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;

Monday, December 19, 2016

The Almighty Power of our Lord

“We learn lastly, from these verses, the Almighty power of our Lord Jesus Christ. We are told of a miracle which Jesus wrought at the marriage feast, when the wine failed.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Rising to Christ at Death

The death of true Christians is “sleep,” and not annihilation. It is a solemn and miraculous change, no doubt, but not a change to be regarded with alarm.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Putting Your Heart on Trial

Think not to say within yourself, “No one can know what his heart is. We must hope the best. No one can find out with any certainty the state of his own soul.” Beware, I say again—beware of such thoughts.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Follow Christ’s Example: Speak of Hell

Settle it firmly in your mind that the Lord Jesus Christ Himself has spoken most plainly about the reality and eternity of hell.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The True Christian Loves Christ

“A true Christian loves Christ for all He has done for him. He has suffered in his stead, and died for him on the cross. He has redeemed him from the guilt, the power, and the consequences of sin, by His blood.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Live As If Christ Will Appear Today

Live as if you thought that Christ might come at any time. Do everything, as if you did it for the last time. Say everything, as if you said it for the last time.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Know the Truth About Carrying the Cross

Christ would have all who profess and call themselves Christians reminded that they must carry the cross. They must lay their account to be despised, afflicted and tried, like their Master.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

The Cross as the Way of Peace

Look steadily at Jesus on the cross, if you want to feel inward peace. Look to anything of your own, and you will never feel comfortable.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

A Comparison of Two Funerals

Let us take care that we do not regard a magnificent funeral as an atonement for a life wasted in carelessness and sin.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The Shallowness of Worldly Possessions

The possession of the whole world, and all that it contains, will never make a person happy. Its pleasures are false and deceptive.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Bear Fruit to Stand at the Last Day

Let us always remember, that baptism, church-membership, reception of the Lord’s Supper, and a diligent use of the outward forms of Christianity, are not sufficient to save our souls.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Seek the Grace of Humility

There is no grace which should distinguish the Christian so much as humility. He that would be great in the eyes of Christ, must aim at a totally different mark from that of the Pharisees.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Remember the Blood of Christ

I charge you never to give up the old doctrine of the blood of Christ, the complete satisfaction which that atoning blood made for sin, and the impossibility of being saved except by that blood.

Friday, December 2, 2016

The Dead Are Still Alive

“Let us settle it in our minds, that the dead are in one sense still alive. From our eyes they have passed away, and their place knows them no more.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Looking Firmly at the Cross of Christ

Look at the cross, think of the cross, meditate on the cross, and then go and set your affections on the world if you can.

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