Monthly Archives: March 2016

If any ingredient is left out

RR-March 18, 2016     By Thomas Watson, “The Doctrine of Repentance”   “Unless you repent, you will also perish.” Luke 13:5 Repentance is a grace of God’s Spirit, whereby a sinner is inwardly humbled and outwardly reformed. Repentance is a spiritual medicine made up of six special ingredients: 1. Sight of sin 2. Sorrow…

Letters of John Newton

RR-March 18, 2016     Dear friend, Wickedness prevails and increases in our city to a dreadful degree! Our streets are filled with the sons of Belial, who neither fear God, nor regard man. I wish my heart was more affected with what my eyes see and my ears hear every day! I am often…

The best means to mortify sin!

RR-March17, 2016     By Thomas Brooks (“The Crown and Glory of Christianity, or, HOLINESS, the Only Way to Happiness”), 1662   “Therefore, put to death whatever in you is worldly: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desire, and greed, which is idolatry.” Colossians 3:5 While a darling sin lives and keeps the throne in the…

Free Grace Salvation

MTLB-March 16-March 18, 2016     By James Bourne (1773-1854)   “By grace ye are saved.” (Ephesians 2:5) What a wonderful mercy it is to an enlightened sinner to hear what the Apostle says, “By grace ye are saved.” Men under the conviction of sin and the discovery of God’s justice and holiness often feel…

Thankful for Others Sacrifice

CH-March 16, 2016     By Dr. Paul Chappell   “What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretence, or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice. For I know that this shall turn to my salvation through your prayer, and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ,…

There are nails in that cross!

RR-March 16, 2016     By Thomas Watson, “The Beatitudes” 1660   “If anyone would come after Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me.” Luke 9:23 Self-denial is the highest sign of a sincere Christian. Hypocrites may have great knowledge and make large profession—but it is only the…

My unstable soul!

RR-March 15, 2016     By John Fawcett   “O Lord, pardon my iniquity — for it is great!” Psalm 25:11 If men have no inward grief on account of their ingratitude to a dying Savior — it indicates a lack of love to Him, and that they have not a just sense of the…

A solemn sham and an impudent mockery!

RR-March 14, 2016     By Charles Spurgeon   “Rend your heart–and not your garments!” Joel 2:13 Garment-rending and other external signs of religious emotion, are easily manifested, and are frequently hypocritical. True repentance is far more difficult, and consequently far less common. Unsaved men will attend to the most multiplied and minute religious ceremonies…

I went from a Believer to an Unbeliever…in Evolution

CH-March 14-March 17, 2016     By Robin Calamaio (Excerpts from: Death and the Bible)   Evolution and Biblical Creationism are both faith-based systems. For me, a day came when it was easier to believe the Bible’s creation account than to believe the theory of evolution. A critical factor to my unbelief lies in evolution’s…

Thankful for Life

CH-March 14, 2016     By Dr. Paul Chappell   “Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more. Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all…