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to contact us if you have any questions regarding the up coming camp-meeting. You may reach us at the following
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Malcolm & Sandy
McCrillis - Berean Ministries (423) 772-3161
“Many who profess the name of Christ and claim
to be looking for His speedy coming, know not what it is to suffer for Christ’s
sake. Their hearts are not subdued by Grace (G5485 – the Divine Influence), and they are not dead to
self, as is often shown in various ways. At the same time they are talking of having trials. But the principal
cause of their trials is an unsubdued heart, which makes self so sensitive that it is often crossed. If such
could realize what it is to be a humble follower of Christ, a true Christian . . .
They would begin to work in good earnest and
begin right. They would first die to self, then be instant in
prayer, and check every passion of the heart. Give up your
self-confidence and self-sufficiency, brethren, and follow the meek Pattern.
Ever keep Jesus in your mind that He is your
example and you must tread in His footsteps. Look unto Jesus, the Author and
Finisher of our faith, Who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the
shame. He endured the contradiction of sinners against Himself. He for our sins was once the meek, slain lamb,
wounded, bruised, smitten, and afflicted.
then, cheerfully suffer something (deny our own selfish desires) for Jesus’ sake, crucify
self daily, and be partakers of Christ’s sufferings here, that we may be made partakers with Him of His glory
(character), and be crowned with glory, honor, immortality, and Eternal Life . . .
!” – Early Writings p.114