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Blundering & stumbling on in darkness

Posted by on March 22, 2021 at 9:51 am

Blundering & stumbling on in darkness J.C.Philpot After the Lord has quickened our souls, for a time we often go blundering on, not knowing there is a Jesus. We think that the way of life is to keep God’s commandments—obey the law—cleanse ourselves from sin—reform our lives—cultivate universal holiness in thought, word, and action—and so […]

Why do we love Him?

Posted by on March 15, 2021 at 11:41 pm

Why do we love Him? Spurgeon, “THE CHURCH’S LOVE TO HER LOVING LORD” Because before this round earth ever was fashioned between the palms of the great Creator- before he had painted the rainbow, or hung out the lights of the sun and moon, Christ’s delights were with us. He foresaw us and he knew […]

When the creature failed, he flew to the Creator!

Posted by on March 15, 2021 at 11:39 pm

When the creature failed, he flew to the Creator! (Charles Spurgeon) “Help, Lord! For the godly are no more.” Psalm 12:1 The prayer itself is remarkable, for it is short, seasonable, pithy, and suggestive. David mourned the fewness of godly men, and therefore lifted up his heart in supplication. When the creature failed, he flew […]

In everything give thanks

Posted by on February 28, 2021 at 11:58 pm

“In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” 1 Thess. 5:18 The Lord is working all things after the counsel of His own will. Knowing then that He Who is all wise, all powerful and merciful toward His people is working everything for His glory and the good […]

God’s conscious comforting presence!

Posted by on February 28, 2021 at 11:55 pm

God’s conscious comforting presence!Octavius Winslow, “Beginning the Year with Jesus”Then Moses said to him, “If Your Presencedoes not go with us, do not send us up fromhere…..” Exodus 33:15 What a needed and solemn petition! God’s presence, going with us! Such is theresponse of every true God fearing, Christloving heart. The believer has learned tounderstand […]

Zion is the seat of all gospel blessings.

Posted by on August 26, 2020 at 11:33 am

“They will ask the way to Zion and turn their faces toward it. They will come and bind themselves to the Lord in an everlasting covenant that will not be forgotten.” Jeremiah 50:5 J.C.Philpot Zion is the seat of all gospel blessings. In it is laid “the precious corner-stone” (Isaiah 28:16); in it is “placed […]

Confirming the souls of the disciples

Posted by on March 15, 2020 at 11:14 am

J.C.Philpot “Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.” Acts 14:22 The very word “confirm” implies that the souls of Christ’s disciples need strengthening. If there were no temptations to try, no sharp sorrows to grieve, […]

Rest, Rest

Posted by on January 10, 2020 at 4:21 am

-Spurgeon, “Rest, Rest” “Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me;for I am meek and lowly in heart…” Matthew 11:29 If I actively labor for Christ I can only find rest in the labor,by possessing the meek spirit of my Lord. For if I go forth to labor for Christ without a meek spirit,I […]

GOD’S ELECT IN PUBLIC ASSEMBLY

Posted by on November 3, 2019 at 10:56 am

GOD’S ELECT IN PUBLIC ASSEMBLY Since the days of the apostles I see them. All around the world I see them. Some are Jews and some are Gentiles; some are employers and some employees; some are prosperous and well to do and some are poor and hardly make do; some hold degrees in education and […]

Even your own relatives think you are almost insane

Posted by on September 29, 2019 at 10:31 am

Even your own relatives think you are almost insane (J. C. Philpot, “The Abiding Comforter” 1858) “The Spirit of truth. The world cannot receive Him,because it neither sees Him nor knows Him.”John 14:17 The world—that is, the world dead in sin, and theworld dead in profession—men destitute of the lifeand power of God—must have something […]