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The New Life

By Andrew Murray

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   1: Translator's Note - A glance at the pages of this little work will show that it is more elementary than the other writings of its honoured author. The reason is that is s
   2: Preface - In intercourse with young converts, I have very frequently longed for a suitable book in which the most important truths that they have need of for th
   3: The New Life - "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life." -- John 3
   4: The Milk of the Word - "As new-born babes, long for the spiritual milk that is without guile, that ye may grow thereby unto salvation" -- 1 Peter 2:2 Beloved young Chri
   5: God's Word In Our Heart - "Therefore shall ye lay up these My words in your heart and in your soul.' -- Deut. 11:18 "Son of man, all My words that I shall speak unto thee
   6: Faith - 'Blessed is she that believed; for there shall be a fulfilment of the things which have been spoken to her from the Lord.' -- Luke 1:45 'I belie
   7: The Power of God's Word - 'Faith cometh of hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.' -- Rom. 10:17 'Receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save you
   8: God's Gift of His Son - 'For God so loved the world, that He have His only-begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on Him should not perish, but have eternal life.' -- John 3
   9: Jesus' Surrender of Himself - 'Christ also loved the Church, and gave Himself up for it; that He might sanctify it; that He might present the Church to Himself a glorious Church,
   10: Children of God - As many as received Him, to them gave He the right to become children of God, even to them that believe on His name.' -- John 1:12 What is given mu
   11: Our Surrender to Jesus - They gave their own selves to the Lord.' -- Cor. 8:5 In the surrender of Jesus for me, I have the chief element of what He has done and always do
   12: Saviour From Sin - 'Thou shalt call His name Jesus; for it is He that shall save His people from their sins.' -- Matt. 1:21 'Ye know that He was manifested to take
   13: The Confession of Sin - 'If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.' -- 1 John 1:9 The one
   14: The Forgiveness of Sins - 'Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.' -- Ps. 32:1 'Bless the Lord, O my soul .... who forgiveth all thine iniqu
   15: The Cleansing of Sin - 'If we walk in the light, the blood of Jesus His Son cleanseth us from all sin. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us ou
   16: Holiness - 'Like as He which called you is holy, be ye yourselves also holy in all manner of living: because it is written, Ye shall be holy; for I am holy.' --
   17: Righteousness - He hath showed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?
   18: Love - A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; even as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that
   19: Humility - And what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God? -- Micah 6:8 Learn of me that I am
   20: Stumblings - In many things we all stumble. -- Jas. 3:2 This word of God by James is the description of what man is, even the Christian, when he is not kept b
   21: Jesus the Keeper - The Lord is Thy keeper: ... The Lord shall keep thee from all evil; ... He shall keep thy soul. -- Ps. 121:4,7 I know Him whom I have believed,
   22: Power and Weakness - He hath said unto me, My power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore will I glory in my weaknesses, that the strength of Christ may rest upon me. Wh
   23: The Life of Feeling - We walk by faith, not by sight. -- 2 Cor. 5:7 Blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed. -- John 20:29 Said I not unto the
   24: The Holy Ghost - And because ye are sons, God sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, Abba, Father. -- Gal. 4:6 The great gift of the Father, th
   25: The Leading of the Spirit - As many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. The Spirit Himself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are children of God. --
   26: Grieving the Spirit - Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, in whom you were sealed unto the day of redemption. -- Eph. 4:30 It is by the Holy Spirit that the child of Go
   27: Flesh and Spirit - And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, as unto babes in Christ. -- 1 Cor. 3:1 I am carnal, sold under
   28: The Life of Faith - The righteous shall live by his faith. -- Hab. 2:4 We have been discharged from the law, so that we serve in newness of the Spirit, and not in t
   29: The Might of Satan - Simon, Simon, behold, Satan asked to have you, that he might sift you as wheat: but I made supplication for thee, that thy faith fail not. -- Luke 2
   30: The Conflict of the Christian - Strive to enter in by the narrow door. -- Luke 13:24 Fight the good fight of the faith. -- 1 Tim. 6:12 I have fought the good fight, I have
   31: Be a Blessing - Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father s house, unto the land that I will show thee; and I will make of thee a great
   32: Personal Work - Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation: and uphold me with a free spirit. Then will I teach transgressors Thy ways; and sinners shall be converted
   33: Missionary Work - And He said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to the whole creation. And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord
   34: Light and Joyfulness - Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they walk, O Lord, in the light of Thy Continence. In Thy name do they rejoice all the day. -- Ps.
   35: Chastisement - Blessed is the man whom Thou chastenest, O Lord, and teachest out of Thy law; that Thou mayest give him rest from the days of adversity. -- Ps. 94:1
   36: Prayer - Thou, when thou prayest, enter into thine inner chamber, and having shut the door, pray to thy Father which is in secret, and thy Father which seeth
   37: The Prayer Meeting - Again I say unto you, that if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of My Father which
   38: The Fear of the Lord - Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord. He shall not be afraid of evil tidings. His heart is established, he shall not be afraid. -- Ps. 112:1,7,8
   39: Undivided Consecration - And Ittai answered, As the Lord liveth, surely in what place my lord the king shall be, whether for death or for life, even there also will thy serva
   40: Assurance of Faith - Looking unto the promise of God, Abraham wavered not through unbelief, but waxed strong through faith, giving glory to God, and being fully assured t
   41: Conformity to Jesus - Foreordained to be conformed to the image of His Son. -- Rom. 8:29 I have given you an example, that ye also should do as I have done to you. -
   42: Conformity to the World - I beseech you, brethren, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God. And be not fashioned according to this world: but be ye
   43: the Lord's Day - And God blessed the seventh day, and hallowed it: because that in it He rested from all His work which God had created. -- Gen. 2:3 On that day,
   44: Holy Baptism - Go ye therefore, and make disciples * of all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost: teaching t
   45: The Lord's Supper - The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not a communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not a communion of the body of Chri
   46: Obedience - Now therefore, if ye will obey My voice indeed, ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto Me from among all peoples. -- Ex. 19:5 The Lord will surely
   47: The Will of God - Thy will be done, as in heaven so on earth. -- Matt. 6:10 The glory of heaven, where the Father dwells, is that His will is done there. He who wo
   48: Self-Denial - Then said Jesus unto His disciples, If any man would come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me. -- Matt. 16:24 Sel
   49: Discretion - For wisdom shall enter into thine heart, and knowledge shall be pleasant unto thy soul; discretion shall watch over thee, understanding shall keep th
   50: Money - Money answereth all things. -- Eccles. 10:19 I verily dedicate the silver unto the Lord from my hand. -- Judg. 17:3 Thou oughtest therefore
   51: The Freedom of the Christian - Being made free from sin, ye became bond-servants of righteousness. Being made free from sin, ye have your fruit unto sanctification. -- Rom. 6:18,2
   52: Growth - So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed upon the earth; and should sleep and rise night and day, and the seed should spring up and gro
   53: Searching the Scriptures - O how love I Thy law: it is my meditation all the day. -- Ps. 119:97 Ye search (or search ye) the Scriptures: and these are they which bear witn
   54: The Lord the Perfecter - I will cry unto God most High; unto God that performeth all things for me. -- Ps. 57:2 The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me. -- Ps. 1

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