Thursday, August 25, 2016

Never Lose Your Zeal For Christ

“I have but one request to make, and that is that you will persevere. I implore you to maintain your zeal and never let it go.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Convinced of Sin, Then You Believe

True belief in Christ is the unreserved trust of a heart convinced of sin—in Christ, as an all-sufficient Savior. It is the combined act of the entire person’s mind, conscience, heart, and will.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The Bible as the Rule for Faith and Practice

Let the Bible, the whole Bible, and nothing but the Bible, be the rule of our faith and practice. Holding this principle, we travel upon the king’s highway.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Tell Them ALL!

"Tell the young, tell the poor, tell the aged, tell the ignorant, tell the sick, tell the dying — tell them all about Christ.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

The Reality of Your Eternal Portion

Resurrection and judgment await you. All is not over when the last breath is drawn and your body becomes a lump of cold clay. No: all is not over!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Strong Faith Produces Strong Character

Do you desire to grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ? Would you bring forth much fruit? Would you be eminently holy and useful?

Friday, August 19, 2016

Packer on Ryle

Bishop J. C. Ryle was The Puritan Bishop, that is the Puritan Bishop par excellence, said Dr. James I Packer, Professor of Theology at Regent College, Vancouver, speaking in Liverpool on 9 September at a meeting chaired by the present Bishop of that city. His subject was “J. C. Ryle, the Puritan Bishop”. Dr. Packer asked, “What is a Puritan?”

Articulating Your Prayers

Let us pray more, and let us pray more earnestly. Let those who never prayed begin to pray. Let those who have prayed pray better. 

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Pastors: Learn From Spurgeon

“I have often thought that one great secret of the marvelous honor which God has put on a man who is not in our denomination (I allude to Mr. Charles Spurgeon) is the extraordinary boldness and confidence with which he stands up in the pulpit to speak to people about their sins and their souls. It cannot be said he does it from fear of any, or to please any.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

The Double Nature Christian

There is a double nature in all believers. Converted, renewed, sanctified as they are, they still carry about with them a mass of indwelling corruption, a body of sin.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Monday, August 15, 2016

True Repentance Produces a Breaking Off From Sin

True repentance shows itself in a thorough breaking off from sin. The life of a repentant person is altered. The course of their daily conduct is entirely changed.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

The Doctrine of Perseverance

When I speak of the doctrine of perseverance, I mean this. I say that the Bible teaches that true believers, real genuine Christians, shall persevere in their religion to the end of their lives. They shall never perish.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Looking Ahead To Christ’s Return

A true Christian has a good hope when he looks ahead: the worldly man has none. A true Christian sees light in the distance: the worldly man sees nothing but darkness. And what is the hope of a true Christian?

Friday, August 12, 2016

Christ Our Great Substitute

The Lord Jesus Christ, in great love and compassion, has made a full and complete satisfaction for sin, by suffering death in our place upon the cross.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

God’s Intention Through Sickness

Sickness, in the very nature of things, can never be anything but trying to our flesh. Our bodies and souls are strangely linked together, and that which vexes and weakens the body can hardly fail to vex the mind and soul.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The Secret to Spiritual Success

Prayer is the main secret of success in spiritual business. It moves Him who can move heaven and earth.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

True Faith is a Matter of the Heart

True faith does not depend merely on the state of man’s head and understanding, but on the state of his heart. His mind may be convinced.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Feel the Importance of Your Sins Forgiven

Do you feel anything of the importance of being forgiven? Then, in the name of God, I call upon you to encourage that feeling more and more. This is the point to which we desire to bring all people’s souls.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Inward Peace

“To be without Christ is to be without peace. Every man has a conscience within him, which must be satisfied before he can be truly happy. So long as this conscience is asleep or half dead, so long, no doubt, he gets along pretty well.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Christ is the Sum and Substance of the Old Testament

“Christ is the sum and substance of the Old Testament. To Him the earliest promises pointed in the days of Adam, and Enoch, and Noah, and Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob. To Him every sacrifice pointed in the ceremonial worship appointed at Mount Sinai.

Friday, August 5, 2016

He and Sin Must Quarrel

“Our sins are often as dear to us as our children: we love them, hug them, cleave to them, and delight in them. To part with them is as hard as cutting off a right hand, or plucking out a right eye.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Remember Christ’s Resurrection

Let us beware of regarding the Lord Jesus Christ, only as one that is dead. Here, I believe, many greatly err. They think much of His atoning death, and it is right that they should do so. But we ought not to stop short there.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

The Reality of Death Bed Repentance

I know well that many do not believe what I am saying, because they think there is an immense quantity of death-bed repentance. They flatter themselves that multitudes who do not live religious lives will yet die religious deaths.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Do You Pray?

Never be surprised if you hear ministers of the gospel dwelling much on the importance of prayer. This is the point we want to bring you to; we want to know that you pray. Your views of doctrine may be correct.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Teaching Your Child to Love Others

Teach love to others. Press it continually on your children. Tell them the great duty of kindness, helpfulness, and considerateness, one for another. Remind them constantly that kindness, good nature, and good temper, are among the first evidences which Christ requires in children.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Is Your Faith Towards Christ Real?

Would you like to know whether your faith is real? Then try it by the feelings toward Christ which it produces. Nominal faith may believe that such a person as Christ existed, and was a great benefactor to mankind.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Pray With a Forgiving Heart

The value of our prayers, we can all understand, depends exceedingly on the state of mind in which we offer them. But the point before us is one which receives far less attention than it deserves.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Being Thankful For the Faith To Believe

To believe Christ’s power and willingness to help, and to make a practical use of our belief, is a rare and precious gift. Let us be ever thankful if we have it.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

5 Marks of a Forgiven Soul

There is a clause near the end of the Apostle’s Creed, which, I fear, is often repeated without thought or consideration. I refer to the clause which contains these words, “I believe in the forgiveness of sins”.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Greater Love Than This Cannot Be Known

Christ’s love is an active, working love. Just as the shepherd did not sit still bewailing his lost sheep, and the woman did not sit still bewailing her lost money, so our blessed Lord did not sit still in heaven pitying sinners.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Seeing Him, He Cheerfully Fights On

“A special faith in our Lord Jesus Christ’s person, work and office is the life, heart and mainspring of the Christian soldier’s character.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Do Not Delay in Coming to Christ

Let me speak to those who have not come to Christ—but mean to some day. I marvel at your presumption. Who are you, that talk of some day? You may be dead in a week.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Training Children To Pray

“Parents, if you love your children, do all that lies in your power to train them up to a habit of prayer. Show them how to begin.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Tell Them All About Christ!

“Do you ever try to do good to others? If you do, remember to tell them about Christ. Tell the young, tell the poor, tell the aged, tell the ignorant, tell the sick, tell the dying—tell them all about Christ.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Characteristics of Being Born Again

The change which our Lord here declares needful to salvation is evidently no slight or superficial one. It is not merely reformation, or amendment, or moral change, or outward alteration of life.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Stirring Up Faith In A Moment’s Notice

To have true saving faith is one thing. To have that faith always ready for use is quite another. Many receive Christ as their Savior, and deliberately commit their souls to Him for time and eternity,

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Contentment Through Pain

If God has given His Son to die for us, let us beware of doubting His kindness and love in any painful providence of our daily life. Let us never suppose that He can give us anything that is not really for our good.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The Old Serpent

“Let us first mark in this passage, the power and unwearied malice of the devil. That old serpent who tempted Adam to sin in Paradise, was not afraid to assault the second Adam, the Son of God.

Monday, July 18, 2016

The Priority of Bible Reading

“Read the Bible daily. Make it part of every day’s business to read and meditate on some portion of God’s Word. Gather your manna fresh every morning.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Pray Daily For More Faith

Do we desire to grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ? Do we wish to make progress in our religion, and become strong Christians, and not mere babes in spiritual things?

Saturday, July 16, 2016

The Plain Truth of False Doctrine

“The plain truth of false doctrine has been the chosen engine which Satan has employed in every age to stop the progress of the Gospel of Christ.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Hypocricy Exposed on Judgement Day

There will be no deception at the last day. The unerring eye of God will discern who are His own people, and who are not. Nothing but true faith shall abide the fire of His judgment.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

True Repentance Produces Confession of Sin

True repentance proceeds to produce confession of sin. The tongue of a repentant person is loosed. They feel they must speak to that God against whom they have sinned.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Our Merciful, Compassionate Christ

Let us take comfort in the thought that the Lord Jesus does not cast off His believing people because of failures and imperfections. He knows what they are.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Do Not Be Surprised If the World Hates You

Let it be a settled principle in our minds that the true Christian must always enter the kingdom of God “through much tribulation” (Acts 14:22). Their best things are yet to come. This world is not our home.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Fighting the Unholy Trinity

The principal fight of the Christian is with the world, the flesh, and the devil. These are their never-dying foes. These are the three chief enemies against whom the Christian must wage war. Unless they get the victory over these three, all other victories are useless and vain. If they had a nature like an angel, and were not a fallen creature, the warfare would not be so essential. But with a corrupt heart, a busy devil, and an ensnaring world, the Christian must either fight or be lost.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

The Crown of Glory for the Persecuted

Let us gather comfort from these comfortable promises for all true-hearted servants of Christ. Persecuted, vexed, and mocked, as they are now, they shall find at length they are on the victorious side.

Friday, July 8, 2016

The Subtle Disease of Loving Money

Let us watch and pray against the love of money. It is a subtle disease, and often far nearer to us than we suppose. A poor man is just as liable to it as a rich man.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Search Your Heart for Self-Righteousness

You cannot search your heart too diligently, for self-righteousness is the subtlest enemy of all. Beware of thinking, as the devil would have you, that the parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector is a very good one for everybody else, but does not exactly touch your case.

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