Christian Love 5: He Makes Peace

By Hugh Binning Now the special exercises and operations of these graces are in the 13th verse,"forbearing one another, and forgiving one another," according to Christ's example. 12 Put on therefore, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, a heart of compassion, kindness, lowliness, humility, and perseverance; 13 bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, if [...]

Peter’s Masterpiece 2

by Paul M. 1st Peter 1 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his great mercy became the father of us again to a living hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, (3) to an incorruptible and undefiled inheritance, and that doesn’t fade away, reserved [...]

Some Drops of Sweetness 3

By Richard Sibbes   God calls him here his servant.  Christ was God's servant in the greatest piece of service there ever was, a chosen and the choice servant who did and suffered all by commission from the Father.  In this we may see the sweet love of God to us, in the way he [...]

Excerpts of Mercy

Richard Baxter The Conviction of Sin Hugh Binning Christ’s Righteousness Christian Love: T.O.C. John Bunyan Merciful Appeal to Sinners R.C. Chapman Meditations on the Song of Solomon: T.O.C. Thomas a Kempis, Imitation of Christ, Ch. 1 Thomas Manton’s Merciful Appeals John Newton “Benefit of Affliction” John Newton “Those mistakes, blemishes and faults in others” Richard [...]

Accepting and Rejecting Condemnation

By Paul M.   I saw something, that speaks a lot of truth: it was something like this: "I can recognize a judgmental person as soon as a see them." This is true of many of us.  Too often this is true of me.  As I grew up I felt very judged and condemned by [...]

Some Drops of Sweetness

"It is said of Noah, Genesis 8:21, that he offered a sacrifice after the flood, and "the Lord smelled a sweet savor of his sacrifice", and thereupon he says, " I will not curse the earth again."  So God loves and delights in Christ as he offered himself a sacrifice of a sweet smelling savor wherein God rests; [...]

Peter’s Masterpiece

I was reading 1st Peter 1 a few weeks ago.  This chapter is now one of my favorites.  It is a great summation of faith in Jesus Christ, faith in God.  If you would, please read this chapter.  1st Peter 1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the chosen ones who are living as aliens [...]

Wrestling a Good God

I have come to love the psalms. The psalms to me are a window into the heart of God, a window into seeing the connecting of His heart with ours.  I’ve been thinking a lot about depressed saints lately.  I would like to help, however I know for some, depression is no easy fix. I [...]

Hope of the Dance

There is a Hope.  A hope of freedom, peace, and joy resulting in singing and dancing.  The spring of this freedom and peace flows gently and most often must be sought.  Even after tasting and fully receiving this thirst-quenching and satisfying stream, care must be taken to keep {going to} this stream {of living water}.  [...]