Thursday, August 17, 2017

The Demonstration of Being Elected

“Sanctification is the only sure mark of God’s election. The names and number of the elect are a secret thing, no doubt, which God has wisely kept in His own power, and not revealed to man.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The Definition of Christian Love

Christian love will show itself in the general spirit and demeanor of a believer. It will make him kind, unselfish, good-natured, good-tempered, and considerate for others.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Ponder the Real Gospel

Christ’s death is the Christian’s life. Christ’s cross is the Christian’s title to heaven. Christ “lifted up” and put to shame on Calvary is the ladder by which Christians “enter into the holiest,” and are at length landed in glory.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Let Go of Selfishness; Share Christ!

Let us beware of selfishness in our religion, even after we have learned to value the light. We should labor to make all people see that we have found “the pearl of great price,” and that we want them to find it as well as ourselves.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Bring Your Mind to Church

Let us take with us to church, not only our bodies, but our minds, our reason, our hearts and our consciences. Let us often ask ourselves, ‘What have I got from this sermon?’, ‘What have I learned?’, ‘What truths have been impressed on my mind?’. 

Friday, August 11, 2017

Parents: Don’t Be Hypocrites!

“Instruction, advice, and commands will profit little, unless they are backed up by the pattern of your own life. Your children will never believe you are serious and obey you, so long as your actions contradict your counsel.”
~ J.C. Ryle
The Upper Room, “The Duties of Parents”, 311.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Possessing Compassion for the Unconverted

We ought to feel compassion when we think of the wretched state of unconverted souls, and the misery of all men and women who live and die without Christ. No poverty like this poverty! No disease like this disease!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Do Not Doubt the Reality of Hell

Do you believe the Bible? Then depend upon it, Hell is real and true. It is as true as Heaven — as true as justification by faith — as true as the fact that Christ died upon the cross.

Monday, August 7, 2017

All About Doing, Never About Believing

How painfully self–righteous are many! They can talk complacently about having “done their duty,” and being “kind to everybody,” and having always “kept to their church,” and having “never been so very bad” as some, and therefore they seem to think they must go to heaven!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Preachers: Sow Good Seed

The work of the preacher resembles that of the sower. Like the sower, the preacher must sow good seed, if he wants to see fruit.

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