Perseverence / trials – of Believers

A mystery to yourself

Posted by admin on October 4, 2016 at 10:36 am

A mystery to yourself “I find then, the law that, to me, while I desire to do good, evil is present.” Romans 7:21 Are you not often a mystery to yourself? Warm one moment— cold the next! Abasing yourself one hour—exalting yourself the following! Loving the world, full of it, steeped up to your head in [...]

NO MORE CURSE

Posted by admin on November 10, 2015 at 12:47 am

Revelation 22:3 And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him. And there shall be. . . It is the delight of the believer, on the authority of the word of God, to think on what shall be. [...]

All trials, all temptations, all strippings, all emptyings

Posted by admin on October 24, 2015 at 9:53 am

All trials, all temptations, all strippings, all emptyings The very trials and afflictions, and the sore temptations through which God’s family pass, all eventually endear Christ to them. And depend upon it, if you are a child of God, you will sooner or later, in your travels through this wilderness, find your need of Jesus as “able [...]

And they came to Elim

Posted by admin on October 24, 2015 at 9:42 am

“And they came to Elim, where were twelve wells of water, and threescore and ten palm trees; and they encamped there by the waters.” Exodus 15:27 A great wilderness lay between Israel and Canaan; a vast unfriendly, harsh land that stretched out before them across which they could not survive without the presence and power of [...]

DOCTRINES OF GRACE OR DOCTRINE OF GRACE?

Posted by admin on March 28, 2015 at 10:32 am

If total depravity, unconditional election, limited atonement, irresistible grace, and the perseverance of the saints make up what is called the doctrines of grace, they are just that: doctrines. It is not without significance that every time the word “doctrines” is used in Scripture, it always refers to false doctrine. Doctrines do not grip my [...]

THE LITTLE WHILE

Posted by admin on March 7, 2015 at 8:56 am

THE LITTLE WHILE “In just a little while I will be gone, and you won’t see me anymore. Then, just a little while after that, you will see me again.” —John. 16:16 Long seem the moments when we are separated from the friend we love. An absent brother—how his return is looked and longed for! [...]

THE WIND TEMPERED

Posted by admin on October 30, 2011 at 11:25 am

THE WIND TEMPERED “This is the resting place, let the weary rest; and this is the place of repose”— “He stays (restrains) His rough wind in the day of the east wind.” Isaiah 27:8 This is a sheltering verse to those who, in a figurative sense, are exposed to the swoop of the hot desert wind. [...]

The great fish college!

Posted by admin on October 1, 2011 at 8:26 am

The great fish college! The following is from Spurgeon’s sermon, “The Perseverance of the Saints” #872. Phil.1:6. Along the road from sin to heaven, from the first leaving of the swine trough of sin, right up to the joyful entrance into the eternal banquet, and the music and dancing of glorified spirits, every step we take [...]

Gospel Distinctives

Posted by admin on July 13, 2011 at 3:07 am

Gospel Distinctives by Don Fortner. I know that the things we believe and preach, place us in direct conflict with the religious world around us. That really shouldn’t surprise us. When our Lord Jesus told the religious leaders of his day the things I am about to tell you, they started grabbing rocks to stone [...]