"Have I have one here who is at his wit's end? Once he said, "I will do this, and then I shall be saved; I will forego that lust, I will renounce that crime, I will moderate my conduct, I will behave myself more Christian-like, and then I shall be saved." Hast thou tried these … Continue reading “Have I one here who is at his wit’s end?” by C. H. Spurgeon
“I AM MOVED TO WRITE because playing the odds is a fragile place to put your hope. Odds like 3 percent versus 10 percent, youth versus old age, compromised health versus no history of disease, rural versus urban, self-isolated versus home meeting with friends. Playing the odds provides little hope. It is not a firm … Continue reading 9 Quotes from “Coronavirus and Christ” by John Piper
"I can as fully prove that thou art my shepherd by thy keeping me in the grassy field, as by thy fetching me back when I have wandered; I know thou art as much my shepherd when thou hast supplied my wants day by day as if thou hadst suffered me to go into poverty … Continue reading “What a providence!” by C. H. Spurgeon
“Our homes may be empty, our firesides may be thinned, and our hearts may bleed: but these are not enduring things; and why should we feel desolate as if all gladness had departed? Why should we, who shall wear a crown and inherit all things, sigh or fret because of a few years' poverty and … Continue reading ”Faith tells us…” by Horatius Bonar (1808-1889)
Richard Sibbes (1577-1635) "Is the Lord Christ a servant? This should teach us not to stand upon any terms. If Christ had stood upon terms, if he had refused to take upon him the shape of a servant, alas! where had we and our salvation been? And yet wretched creatures, we think ourselves too good … Continue reading “Behold my servant…” (Matt. 12:18) – Richard Sibbes (1577-1635).
"Hence we see how brightly grace shines in the salvation of the thief on the cross. There can be no possible mistake as to him. Clearly he had no good works to trust in. He had performed no deeds of charity. Of baptism and the Lord's Supper he knew nothing. The rites, ceremonies, and ordinances … Continue reading The Penitent Thief – C. H. Mackintosh
1 Kings 8; 2 Chronicles 5, 6 "Why should we pray? Why did Solomon pray? If we can gain some insight into why Solomon prayed, we might learn something about reasons to pray. Worship: He prayed first of all as an expression of worship. His heart was filled with appreciation to God for His grace … Continue reading Solomon and The Motive for Prayer – A. J. Higgins
"In Hebrews 13:15 we have the third branch of our Lord's service for us in the heavenly sanctuary. "By Him, therefore, let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name." What a comfort to know that we have One in the presence of God to present … Continue reading "One who ever liveth in the presence of God." – C. H. Mackintosh
"We need to he reminded, in days like the present, that every child of God, every member of the body of Christ, whatever be his position or sphere of action, has a mission to fulfil — a work to do for Christ. He may not be called to be an evangelist, a pastor, or a … Continue reading Quotes from ‘The Christian’s Mission’ by C. H. Mackintosh
"A greater than Solomon is here" were words that the Lord Jesus uttered to an unbelieving audience in His day. He was not boasting nor was He exaggerating. Solomon and his kingdom were marked by greatness and glory. Yet a greater than Solomon came into our world. He is not greater than Solomon because of … Continue reading “A Greater Than Solomon Is Here” – A. J. Higgins.