Saturday, August 29, 2015

GOLDEN COFFIN

"A golden coffin, will be a poor compensation for a damned soul." Spurgeon.

GRACE FROM BEGINNING TO END

"The Christian life starts with grace, it must continue with grace, it ends with grace. Grace, wondrous grace." ~ Lloyd-Jones

Friday, August 28, 2015

Two things always go together

(Arthur Pink, "The Doctrine of Sanctification" 1937) Two things always go together in the experience of a genuine believer: a growing discovery of the vileness of self, and a deepening appreciation of the preciousness of Christ. "Behold, I am vile!" Job 40:4 "O wretched man that I am!" Romans 7:24 "Yes, He is altogether lovely!" Song of Songs 5:16 "To you who believe, He is precious!" 1 Peter 2:7

MERCIFUL GOD

"There is no such thing as a great man of God, only weak, pitiful, faithless men of a great and merciful God." (Paul Washer)

Saturday, August 22, 2015

PREACHING CHRIST ALONE

"I do believe we slander Christ when we think we are to draw the people by something else but the preaching of Christ crucified." ~ Charles H. Spurgeon

CONGREGATIONS THAT SLANDER CHRIST

CONGREGATIONS THAT SLANDER CHRIST

"I do believe we slander Christ when we think we are to draw the people by something else but the preaching of Christ...

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THE MORE HE MOURNS

“I believe the holier a man becomes, the more he mourns over the unholiness which remains in him” -C. H. Spurgeon

The more a man looks to Christ, the more he rejoices that his sins are forgiven;  Christ turns our mourning into joy;  We do mourn, being convicted by the Holy Spirit, but we are not condemned.  Todd Lambert

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

THE SAME COIN

[P]raying and living are two sides of the same coin. -Derek Thomas-

FEELINGS GO

“Feelings come and feelings go,
And feelings are deceiving;
My warrant is the Word of God--
Naught else is worth believing.
Though all my heart should feel condemned
For want of some sweet token,
There is One greater than my heart
Whose Word cannot be broken.
I'll trust in God's unchanging Word
Till soul and body sever,
For, though all things shall pass away,
HIS WORD SHALL STAND FOREVER!”
Martin Luther~

Monday, August 17, 2015

EVEN MY TEARS

"Even my tears of repentance have to be washed by the blood of the Lamb"  -- John Owen.

LET NO ONE FLATTER HIMSELF

'Let no one flatter himself. Each person is a devil, and the only good he has is what comes from God. For what do you have which is yours, except sin? If you would take what is yours, take sin, for righteousness is from God.' -Augustine

Sunday, August 16, 2015

NOT PERMITTED

"I am not permitted to let my love be so merciful as to tolerate and endure false doctrine. When faith and doctrine are concerned and endangered, neither love nor patience are in order...when these are concerned, neither toleration nor mercy are in order, but only anger, dispute, and destruction - to be sure, only with the Word of God as our weapon."
- Martin Luther.

ONLY A CHOSEN FEW FRIENDS

“A student who does not want his labor wasted must so read and reread some good writer so that the author is changed, as it were, into his flesh and blood. For a great variety of reading confuses and does not teach. It makes the student like a man who dwells everywhere and, therefore, nowhere in particular. Just as we do not daily enjoy the society of every one of our friends but only that of a chosen few, so it should also be in our studying.”

 –Martin Luther, What Luther Says: An Anthology, comp. Ewald M. Plass (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1959), entry no. 344, 112.

FEWER THAN MY SINS

MY TRIALS HAVE BEEN FEWER THAN MY SINS

FROM VALLEY OF VISION

WE ARE WEAK

“Like sheep, we are weak, destitute, defenceless, prone to wander, unable to return, and always surrounded with wolves.
But all is made up in the fulness, ability, wisdom, compassion, care, and faithfulness of our great Shepherd. He guides, protects, feeds, heals, and restores, and will be our guide and our God even until death.
Then He will meet us, receive us, and present us unto Himself, and we shall be near Him, and like Him, and with Him for ever.”
–John Newton, “Cardiphonia” in The Works of John Newton, Volume 1 (London: Hamilton, Adams & Co., 1824), 1: 495.

LOOKING TO GOD FOR FORGIVENESS

“An hour should never pass without our looking up to God for forgiveness and peace. This is the noblest science: to know how to live in hourly communion with God in Christ.”

–Robert Murray M’Cheyne, Memoir and Remains of the Rev. Robert Murray McCheyne, Ed. Andrew A. Bonar (Edinburgh; London: Oliphant Anderson & Ferrier, 1894), 146.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

HOUSE OF PRAYER

"If Christ lives in you then you have become the temple of God (1 Cor 6:19), and as the temple of God you are to be a house of prayer (Mat 21:13)" Larry Bray.

Quote, "The earthen-ness of the vessel does not take away from the excellency of the treasure."