Sunday, July 31, 2016

Is Your Faith Towards Christ Real?

Would you like to know whether your faith is real? Then try it by the feelings toward Christ which it produces. Nominal faith may believe that such a person as Christ existed, and was a great benefactor to mankind.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Pray With a Forgiving Heart

The value of our prayers, we can all understand, depends exceedingly on the state of mind in which we offer them. But the point before us is one which receives far less attention than it deserves.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Being Thankful For the Faith To Believe

To believe Christ’s power and willingness to help, and to make a practical use of our belief, is a rare and precious gift. Let us be ever thankful if we have it.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

5 Marks of a Forgiven Soul

There is a clause near the end of the Apostle’s Creed, which, I fear, is often repeated without thought or consideration. I refer to the clause which contains these words, “I believe in the forgiveness of sins”.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Greater Love Than This Cannot Be Known

Christ’s love is an active, working love. Just as the shepherd did not sit still bewailing his lost sheep, and the woman did not sit still bewailing her lost money, so our blessed Lord did not sit still in heaven pitying sinners.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Seeing Him, He Cheerfully Fights On

“A special faith in our Lord Jesus Christ’s person, work and office is the life, heart and mainspring of the Christian soldier’s character.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Do Not Delay in Coming to Christ

Let me speak to those who have not come to Christ—but mean to some day. I marvel at your presumption. Who are you, that talk of some day? You may be dead in a week.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Training Children To Pray

“Parents, if you love your children, do all that lies in your power to train them up to a habit of prayer. Show them how to begin.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Tell Them All About Christ!

“Do you ever try to do good to others? If you do, remember to tell them about Christ. Tell the young, tell the poor, tell the aged, tell the ignorant, tell the sick, tell the dying—tell them all about Christ.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Characteristics of Being Born Again

The change which our Lord here declares needful to salvation is evidently no slight or superficial one. It is not merely reformation, or amendment, or moral change, or outward alteration of life.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Stirring Up Faith In A Moment’s Notice

To have true saving faith is one thing. To have that faith always ready for use is quite another. Many receive Christ as their Savior, and deliberately commit their souls to Him for time and eternity,

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Contentment Through Pain

If God has given His Son to die for us, let us beware of doubting His kindness and love in any painful providence of our daily life. Let us never suppose that He can give us anything that is not really for our good.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The Old Serpent

“Let us first mark in this passage, the power and unwearied malice of the devil. That old serpent who tempted Adam to sin in Paradise, was not afraid to assault the second Adam, the Son of God.

Monday, July 18, 2016

The Priority of Bible Reading

“Read the Bible daily. Make it part of every day’s business to read and meditate on some portion of God’s Word. Gather your manna fresh every morning.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Pray Daily For More Faith

Do we desire to grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ? Do we wish to make progress in our religion, and become strong Christians, and not mere babes in spiritual things?

Saturday, July 16, 2016

The Plain Truth of False Doctrine

“The plain truth of false doctrine has been the chosen engine which Satan has employed in every age to stop the progress of the Gospel of Christ.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Hypocricy Exposed on Judgement Day

There will be no deception at the last day. The unerring eye of God will discern who are His own people, and who are not. Nothing but true faith shall abide the fire of His judgment.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

True Repentance Produces Confession of Sin

True repentance proceeds to produce confession of sin. The tongue of a repentant person is loosed. They feel they must speak to that God against whom they have sinned.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Our Merciful, Compassionate Christ

Let us take comfort in the thought that the Lord Jesus does not cast off His believing people because of failures and imperfections. He knows what they are.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Do Not Be Surprised If the World Hates You

Let it be a settled principle in our minds that the true Christian must always enter the kingdom of God “through much tribulation” (Acts 14:22). Their best things are yet to come. This world is not our home.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Fighting the Unholy Trinity

The principal fight of the Christian is with the world, the flesh, and the devil. These are their never-dying foes. These are the three chief enemies against whom the Christian must wage war. Unless they get the victory over these three, all other victories are useless and vain. If they had a nature like an angel, and were not a fallen creature, the warfare would not be so essential. But with a corrupt heart, a busy devil, and an ensnaring world, the Christian must either fight or be lost.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

The Crown of Glory for the Persecuted

Let us gather comfort from these comfortable promises for all true-hearted servants of Christ. Persecuted, vexed, and mocked, as they are now, they shall find at length they are on the victorious side.

Friday, July 8, 2016

The Subtle Disease of Loving Money

Let us watch and pray against the love of money. It is a subtle disease, and often far nearer to us than we suppose. A poor man is just as liable to it as a rich man.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Search Your Heart for Self-Righteousness

You cannot search your heart too diligently, for self-righteousness is the subtlest enemy of all. Beware of thinking, as the devil would have you, that the parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector is a very good one for everybody else, but does not exactly touch your case.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Ever Growing in Our Walk With Christ

Let us learn to live the life of faith in Jesus more than we have up to this point. Ever to be found by the fountain side—ever to be eating Christ’s body by faith, and drinking Christ’s blood by faith

Monday, July 4, 2016

J.C. Ryle on the Government's Role

Comments on John 18:36 by J. C. Ryle

“My Kingdom is Not of This World”

 But our Lord did not intend to teach that the kings of this world have nothing to do with religion, and ought to ignore God altogether in the government of their subjects. No such idea, we may be sure, was in His mind.

How God Views a Right Heart

When the heart is right — God can look over many things that are defective. There may be faults in judgment, and infirmities in practice.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

The Perfect Unison of the Trinity

I hold that there is a perfect harmony and unison in the action of the three People of the Trinity, in bringing any person to glory, and that all three cooperate and work a joint work in his deliverance from sin and hell. Such as the Father is, such is the Son, and such is the Holy Spirit.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Lot Lingered. Do Not Be A Lingering Soul!

Would you know what the times demand?—The shaking of nations,—the uprooting of ancient things,—the overturning of kingdoms,—the stir and restlessness of men’s minds—what do they say? They all cry aloud,—Christian! do not linger!  

Friday, July 1, 2016

Looking Forward to Christ’s Return

Let me entreat all right-hearted readers to look onward and forward to the day of Christ’s second coming. A time draws near when Satan shall be bound, and Christ’s saints shall be changed

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