Grace

The Pastor’s Parting Blessing

January 14, 2018

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

October 29, 2017

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

September 13, 2016

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 Oil and the Vessels

January 1, 1970

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

The Upper Hand

January 1, 1970

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

The Test of Taste

October 12, 1890

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

November 10, 1889

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

Grace for Grace

May 19, 1889

Grace for Grace   “Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are f eely given to us of God.”— 1 Corinthians ii. 12.   THE course of our fallen race has been a succession of failures. Whenever there has been an apparent …

1 Corinthians:2:12

Grace Abounding over Abounding Sin

March 4, 1888

Grace Abounding over Abounding Sin   “Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound.”— Romans v. 20.   THE first sentence will serve as a preface; the second sentence will be the actual text.      “Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound.” Man was a sinner before the …

Romans:5:20

Spring-Time in Nature and Grace

May 1, 1887

Spring-Time in Nature and Grace   “For as the rain; cometh clown, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: so shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: …

Isaiah:55:10-12