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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Choosing God over Man

By Paul Myers Recently, I believe, the Lord has been showing me something more clearly.  The Lord, does desire and expect to be our first love.  When you think about it rationally, how could he be anything but our first love.  He gave us life. He provides generously for us. He is our Hero, inflicting [...]

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 [...]

A New Enemy

There is not a very in-depth description of Abel.  Abel was the son of Adam and Eve, the brother of Cain, a keeper of sheep.  Abel came to God with and through the right offering.  He trusted God's way of reconciliation, he was made righteous in God's eyes.  Abel was basically the first Christian, or at [...]