R.C. Chapman’s S.O.S. 2.8

By R.C. Chapman “The voice of my Beloved! Behold, He comes leaping upon the mountains, skipping upon the hills.” (Song of Solomon 2:8)   I know Your voice; Lord, You have made me know it: Your good Spirit gave me an ear to hear! It is by grace I differ from those whom the god … Continue reading R.C. Chapman’s S.O.S. 2.8

Christian Love 27: Love is Real Light and Life

By Hugh Binning   Love is real light, light and life, light and heat both. “When your fathers did execute judgment, and relieve the oppressed, wasn't this to know me? says the Lord,” (Jeremiah 22:15-16).  The practice of the most common things, out of the love of God, and respect to his commands, is more real and … Continue reading Christian Love 27: Love is Real Light and Life

Life of Faith 17: Praying for Strength

By Richard Sibbes   Thus we seek every day to live our lives, as we not only live the life of faith in justification, but also of sanctification; how out of Christ’s fullness to attain and give to us grace for grace. Therefore in all our wants we go to him still.  He is not … Continue reading Life of Faith 17: Praying for Strength

R.C. Chapman’s S.O.S. 2:3

By R.C. Chapman "I sat down under His Shadow with great delight and His fruit was sweet to my taste." Song of Solomon 2:3 Mercies are inscribed on the lowly heart!  The sweet memories of former joys, the joys of communion with Jesus, and profitable also, if these remembrances cause thankfulness and praise; if it … Continue reading R.C. Chapman’s S.O.S. 2:3

Life of Faith 16: Faith, Love, Death and Life

By Richard Sibbes   Christian affections are as the wind, to carry us on in a holy life.  Thus strength, reason, and affections, these make a man work.  First, love sets us to work : "we love him," the apostle says,  "because he loved us first," (1st John 4:19).  We have his love first shed … Continue reading Life of Faith 16: Faith, Love, Death and Life

R.C. Chapman’s S.O.S. 2:3

By R.C. Chapman "As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my Beloved among the sons" Song of Solomon 2:3 A waste land, O my soul! is this earth to you, a forest full of briers and thorns, in which once you were a wanderer in darkness "such as might be … Continue reading R.C. Chapman’s S.O.S. 2:3

Life of Faith 15: Reasons for Growing in Holiness

By Richard Sibbes   With justification of necessity comes sanctification.  What will stop God's mercy?  His anger for sin committed; in that case, he would deny his Spirit.  With reconciliation also comes the Spirit: as in Ephesians 1:13, the apostle says, "In whom also, after you believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of … Continue reading Life of Faith 15: Reasons for Growing in Holiness

R.C. Chapman’s S.O.S. 2:2

By R.C. Chapman   "As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters." Song of Solomon 2:2   You, Lord Jesus! Dwell in us,  You who esteem your church honorable and lovely.  Your eyes can search all the chambers of the soul; yet not all the blackness of the flesh can hide … Continue reading R.C. Chapman’s S.O.S. 2:2

Life of Faith 14: Christ Justifies and Sanctifies Us

By Richard Sibbes   The life of faith in sanctification, springs from these grounds: Faith lays hold on Christ, as God offers him.  How is this?  See 1st Corinthians 1:30—"Because of him, you are in Christ Jesus, who was made to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption."  God gives Christ, not … Continue reading Life of Faith 14: Christ Justifies and Sanctifies Us