Christian Love 19: Forgiving and Being Forgiven

By Hugh Binning If God has forgiven me so many grievous offences, if he has pardoned so heinous and innumerable injuries, that amount to a kind of infiniteness in number and quality, O how much more am I bound to forgive my brethren a few light and trivial offences? Col. 3:13—"Forbearing one another, if any [...]

Sweet Drops 6: Weak but His

By Richard Sibbes Let us assure ourselves that God's grace, even in this imperfect state, is stronger than man's free will in the state of original perfection.[Adam] It is founded now in Christ, who, as he is the author, so he will finish, [or complete] our faith (Heb.12:2). We are under a more gracious covenant. [...]

Manton’s Merciful Appeals

By Thomas Manton For the other sort, who are kept from coming to trust Christ by their own fears, they are likely to say things like, “It is true there is mercy in Christ for sinners, but Christ has not callrd me personally.” - My brothers, what are you looking for? An audible voice to speak [...]

Christian Love 3: A Bundle of Graces

By Hugh Binning     Unity in judgment is very important for the wellbeing of Christians. But Christ’s last words persuade this, that unity in love is more essential and central. [to his will]  This is the badge [or evidence] he left to his disciples.  If we cast away this unity of love because of [...]

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 [...]

God’s Mercy Revealed

John 3:16    For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.   This is the mercy of God revealed for us.  God so loves us that He incredibly humbled and lowered Himself to become a man.  God [...]

Not Forgotten

God's children will not be forgotten by Him.  He will pursue us and remind us of Himself.  His faithfulness ties us to Himself.  We who have been bound to Him, by His own faithfulness can be reassured. 2nd Timothy 2:13 " If we are faithless,    He remains faithful.    He can’t deny himself.” He is a faithful [...]

The Forgiver

Psalm 130: 1-5 Out of the depths I have cried to you, Yahweh. 2 Lord, hear my voice.     Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my petitions. 3 If you, Yah, kept a record of sins,     Lord, who could stand? 4 But there is forgiveness with you,     therefore you are feared. 5 I wait for Yahweh.     My [...]