Monday, February 29, 2016

What Are You Doing With the Gospel?

What are we doing with the Gospel? We live in a Christian land. We have the Bible in our houses. We hear of the salvation of the Gospel frequently every year. But have we received it into our hearts?

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Present the Gospel Accurately

“Do not present only one side of Christianity. Do not keep back ‘the cross’ of self-denial that must be carried, when you speak of the cross on which Christ died for our redemption. Explain fully what Christianity entails.

Friday, February 26, 2016

The Beginning of Backsliding: Little Sins

Let us beware of the beginnings of backsliding, however small. We never know what we may come to, if we once leave the king’s highway.

Hold Firmly to the Gospel!

Trouble or no trouble—pains or no pains—controversy, or no controversy—one thing is very sure: that nothing but Christ’s Gospel will ever do good to our own souls.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Pray For Humility

Let a prayer for humility and the spirit of a little child, form our daily supplications. Of all creatures none has so little right to be proud as man, and of all men none ought to be so humble as the Christian.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Embracing Our Afflictions

“If we are true Christians, we must not expect everything smooth in our journey to heaven. We must count it no strange thing, if we have to endure sicknesses, losses, bereavements, and disappointments, just like other people.

Never Underestimate the Devil

Let it never surprise us, if we are tempted by the devil. Let us rather expect it, as a matter of course, if we are living members of Christ. The Master’s lot will be the lot of His disciples.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Let Us HATE Sin

How incredible it is that we do not hate sin more than we do! Sin is the cause of all the pain and disease in the world. God did not create man to be an ailing and suffering creature.

Friday, February 19, 2016

God’s Mercy on Our Past

Let us remember as we look back over the days past of our lives, from the hour of our conversion.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

The Benefits of the Lord’s Supper

“The Lord’s supper is not a converting or justifying ordinance, and those who come to it unconverted and unjustified, will go away no better than they came, but rather worse.

Praying From the Heart

Let us remember this in our private devotions. It must not satisfy us to say good words, if our heart and our lips do not go together.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Ministers Are Not Infallible, the Bible Is

Do not be content with saying, “I have hope, because my own minister has told me such and such things.” Seek to be able to say, “I have hope, because I find it thus and thus written in the Word of God.”

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Grieving Over the Sins of Others

Grief over the sins of others is one leading evidence of true grace. The person who is really converted, will always regard the unconverted with pity and concern.

Monday, February 15, 2016

The Great Barrier and the Cross

We are all by nature separate and far off from God. Sin, like a great barrier-wall, rises between us and our Maker. The sense of guilt makes us afraid of Him. The sense of His holiness keeps us at a distance from Him.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

The Behavior of a Soldier

“The true Christian is called to be a soldier, and must behave as such from the day of his conversion to the day of his death. He is not meant to live a life of religious ease, indolence and security.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

A Call to Prayer (Sermon)

A Call To Prayer! 
By J.C. Ryle

I have a question to offer you. It is contained in three words, Do you pray?

The question is one that none but you can answer. Whether you attend public worship or not, your minister knows. Whether you have family prayers in your house or not, your relations know. But whether you pray in private or not, is a matter between yourself and God.

Trusting the Process of Christ

“If you profess to be a child of God, leave to the Lord Jesus to sanctify you in His own way.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Beware of the Love of Money

Let us beware of the love of money. It is possible to use it well, and do good with it. But for each one who makes a right use of money, there are thousands who make a wrong use of it, and do harm both to themselves and others.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Train Up Your Child With All Tenderness, Affection, and Patience

I do not mean that you are to spoil him, but I do mean that you should let him see that you love him.

Love should be the silver thread that runs through all your conduct. Kindness, gentleness, long-suffering, forbearance, patience, sympathy, a willingness to enter into childish troubles, a readiness to take part in childish joys, — these are the cords by which a child may be led most easily, — these are the clues you must follow if you would find the way to his heart.

Run the Race Depending on Christ

We are to run our race “looking unto Jesus.” We are to run, depending on Him for salvation, renouncing all trust in our own poor frail exertions, and counting our own performances no better than filthy rags, and resting wholly and entirely, simply and completely, upon that perfect righteousness which He worked out for us upon the cross.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Pity Those Without Christ

Awake to a deeper sense of the sorrowful state of those who are without Christ. We are often reminded of the many who are without food or clothing or school or church. Let us pity them, and help them, as far as we can.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Taking Comfort in Christ’s Cross

Are you a distressed believer? Is your heart pressed down with sickness, tried with disappointments, overburdened with cares?

Monday, February 8, 2016

Don’t Fool Yourself; God Gets Angry

We must never flatter ourselves that God cannot be angry. He is indeed a God of infinite grace and compassion. But it is also written, that He is “a consuming fire.” (Heb. 12:29.)

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Fighting Against the Gates of Hell

Be prepared for the hostility of the gates of hell. Put on the whole armor of God. The weapons of our warfare have been tried by millions of poor sinners like ourselves, and have never been found to fail.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Humbly Submitting to the Sovereignty of God

Let us settle it in our minds that, whether we like it or not, the sovereignty of God is a doctrine clearly revealed in the Bible, and a fact clearly to be seen in the world.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

No Compass Like the Bible

Take heed that you are well equipped for the stormy waters you have to cross, and see that you have a compass to steer by, that you can depend on, and a pilot who will not fail!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The Great Delusion

There is no greater delusion than the common idea that it is possible to live wickedly, and yet rise again gloriously—to be without Christ in this world, and yet to be a saint in the next.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Value the State of the Soul

You would do well to measure all people by God’s standard — to measure them not by the amount of their income — but by the condition of their souls.

Reflecting the Light

“Oh, that every true Christian would recollect that he is set as a lighthouse in the midst of a dark world, and would labor so to live that every part of him may reflect light, and no side be dim!”
~ J.C. Ryle
Old Paths, “Few Saved”, 91.

Monday, February 1, 2016

The Secret of Inward Peace

There is only one thing that can give peace to the conscience, and that is the blood of Jesus Christ sprinkled on it.

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