Christian Love 15: Love Bears and Believes All Things

By Hugh Binning Love “bears all things.” By nature we are undaunted heifers, cannot bear anything patiently.  But love is accustomed to the yoke, —to the yoke of reproaches and injuries from others, to a burden of other men’s infirmities and failings.  We would all be borne upon others’ shoulders, but we cannot put our [...]

Christian Love 14: Love Thinks No Evil,…but Rejoices in the Truth

By Hugh Binning thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;  1st Corinthians 13 NKJV Christian love "thinks no evil." This love is apt to take all things in the best sense.  If a thing may be subject to different interpretations, it can put the best construction on it.  It is so benign [...]

Life of Faith 4: He is Life

By Richard Sibbes Why is it that we do not seek this spiritual life more? Because when the conscience is not awakened, we think there is no such thing: like Judas walking on in the state of nature, in drunkenness, sensual pleasures, covetousness, and such things, until we perish suddenly. If the conscience is awakened, [...]

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. [...]

Christian Love 4: Self-Love the Enemy of Christian Love

By Hugh Binning If a man be not lowly, to sit down below offences and weaknesses, his love cannot rise above them. Self-love is the greatest enemy to true Christian love, and pride is the fountain of self-love, because it is impossible that, in this life, there should be an exact agreement between the thoughts [...]

Sweet Drops 4: Deformed Yet His

By Richard Sibbes Since Christ is set before us, let us not believe Satan’s representations of him. When we are troubled in conscience for our sins, Satan’s manner is to present Christ to the afflicted soul as a most severe judge armed with justice against us.  But then let us present him to our souls [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]