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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

He Turns Our Eyes

He Turns Our Eyes   Psalm 80:3 Turn us again, God.  Cause your face to shine, and we will be saved. As our eyes are turned upward towards our Hope more continuously, they will be filled more with light rather than darkness.  We will be looking in faith to His perfect face, His perfect eyes, His [...]

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}.  [...]

Warriors of the Light

Song of Songs 3:7-8  Behold, it is Solomon’s carriage!     Sixty mighty men are around it,     of the mighty men of Israel. They all handle the sword, and are expert in war.     Every man has his sword on his thigh,     because of fear in the night.   Within the love story of Jesus and His bride.  [...]

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}.  [...]

A Believer’s Complaint

If you spend much time reading the psalms, you will realize something.  God is not above being complained to.  He is our Father, and as a father, he is willing to listen to our needs, pleas, and misunderstandings.  I would not advise shaking a puny fist at God when things go terribly bad.  God is [...]