The strong consolation which assurance can give in the hour of death is a point of great importance. We may depend on it, we shall never think assurance so precious as when our turn comes to die. In that awful hour there are few believers who do not find out the value and privilege of … Continue reading Our Assurance in the Hour of Death
How would you respond in these situations? 1. A preacher and his wife are very, very poor. They already have 14 kids. Now she finds out she is pregnant with the 15th. They’re living in tremendous poverty. Considering their poverty and the excessive world population, would you consider recommending she get an abortion? 2. The … Continue reading An Interesting Quiz
Words of wisdom from Charles H. Spurgeon: If any man thinks ill of you, do not be angry with him, for you are worse than he thinks you to be. If he charges you falsely on some point, yet be satisfied, for if he knew you better he might change the accusation, and you would be … Continue reading You’re Worse Than You Think You Are
How very true!
What an unspeakable blessing it is to be allowed to lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty, free from the tempests which have tossed the barks of so many good men, of whom David was but a sample. But let us not forget that a calm which puts us to sleep may be more fatal than a storm which keeps us wide awake. David was in more danger when he was attracted by the beauty of Bathsheba, then when Saul was pursuing him in the wilderness.
–William S. Plumer Psalms p. 640
When a man is disrespected it is as if the muscles were being ripped from his bones. When a woman is not loved, it is like her head has been brought low and her hair shaved off. Fighting can occur when a man is disrespected or a woman does not feel loved. But, when one … Continue reading Eliminate Fighting in Your Marriage
We live in such a beauteous and pleasant world--we are so surrounded with so much that is smiling and mirthful--that if we were not often obliged to taste of sickness or trial or disappointments--we would soon forget our heavenly home and pitch our tents permanently in this Sodom. Therefore it is that God's people pass through great tribulations; therefore it … Continue reading God’s Responsible For Your Trials
Have we ourselves repented? This, after all, is the question that concerns us most. It is well to know what the apostles taught. It is well to be familiar with the whole system of Christian doctrine. But it is far better to know repentance by experience and to feel it inwardly in our own hearts. … Continue reading Have You Experienced Repentance?
Salvation is undoubtedly all of grace. It is offered freely in the Gospel to the chief of sinners, without money and without price. “By grace are you saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God–not of works, lest any man should boast.” (Eph. 2:8-9) But all who accept this great … Continue reading The Cross of Doctrine and Practice
Wonderful reminder….to God be all glory!
God can preserve us in the midst of the direst hazards. Neither on purpose nor in resources is God ever wanting to his faithful children. The danger cannot be so great, that in it help may not be had from God. No man knows what plots may now be laid against his person, or name, or life, and it is not necessary that he should, for his defense is not in himself but in another. God can so overrule and outwit the devices of our enemies that they shall either adopt foolish measures or he will defeat their wise counsels. He can do either. He has often done both.
–William S. Plumer. Psalms. P. 639