“Let all beware of deluding themselves with a reliance on the future of this life as likely to afford more enjoyment than their experience of the past…Bickersteth: ‘The young expect to find it when grown up and their own masters. Parents, when their children are settled and provided for. The merchant, when wealth is acquired, … Continue reading Beware of the Future
J.C. Ryle Gems #1 It costs something to be a true Christian. It will cost us our sins, our self-righteousness, our ease and our worldliness! A Christian is a walking sermon. Christians preach far more than a minister does--for they preach all week long! According to the men of the world--few are going to Hell. … Continue reading J C Ryle Quotes
J.C. Ryle Gems #4 To be a Christian--it will cost a man his sins! There is no such thing as 'chance', 'luck', or 'accident' in the Christian journey through this world. Everything is arranged and appointed by God. All things are working together for the believer's good. The standard of the world, and the standard … Continue reading JC Ryle Quotes
We cannot fathom the horrors of that dismal dungeon of lost souls! (Charles Spurgeon) If we give any description of the doom of the impenitent which is at all true to God's Word, those who reject the Scriptures begin to cry out that we have borrowed it from Dante, or taken it from Milton! But … Continue reading The Horrors of Hell
(J.R. Miller) "I do not practice what I want to do--but I do what I hate!" Romans 7:15 Think of the brokenness, the incompleteness, the littleness--of these lives of ours! We get glimpses of beauty in character--which we are not able to attain! We have spiritual longings--which seem to us too great ever to come … Continue reading The Clumsiness of Humanity
(Mary Winslow) "Those who use the things of the world--as if not engrossed in them. For this world in its present form is passing away!" 1 Corinthians 7:31 "The world and its desires pass away--but the man who does the will of God lives forever!" 1 John 2:17 Oh, how uncertain are all events in … Continue reading Are We Anchored to the World?
(J.R. Miller, "Morning Thoughts") "Herod immediately sent an executioner with orders to bring John's head. The man went and beheaded John in the prison." Mark 6:27-28 Jesus knows how His followers can best serve Him. He sent the apostles out to teach and heal. John the Baptist, however--He permitted to be seized, to languish in … Continue reading You Are Immortal!
(Francis Bourdillon, 1864) "They admitted that they were strangers and pilgrims on earth. People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own. If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. Instead, they were longing for a better country--a … Continue reading Heaven is Our Home
(Ralph Venning, "The Plague of Plagues!" 1669) Sin is worse than Hell! Hell is only a punishment--but sin is a crime! The crime is more evil than the punishment. Hell is the punishment for the crime of sin. The very greatness of this punishment--argues the greatness of the crime, and the sinfulness of sin. That … Continue reading THE WORST OF HELL
(John Newton's Letters) My recent journey was very pleasant--but I ought to wish that it was profitable. I have had long experience how little I am able to improve by the most desirable advantages--and how little I am affected by a combination of the greatest mercies. I may express all my complaints in one short … Continue reading I Am a Poor Creature