Perseverance

13 Spurgeon Tips for Making the Most of Your Life

Jul 20

Do you ever feel like you’re wasting your life? Christian history is packed full of people who decided to make the most of their time in this world:     John Calvin was 26 years old when he wrote the Institutes of the Christian Religion. David Brainerd was 29 years old when he died for his faith as a missionary. Jim …

Christians Kept in the Time and Glorified in Eternity

Jan 01

Christians Kept in the Time and Glorified in Eternity   "Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, to the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.”—Jude 24-25.    OMITTING all preface, …

Jude:24-25

The Eye- A Similitude

Jan 01

The Eye- A Similitude   “Keep me as the apple of the eye.” — Psalm xvii. 8.   THIS prayer is fall of meaning, and is the outflow of a well-instructed mind. It is no parrot cry, but the upleaping of a living desire from a grace-taught and thoughtful heart. The man knows something of himself who sincerely offers …

Psalms:17:8

The Pilgrim’s Longings

Jan 01

The Pilgrim's Longings   "And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned. But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city."—Hebrews 11:15-16     …

Hebrews:11:15-16

Prospect—”He Will Keep”

Jan 01

Prospect—“He Will Keep”   “And now I am no more In the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are. While I was with them in the world, I kept them in …

John:17:11-12

The Watchword for To-day: “Stand Fast”

Apr 17

The Watchword for To-day: "Stand Fast"   “For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself. Therefore, …

Philippians:3:20-4:1

The Final Perseverance of the Saints

Jun 24

The Final Perseverance of the Saints   “The righteous also shall hold on his way.” — Job xvii. 9.   THE man who is righteous before God has a way of his own. It is not the way of the flesh, nor the way of the world; it is a way marked out for him by the divine command, …

Job:17:9

Labouring and Not Fainting

Sep 08

Labouring and Not Fainting   “For my name’s sake thou hast laboured and hast not fainted.” — Rev. ii. 3.   THE Lord Jesus Christ never removes his eyes from his Church. He notes everything that concerns her, observing not merely the life of her members but their soul’s health, and not merely their health, but the way in …

Revelation:2:3

Perseverance Without Presumption

Mar 07

Perseverance Without Presumption   “I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.”— John x. 28.   THOSE of you who were present last Thursday evening will remember that I spoke then upon the necessity of “holding fast the beginning of our confidence steadfast unto the end,” …

John:10:28

The Perseverance of the Saints

May 23

The Perseverance of the Saints   “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.”  — Philippians 1:6.   THE dangers which attend the spiritual life are of the most appalling character. The life of a Christian is a series of miracles. See …

Philippians:1:6