Five Rules For Christians

1. Never neglect daily private prayer; and when you pray, remember that God is present, and that He hears your prayers. 2. Never neglect daily private Bible reading; and when you read, remember that God is speaking to you, and that you are to believe and act upon all that He says. 3. Never let a day pass … Continue reading Five Rules For Christians

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Every Moment…Lest We Perish!

We not only need help every day--but every moment! (James Smith, "The Evening Sacrifice; Or, A Help to Devotion" 1859) "Help me, O Lord my God! O save me according to Your mercy." Psalm 109:26 We not only need help every day--but every moment! Our weakness is extreme. Our foes are numerous and mighty. Our duties are difficult and arduous. Our dangers are … Continue reading Every Moment…Lest We Perish!

In All Acts of Worship

“In all acts of worship let us summon our whole nature to the work; let our intellects know God, our wills choose him, our hearts go out after him, our confidence lean on him, our love delight in him, our tongues praise him, and our hands clap for joy in him. Let us worship him … Continue reading In All Acts of Worship

Chastisement is Necessary

If chastisement were not necessary (James Smith, "The Evening Sacrifice; Or, A Help to Devotion" 1859) "No chastening seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it." Hebrews 12:11 Afflictions are always painful--and days of affliction are often gloomy. But as we are … Continue reading Chastisement is Necessary

Follow the Scriptures–Not Man!

"Christian reader, if you value the health of your soul, cease hearing and quit reading all that is lifeless, unctionless, powerless, no matter what prominent or popular name be attached thereto. Life is too short to waste valuable time on that which does not profit. Ninety-nine out of every hundred of the religious books, booklets, … Continue reading Follow the Scriptures–Not Man!

JC Ryle Quotes Continued

J.C. Ryle Gems #7 Nothing so hardens the heart of man--as a barren familiarity with sacred things. Love should be the silver thread that runs through all your conduct! Sicknesses, losses, crosses, anxieties and disappointments--are absolutely needful to keep us humble, watchful and spiritually-minded. They are as needful as the pruning knife to the vine--and the refiner's furnace to the gold. Surely it is … Continue reading JC Ryle Quotes Continued

Beware of the Future

“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 Quotes

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

JC 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