Life of Faith 20: Faith and Prayer

By Richard Sibbes Let's set upon all Goliaths, therefore, by the word and Spirit, and with everything set our will against them, that we strongly desire and endeavor to be rid of such hindrances and encumbrances, and we will in the end find a notable victory over them; and so in all troubles and frustrations, … Continue reading Life of Faith 20: Faith and Prayer

R.C. Chapman’s S.O.S. 2:7

By R.C. Chapman   “I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, by the gazelles or the does of the field, that you not stir up or awaken my Love, until He pleases.” (Song of Solomon 2:7) You know, my soul, how good and how pleasant it is to lay down at the feet of Jesus, … Continue reading R.C. Chapman’s S.O.S. 2:7

Life of Faith 19: His Promises, Life, and Victory

By Richard Sibbes   Therefore he will take courage for any duty, to encounter and resist any sin; on this ground, as he should say, "Don't I have a storehouse of strength to go to? Isn't he full of grace and goodness? Aren't all his works done for us ? Don't I have so many, … Continue reading Life of Faith 19: His Promises, Life, and Victory

R.C. Chapman’s S.O.S. 2:6

By R.C. Chapman "His left hand is under my head, and His right hand embraces me." (Song of Solomon 2:6) Tenderly, my Lord, is how You deal with me; in love You cherish me, even as a man loves and cherishes his own body; for in reality Your church and Yourself are not two, but … Continue reading R.C. Chapman’s S.O.S. 2:6

R.C. Chapmans S.O.S. 2.4-5

By R.C. Chapman   "Let him lead me to the banquet hall, and let his banner over me be love.   Strengthen me with raisins, refresh me with apples, for I am faint with love." (Song of Solomon 2:4-5) Have you been left, O my soul, to your own will, and the way of your own wisdom, could you ever have … Continue reading R.C. Chapmans S.O.S. 2.4-5

Life of Faith 13: Finding Joy in Justification

By Richard Sibbes   One may ask: "But what is the reason that many who are justified yet do not find daily comfort?" Perhaps they smear up themselves, and do not search the bottom of their corruption: as Psalm 32:8, David, when he kept close his sin, his bones waxed old through his roaring all … Continue reading Life of Faith 13: Finding Joy in Justification

Life of Faith 12: Our City of Refuge

By Richard Sibbes When we have a zeal against all contrary doctrine, as St Paul shows to the Galatians, who would have joined works with faith: "Christ is become of none effect unto you; whoever of you are justified by the law, you are fallen from grace" Galatians 5:4 and in the third chapter he … Continue reading Life of Faith 12: Our City of Refuge

R.C. Chapman’s S.O.S. 1:16

By R.C. Chapman “Behold, You are fair my beloved; yes, pleasant: also our bed is green.” Song of Solomon 1:16 It moves my joy, sobered with sadness and grief for sin, to hear You, My Lord, commending what You see in me.  Your work and Your resemblance within me, I know, is lovely.  Oh give … Continue reading R.C. Chapman’s S.O.S. 1:16

Christian Love 18: His Love and Our Love?

That Jesus Christ, the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth, who was the Father's delight, yet, not withstanding, could rejoice in the habitable places of the earth, and so love poor, bad and miserable men, yet enemies, that he gave himself for them, that God so loved that he gave his … Continue reading Christian Love 18: His Love and Our Love?