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What Is ‘Joy in the Holy Spirit’?

and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. – Romans 5:5 The Spirit of God does not work ‘in vacuo’. He glorifies Christ. He works through the propitiation, interpreting, revealing and applying it. If we think of […]

Grace! Grace! Marvelous Grace!

The Lord turned and looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how He had told him, “Before a rooster crows today, you will deny Me three times.”  And he went out and wept bitterly. – Luke 22:61, 62 After that look from our Lord Jesus, I can almost guarantee you Peter […]

September 16

The Pursuit of Blessedness

The blessedness which is thus set before us we must aim at, but we must not think to obtain it without earnest effort…  The way of perfect obedience is not learned in a day; there must be precept upon precept, line upon line, and after efforts long enough to be compared with the 176 verses […]


C.H. Spurgeon: “God Himself, at one time, seemed to be against us: the ten great cannon of His Law were turned against our walls; all heaven and earth mustered for battle; God Himself was against us, at least, so conscience reported from her look-out. But, now, at this moment, having believed in Jesus Christ, we […]

Joy of Stats: 200 Countries, 200 Years in 4 Minutes

“Hans Rosling’s famous lectures combine enormous quantities of public data with a sport’s commentator’s style to reveal the story of the world’s past, present and future development. Now he explores stats in a way he has never done before – using augmented reality animation. In this spectacular section of ‘The Joy of Stats’ he tells […]

The Happiest Man in the World

Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having […]

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 […]

Christ Magnified, the Apostle Paul’s Joy

“According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death”; (Philippians 1:20). Paul’s joy was caused by Christ being magnified.  This concept reminds the Bible […]

Good Doctor, Bad Medicine

In an earlier post I mentioned I was reading a book by the good doctor, Martyn Lloyd-Jones called ‘Joy Unspeakable.’ The subtitle is ‘Power & Renewal in the Holy Spirit’. Of course, the entire book deals with seeking a ‘second blessing’ and baptism with the Spirit, so the subtitle is a little misleading if you […]

Contentment and The Mercies of God

We should consider, in all our wants and inclinations to discontent, the greatness of the mercies that we have, and the meanness of the things we lack. The things we lack, if we are godly, are things of very small moment in comparison to the things we have, and the things we have are things […]

Merry Hearts

C.H. Spurgeon: “And Mary said, My soul does magnify the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.”  – Luke 1:46, 47. Observe, this morning, the sacred joy of Mary that you may imitate it. This is a season when all men expect us to be joyous. We compliment each other with the […]

Filled With The Spirit

Baptism or Filling?

October 14

Martyn Lloyd-Jones: Joy & Conviction of Sin

There are certain simple principles about which we must be quite clear before we can ever hope to enjoy this Christian salvation. The first is conviction of sin. We must be absolutely clear about our sinfulness. Here I follow the method of the Apostle Paul and raise an imaginary objection. I imagine someone saying at […]


"Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and, let us run with patience the race that is set before us" (Heb. 12:1). There are weights which are not sins in themselves, but which become distractions and stumbling blocks in our Christian progress. One of the worst of […]

Christ Is Worth Trading Everything For

This is a powerful excerpt dealing with the Lordship of Christ. Tim is preaching out of Matthew13:44 about the man who in his joy went and sold everything he had for the most valuable treasure. Oh my friends that treasure is Christ! – IBH   Here is the full sermon, Treasure Found!

What If The Bible Said “No Sports On Sundays!”

“Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day is a Sabbath of solemn rest, a holy convocation. You shall do no work. It is a Sabbath to the LORD in all your dwelling places.” – Leviticus 23:3 What would you do if the Bible, because of the Sabbath, forbid the watching of […]

Happiness, Peace & Comfort Of The Saints

The saints of old have always placed their happiness, peace, and comfort in their perfect and complete justification, rather than in their imperfect and incomplete sanctification . . . that text is worthy to be written in letters of gold: "I will greatly rejoice in the Lord," saith the sound believer, "my soul shall be […]

You’re As Old As You Feel

This couple, married 62 years, has still got it. He’ll be 90 this year, but when he and his wife walked into the Mayo Clinic for a checkup and spotted a piano…well, this impromptu performance speaks for itself. God bless ‘em.  🙂

How To Live A Miserable Christian Life

Below you will find a series of links and points written by Erik Raymond. Intentionally written with a smidge of sarcasm, Erik describes the series as “sarcastic axioms that I regularly retreat to in order to calibrate my own affections with what is revealed and desired by God Himself.” – Joel Here are the links […]

A Puritan’s Prayer: Service & Equipment

    THOU GOD OF MY END, Thou hast given me a fixed disposition     to go forth and spend my life for Thee; If it be Thy will let me proceed in it;     if not, then revoke my intentions. All I want in life is such circumstances     as may best enable me […]

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