Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Loving Friendship of Jesus Christ

Every true Christian has a Friend in heaven, of almighty power and boundless love. They are thought of, cared for, provided for, defended by God’s eternal Son.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Being Convinced of Your Sinful Heart

“What is the reason that men are so half-hearted in seeking Christ? Why are they so soon deterred, and checked, and discouraged in drawing near to God?

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

God Delights in Honoring Zeal

Nothing is so effective in keeping true Christianity alive as the yeast of zealous Christians scattered throughout the Church. Like salt, they prevent the whole body from falling into a state of decay.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Your True Character Exposed

Let it be a settled principle with us, never to be satisfied with mere outward church-membership. We may be inside the net, and yet not be in Christ.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Lord, Clothe Us With Humility

The Return of the Seventy-Two

17 The seventy-two returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name!” 18 And he said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. 19 Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you. 20 Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.” Luke 10:17-20

“We learn, from this passage, how ready Christians are to be puffed up with success. It is written, that the seventy returned from their first mission with joy, ‘saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name.’

We Shall Thank God For Every Storm

“If we are true Christians, we must not expect everything smooth in our journey to heaven.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Grasp the Truth of the Holy Spirit

Let us never be ashamed, in a day of abounding heresy, to contend earnestly for the Godhead and personality of the Holy Spirit, and the reality of His work on souls.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Monday, March 6, 2017

Where is Your Zeal For God?

Let me speak to your conscience. Where is your zeal? Where is your zeal for the glory of God, and for extending the Gospel throughout the world?

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Longing To Be In Fellowship

Sheep love to be together; they do not like being alone; there are no animals which seem to take such pleasure in being in a flock, and cling to each other’s company so faithfully.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Do Not Be the Unfaithful Church

Take any church on earth, the most renowned for wisdom, the most famous for age, the most apostolic in her government;

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Parents, Seek God's Blessing as You Parent

Lastly, train them with continual prayer for a blessing on all you do. 
Without the blessing of the Lord, your best efforts will do no good. He has the hearts of all men in His hands, and unless He touches the hearts of your children by His Spirit, you will wear yourself out for nothing. Therefore, water the seed you sow in their minds with unceasing prayer. The Lord is far more willing to hear than we are to pray; far more ready to give blessings than we are to ask them—and, oh, how He loves to be petitioned for our children. And I set this matter of prayer before you, as the capstone and seal of all you do. I believe the child of many prayers is seldom cast away. 

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Christ Will Take Care of His Church

Fear not for the Church of Christ when ministers die, and saints are taken away. Christ can ever maintain His own cause.

Monday, February 27, 2017

The Benefits of the Lord’s Supper

The Lord’s Supper was ordained for a continual remembrance of the sacrifice of Christ’s death, until He comes again.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Looking Backward, Upward and Forward at Jesus

Reader, remember these three looks at Jesus, backwardupwardforward; and make use of them every day.

Friday, February 24, 2017

The Satisfaction of Looking Unto Jesus

Keep on looking unto Jesus. Faith shall soon be changed to sight, and hope to certainty. Looking to Jesus on earth by faith, you shall end with seeing Jesus eye to eye in heaven.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

3 Simple Rules For Listening to a Sermon

It is not enough that we go to church and hear sermons. We may do so for fifty years, and be nothing better, but rather worse. “Take heed,” says our Lord, “how you hear.” Would any one know how to hear properly? Then let them lay to heart three simple rules.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Prize the Bible More and More

Is the Bible the Word of God? Then let us all resolve from this day forward to prize the Bible more. Let us not fear being idolaters of this blessed book.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Mercy to the Feeble Christian

Let us never set down men in a low place, as graceless and godless, because their faith is feeble and their love is cold.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Be Patient and Endure

We must run with patience, or we shall never obtain. There may be many things we cannot understand, much that the flesh could perhaps wish otherwise, but let us endure unto the end, and all shall be made clear, and God’s arrangements shall be proved best.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

The Great Day of Judgment on Your Own Goodness

Think, you who take comfort in some fancied ideas of your own goodness – think, you who wrap up yourselves in the notion, “all must be right, if I keep to my Church,” – think for a moment what a sandy foundation you are building upon!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Don’t Be Ignorant of the Bible

Knowledge of the Bible, in short, is the one knowledge that is needful. A man may get to heaven without money, learning, health, or friends—but without Bible knowledge he will never get there at all.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

No True Happiness Without Christ

The plain truth is, that without Christ there is no happiness in this world! He alone can give the Comforter who abides forever.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Counterfeit Sanctification

“Let us beware of any hope that does not exercise a sanctifying influence over our hearts, lives, tastes, conduct, and conversation. It is a hope that never came down from above. It is mere base metal, and counterfeit coin. It lacks the mint-stamp of the Holy Ghost, and will never pass current in heaven.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Knowing Your Bible in the Time of Need

I want people to fill their minds with passages of Scripture while they are well and strong, that they may have sure help in the day of need. I want them to be diligent in studying their Bibles, and becoming familiar with their contents, in order that the grand old Book may stand by them and talk with them when all earthly friends fail.
~ J.C. Ryle
Tract: Be Content

Monday, February 6, 2017

Do Not Lose Your Soul to Hell!

If I thought there was no such place as hell I would not write as I do. If I thought that as a matter of course all people would go to heaven at last, I would be quiet and leave them alone.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Guard Against Pride

“Let us watch against pride in every shape – pride of intellect, pride of wealth, pride of our own goodness. Nothing is so likely to keep a man out of heaven, and prevent him from seeing Christ, as pride. So long as we think we are something we shall never be saved. Let us pray for and cultivate humility; let us seek to know ourselves correctly, and to find out our place in the sight of a holy God.”
~ J.C. Ryle

Saturday, February 4, 2017

The Reality of Communion with Christ

The names and offices of Christ, as laid down in Scripture, appear to me to show unmistakably that this communion between the saint and his Savior is not a mere fancy, but a real true thing.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

The Insignificance of the External

Let it never be forgotten that the material part of a Christian Church is by far the least important part of it. The fairest combinations of marble, stone, wood and painted glass, are worthless in God’s sight, unless there is truth in the pulpit and grace in the congregation.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The Reality of Hell

There is such a place as hell. Let no one deceive you with vain words. What people do not like, they try hard not to believe. When the Lord Jesus Christ comes to judge the world, He will punish all who are not His disciples with a fearful punishment:

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Delusion of Happiness

Don’t tell me of your happiness if it daily depends on the uncertainties of the earth. Your home may be rich in comforts;

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Careless Christianity?

“Sanctification is a thing which depends greatly on a diligent use of Scriptural means. When I speak of ‘means’, I have in view Bible-reading, private prayer, regular attendance on public worship, regular hearing of God’s Word, and regular reception of the Lord’s Supper.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Giving Up Things You Cling To

Heart-religion is too holy to be popular. It will not leave natural man alone. It interferes with his worldliness and his sins.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

The Two Classes of Christ’s Church

Until the Bridegroom comes there will always be some in the visible Church who have grace—and some who have no grace.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

How God Measures a Church

We may depend upon it—that knowledge of Christ, obedience to Christ, and the fruits of the Spirit—are the only tests by which God weighs and measures any Church.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Don’t Major on the Minors

“It is a bad symptom of any man’s state of soul when he begins to put the second things of religion in the first place, and the first in the second, or the things ordained by man above the things ordained by God.

Friday, January 20, 2017

The Misery of Eternal Punishment

Who shall describe the misery of eternal punishment? It is something utterly indescribable and inconceivable.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Downward Spiral Into Hell

No Holy Spirit in you—no part in Christ! No part in Christ—no forgiveness of sins! No forgiveness of sins—no peace with God! No peace with God—no title to heaven!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Christ’s Standards vs The World’s Standards

The standard of the world, and the standard of the Lord Jesus, are indeed widely different. They are more than different.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Humbly Reading Your Bible

He that desires to read his Bible with profit, must first ask the Lord Jesus to open the eyes of his understanding by the Holy Spirit. Human commentaries are useful in their way.

Monday, January 16, 2017

We Are Justified Only By Christ

The true Christian is not justified because of any goodness of his own. His peace is not to be traced up to any work that he has done. It is not purchased by his prayers and regularity, his repentance and his amendment, his morality and his charity. All these are utterly unable to justify him.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Two Ways of Going to Hell

“There are two ways of going to hell; one is to walk into it with your eyes open – few people do that. The other is to go down by the steps of little sins – and that way, I fear, is only too common. Put up with little sins, and you will soon want a few more.”
~ J.C. Ryle

Saturday, January 14, 2017

The Absolute Necessity of Repentance

“John the Baptist spoke plainly about sin. He taught the absolute necessity of ‘repentance’, before any one can be saved. He preached that repentance must be proved by its ‘fruits’. He warned men not to rest on outward privileges, or outward union with the church.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Stand Your Ground in the World

True believers are always represented as mixing in the world, doing their duty in it, and glorifying God by patience, meekness, purity, and courage in their several positions

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