The Danger of Christian Complacency

By J. C. Ryle The times require distinct and decided views of Christian doctrine. I cannot withhold my conviction that the professing Church is as much damaged by laxity and indistinctness about matters of doctrine within, as it is by skeptics and unbelievers without. Myriads of professing Christians nowadays seem utterly unable to distinguish things …more

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Rest And Refreshment or The Palms of Elim

Ephesians 2:4-9 “But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised [us] up together, and made [us] sit together in heavenly [places] in Christ Jesus: That in the …more

 
The Discipline of Difficulties

By Dr. Samuel Smiles, 1859 It is not ease, but effort; not facility, but difficulty, that makes men, there is, perhaps, no position in life in which difficulties have not been encountered and overcome before any decided measure of success can be achieved; those difficulties are, however, our best instructors, as our mistakes often form …more

 
Each One Had Six Wings

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of His robe filled the temple. Above Him were seraphim, each one had six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying.” …more

May 182012
 
Words in Season

Nearing home! Comforts and counsels for the aged And even to your old age I am he; and even to hoar hairs will I carry you: I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you.” Isaiah 46:4 Ah, Christian, here is ground for your confidence in God. You have …more

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The Sacredness of Opportunity

By J.R. Miller 1899   Jesus said, ”Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you:” John 12:35 Sometimes darkness is very welcome. It is welcome to the weary man who can scarcely wait until the sun sets to cease his toil. To him …more

 

If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, [even] the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness…” 1 Timothy 6:3 It is my firm impression that we need a thorough revival of Scriptural holiness… Satan knows well the power of true holiness, and the …more

 
Longing to Be More Holy?

But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.” Galatians 6:14 Are you a believer that longs to be more holy? Are you one that finds his heart too ready to love earthly things? To …more

Feb 072012
 
A Serious Charge

By James Smith, 1842 But thou hast not called upon me, O Jacob; but thou hast been weary of me, O Israel.” Isaiah 43:22 What a solemn charge is here! And yet who can plead, ‘Not guilty?’ To be wearied of man — weak, vain, fickle, changing man — is no wonder; but to be …more

 
The Zealous Christian!

“Be zealous!” Revelation 3:19 Coldness or lukewarmness in the ways of God, is peculiarly offensive to our Lord and Savior; for if anyone deserves our whole hearts, if anyone ought to have the whole of our energies — it is Jesus. He was very zealous for us. Zeal covered him as a garment. His zeal …more