Grace

The Pastor’s Parting Blessing

Jan 14

The Pastor's Parting Blessing   "The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen."—Romans 16:24        The Christian is a man of generous actions, but his wishes go far beyond his deeds. Where he cannot be beneficent he is benevolent. If he cannot actually accomplish good for all, yet he anxiously desires it. If …

Romans:16:24

Dagon’s Ups and Downs

Oct 29

DAGON’S UPS AND DOWNS. “When the Philistines took the ark of God, they brought it into the house of Dagon, and set it by Dagon. And when they of Ashdod arose early on the morrow, behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the earth before the ark of the Lord. And they took Dagon, and set him in …

1 Samuel:5:2-4

13 Spurgeon Quotes for Fighting Sin and Shame

Sep 13

Charles Spurgeon’s ministry was marked by physical and mental wounds. But there was a deeper grief – a sharper barb – that stung the preacher and his people: sin and shame. “I had rather pass through seven years of the most wearisome pain, and the most languishing sickness, than I would ever again pass through the terrible discovery …

The Upper Hand

Jan 01

The Upper Hand   “For sin shall not have dominion over you : for ye are not under the law, but under grace.”— Romans vi. 14.   WHAT a golden sentence! But does it not begin with a hard word? A sad and sorrowful note is sounded in that word “sin.” ’Twas sin that blighted Eden and drove our …

Romans:6:14

Prevenient Grace

Jan 01

Prevenient Grace   “When it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, and called me by his grace, to reveal his Son in me.”—Galatians 1:15.   You all know the story of the apostle Paul; he had been a persecutor, and went armed with letters to Damascus, to hail men and women, and drag them to prison. …

Galatians:1:15

The Oil and the Vessels

Jan 01

The Oil and the Vessels   “And it came to pass, when the vessels were full, that she said unto her son, Bring me yet a vessel. And he said unto her, There is not a vessel more. And the oil stayed.”— 2 Kings iv. 6.   So long as there were vessels to be filled the miraculous flow …

2 Kings:4:6

Grace Reviving Israel

Jan 01

Grace Reviving Israel   "I will be as the dew unto Israel: he shall grow as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon. His branches shall spread, and his beauty shall be as the olive tree, and his smell as Lebanon. They that dwell under his shadow shall return; they shall revive as the corn, …

Hosea:14:5-7

Grace—The One Way of Salvation

Jan 01

Grace—The One Way of Salvation   “But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they.” — Acts 15:11.   You who are conversant with Scripture, will recollect that these are the words of the apostle Peter. Paul and Barnabas had been preaching the gospel among the Gentiles with great …

Acts:15:11

The Test of Taste

Oct 12

The Test of Taste   “If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.”— 1 Peter ii.3.     I THINK there can be very little doubt that Peter is here quoting from Psalm xxxiv. 8: “O taste and see that the Lord is good.” As I read you the chapter just now, I could not help …

1 Peter:2:3

The Drought of Nature, the Rain of Grace, and the Lesson Therefrom

Nov 10

The Drought of Nature, The Rain of Grace, and the Lesson Therefrom   “And their nobles have sent their little ones to the waters: they came to the pits, and found no water; they returned with their vessels empty; they were ashamed and confounded, and covered their heads. Because the ground is chapt, for there was no …

Jeremiah:14:3-4 & 22