Bible Pearls

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Contents

(A) Repentance & Salvation

1. What it means to be Born Again ... 21
2. The Gospel from Golgotha ... 24
3. Hindrances to Salvation ... 32
4. Fruits of Repentance ... 36
5. What does “Coming to Christ” mean? ... 40
6. Happy Rebirthday! ... 45
7. What it means to follow the Lord wholly ... 49

(B) Bible & Doctrine

8. What is the Bible? ... 56
9. The Benefits of the Bible ... 58
10. The Supremacy of the Scriptures ... 64
11. How to receive Bible Teaching ... 70
12. Maximum Benefit from Bible Meditation ... 75
13. Christian Superlatives ... 82
14. The Unique Aspects of Christian life ... 90
15. Good, Acceptable & Faithful Sayings ... 96
16. Vision ... 100
17. Blessedness ... 106
18. The Trinitarian God ... 110
19. God & Us ... 112
20. Liberty in Christ ... 114
21. Because He descended & ascended ... ... 121
22. The Power of Resurrection ... 129
23. The Religion God hates ... 133
24. How to Respond to God’s grace ... 142
25. The Other Side of Worship ... 145
26. The Other Side of Power ... 152
27. Is Doctrinal Study a must? ... 158
28. The Benefits of Doctrinal Study ... 162
29. How to escape false doctrines and ... ... 166
30. Spiritual Paradoxes ... 170
31. The First Message of each NT Epistle ... 174
32. The Final Exhortations in the Epistles ... 176

(C) Christian Life

33. Who is a True Christian? ... 180
34. Who is a Balanced Christian? ... 188
35. The Blessings of the Blood ... 197
36. Victory through the Victor ... 200
37. How to live Righteously ... 206
38. Holiness in Words ... 211
39. Christian Priorities ... 215
40. “Behind ... Forward ... Upward” ... 220
41. The Christian Outlook ... 231
42. What’s Abiding in Christ? ... 233
43. From Barrenness to Fruitfulness ... 241
44. Thoughts on the Will of God ... 244
45. The Other Side of Guidance ... 251
46. How (Why) we miss God’s Will ... 258
47. Christ’s Words AFTER the Cross ... 262
48. “Do you love Me?” ... 269
49. How to love like Jesus ... 272
50. Money & Mind ... 276
51. How to make Obedience easy ... 280
52. Marks of an Apostolic Christian ... 288
53. Marks of Maturity ... 292
54. Multidimensional Growth ... 298
55. How we dishonour God the Father ... 307
56. Portraits of a Backslider ... 313
57. God Knows! ... 315
58. How to overcome evil spirits ... 322
59. Arrows of Discouragement ... 329
60. The Discipline of Solitude ... 336
61. Whatever happened to Simplicity? ... 343
62. A Call to Sacrifice! ... 352
63. My Sevenfold Commitment ... 359
64. “Forget not!” ... 360

(D) Prayer & Worship

65. Quiet Time ... 366
66. Morning by Morning ... 376
67. Lessons on Prayer from three Trios ... 385
68. Lessons on Prayer from the Holy Week ... 390
69. Ingredients of Intercession ... 396
70. Prayers Answered Differently ... 402
71. Difficulties in Worship ... 410
72. Hosanna to Hallelujah! ... 415
73. Sunday thru Saturday Worship ... 420

(E) Revival & Restoration

74. Lessons on Revival ... 424
75. The Holy Spirit & Restoration ... 431
76. The Helps of the Holy Spirit ... 438
77. A New Song ... 443
78. The Joy of the Lord ... 450
79. Their Festivals & Our Joy ... 457
80. Mourning into Dancing ... 465
81. The Fire of Sanctification ... 468
82. How to maintain Inner Piety ... 472
83. Missionary Evangelism & the Holy Spirit ... 475
84. The Factors which blur our Vision ... 478
85. Gray Hairs ... 481
86. When Glory Departs ... ... 485
87. A Call to Weep! ... 487
88. How to Pray for Revival Camps ... 493
89. How to maintain the Initial Enthusiasm ... 498
90. Why Revival dies ... 503

(F) Evangelism & Missions

91. Blessed to Bless! ... 512
92. The Anatomy of Evangelism ... 519
93. The Courageless Disciple ... 526
94. Lessons on Evangelism from the Holy Week ... 530
95. The Secrets of Apostolic Evangelism ... 539
96. The Holy Spirit & Evangelism ... 544
97. How to expand God’s Kingdom ... 547
98. How to further the Gospel ... 554
99. How should we “GO” for God? ... 558
100. Why Missionary Work? ... 564
101. Missionary Praying ... 570
102. Missionary Giving ... 580
103. Missionary Going ... 589
104. What’s a Missionary Call? ... 598
105. What’s Missionary Sending? ... 608
106. Why we lose the Missionary Vision ... 614
107. Why we fail in Missionary Evangelism ... 623
108. Why we disobey the Missionary Call ... 634
109. Why poor Harvest? ... 641
110. The Problems of Missionaries ... 646
111. Neighourhood Evangelism ... 653
112. How to accelerate Evangelism ... 662
113. Christianity is Charity! ... 668

(G) The Church

114. A Glorious Church ... 674
115. The Hallmarks of a Missionary Church ... 682
116. What is a Mega-Church? ... 689
117. Why are Churches prayerless? ... 697
118. The Evils in the Church ... 702
119. How the Church hurts the Holy Spirit ... 709
120. The Tragedies in the Churches ... 714
121. What a Church Building should be ... 718
122. Self-examination before the Lord’s Supper ... 722
123. The Steps to Christian Unity ... 724
124. How the Holy Spirit prepares the Bride ... 729

(H) Preaching & Ministry

125. How to Preach God’s Word effectively ... 736
126. What to Remember when you Preach ... 741
127. How to Excel in Preaching ... 748
128. A Sermon that God honoured ... 750
129. How to Preach (F - F) ... 752
130. Decisions of a Preacher ... 753
131. “Feed My sheep!” ... 755
132. God’s Ministry & His Mercy ... 761
133. How to be Bountiful in God’s Work ... 768
134. How to Serve the Lord ... 776
135. Preachers & People ... 779
136. Ministry or Business? ... 780
137. God-approved Ministry ... 788
138. Shaken Foundations ... 792
139. Downfall of Ministries ... 798
140. Tensions of Today ... 804
141. Prophets, Priests & Kings ... 809
142. Christians as Prophets ... 813
143. Christians as Priests ... 821
144. Christians as Kings ... 831
145. How to Fulfill your Ministry ... 837

(I) Work, Relationships & Leadership

146. Why has God kept you there? ... 846
147. Worship in Workshop ... 855
148. Heavenly Work on Earth ... 861
149. Why are Teachers ineffective? ... 867
150. How to Finish a Work ... 873
151. Divine Mercy & Human Relationships ... 876
152. Words & Relationships ... 882
153. Guidelines for Group Discussions ... 885
154. Lessons from Babel ... 887
155. Jesus the Ideal Leader ... 890
156. Lessons for God’s Servants ... 894
157. Privileges & Responsibilities of Leaders ... 901
158. Paul & Faithfulness ... 903
159. How to have Spiritual Authority ... 916
160. Marks of an Apostle ... 921
161. God’s Work God’s Way ... 923
162. Defects in the Disciples ... 926
163. A Rejected Leader ... 931
164. Ten “Woes” ... 933
165. Questions for the Servants of God ... 935
166. How to Finish Well like Jesus ... 936

(J) Cross & Suffering

167. Christmas Crosses ... 940
168. The Cross in Daily Life ... 947
169. “Crucified to the World” ... 954
170. Why Chastisement? ... 958
171. Overcoming Worries thro’ the Cross ... 965
172. Seven Sayings from the Cross ... 971
173. Hurdles Race ... 976
174. Jesus’ Footsteps of Pain ... 981
175. Persecution & Martyrdom ... 988
176. “Be faithful until death!” ... 994

(K) Family

177. Happy Home ... 1006
178. Family & the Lord’s Prayer ... 1010
179. How to be a Good Daddy ... 1014

(L) Youth

180. Three great Lies of the Devil ... 1020
181. Saved but Surprised! ... 1023
182. New Life in Christ ... 1029
183. How to be a Victorious Christian ... 1033
184. Seven Steps to Victory over sin ... 1036
185. “I will not defile myself !” ... 1039
186. Backsliding ... 1043

(M) Character Studies & General

187. “My Servant” ... 1048
188. The Heart of David ... 1053
189. Joseph, a Practical Christian ... 1056
190. The Lives of Paul & Jesus ... 1058
191. Joseph of Arimathea ... 1063
192. Stephen the Strong ... 1066
193. God forbid! ... 1069

(N) Death & Second Coming

194. How to Survive these Evil Days ... 1072
195. Second Coming & Practical Life ... 1077
196. The Blessings of Resurrection ... 1081
197. The Blessings of Second Coming ... 1084
198. Gains of Death ... 1090
199. Joy in Heaven ... 1093
200. The Marriage of the Lamb of God ... 1099
My Testimony as a Preacher ... 1106
Scripture Index ... 1108
Subject Index ... 1143
Character Index ... 1161
Quotes Index ... 1165