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Browsing Archive: August, 2014

Greater Than Faith?!

Posted by Michael La Framboise on Sunday, August 31, 2014,
The Bible declares that without faith it is impossible to please God; and Jesus proclaimed that if we just had the least amount of faith, we could see mountain-moving miracles. In light of this, I am stunned as I think of these words: Faith, Hope, Love, these three; but the greatest of these is love! Moreover we are admonished in our faith-life not to forget that though we have all faith so that we could remove mountains, without love we are nothing!

We must believe God, we must have faith in...

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What Is Church?

Posted by Michael La Framboise on Sunday, August 24, 2014,
As the DEAD DAYS roll by, we may in our self-examination consider "Church." What is it for? What is my relationship to it? How should I approach it? First of all, the Lord has unquestionably called us to engage in Church, for the word of God asserts, "Let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together..."

Herein we discover two obvious implications: 1) We are called by God to church; 2) We are expected to be considerat...

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Look For The Steps

Posted by Michael La Framboise on Sunday, August 17, 2014,
While on his pilgrimage, poor Christian found himself suddenly caught in the mire of the Slough of Despond. Fortunately Help came to his rescue and pulled him out. Once planted on firm ground once more Help admonished Christian: “But why did you not look for the steps?” In Pilgrim’s Progress these “Steps” illustrate the oft overlooked and neglected promises of God.
    We say we believe in the promises of God: Good, as well we should. We sing about His promises, we consider the verse...

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The Effective Work Of The Word

Posted by Michael La Framboise on Sunday, August 10, 2014,
     The Bible asserts that those who come to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. The Lord works by His word in our lives, and that work is effective- it’s consequential- in those who seek Him and believe Him. To take the Lord at His word, and to believe Him, is to open one’s life to the effective work of the Word of God. The Lord God has promised to honor His word, and will not allow it to return void unto Him. He will accomplish an ef...
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The Walking Dead In Christ

Posted by Michael La Framboise on Sunday, August 3, 2014,
Too many believers are simply wandering through life like zombie-Christians! The word of God is stifled in their life by the cares of this world; the Spirit of God is quenched as they return to the dead-things of sin; and the Steps of the Master are no longer followed, as they are led away by their own selfish and sinful desires.

This lifeless existence is not the expectation of our Lord for those He has redeemed; for He surely meant it when he said, “I have come that they may have life, a...


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