Monthly Archives: January 2017

God’s Regard for His Own Glory, Seen in the Saving of Sinners

MTLB-Jan.5-Jan.18, 2017     By Stephen Charnock   This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.” 1 Tim. 1:15 The glory of His patience. We wonder, when we see a notorious sinner, how God can let His thunders…

Ephesians 2:8

RR-January 4, 2017     We read in Ephesians 2:8, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.” How much clearer could this verse be in proclaiming the way of Salvation? First it is by God’s grace–and then through the faith of Christ, which…

Worthless Worrying

CH-January 4, 2017     By Brent Barnett   Philippians 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. 7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Worrying can seem…

Hebrews 11:1

RR-January 4, 2017     In Hebrews 11:1 we read, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen.” What is meant by faith, substance and hope? Romans 10:17 directs us to where faith comes from: “So faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God.”…

By Himself he Purged Our Sins

RR-January 3, 2017     By John Gill   The atonement for sin is made ONLY by Christ, our Great High Priest. He, Himself, and no other bore the believer’s sins, and He, Himself, purged them away. By His sacrifice alone He expiated the sins of His people and accomplished our salvation, and of the…

A Gospel to Believe

RR-January 3, 2017     By Joseph Charles Philpot   The Gospel of God’s grace in Christ Jesus is not a thing to be proved, but a truth to be believed. It is not submitted to our reasoning powers as a subject for critical examination. The Gospel is a MESSAGE FROM GOD, addressed to the…

Compassion

January 2, 2017 Her heart sank. She felt as though she was going to be sick. First her husband, and now her only son. They were both gone. She had no one to take care of, or to care for her in return. She trembled, feeling as though she would collapse from the weight of…

Does God Deal With All Alike?

RR-January 2, 2017     Thomas Watson, from “A Body of Divinity”   We read in Job 8:3, “Doth God pervert judgment? or doth the Almighty pervert justice?” How can it square with God’s justice, that all men being “equally guilty by nature, that He should pass by one and, save another? Why does He…

Advice for a New Year

CH-January 2, 2016     By Brent Barnett   A new year provides us with a chance to be introspective, to reflect on what was, to consider what is, and to think about what we want to become. It is a mileage marker, a point of no return, a chance to draw a line in…

Spiritually Dead

RR-January 2, 2017     By John Kennedy, from “The Father’s Drawing”   We read in Ephesians 2:1, “And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins.” “Dead in trespasses and in sins” is the description given of every one as he is “by nature.” Now if there is any exercise that…