Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Summarizing the 5 Marks of Repentance

True repentance is never alone in the heart of any person. It always has a companion—a blessed companion.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Training Your Child To Know The Bible

“You cannot make your children love the Bible, I admit. No one but the Holy Spirit can give us a heart to delight in the Word. But you can make sure that your children are acquainted with the Bible; and remember that they can never become acquainted with that blessed book too soon, or too well.

Parenting Quotes from J.C. Ryle

These quotes are from J.C. Ryle's book "The Duties of Parents" which you can find online here for free. 

“Men can see the faults of their neighbors more clearly than their own.”

Grace To Stand 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, and not by cowardly desertion of them.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Counting the Cost: Your Love of Ease

What does it cost to be a true Christian?
“It will cost a man his love of ease. He must take pains and trouble, if he means to run a successful face towards heaven.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Parents, Remember the Promises of Scripture

 Train them, remembering continually, the promises of Scripture. 

This point is meant to guard you against discouragement. 

You have an absolute promise on your side, "Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it." [Proverbs 22:6] Think what it is to have such a promise like this.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

How To Lose the Assurance of Your Salvation

Inconsistency of life is utterly destructive of peace of conscience. The two things are incompatible. They cannot and they will not go together.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Sermon Producing Fruit

There are thousands who listen regularly to the preaching of the Gospel, and admire it while they listen. They do not dispute the truth of what they hear.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The Danger of Unsanctified Head-Knowledge

Let us pray that we may be delivered from a cold, speculative, unsanctified head-knowledge of Christianity.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Counting the Cost: Your Self-Righteousness

What does it cost to be a true Christian?
“It will cost him his self-righteousness. He must cast away all pride and high thoughts, and conceit of his own goodness.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Train Your Children to Always Speak the Truth

Train them to have a habit of always speaking the truth. 

Speaking the truth is far less common in the world than we may suspect. The whole truth, and nothing but the truth, is a golden rule which many would do well to bear in mind. Lying and deception are old sins of the past. The devil was the father of them—he deceived Eve by a bold lie, and ever since the fall of man it is a sin which all the children of Eve have to guard against. 

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Approaching Biblical Prophecy With Humility

Let us learn from our Lord’s warning words to pray for a humble, teachable spirit, whenever we open the pages of unfulfilled prophecy.

Friday, May 20, 2016

The Sinner On His Deathbed

“Ask the dying sinner, stand by his bedside and inquire of him, whether it proves a comfortable and supporting thought that he has cared more for the world than for his soul.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Safety and Comfort in God’s Election

Those whom God has chosen to salvation by Christ, are those whom God specially loves in this world. They are the jewels among mankind.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Thoughts of Christ’s Blood at Death

“Cling to Christ, and make much of the old foundational truths concerning salvation by His blood. These are the old friends to which our souls will turn at last in the hour of our departure.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Train Your Children to be Faithful in Attending Church

Train them to be faithful and regular in attending church and the Lord’s Supper. 

Tell them of the duty and privilege of going to Church, and joining in the prayers of the congregation.

Discovering Your Depravity

Be very sure that self–knowledge is the first step towards heaven. To know God’s unspeakable perfection, and our own immense imperfection, to see our own unspeakable defectiveness and corruption, is the ABC in saving religion.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

The Precious Promises of the Bible

Let us read our Bibles in private more, and with more pains and diligence. Ignorance of Scripture is the root of all error, and makes a person helpless in the hand of the devil.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

When Secret Backsliding Goes Public

Great illnesses seldom attack the body, without a previous train of premonitory symptoms. Great falls seldom happen to a saint, without a previous course of secret backsliding.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Train Your Children in the Habit of Faith

Train them to have a habit of faith. 

By this I mean, you should train them to believe what you say. You should try to make them feel confidence in your judgment, and respect your opinions, as better than their own.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The Deep Mystery of Election

It is not for us to attempt to explain why some receive and believe the Gospel, while others do not. The sovereignty of God in this matter is a deep mystery – we cannot fathom it. But one thing, at all events, stands out in Scripture, as a great practical truth to be had in everlasting remembrance.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Get Rid of Your Idols!

Are we honest and sincere in our professed desire to be true Christians? Have we given up all our idols?

Find Out the State of Your Soul!

You cannot live forever. You must one day die. You cannot avoid the judgment after death. You must stand before the bar of Christ.

Monday, May 9, 2016

What Will They Do In Heaven?

“Look at the greater part of those who are called Christians, in every part throughout the land…What are the tastes and pleasures of the majority of the people who live there?…

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Do Not Tolerate False Teaching

If we would hold fast that which is good, we must never tolerate or support any doctrine which is not the pure doctrine of Christ’s Gospel.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Taking Stock of Your Spiritual Condition

Let us cultivate the habit of keeping up more private meditation and communion with Christ. Let us resolutely make time for getting alone occasionally, for talking with our own souls like David, for pouring out our hearts to our great High Priest, Advocate, and Confessor at the right hand of God.

Friday, May 6, 2016

4 Great Doctrines To Always Keep in Mind

“I feel that we all need more and more of the presence of the Holy Spirit in our hearts, to guide, to teach and to keep us sound in the faith. There are certain great truths, which, in a day like this [1874!], we are especially bound to keep in mind. I believe there are times and seasons in the Church of Christ when we are bound to tighten our hold upon certain great leading truths, to grasp them with more than ordinary firmness in our hands, to press them to our hearts and not let them go.”

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Praying to Increase Your Faith

Make it your daily prayer that you may have an increase of faith. According to your faith will be your peace. Cultivate that blessed root more, and sooner or later, by God’s blessing, you may hope to have the flower.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Repentance and the Real Gospel

Let no man ever persuade you that any religion deserves to be called the Gospel, in which repentance toward God has not a most prominent place. That is no Gospel in which repentance is not a principal thing.

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