Consider the Cost of Following Christ

The following is taken from J.C. Ryle's book Holiness, in the chapter entitled The Cost - But it does cost something to be a real Christian, according to the standard of the Bible. There are enemies to be overcome, battles to be...

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My Righteousness is in Heaven – Not in Me

John Bunyan, author of the Pilgrim's Progress, struggled for years with terrible guilt that he had committed the unpardonable sin. The enemy would, over and over, throw this scripture into his mind: Heb 12:15-17 See to it that no one...

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Who is Our Real Enemy?

Gal 4:16 Have I then become your enemy by telling you the truth? The Galatian Christians had received the gospel from Paul with great thanksgiving. They loved Paul for bringing the good news of Christ to them. But of course,...

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The Hardness of the Human Heart (from Joel Beeke)

The following words are taken from Joel Beeke's great commentary on The Revelation. At the end of the 9th chapter of the Apocalypse we read these incredible words: Rev 9:20-21 The rest of mankind, who were not killed by these...

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Many or Few Saved? Thoughts from J.C. Ryle

This next Sunday (June 26, 2022) I will be presenting part one of an extremely important sermon taken from Pastor J.C. Ryle in his book Old Paths. If you don't have that book, be sure and get it. What do you...

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What Does it Mean to be “Lost”?

Luke 19:10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” The Bible often speaks of people who are dead in their sins as "lost."  We think of people who reject Christ as those who are...

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The Lord Always Preserves His Remnant

In this blog ministry and in our interactions with one another on it, we talk about many negative things. Unpleasant things. Yet they are true and they need to be talked about and exposed. Light must shine on evil. And...

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It’s the Same Old Tactic – Keep the Bible from the People

Psa 119:105-111 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. (106) I have sworn an oath and confirmed it, to keep your righteous rules. (107) I am severely afflicted; give me life, O LORD,...

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The Lord Shakes our “Routine”

Heb 12:26 At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Yet once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.” 2Pe 3:4 They will say, “Where is the promise of his...

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The Christian’s Real and Certain Hope: The New Creation

1 Peter 1:13-16, “Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. (14) As obedient children, do not be conformed to...

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