Pride Argues Ignorance of SELF

“Patience is better than pride.” Ecclesiastes 7:8 Pride is the opposite of patience. Man is impatient, because he is proud.  Many are proud — who think themselves humble. But let vexations come — have they to bear reproof, to meet the faults, or ignorance of others — and impatience tells the truth; they are proud, not humble!  Pride …

Friends of Jesus

“This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends. 14 You are My friends if you do what I command you. 15 No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave …

Justification and Sanctification

Justification and sanctification, gifts of grace, go together as if tied by an inseparable bond, so that if anyone tries to separate them, he is, in a sense, tearing Christ to pieces. Sanctification doesn’t just flow from justification, so that one produces the other. Both come from the same Source. Christ justifies no one whom …

Jesus is God

John MacArthur preaches in John 5:17-24. If you do not believe in the unique deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, you are not a Christian, whatever else you may be. We are not looking at a good Man only, we are not interested merely in the greatest Teacher the world has ever seen; we are …

What is Repentance?

Repentance means that you realize that you are a guilty, vile sinner in the presence of God, that you deserve the wrath and punishment of God, that you are hell-bound. It means that you begin to realize that this thing called sin is in you, that you long to get rid of it, and that …

True Faith

In the divine scheme of salvation, the doctrine of faith is central. Every benefit flowing from the atonement of Christ comes to the individual through the gateway of faith. We dare take nothing for granted concerning it. For a number of years, my heart has been troubled over the doctrine of faith as it is …

Good Advice or Good News?

In many American churches, the Good News of what Jesus Christ has accomplished for us has been replaced with Good Advice about what we can do for God. We have replaced the proclamation of Christ and Him crucified with an easy-listening legalism of “do more and try harder.” In this message, Dr. R.C. Sproul explains …

Fellowship With Christ

What the sun is to the day, what the moon is to the night, what the dew is to the flower, such is Jesus Christ to us. What bread is to the hungry, clothes to the naked, the shadow of a great rock to the traveler in a weary land, such is Jesus Christ to …

What God Thinks of Us

One of the most important questions we can ask ourselves, is what God thinks of us. One has pointed out that in every man, there are four different men: the man whom the neighbors see, the man whom one’s family sees, the man whom the person himself sees, and the man whom God sees. The …

Be Sure Your Sin Will Find You Out!

I was reading in the Old Testament, in Numbers, when I came across this verse. Numbers 32:23, But if you will not do so, behold, you have sinned against the Lord, and be sure your sin will find you out. In the context of this verse is a caution for the tribes of Reuben and …