Month: November 2015

When You Come to the Lord’s Table


Ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come. 1 CORINTHIANS 11:26

God still seeks humble, cleansed and trusting hearts through which to reveal His divine power and grace and life. A professional botanist from the university can describe the acacia bush of the desert better than Moses could ever do—but God is still looking for the humble souls who are not satisfied until God speaks with the divine fire in the bush.

A research scientist could be employed to stand and tell us more about the elements and properties found in bread and wine than the apostles ever knew. But this is our danger: We may have lost the light and warmth of the presence of God, and we may have only bread and wine. The fire will have gone from the bush, and the glory will not be in our act of Communion and fellowship.

Heavenly Father, I…

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I Refuse to Compete


So then neither is he that planteth anything, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase. Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour. —1 Corinthians 3:7-8

Dear Lord, I refuse henceforth to compete with any of Thy servants. They have congregations larger than mine. So be it. I rejoice in their success. They have greater gifts. Very well. That is not in their power nor in mine. I am humbly grateful for their greater gifts and my smaller ones. I only pray that I may use to Thy glory such modest gifts as I possess. I will not compare myself with any, nor try to build up my self-esteem by noting where I may excel one or another in Thy holy work. I herewith make a blanket disavowal of all intrinsic worth…

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“Preach Christ, always and evermore” by Charles Spurgeon.

Glory to God Alone

“Preach Christ, always and evermore” by Charles Spurgeon.
Of all I would wish to say this is the sum; my brethren, preach Christ, always and evermore. He is the whole gospel. His person, offices, and work must  be our one great, all-comprehending theme.
The world needs to be told of its Saviour, and of the way to reach Him. Justification by faith should be far more than it is the daily testimony of Protestant  pulpits; and if with this master-truth there should be more generally associated the other great doctrines of grace, the better for our church and our age.
If with the zeal of Methodists we can preach the doctrine of Puritans, a great future is before us. The fire of Wesley, and the fuel of Whitefield will cause a  burning which shall set the forests of error on fire, and warm the very soul of this cold…

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If salvation had been by works…

Glory to God Alone

“If salvation had been by works, our Lord could not have said to the thief, dying at His side, ‘To day shalt thou be with Me in paradise’ (Luk 23:43). That man could do no works! His hands and feet were fastened to the cross, and he was in the agonies of death. No, it must be of grace, all-conquering grace—and the modus operandi must be by faith, or else for dying men the Gospel is a mockery!”

– Charles H. Spurgeon.

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It’s Not About Me

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“If you want to be first, you must be everyone’s slave” Mark 10:44

A.W. Tozer: It would seem that there is within each of us an enemy which we tolerate at our peril. Jesus called it “life” and “self,” or as we would say, the self-life. Its chief characteristic is its possessiveness; the words gain and profit suggest this. To allow this enemy to live is, in the end, to lose everything. To repudiate it and give up all for Christ’s sake is to lose nothing at last, but to preserve everything unto life eternal. And possibly also a hint is given here as to the only effective way to destroy this foe: It is by the cross. “Let him take up his cross, and follow me” ~Matthew 16:24

There is an old saying aimed at a strong willed, take-control person that goes like this: “Subtlety is not his strong…

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