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Called to Go Unnoticed

whatever you do, do all to the glory of God —1 Corinthians 10:31 In the Scriptures, the great miracle of the incarnation slips into the ordinary life of a child; the great miracle of the transfiguration fades into the demon-possessed valley below; the glory of the resurrection descends into a breakfast on the seashore. This […]

For Shepherds to Butcher

If we look over the prophets [of the Old Testament], we shall find that the rulers are peculiarly guilty: the princes were become mighty oppressors: and when foreign enemies attacked them, unnaturally joined and conspired their ruin! This was a crime of the highest nature. For nothing can be more aggravated than for the shepherds […]

The Value of Traditional Hymns

From the Psalter all the way down to the Reformation, and through subsequent centuries, hymns have been clearly understood by the Lord’s people. They have lifted up the people of God spiritually and intellectually. They have expressed worship, and taught the great truths of the Word. The Bible first, and godly hymns second, have liberated […]

Do You Love The True?

He who does not hate the false does not love the true; and he to whom it is all the same whether it be God’s word or man’s, is himself unrenewed at heart.

“Not called!” Did You Say?

“Not called!” did you say? “Not heard the call,” I think you should say. Put your ear down to the Bible, and hear him bid you go and pull sinners out of the fire of sin. Put your ear down to the burdened, agonized heart of humanity, and listen to its pitiful wail for help. […]

True Religion Is Practical

True religion is always practical, for it does not permit us to delight ourselves in a perfect rule without exciting in us a longing to be conformed to it in our daily lives. A blessing belongs to those who hear and read and understand the word of the Lord; yet is it a far greater […]

I Am Sorry Mr. Modern Man

I am sorry Mr. Modern Man, even your great brain cannot understand miracles, and the sooner you realize that the better. If the gospel were something that you and I could understand it would not be the “glorious gospel of the blessed God”; it would be a philosophy that we dissect and apprehend. But it […]

The Play Room of the Soul

Charles Spurgeon: Did you ever have the light of God brought to bear upon your imagination? Imagination is the ‘play room’ of the soul. Here many a man considers that he is without law. "Surely," says he, "thought is free." The man gloats over sins which he would fear to commit. He finds a pleasure […]

God Must Be First

“He that makes religion his business believes that to fear God with a secondary fear is atheism; that to trust God with a secondary trust is treason; that to honor God with a secondary honor is idolatry; and to love God with a secondary love is adultery; therefore he loves (and fears and trust and […]

The Trifles Which God Gives

“The emperor Augustus, in his great feasts, gave trifles to some–but gold to others. Just so–honors, riches and worldly pleasures are the trifles which God gives to the worst of men. God gives His gold–His special love and grace–only to His people.” – Thomas Brooks, "Heaven on Earth" 1667

Wrong Desires Of The Minister

And do you seek great things for yourself? Seek them not, for behold, I am bringing disaster upon all flesh, declares the LORD. – Jeremiah 45:5 (ESV) Ministers are often desirous of . . . a greater gift in preaching, a readier utterance, a more abundant variety, a more striking delivery than they possess. And […]

Robert Murray M’Cheyne On The Sabbath

“It is a type of heaven when a believer lays aside his pen or loom, brushes aside his worldly cares, leaving them behind him with his weekday clothes, and comes up to the house of God. It is like the morning of the resurrection, the day when we shall come out of great tribulation into […]

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