The Attractive Power of a Redeemed Life   1 comment

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EDITOR’S COMMENT:

My great-grandfather used the word “professor” to mean “one who professes the faith,” not one who teaches at a college or university.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

JULY 11, 2013 COMMON ERA

THE FEAST OF SAINT BENEDICT OF NURSIA, FATHER OF WESTERN MONASTICISM

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Jno. 12, 9

1.  Christ had raised Lazarus from the dead, whose presence among men was a testimonial no one could deny of His power over death and hence of His divinity.  No one tried to gainsay his [that of Lazarus, I presume–Editor] resurrection.

2.  By such power Jesus would reveal himself & suggest his power over sin.  Would not he who gave natural life also give life eternal to the soul?  For this He died.  “Even so hath the Father given life unto the Son to quicken whom he will.”

3.  Such a life is invaluable to God.  It illustrates his power to save from sin.  Men cannot gainsay a redeemed life and holy.  “Have you considered my servant Job?”  A man to whom God can appeal in vindication of truth.

4.  Such a life attracts, draws men to Him.  What a power such men are.  How the world holds men down.  They need every possible help to lift them above the sinfulness of this world.

5.  But if we are to possess this magnetism men must see in us something better than this world can give.  Have we this power?  O for holy living by every professor!  The Christ in us is our power to attract!

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

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