No Fruit, No Conversion

Let it be a settled principle in our religion that when a person brings forth no fruits of the Spirit, they do not have the Holy Spirit within them. Let us resist as a deadly error the common idea, that all baptized people are born again, and that all members of the Church have the […]

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Your True Character Exposed

Let it be a settled principle with us, never to be satisfied with mere outward church-membership. We may be inside the net, and yet not be in Christ. The waters of baptism are poured on myriads who are never washed in the water of life. The bread and wine are eaten and drunk by thousands […]

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The Fruits and Effects He Produces

(J.C. Ryle, “The Holy Spirit“) “When He comes, He will convict the world about sin, righteousness, and judgment.” (John 16:8) Where the Holy Spirit is, there will always be deep conviction of sin–and true repentance for it. It is His special office to convict of sin. He shows the exceeding holiness of God. He teaches […]

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Training Children To Pray

“Parents, if you love your children, do all that lies in your power to train them up to a habit of prayer. Show them how to begin. Tell them what to say. Encourage them to persevere. Remind them if they become careless and slack about it. Let it not be your fault, at any rate, […]

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Be Patient and Endure

We must run with patience, or we shall never obtain. There may be many things we cannot understand, much that the flesh could perhaps wish otherwise, but let us endure unto the end, and all shall be made clear, and God’s arrangements shall be proved best. Think not to have your reward on earth, do […]

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No True Happiness Without Christ

The plain truth is, that without Christ there is no happiness in this world! He alone can give the Comforter who abides forever. He is the sun — without Him, men never feel warm. He is the light — without Him, men are always in the dark. He is the bread — without Him, men are always starving. He is the living […]

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Counterfeit Sanctification

“Let us beware of any hope that does not exercise a sanctifying influence over our hearts, lives, tastes, conduct, and conversation. It is a hope that never came down from above. It is mere base metal, and counterfeit coin. It lacks the mint-stamp of the Holy Ghost, and will never pass current in heaven. “A […]

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