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Hope Is

Saturday, September 12th, 2015

Hope is a virgin of a fair and clear countenance; her proper seat is upon the earth, her proper object is in heaven. Faith is her attorney-general, prayer her solicitor, patience her physician, charity her almoner, thankfulness her treasure, confidence her vice-admiral, the promise of God her anchor, peace her chair of state, and eternal […]

On Controversy

Sunday, July 5th, 2015

A minister who was about to publish an article criticizing a fellow minister for errors in his theology, wrote to John Newton of his intention. Newton’s reply was meant to reference controversies in theology, but I find it to be helpful for many of life’s controversies. Dear Sir, As you are likely to be engaged […]

My Politics

Saturday, July 4th, 2015

from Letters of John Newton, 1778 The whole system of my politics is summed up in this one verse, The Lord reigns. Let the nations tremble. –Psalm 99:1 The times look awfully dark indeed, and as the clouds grow thicker, the stupidity of the nation seems proportionally to increase. If the Lord had not a […]

He deals in flour by day and in soot by night

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

C.H. Spurgeon Morning and Evening June 23 Morning Ephraim is a cake not turned. –Hosea 7:8 A cake not turned is uncooked on one side; and so Ephraim was, in many respects, untouched by divine grace: though there was some partial obedience, there was very much rebellion left. My soul, I charge thee, see whether […]

The infinite tenderness of Jesus

Sunday, May 17th, 2015

by Charles Spurgeon He will feed His flock like a shepherd. He will carry the lambs in His arms, holding them close to His heart. He will gently lead the mother sheep with their young. Isaiah 40:11 Who is He of whom such gracious words are spoken? He is The Good Shepherd. Why does He […]

The thoughts make the face

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

by J.R. Miller, The Face of the Master His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance! Revelation 1:16 We have no picture of Jesus Christ. The paintings of Him which artists have given us are only their conceptions of His appearance. None of these paintings, however noble and worthy they may be, […]

Let us cry, then, for special strength

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

C.H. Spurgeon April 16 Evening Meditation Exodus 17:8-13 Now Amalek came and fought with Israel in Rephidim. And Moses said to Joshua, “Choose us some men and go out, fight with Amalek. Tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in my hand.” So Joshua did as Moses […]

Lord, end my winter, and let my spring begin

Monday, April 6th, 2015

C.H. Spurgeon Morning and Evening Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion? –Job 38:31 If inclined to boast of our abilities, the grandeur of nature may soon show us how puny we are. We cannot move the least of all the twinkling stars, or quench so much as […]

You have lately been in the furnace

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Letters of John Newton Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. John 16:33 Dear friend, You have lately been in the furnace and are now brought safely out. I hope you have much to say of the grace, care, and skill of the great Refiner, who watched over you, and that you […]

People with sore and bruised hearts

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Dr. James Russell Miller (1840 – 1912) was one of the most popular Christian authors of his age. He wrote more than 60 books and pamphlets. He served as a pastor for several decades in Pennsylvania and Illinois and as Editorial Superintendent of the Presbyterian Board of Publication. Several of his books have been reprinted […]

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