How To Be Full

C.H. Spurgeon, Morning & Evening, February 10: “I know how to abound.” Philippians 4:12 There are many who know “how to be abased” who have not learned “how to abound.” When they are set upon the top of a pinnacle their heads grow dizzy, and they are ready to fall. The Christian far oftener disgraces […]

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HELL IS PREPARED FOR YOU

The Puritans tell a story of a woman convinced of sin on her death-bed, who lived near Cambridge, who was visited by several ministers, all of whom had great skill in comforting seeking souls. When five or six of them had spoken gently and comfortingly to her, she opened her eyes upon them with a glare, and all […]

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Are You Discontented with God?

Grumble, Grumble In Exodus 15, the Israelites camped by the springs of Elim for several weeks, lingering under the palm trees and taking long drinks of cool water. Then it was time to move on. They were on a spiritual journey—a pilgrimage that reveals the pattern of the Christian life. The spiritual geography of Israel’s […]

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Advice for the Pilgrim

“The Christian life is a pilgrimage.  (Heb. 4:1).  The figure here is not of a race as some suppose, but of a journey through the wilderness.  To bring that pilgrimage to a happy end, take these directions: A.  When the pillar of cloud stands still, stand thou still; when it moves, move thou.  Eye God’s […]

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No Sense of God’s Presence

“The greatest (and most honest) saints have always confessed that they had to walk through many valleys with no sense of God’s presence.  [But] just because you feel that God is absent doesn’t mean He actually is.  Just because you can’t track His footprints doesn’t mean He’s not walking beside you.  If you’re a believer, […]

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Should Christians Keep the Sabbath?

There are many things about Puritan/Reformed theology I whole-heartedly agree with, but keeping the Sabbath is not one of them. This is a good article to explain my position on this issue. In Colossians 2:16-17, the apostle Paul declares, “Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard […]

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