Christ and His Church / vital union

I Plead the Merits of Christ

Posted by on June 2, 2024 at 10:02 am

I Plead the Merits of Christ Remember, Lord, the blood and sweatOf Him Who more than paid my debt.Remember Christ upon the tree,And now be merciful to me. Remember how that Jesus bledIn this poor, guilty sinners stead.He bore your wrath and curse for meIn His own body on the tree. A perfect righteousness He […]


Posted by on April 21, 2024 at 11:23 am

OUR LORD’S PRAYER FOR US “I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou has given me;  for they are Thine” – John 17:9 The prayer of the believer’s High Priest is like all His redeeming work, effectual, particular and satisfying to God.  The intercession of the Lord Jesus Christ […]

Love made Perfect

Posted by on April 17, 2024 at 11:01 pm

“Herein is Our Love made Perfect” 1 John 4:17 “Herein is our love made perfect.” Those words, as suggested by our translators in the margin of our Bible, might be better translated, “Herein is his love with us made perfect.”       John is not talking about us loving God perfectly or loving one another perfectly. […]

Coming up from the wilderness

Posted by on October 17, 2022 at 9:55 am

Coming up from the wilderness (J. C. Philpot, “Coming up from the Wilderness” 1857) Who is this that cometh up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved?Song of Solomon 8:5 To come up from the wilderness, is to come up outof OURSELVES; for we are ourselves the wilderness.It is our wilderness heart that makes the worldwhat it is to […]

We Love Him

Posted by on October 11, 2022 at 12:57 pm

“We Love Him” 1 John 4:19 We readily acknowledge that God’s love for us precedes our love for him. “The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee” (Jeremiah 31:3). His love is without beginning, without cause, without change, […]

Circumcision of the Heart

Posted by on March 6, 2022 at 6:26 am

Circumcision of the Heart      Physical circumcision is the cutting away of flesh. Religious circumcision is when men either cut out of their lives fleshly pleasures, or look to fleshly things in hopes of earning favor with God. It is man’s desire to make a fair show in the flesh to avoid suffering persecution for […]

“Christ Is All!”

Posted by on March 6, 2022 at 6:24 am

“Christ Is All!”        Colossians 3:11 It is not possible for any mortal to comprehend the full scope of those three words, but here are ten statements that might help to enlarge our understanding of them. After you have read this brief article, carefully study each statement, asking God the Holy Spirit to seal these words […]

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 […]