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

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Persevere in Your Calling

Persevere in your Christian calling, if you are a child of God, and press forward more and more. Be careful to lay aside every weight, and the sin which most easily besets you. Keep your eyes steadily fixed on Jesus.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Pray For the Success of the Gospel

Prayer is one of the best and most powerful means of helping forward the cause of Christ in the world. It is a means within the reach of all who have the Spirit of adoption.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Pursue Humility

If we profess to have any real Christianity, let us strive to be of John the Baptist’s spirit. Let us study humility. This is the grace with which all must begin, who would be saved.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Obtaining True Happiness

What do I mean when I say the true Christian is happy? Has he no doubts and no fears? Has he no anxieties and no troubles?

Thursday, January 5, 2017

The Very First Step Towards Heaven

“Sinful, mortal, dying creatures as we all are, with souls that will one day be judged and spend eternity in heaven or hell, there lives not the man or woman on earth who ought not to ‘thirst’ after salvation. And yet the many thirst after everything almost except salvation.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The Tender Mercy of Christ

The Lord Jesus is very empathetic and full of tender mercy. “As a father pities his children, even so the Lord pities those who fear Him.” (Psalm 103:13.)

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Do Not Forget the Holy Nature of God

Myriads of professing Christians at the present day have not an idea of their own sinfulness and guilt in the sight of God. They flatter themselves that they have never done anything very wicked.

Monday, January 2, 2017

The Ladder of God’s Election

The plain truth is, that God’s scheme of salvation is like a ladder let down from heaven to earth, to bring together the holy God, and the sinful creature, man.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Are You Ready For The New Year?

I ASK you a plain question at the beginning of a new year: Are you ready?

Obtaining Assurance of Your Salvation

The Word of God appears to me to teach, that a believer may arrive at an assured confidence with regard to his own salvation.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Friday, December 30, 2016

Applying Your Bible Reading

“Next to praying there is nothing so important in practical religion as Bible reading.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

The True Cause of Self-Righteousness

What is the true cause of self-righteousness? How is it that such a poor, weak, erring creature as man can ever dream of deserving anything at God’s hands?

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The Holy Believer is a Walking Sermon

The world knows little of Christ, beyond what it sees of Him in His people. Oh, what plain clearly written epistles they ought to be! A holy believer is a walking sermon.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

The Eternal Councils of the Trinity

“There is a mine of deep truth in the words before us, which deserves close attention. They show us plainly that all our Lord’s sufferings were undergone voluntarily, and of His own free will. He did not go to the cross because He could not help it.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Sanctified Suffering

Suffering is a part of the process by which the children of God are sanctified. They are chastened to wean them from the world, and make them partakers of God’s holiness.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Having the Head Affect the Heart

When knowledge only sticks in a man’s head, and has no influence over his heart and life, it becomes a most perilous possession.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Laboring for the Good of Our Soul

How are we to labor? There is but one answer. We must labor in the use of all appointed means. We must read our Bibles, like men digging for hidden treasure.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The Great Cloud of Witnesses

Take courage, fainting Christians: you are encompassed with a great cloud of witnesses! The race that you are running has been run by millions before;

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