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Life Is Very Short

…but a great deal may be done. While I admonish you to remember the certainty, let me urge you to reflect upon the uncertainty of it, as far as you are concerned. You may live another twenty, thirty, or forty years–or you may not live as many seconds! You may be spared for the next …

Arminians Can’t Pray About Free Will

and you are unwilling to come to Me so that you may have life. John 5:40 But I tell you what will be the best proof of that; it is the great fact that you never did meet a Christian in your life who ever said he came to Christ without Christ coming to him. …

God’s Sovereign Grace

The power which saves a sinner is not the power of man. The power of man must die, for its only use is to stand out as far as it is able against the power of God; for the carnal mind is enmity against God, and is not reconciled to God, neither indeed can be. …

Grace and the Substitutionary Work of Jesus

“But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they.” Acts 15:11 Peter would give no countenance to such false prophets! No, he would faithfully testify that man is dead in sin, and life’s a gift–that man is lost–utterly fallen and undone. He speaks in his …

The Sweet Pillow of God’s Providence

Cheer up, then, heir of grace! What is thy trial? Has providence brought it upon thee? If so, unerring wisdom will deliver thee from it. What is it thou art now exercised upon? As truly as thou art alive, God will remove it. Dost thou think God’s cloudy pillar would ever lead thee to a …

Being Bold For Christ

Any man’s tongue is swift in telling good things, at least it ought to be, or where else is humanity? We are glad enough to tell you glad tidings of good things, but he that is to be useful must be willing to speak unpleasant things. Brothers and Sisters, are you ready when you meet …

The Lord’s Day

God has, in great mercy, given us a day, on day in seven, wherein to rest, and to think of holy things. There were seven days that God had in the week. He said, “Take six, and use them in your business.” No, we must have the seventh as well. It is as if one, …

Christian Trials

“Until the time that his word came: the Word of the Lord tried him.” Psalm 105:19 Trial in the Christian Church is the Lord’s refining pot which is never off the fire. It has this excellent effect that it separates the precious from the vile. As long as the Church exists I suppose she will …

Christian Honesty

Every Christian, it seems to me, should be more scrupulous than other men in his dealings. He must never swerve from the path of integrity. He should never say, “It is the custom: it is perfectly understood in the trade.” Let the Christian remember that custom cannot sanction wrong, and that its being “understood” is …

The Doctrine of Election

Now, you that do not believe in the Doctrine of Election, but kick at it and bite your lips at the mention of it, listen to this! God gave fallen angels no Savior, no Gospel, no space for repentance–yet He gives these to men–why is this? What reason was there? Can you conceive one? Why …