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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 …

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 Hope Of Our Calling Is…

I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you will know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. These are in accordance with …

The Mercy Of God

“I trust in the mercy of God forever and ever!” Psalm 52:8 Meditate a little on the mercy of God. It is tender mercy. With gentle, loving touch, He heals the broken in heart, and binds up their wounds. He is as gracious in the manner of His mercy — as in the matter of it. It is great mercy. There is nothing little in God; His …

Bring Books!

When you come bring the cloak which I left at Troas with Carpus, and the books, especially the parchments. 2 Timothy 4:13 If he will speak without premeditation or pretend to do so, and never produce what they call a dish of dead men’s brains–oh, that is the preacher! How rebuked are they by the …

What is Selfishness?

Who are you that everything should happen just as you wish? Should the weather be fine simply because you want it to be so when a thousand fields are gasping for rain? Should you have the channels of trade turned in your direction when, if that were the case, scores of others would be beggared? …

For The Glory Of God

Never is life more ennobled than when we do all things as unto God. This makes drudgery sublime and links the poorest menial with the brightest angel. Seraphs serve God in heaven, and you and I may serve him in the pulpit or in the kitchen, and be as accepted as they are. Brethren, Christian …

Salvation: What A Great Word!

What a great word that word “salvation” is! It includes the cleansing of our conscience from all past guilt, the delivery of our soul from all those propensities to evil which now so strongly predominate in us; it takes in, in fact, the undoing of all that Adam did. Salvation is the total restoration of …

God Says They Are True

I believe certain doctrines because God says they are true; and the only authority I have for their truth is the Word of God. I receive such and such doctrines, not because I can prove them to be compatible with reason, not because my judgment accepts them, but because God says they are true. Now, …

Praise be to God (Laus Deo)

Meditate, dear friends, upon the whole range of God’s works in Creation and Providence. There was a period when God dwelt alone — and creatures were not. In that time before all time, when there was no day but “The Ancient of Days,” when matter and created mind were alike unborn, and even space was …