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Untold Story

On August 19, 1991, Communist hardliners in Moscow, angry with their loss of Eastern Europe, seized control of the Soviet government while Mikhail Gorbachev was in the Crimea. Boris Yeltsin and the Russian parliament were trapped in the parliament building as thousands of brave citizens gathered outside, forming a human barricade. Tanks and troops ringed the building, and the world held its breath.
Here’s what the newspapers didn’t report. According to Barbara Von Der Heydt in her book Candles Behind the Wall, when news of the coup broke, Iven Kharlanov and Anatoly Rudenko of the Bible Society in Moscow discussed how to persuade the troops not to fire on protesters. They called Bible societies around the world asking prayer, then plotted a bold scheme.

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Less Than The Best

It is disheartening to those who care, and surely a great grief to the Spirit, to see how many Christians are content to settle for less than the best. Personally I have for years carried a burden of sorrow as I have moved among evangelical Christians who somewhere in their past have managed to strike a base compromise with their heart’s holier longings and have settled down to a lukewarm, mediocre kind of Christianity utterly unworthy of themselves and of the Lord they claim to serve. And such are found everywhere.…

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The Lord's Presence

The Puritans believed in an ever–present God. Oh to be able to feel God everywhere, in the little as well as the great, in our rising up and our sitting down, in our going out and our coming in. I cannot imagine a life more blessed or a spirit more related to the spirit of the glorified than the mind and heart of the person who lives in God, who knows and feels that God is ever–present.

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We Have Everything We Need

2 Peter 1:3–9
God “has given us everything we need for life and godliness” (2 Peter 1:3). The first few verses of this passage lay out the glories of our identity as God’s children that Peter says we must not forget. God has given everything we need, not only for eternal life, but also for the God-honoring life to which we have been called until he returns. Notice the tense of the verb. Peter says God has given us everything we need. It has already happened! This is a fundamental Gospel truth. God will not call us to do anything without providing a way for it to be done. If he calls us to cross the Red Sea, he will enable us to swim, send a boat, build a bridge, or part the waters!

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Deserter or Disciple

From that time many of His disciples went back, and walked no more with Him. John 6:66.

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