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Stages of the Work

In his booklet “A Revolutionary Gospel,” Lewis Benson writes of three stages of work that seventeenth-century Friends undertook: the first in the sequence was turning people to Christ through preaching the Word (the substance of vocal ministry), which reached to … Continue reading

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Moses and the Burning Bush

[The following is based upon vocal ministry given on Twelfth month, the 31st.] And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned … Continue reading

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Enduring unto the End

If we died with him, we shall live with him; if we endure, we shall reign with him. If we deny him, he will deny us. If we are faithless, he keeps faith, for he cannot deny himself (2 Tim. … Continue reading

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Called to Christ

[The following is based upon vocal ministry given on 1 Tenth month 2017.] In his Journal George Fox spoke of three kinds of dreams: For there were three sorts of dreams: for multitude of business sometimes caused dreams; and there were … Continue reading

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Reasons for the Peace Testimony

About a decade ago, I was curious about the reasons for the peace testimony and whether they had changed over time, and so I read a number of statements from different yearly meetings and other corporate bodies of Friends that … Continue reading

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Rediscovering the Teaching of George Fox: Introduction to “Restoring the Church of the Cross” (Eighth lecture)

The fellowship of the cross of Christ…is not of man, nor by man; for it is in the everlasting power of God; therefore, no longer do you keep in fellowship, but as you keep in the cross of Christ (Works, … Continue reading

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The Inward Eclipse

This past Monday, the 21st, was the day of the solar eclipse, and verses from Mark came to mind: But in those days, after that distress, the sun will be darkened, the moon will not give her light; the stars … Continue reading

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