Upheld

On Friday, at our new youth club, I continued to teach the children on the theme of footsteps of faith. So far we have learned about Proverbs 4:26, Psalm 37:23 and this week we moved on to Psalm 37:24.  A quote by Spurgeon really helped me, and though it was a little long for a […]

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The Voice of Jezebel

Concerning the church at Thyatira in Revelation 2, G Campbell Morgan warns, “Through the whole New Testament the call is to separation, to peculiarity, to a clear line of demarcation between the Church and the world. I fear that the voice of Jezebel is yet tolerated, and that the children of God are being seduced. […]

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Shrinking from the Doctrine of Reward

Principal Rainy (Robert Rainy 1826-1906), commenting on Philippians 4:15-19, writes, “We are not to shrink from the doctrine of reward because it has been perverted. It is true the good works of a Christian cannot be the foundation of his title to life eternal. They proceed from the grace of God; they are imperfect and […]

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The Grace that Saves

“Every converted sinner is a saved sinner. Such are delivered from sin and wrath; they are brought into a state of salvation, and have a right given them by grace to eternal happiness. The grace that saves them is the free undeserved goodness and favour of God; and he saves them, not by the works […]

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Legalism or Lawlessness?

This is one of many excerpts I have enjoyed from a book I am currently reading. I’ll share a link to the book in another post. Confusing what the gospel produces with what the gospel requires will lead either to a sterile works-righteousness on the one hand or to lawlessness in the other.” – Voddie […]

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“True Encouragement”

In Sidlow Baxter’s daily devotional, “Awake My Heart”, he shares this thought on David’s plight and his response in 1 Samuel 30: “Afflictions and trials are sometimes allowed to accumulate without intermission, until it seems as though one more ounce of pressure, and our spirit will snap. Then, just at what seems to be the […]

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He Saved in the Power of the Fact He Would Not Save Himself

G. Campbell Morgan commenting on Mark 15:31 “Though they did not understand it-even the disciples themselves did not understand, but presently the light came, and ever and anon these men who wrote the records reveal in some passing phrase their past ignorance and their new illumination – the truth is this, that all those whom […]

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“Striken, Smitten, and Afflicted”

– by Thomas Kelly 1. Stricken, smitten, and afflicted, See Him dying on the tree! ‘Tis the Christ by man rejected; Yes, my soul, ’tis He, ’tis He! ‘Tis the long-expected Prophet, David’s Son, yet David’s Lord; Proofs I see sufficient of it: ‘Tis the true and faithful Word. 2. Tell me, ye who hear […]

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Waiting for Revival

Here are some comments on preparing and waiting for revival by Arthur Augustus Reese: Some short-sighted people imagine that because as yet there has been no great noise amongst us, nothing has been accomplished-but has the farmer done nothing when he has tilled the ground, and sowed the seed? Are all prayers lost that are […]

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“The Just Estimate of Our Gifts” – A. MacLaren

The just estimate of our gifts which Paul enjoins is needful in order that we may ascertain what God has meant us to be and do, and may neither waste our strength in trying to be some one else, nor hide our talent in the napkin of ignorance or false humility. There is quite as […]

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