Christ and His Church / vital union

Great is the mystery of godliness

Posted by on May 3, 2021 at 7:29 am

“Great is the mystery of godliness; God was manifest in the flesh.” 1 Timothy 3:16 J.C.Philpot A mystery indeed it is, a great, a deep, an unfathomable mystery; for who can rightly understand how the divine Word, the eternal Son of God, was made flesh, and dwelt among us? “Who shall declare his generation?” (Isa. […]

Your Almighty Friend!

Posted by on March 15, 2021 at 11:47 pm

Your Almighty Friend! (Octavius Winslow, “Christ, the Mighty God”) “He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace!” Isaiah 9:6 Because Jesus is the almighty God, His people have an almighty burden-bearer. We are a burdened people. Every believer carries a burden peculiar to himself. What is your burden, O believer? […]

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 […]

THE WONDROUS RELATIONSHIP

Posted by on March 8, 2021 at 12:19 am

THE WONDROUS RELATIONSHIP John MacDuff “Remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how He said,” “For whoever shall do the will of God — the same is My brother, and My sister, and mother.” — Mark 3:35 As if no solitary earthly type were enough to image forth the love of Jesus, He assembles into […]

It was His own love that fastened Him there!

Posted by on March 8, 2021 at 12:18 am

It was His own love that fastened Him there! (Octavius Winslow, “Morning Thoughts”) “Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should come upon Him.”  John 18:4 His voluntariness was not founded on ignorance. He well knew what the covenant of redemption involved; what stern justice demanded. The entire scene of His humiliation was before Him, in […]

THE SAFE REFUGE

Posted by on March 8, 2021 at 12:17 am

THE SAFE REFUGE John MacDuff “And a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.” Isaiah 32:2 “A man!” This first word forms the key to the precious […]

I am with you always

Posted by on November 17, 2020 at 10:34 am

I am with you always (John MacDuff, “The Christian’s Pathway” 1858) “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. I will help you. I will uphold you with My victorious right hand.” Is. 41:10 The Divine presence is . . .  the believer’s strength […]

God gave the persons of the elect into the hands of his dear Son

Posted by on September 6, 2020 at 10:53 am

“Therefore in all things it behooved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.” Hebrews 2:17 J.C.Philpot God gave the persons of the elect into the hands of his dear Son, […]

THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE

Posted by on August 3, 2020 at 1:31 am

THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE by Don Fortner “And I will give them a heart to know me, that I am the Lord: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God: for they shall return unto me with their whole heart.” — Jeremiah 24:7 There are some men and women in […]

Trust His heart — even when you can’t trace His hand!

Posted by on July 11, 2020 at 11:13 pm

Trust His heart — even when you can’t trace His hand! (John MacDuff, “The Promised Land!” 1859) “And He led them forth by the right way — that they might go to a city of habitation.” Psalm 107:7 God’s thoughts are not as our thoughts — neither are His ways as our ways! This truth […]