is provided courtesy of Christ-Centered Art ---New Window.

What the Bible Says About
Why Did Jesus Have to Suffer?
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by Tom Stewart
"Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the Just for the unjust,
that He might bring us to God,
being put to Death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit"

(1Peter 3:18).
"The Natural Love that we have for ourselves is a Universal Truth, for 'no man ever yet hated his own flesh' (Ephesians 5:29); and, Jesus the Son of Man was no different. 'For we have not an High Priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin' (Hebrews 4:15). He had no special enjoyment of suffering, just as we do not enjoy suffering. 'Wherefore in all things it behoved Him to be made like unto His brethren, that He might be a Merciful and Faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make Reconciliation for the sins of the people' (Hebrews 2:17). It is difficult for the Righteous to watch the Guiltless and Innocent suffer, because their suffering is our suffering. 'Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body' (Hebrews 13:3). Further, we have been advised by the Scriptures to remain 'simple' concerning the specifics of the sufferings that evil men inflict. 'For your Obedience is come abroad unto all men. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple [Greek, akeraion, harmless] concerning evil' (Romans 16:19). It was only the Providence of God that allowed the human mother of Jesus to be at the scene of Christ's Crucifixion, and one can only imagine the impression upon Mary as she beheld the Agony of her Son upon the Cross! Perhaps it was at that moment that Mary recalled the prophetic words of Simeon from the dedication of Jesus. '34 And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary His mother, Behold, this Child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a Sign which shall be spoken against; 35 (Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed' (Luke 2:34-35). For those we love, suffering and even death for ourselves would be more desirable than to watch them suffer. But, Jesus willingly set His face like flint to suffer the Cruel Death of the Cross for friend and foe alike, e.g., the Roman centurion in charge of His Crucifixion exclaimed about the events and manner of Christ's Death on the Cross, 'Truly this was the Son of God' (Matthew 27:54)."

The Majesty of the Atonement of Jesus Christ ---New Window
Or, Christ's Humanity Provided an Atoning Sacrifice for the Sins of Mankind

by Tom Stewart
"And not only so, but we also joy in God through our LORD Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the Atonement" (Romans 5:11).
"At this moment, only a short time before the
'glorious appearing of the Great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ' (Titus 2:13), it is a retrospective of awe and wonder that we would consider again the central, fundamental, and timeless theme of the atoning self-sacrifice of the Creator for the well-being of rebellious and sinful man... he most majestic act of God towards us was the Atonement of Jesus Christ on the Cross for all mankind. So marvelous was this act of atonement, that the angels were quite eager to see how the LORD would handle it. 'Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the Gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from Heaven; which things the angels desire to look into' (1Peter 1:12). Eternity cannot exhaust our study of the love of God that was manifested in His atonement for us."

What Happened in Gethsemane? ---New Window
by Tom Stewart
"The Garden of Gethsemane is best known to us for the scene of the betrayal of the LORD into the hands of the "chief priests and elders of the people" (Matthew 26:47). Of the events prior to His betrayal that night in Gethsemane, we are called upon to consider the nature of Jesus' agony when He prayed, "Father, if Thou be willing, remove this cup from Me: nevertheless not My will, but Thine, be done" (Luke 22:42)."

What the Bible Says About Temptation ---New Window
by Tom and Katie Stewart

"Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil" (Matthew 6:13).
"This is a study about understanding temptation, not simply because the Master enjoined, 'Pray that ye enter not into temptation' (Luke 22:40), but because we also desire to cooperate with the Holy Spirit in doing all that is humanly possible to prevent temptation from turning into sin. '10 With my whole heart have I sought Thee: O let me not wander from Thy Commandments... 133 Order my steps in Thy Word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me' (Psalm 119:10, 133). From the first temptation of Eve in the Garden when the Serpent succeeded in causing our First Parents to doubt the love of God, to the final 'Hour of Temptation' (Revelation 3:10) of the Apocalypse, mankind has struggled, and will struggle, with the necessity to overcome temptation. Our present unwillingness to enter into temptation is the same unwillingness to enter into the 'Hour of Temptation' (3:10) soon prophesied to come upon this world. 'Because thou hast kept the Word of My Patience, I also will keep thee from the Hour of Temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the Earth' (3:10). But, since 'all the Promises of God in [Christ] are Yea, and in Him Amen' (2Corinthians 1:20), we can lay hold of the Master's instruction to 'pray that ye enter not into temptation' (Luke 22:40), with the bold assurance that, indeed, 'sin shall not have dominion over [us]' (Romans 6:14)!"

C. H. Spurgeon on the Themes of Love ---New Window (1834-1892)
Charles H. Spurgeon

Excerpts taken from "Faith's Checkbook"
A Daily Devotional


C. H. Spurgeon on the Themes of Salvation ---New Window (1834-1892)
Charles H. Spurgeon

Excerpts taken from "Sermons of C. H. Spurgeon"
and from "Faith's Checkbook" A Daily Devotional

    1. "Christ's First and Last Subject"
    2. "Coming to Christ"
    3. "The Covenant Promise of the Spirit"
    4. "Compel Them to Come In"
    5. "Coming Judgment of the Secrets of Men"
    6. "His Love; His Gift; His Son"
    7. "From Fetters Free"
    8. "Christ's Hospital"
    9. "Whom, When, How to Deliver"
    10. "Burdens Cast on Him"


C. H. Spurgeon on the topic of The LORD's Coming ---New Window (1834-1892)
Charles H. Spurgeon

Excerpts taken from "Faith's Checkbook"
A Daily Devotional


Christian Baby Names, Or, The Virtues in Choosing a Good Baby Name ---New Window 9-25-2001
Katie Stewart

"The purpose of this article is not to give a comprehensive list of names found in the Bible, but to encourage Christian parents to choose baby names that will nourish faith, both in them and in their children, because 'a good name is rather to be chosen than great riches' (Proverbs 22:1). Several 'good' baby names will be suggested here, in examples of a Bible study method which includes Biblical content (on why the LORD has called these Saints 'good'), and with Promises that are related to these Saints (Promises which can be claimed for your own children who are the namesakes of these Precious Saints). And there is great joy found in the heart of God when His children name their children with Godly intent. 'Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample' (Philippians 3:17). 'Brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things' (Philippians 4:8)."


Do You Really Want to be a Christian?, Or, Warnings to Inquiring Sinners and New Converts ---New Window 2-4-2002
Tom Stewart

"For those who truly want to be a Christian, a Willing Heart is a Right Heart and will always manifest itself in obedience to Christ, when given the opportunity. "If ye love Me, keep My Commandments" (John 14:15). It is better to be advised of the difficulty of the path of becoming a Christian, before embarking upon it, rather than arriving at the Judgment Seat of Christ with a False Hope, only to be given the fearful Words, "I never knew you: depart from Me, ye that work iniquity" (Matthew 7:23). A False Hope will only harden you and cause your Final Judgment to be more severe. "For it had been better for them not to have known the way of Righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the Holy Commandment delivered unto them" (2Peter 2:21). But, you need not fear that God in His Infinite Wisdom did not already make ample provision to secure to Himself every honest hearted soul, who has despaired of his own righteousness and flung himself at the Almighty Mercy of the Living God. "27 My sheep hear My Voice, and I know them, and they follow Me: 28 And I give unto them Eternal Life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of My hand. 29 My Father, which gave them Me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of My Father's hand. 30 I and My Father are One" (John 10:27-30)."


Especially For You ---New Window

Even if you were the ONLY ONE to ever have needed Him.


Faith Is Looking to Jesus ---New Window 12-16-01
Tom Stewart

"Some have supposed that Jesus was merely a very significant man to come upon the human scene over 2,000 years ago; but, He was and is all that, and much more. 'And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the Only Begotten of the Father,) full of grace and Truth' (John 1:14). If we have truly understood Jesus, then we have come to the conclusion that Jesus is the Living God-- the same Creator that generated the world ex nihilo (out of nothing). '16 For by Him [Jesus, i.e., the Father's 'Dear Son' (v. 13)] were all things created, that are in Heaven, and that are in Earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him, and for Him: 17 and He is before all things, and by Him all things consist' (Colossians 1:16-17). The world's inability to accept Jesus as anything more than another entry into their pantheon of gods, does not diminish the Truth that Jesus is the One that all men must trust for Time and Eternity. 'Neither is there Salvation in any other: for there is none other Name under Heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved' (Acts 4:12). In fact, the Saints have the serene confidence that the entire world will ultimately confess-- willingly or unwillingly-- that Jesus is Almighty God. 'That at the Name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in Heaven, and things in Earth, and things under the Earth' (Philippians 2:10)."


His Countenance ---New Window
King James Version

Verses concerning His beautiful face.


His Resurrection Is The Highest Proof That Jesus Is The Messiah ---New Window 4-28-2004
Tom Stewart

"What evidence should satisfy the most inquisitive mind that Jesus is the Messiah? All of humanity must be born into this world, and it will be by the hand of the Almighty that He will take us out of this world, i.e., 'And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this The Judgment' (Hebrews 9:27), so birth and death are common to man. However, who but God Alone has the Power to resurrect from the dead? 'God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that Power belongeth unto God' (Psalm 62:11). Even if a questioning mind could not settle whether Jesus resurrected by His own Power or whether it was the Power of the Almighty to resurrect Jesus from the dead, Why would Jehovah resurrect Jesus and thereby vindicate the claims of Jesus of Nazareth that He would Rise again after three days, unless Jesus is the Messiah? '3 Concerning His Son Jesus Christ our LORD, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; 4 and declared to be the Son of God with Power, according to the Spirit of Holiness, by the Resurrection from the dead' (Romans 1:3-4)."


His Sheep Hear and Follow ---New Window 10-19-2001
Katie Stewart

"My sheep hear My Voice, and I know them, and they follow Me" (John 10:27).
"A shepherd has responsibilities to his sheep, and whenever responsibility enters a discussion, morality enters, 'as the duty of every day required' (2Chronicles 8:14). And where morality is concerned, the concepts of right and wrong are definitive. 'Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin' (James 4:17). It is for this reason, of showing moral duty, that the Saviour calls Himself 'the Good Shepherd' (John 10:11). And where there is moral duty, obligation is also definitive. 'Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep His Commandments: for this is the whole duty of man' (Ecclessiastes 12:13)."


How to Become a Christian ---New Window 5-17-04
Tom Stewart

"Willingness to obey Christ is to be a Christian, where you can honestly say to God, 'LORD, what wilt Thou have me to do?' (Acts 9:6). Just as your willingness to obey Christ indicates your Christianity, your unwillingness to do so separates you 'from the Love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our LORD' (Romans 8:39)."


How to Lead Your Child to Jesus, Followed by, "Dear Little One," A Letter to Your Child ---New Window 8-30-2000
Tom and Katie Stewart

For little ones, it is crucial to have a proper understanding of the Atonement that they may come to the lap of Jesus. "Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls" (Matthew 11:29). The "letter" that follows the introduction is addressed to your son/daughter and uses the same basic concepts that we have used for very young children. Using this "letter," together with the introduction that explains the Atonement, may help you answer your child's questions. "And all thy children SHALL BE TAUGHT of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children" (Isaiah 54:13).

"Dear Little One" is the letter containing graphics, that you can "teach" your child. It's not to be read just once. Make these teaching times special-- times that your child looks forward to. Someday, you'll both remember in Heaven the time spent on the LORD's lap.


How to Practice the Presence of Jesus ---New Window 6-19-05
Tom Stewart

If you desire to know the Will of God, understand more about Jesus, gain more light from the Scriptures, receive a promise for overcoming in your situation, help your fellow Christian, see the soon Return of the LORD Jesus, or have your fruit stand for Eternity, then you desire to Practice the Presence of Jesus.


Jesus Christ, Son of God, Saviour: What is the meaning of the Christian fish symbol?, ---New Window 7-20-2001
Tom Stewart

"Christianity is more than a discussion of pictures and symbols, though Christ Himself furnished us with one of the most powerful statements of His identity, using imagery. 'Jesus saith unto him, I am The Way, The Truth, and The Life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me' (John 14:6). What is the origin of the Christian fish symbol? We are told that the Early Christians used the sign of the fish for identification, especially in times of Roman persecution, where a cautious Christian might scribe on the ground the top arc of the fish, awaiting the respondent to draw the countersign of the bottom arc, sketching the fish symbol, thus completing the password. 'Safety is of the LORD' (Proverbs 21:31). Why the identification with the fish? Perhaps because the Apostles were told that the LORD Jesus Christ promised to make them 'fishers of men' (Matthew 4:19). Since the Early Christians were identified as followers of 'that Way' (Acts 19:9, 23; 24:22), it could be construed that they would also be fishers of men. 'I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some' (1Corinthians 9:22)."


Jesus Is Coming Soon! ---New Window 11-3-2002
Katie Stewart

"The darkness from sin in this world is so dense! There are evil tidings in every direction of the globe. The Good News is that Jesus is coming soon and will eventually put an end to this sickening downward pull of the Devil. Jesus said 'evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived' (2Timothy 3:13). In the days of C. H. Spurgeon, (1834-1892), of the Philadelphian Church Age period in which he lived, Pastor Spurgeon said, 'Worst of all, the church, so largely apostate as it is...' And that was more than a hundred years ago! That was Philadelphia, the Church period when the LORD said that the Church still had 'a little strength'! Is it really any wonder to us today, that the Professed Church, as a whole, has no strength to it at all? Of course, there are tiny pockets of exceptions. The LORD will have His 'remnant.' As it was in Elijah's day, 'even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of Grace' (Romans 11:5). But, the Professed Church today has been swallowed up by the world. 'When the Son Of Man cometh, shall He find Faith on the Earth?' (Luke 18:8).
'I looked for the Church and I found it in the world;
I looked for the world, and alas, I found it in the Church.'
--Horatius Bonar
As for the world, listen. 'O Earth, Earth, Earth, hear the Word of the LORD... Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a Righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute Judgment and Justice in the Earth' (Jeremiah 22:29, 23:5). And He is coming soon!"


Jesus Is Eternal Life ---New Window 12-2-2001
Tom Stewart

"The quest for Eternal Life is as old as man himself. "22 And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of Us [the Triune God], to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the Tree of Life, and eat, and live for ever: 23 therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the Garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken" (Genesis 3:22-23). Stories, fables, and legends are full of heroes and villains grasping for the much sought after Eternal Life; but, why should we be such strangers to the simplicity of the Truth that Jesus is the "Way, the Truth, and the Life" (John 14:6)?... From the beginning and throughout, Eternal Life residing in any human being is a matter of laying hold of Jesus Christ by faith, i.e., "lay hold on Eternal Life" (1Timothy 6:12, 19), and abiding in Him by the "faith which worketh by love" (Galatians 5:6). "If ye keep My Commandments, ye shall abide in My Love; even as I have kept My Father's Commandments, and abide in His Love" (John 15:10)... Thus, by faith, our laying hold and abiding in "Christ, Who is our Life" (Colossians 3:4), is to possess Eternal Life now and forever. "And this is Life Eternal, that they might know Thee the Only True God, and Jesus Christ, Whom Thou hast sent" (John 17:3)."


John 3:16 - An Animation of The Pure Love Cross ---New Window

(If you don't have Shockwave, there is a link offered to download it.)

The central theme of the Christian Gospel is the Cross of Christ. BELIEVING that God has made the Perfect Sacrifice for our sins is the PURPOSE for His dying. All the difficultiles that have arisen since the Cross, are due to a confusion about what Saving Faith is.

"Looking unto Jesus the Author and Finisher of our faith; Who for the joy that was set before Him endured The Cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the Throne of God... But God forbid that I should glory, save in The Cross of our LORD Jesus Christ, by Whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world." (Hebrews 12:2; Galatians 6:14).


Suffer the Little Children to Come Unto Me, Or, Of Such is the Kingdom of Heaven ---New Window
Katie Stewart

Laodicean doctrine often directs young Christian parents to believe that small children are not held accountable to God for their sins until they are quite old- between the ages of eight and twelve. This lie of Satan can leave our most cherished responsibilities, our own children, unguarded and open to the whims of the enemy. The Scriptures reveal God's thoughts on the "nurture and admonition" of very small children.
Also included: advice given by the great servants of God, Rev. Charles H. Spurgeon, and Rev. Charles G. Finney (both from the Philadelphian Age Church).


That Men May Know He Is God ---New Window 6-30-02
Katie Stewart

"Why has this article been written? 'That men may know that Thou, Whose Name alone is JEHOVAH, art the Most High over all the Earth' (Psalm 83:18). This is an evidence of His Truth. '10 Ye are My witnesses, saith the LORD, and My servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe Me, and understand that I am He: before Me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after Me... 12 I have declared, and have saved, and I have showed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore ye are My witnesses, saith the LORD, that I am God' (Isaiah 43:10,12)... To know the LORD, and to be able to tell others of Him, is our joy and pleasure. 'Behold, God is my Salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my Strength and my Song; He also is become my Salvation' (Isaiah 12:2). Nothing means more to us-- now or ever after. 'I count ALL things but loss for the excellency of the Knowledge of Christ Jesus my LORD: for Whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ' (Philippians 3:8). This world, with all of its enticements, has no power, at all, over us. 'I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the Faith of the Son of God, Who loved me, and gave Himself for me' (Galatians 2:20). We know the LORD, and we know Him as our Victory! 'Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is Everlasting Strength' (Isaiah 26:4)."


The Amazing Humanity of Jesus Christ, Or, The Benefit of Christ's Birth ---New Window 4-27-2000
Tom Stewart

"And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the Only Begotten of the Father,) full of Grace and Truth" (John 1:14).
The Old Testament of the Scriptures is replete with clues of God's purpose to redeem and govern mankind through the human advent of the Divine Son of God. "6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. 7 Of the increase of His government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon His kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of Hosts will perform this" (Isaiah 9:6-7). What astounds us is that the Son of God condescended to become a man-- to suffer all the difficulties of the flesh and the human condition, "yet without sin" (Hebrews 4:15). Heaven will surely be filled with the Saints' praise and admiration for so bold an act of love that the Son of Man would become human flesh and then "lay down His life for His friends" (John 15:13). "Ye are My friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you" (15:14).


The Glory and Majesty of Christmas, Or, The Christmas Story: Its Meaning and Significance ---New Window 12-1-2002
Tom Stewart

"In the two millennia since His birth, the luster of the story of the birth of Jesus Christ has lost none of its fascination for those who have glimpsed its significance. 'For unto you is born this day in the City of David a Saviour, which is Christ the LORD' (Luke 2:11). Whatever secular history or ecclesiastical tradition has made of Christmas, Christmas is the birth of Jesus Christ, God's Greatest Gift to Humanity. 'For God so loved the world, that He gave His Only Begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have Everlasting Life' (John 3:16). The centrality of the theme of God manifesting His Son in human flesh to save us from ourselves and sin will never be forgotten by those who have submitted themselves to the Love of God. 'And she shall bring forth a Son, and thou shalt call His Name JESUS: for He shall save His people from their sins' (Matthew 1:21). Why but Love would the Divine Father offer His Only Begotten Son to rebellious and sinful man? And, why but Divine Wisdom would God Only Wise see the necessity for His Beloved Son to actually become human flesh to redeem humanity and demonstrate the ability of Believing Man to live 'holy, acceptable unto God' (Romans 12:1). '3 For what the Law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending His Own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: 4 that the righteousness of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit' (8:3-4)."


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The Life That Wins ---New Window 1911
Charles G. Trumbull

"There is only one life that wins and that is the life of Jesus Christ. Every man may have that life; every man may live that life.

I do not mean that every man may be Christ-like; I mean something very much better than that. I do not mean that a man may always have Christ's help. I mean something better than that. I do not mean that a man have power from Christ. I mean something very much better than power. And I do not mean that a man shall be merely saved from his sins and kept from sinning. I mean something better than even that victory.

To explain what I do mean, I must simply tell you a very personal and recent experience of my own."


The Light of the World ---New Window 9-29-02
Katie Stewart

"When He was here as a Man, Jesus said to us, "35 Yet a little while is The Light with you. Walk while ye have The Light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth. 36 While ye have Light, believe in The Light, that ye may be the children of Light" (John 12:35-36). To know where you are going, presently, determines where you will wind up in the future. If Heaven is where you wish to spend Eternity, then Jesus is The Light Who guides you there. Take Jesus' example. Being "risen from the dead" (Matthew 28:7), the LORD Jesus is now returned to the "Father of Lights" (James 1:17), to His esteemed position "where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God" (Colossians 3:1). He knew where He wanted to be, and the "Father of Lights" guided His way to that place. Even Jesus Christ, as a Man, had to follow the Rules. He did not, nor did He desire to, climb up "some other way" (John 10:1). For, Jesus Christ, "Who in the days of His flesh... [even] though He were a Son, yet learned He obedience by the things which He suffered" (Hebrews 5:7-8). And, though no longer physically at our side, His Spirit, "the Spirit of Truth... will guide you into all Truth" (John 16:13) and encourage you to "continue in [His] Word" if you are to be His "disciples indeed" (John 8:31). "I am The Light Of The World: he that followeth Me shall NOT walk in darkness, but shall have The Light of Life" (John 8:12). It is only as we obey and "work the Works of Him that sent [Jesus]" (John 9:4) that we can "walk in the Light, as He is in the Light" (1John 1:7)."


WHY CALL HIM JEHOVAH JESUS? The Deity of Jesus Christ ---New Window 10-29-99
Katie Stewart

Jesus Christ, The Word of God, prophesied of Himself in Isaiah 9:6, "For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and HIS NAME SHALL BE CALLED Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace". Knowing that the "Child" is infallibly called "The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father", you must either except by faith the Truth of His Own Word, or deny that The Son can be "EQUAL" with The Father, thus calling Him a liar. Christians walk by faith. If He said it-- believe it. Don't question "how?". He's God-- Immutable, Omniscient, Omnipotent, Omnipresent. "Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known Me, Philip? he that hath seen Me HATH SEEN the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father?... he that seeth Me seeth Him that sent Me" (John 14:9; John 12:45).


What Are They Doing Now in Heaven?, Or, They Are Doing the Will of God in Heaven, Just as We Should on Earth ---New Window 04-28-05
Tom Stewart

You will have the ability to sin in Heaven, but you won't sin. And, why not? Does the Almighty give us a Moral Lobotomy to take away our capacity of committing the sin that has been so easy here on Earth? No, Scripture tells us that our Moral Agency must remain intact in Heaven, or we, if we became Nonmoral Automatons or Robots, could not enjoy the beautiful holiness of Heaven, much less render to the Creator loving worship. Imagine, if the Devil could so entice the Saints on Earth to dwell in sin, how he would hope to discourage the Saints in Heaven and the Holy Angels, who are watching. He would be hoping against hope to re-ignite the flames of rebellion in Heaven to dethrone the Eternal One. Little does he understand or believe the wisdom and superiority of God's sovereign program in giving us moral likeness to the Living God. And, if God ordained Heaven's Moral Occupation to be only to Learn of Christ, then that alone would be enough for Heaven to have Full Employment! "Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls" (Matthew 11:29).


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The Holy Spirit through the Apostle John

The Gospel of John presents Christ clearly and perfectly.


What is Salvation?, Or, A Brief Answer Offered to Those Who Truly Must Know ---New Window 3-5-99
Tom Stewart

Salvation is:

  • (1) universal in that it is addressed to the world, i.e., "God so loved the world" (John 3:16),
  • (2) graciously and freely offered, without possible payment, i.e., "it is the gift of God" (Ephesians 2:8),
  • (3) common in that it is offered to "whosoever will" (Revelation 22:17), i.e., "I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation" (Jude 3),
  • (4) accessible solely by faith, i.e., "from a child thou hast known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus" (2Timothy 3:15),
  • (5) granted to only those who repent of their opposition to God, i.e., "Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost" (Acts 2:38),
  • (6) not for those who presume they can or will repent tomorrow, i.e., "as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear His Voice" (Hebrews 3:7), and
  • (7) for only those who persevere in faith, i.e., "ye shall be hated of all men for My name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved" (Matthew 10:22).


Who Then Can Be Saved? ---New Window
Tom Stewart

You may ask, "Who then can be saved?" (Luke 18:26).
I would answer, "Whosoever will, let him take the water of Life freely" (Revelation 22:17).
The LORD Jesus Christ said, "With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible" (Matthew 19:26).


Without Jesus, My Wage is Death ---New Window 3-17-2002
Katie Stewart

"Without Jesus, as my very "Life", no amassed regretting, no mustered repenting, no aggregate of tears-- NOTHING I could ever do-- could EVER change the wage I had earned for the sin I had committed against God's Holy Law. "Against Thee, Thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in Thy sight: that Thou mightest be Justified when Thou speakest, and be Clear when Thou judgest" (Luke 20:21). My wage was rightfully-- Death. "The soul that sinneth, it shall die" (Ezekiel 18:20). A Death which would forever separate me from the Creator of my soul. "Commit the keeping of their souls to Him in well doing, as unto a Faithful Creator" (1Peter 4:19)... Without Jesus Christ, we will pay our own sin debt, "for the wages of sin is Death" (Romans 6:23). With the Atoning Work of the Cross that the LORD and Saviour Jesus Christ suffered, our debt of Death has been paid in full. He did that for us! As "The Gift of God" (6:23), the Father has given Jesus Christ, His Son, to us. He is our "Eternal Life" (6:23). And, dear reader, if you receive Him, this "Life" begins in you NOW. You will live victoriously-- without sin-- ONLY if you live "through Jesus Christ" (6:23). "In this was manifested the Love of God toward us, because that God sent His Only Begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him" (1John 4:9)."

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C. G. Finney

The Oberlin Evangelist

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Sermons and Lectures by Charles G. Finney,
president of Oberlin College

1839 "Eternal Life" ---New Window

I. Show what we are to understand by eternal life.
II. That Jesus Christ is the eternal life of the soul.
III. That God has given eternal life to all mankind, entirely irrespective of their knowledge or consent.
IV. That this gift may be rejected by unbelief, or received by faith.
V. Whosoever believes on the Son of God, or receives this gift, has the witness in himself, or knows that he has eternal life by his own consciousness."

"That one act of faith does not permanently and unconditionally justify the believer, is evident from the fact already alluded to, that the Bible every where abounds with warnings, reproof, encouragements, and every possible inducement to perseverance in holiness to the end--every where making the condition of final salvation to be, continuance or perseverance in holiness to the end of life."
from: Salvation Always Conditional ---New Window
by C. G. Finney

From our "Voices From the Church of Philadelphia" ---New Window section.

The Relations of Christ to the Believer ---New Window
by Charles G. Finney
Scripture Additions by Tom Stewart
"Understanding Charles G. Finney's Entire Sanctification"
Or, "An Introduction to Finney's 'The Relations of Christ to the Believer'"
by Tom Stewart

"(xlviii.) [WONDERFUL] 'His name shall be called Wonderful.'
['For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His Name shall be called Wonderful' (Isaiah 9:6).]
No inward or audible exclamation is more common to me of late years, than the term Wonderful. When contemplating the nature, the character, the offices, the relations, the salvation of Christ, I find myself often mentally, and frequently audibly exclaiming, WONDERFUL! My soul is filled with wonder, love, and praise, as I am led by the Holy Spirit to apprehend Christ, sometimes in one and sometimes in another relation, as circumstances and trials develop the need I have of him. I am more and more 'astonished at the doctrine of the Lord,' [Acts 13:12], and at the Lord himself from year to year.

I have come to the conclusion, that there is no end to this, either in time or in eternity. He will no doubt to all eternity continue to make discoveries of himself to his intelligent creatures, that shall cause them to exclaim 'WONDERFUL!' I find my wonder more and more excited from one stage of Christian experience to another. Christ is indeed wonderful, contemplated in every point of view, as God, as man, as God-man, mediator. Indeed, I hardly know in which of his many relations he appears most wonderful, when in that relation he is revealed by the Holy Spirit.

['This also cometh forth from the LORD of Hosts, which is Wonderful in Counsel, and Excellent in working' (Isaiah 28:29).]
All, all is wonderful, when he stands revealed to the soul in any of his relations. The soul needs to be so acquainted with him as to excite and constantly keep awake its wonder and adoration. Contemplate Christ in any point of view, and the wonder of the soul is excited. Look at any feature of his character, at any department of the plan of salvation, at any part that he takes in the glorious work of man's redemption; look steadfastly at him as he is revealed through the gospel by the Holy Spirit, at any time and place, in any of his works or ways, and the soul will instantly exclaim--WONDERFUL! Yes, he shall be called Wonderful!
['Who is like unto Thee, O LORD, among the gods? who is like Thee, glorious in Holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?' (Exodus 15:11).]"

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