Tag Archives: Christ Jesus

From Victory to Victory

What do you need that God has not provided, and will not provide? And what has God provided, that you do not need—even the temptations? “Ignorance of the providence of God is the cause of all impatience.” If we can just keep before our eyes, in our present knowledge, this truth—that God our Father provides […]

Instead of Me

Many years ago, I was walking with a friend along the pleasant banks of a Scottish river, in one of the early months of summer, when the trees had just begun to show their fresh verdure and to offer us a shade from the sun. A man in rags came up to us begging. We […]

The Hand of Faith

“The action of faith is in Scripture represented to us not merely by that of the eye; it is also represented by that of the hand. When Scripture speaks of the believing Christian as “apprehending,” or “laying hold on” Christ our Lord, it implies that faith is a hand as well as an eye; that […]

Striving Toward Spiritual Perfection

Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect, but I press on so that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus. Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what […]

Our Work in Sanctification

Therefore we also have as our ambition, whether at home or absent, to be pleasing to Him. – 2 Corinthians 5:9 It was the Apostle Paul’s desire, ambition, and teaching that whether in this world or the next, that he –as well as ourselves – would strive, labor or work to please the Lord with […]

Joy in Christ Crucified

  The late Lady Colquhoun was one who knew the preciousness and power of resting on Christ Jesus alone for peace, comfort, and salvation, and from personal experience she was “able to teach others also.” Writing to a young friend, she gave this excellent counsel: “As well in our winters as our summers the foundation […]

Life in A Bean Field

  ( A re-post…because the battle with sin still rages for all truly in Christ. – JT ) Today I stepped outside to enjoy the coolness of the morning and there is not a cloud in the sky. It is quiet and the day has begun in a spectacular way. Simply gorgeous. The only thing […]

Christian Martyrdom or Christ?

In the Islamic religion, martyrdom is sought after. According to that false religion, it is a great honor and brings much glory. It is thus encouraged. This martyrdom, or (shahada) is closely related to jihad, or holy struggle. The Islamic concept of mediation and intercession (shafa’a) goes far beyond mere spiritual mediation and includes the […]

You Are Not Your Own

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body. – I Corinthians 6:19,20 (NASV) The body of every individual […]

John MacArthur’s Other Gospel

“And I will pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and of supplication, so that they will look on Me whom they have pierced; and they will mourn for Him, as one mourns for an only son, and they will weep bitterly over Him, like […]

A Puritan’s Prayer: Divine Mercies

Thou Eternal God, Thine is surpassing greatness, unspeakable goodness, super-abundant grace; I can as soon count the sands of ocean’s ‘lip’ as number Thy favours towards me; I know but a part – but that part exceeds all praise. I thank Thee for personal mercies, a measure of health, preservation of body, comforts of house […]

But We Glory In Christ Jesus (Philippians 3:3)

A most timely reminder from Bro. Bob Jennings: You want a simple definition of a Christian, a true Christian?  He is one who glories, who boasts, who rejoices in Christ Jesus.  His glory is not ambition, work, women, hobby, house, nor hunting trips.  One dear old lady, whenever convenient, would bring the conversation around to […]

A Neglected Aspect of the Doctrine of Election

“At this point attention must be called to an aspect of election which is sometimes neglected by those who confess that doctrine. Most certainly election is unto salvation, but Scripture teaches no less emphatically that it is unto service. In fact, salvation and services are inseparable. Salvation is unto service. The members of Christ’s church […]

The Honor of Believers

For it stands in Scripture: “Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a cornerstone chosen and precious, and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.” So the honor is for you who believe, but for those who do not believe, “The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone,” and […]

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