God Must Be Dead!

by Dr. George Bell
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“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear.” Psalm 46:1, 2 “At one time,” said Martin Luther, “I was sorely vexed and tried by my own sinfulness, by the wickedness of the world, and by the dangers which beset the church. One morning I saw my […]

Don’t Look Back!

by Dr. George Bell
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“No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.” Luke 9:62 To plough straight furrows, this is the formula that Jesus Christ Himself gives to us. All believers are plowmen, but all believers do not plow a straight furrow. In this passage in Luke, Jesus […]

No Place For The Devil

by Dr. George Bell
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“Neither give place to the devil.” Ephesians 4:27 A teacher in a Bible school gave his students two subjects for their examination paper. They were to write a half hour on each of the two subjects, the Holy Spirit, and the devil. One student wrote steadily for an hour on the first subject, the Holy […]

“I Am Like a Broken Vessel”

by Dr. George Bell
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“I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind: I am like a broken vessel.” Psalm 31:12 There are few entirely unbroken lives in this world that are useful to God. There are few men and women who can fulfill their own hopes and plans without interruption and disappointments all along the way. But […]

It Still Takes Balance

by Dr. George Bell
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“And he…chose him five smooth stones out of the brook…and his sling was in his sand: and he drew near to the Philistine.” I Samuel 17:40 In I Samuel 17 we have the thrilling story of David, the spiritual and modest shepherd-boy, slaying the arrogant, ten-foot giant of Gath named Goliath. The drama of the […]

To Bring Forth More

by Dr. George Bell
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“Every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.” John 15:2 Sorrow and trouble are God’s pruning knife with which He strips away that which is sapping our spiritual energy and retarding our faithfulness. The dead wood of outward profession and carnality must be trimmed away. Our relationship to […]

God Provides the Good Things

by Dr. George Bell
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“No good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.” Psalm 84:11 What a remarkable and comforting promise with which to begin a new day. Our God promises that this day He will provide us with whatsoever is “good” for us. Whatever God allows to come into the lives of those who are saved […]

Lead Them To and Forbid Them Not

by Dr. George Bell
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“But, Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me.” Matthew 19:14 Someone has written: “By the time a child is ten he is either a Christian or a pagan. If he is a pagan he has been greatly sinned against. His parents, his neighbors, his teachers and his friends have […]

Sometimes the Best Sermons…

by Dr. George Bell
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“Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.” I Corinthians 4:2 A famous preacher recently concluded one of his powerful sermons with an earnest Gospel appeal. A woman of wealth and social distinction hastened down the aisle and asked permission to speak a few words to the audience. “I want you […]

All of Good Cheer

by Dr. George Bell
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“Then were they all of good cheer.” Acts 27:36 A cheerful spirit is a wonderful stimulant! Someone has said, “Most of our ills are imaginary; therefore, they who borrow trouble pay a high rate of interest.” Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived, declared under inspiration, “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine.” The […]