Christ and His Church / vital union

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 […]

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, […]