Worldliness

“It is not open sin, or open unbelief, which robs Christ of His professing servants, so much as the love of the world, the fear of the world, the cares of the world, the business of the world, the money of the world, the pleasures of the world, and the desire to keep in with

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The Happy Christian

“Give a man a sensible interest in Christ and he will be happy in spite of abounding public calamities. The government of his country may be thrown into confusion, rebellion and disorder may turn everything upside down, laws may be trampled under foot; justice and equity may be outraged; liberty may be cast down to

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True Zeal

“True zeal will hate sin, and yet love the sinner. True zeal will hate heresy, and yet love the heretic. True zeal will long to break the idol, but deeply pity the idolater. True zeal will abhor every kind of wickedness, but labor to do good even to the vilest of transgressors.” J.C. Ryle, Practical

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On Taking the Lord’s Supper

J.C. Ryle addresses sincere believers who, out of a sense of their remaining sin, feel themselves unworthy to approach the Lord’s Supper (i.e. the “Communion rail” as he called it). Here is what he says: “They are forgetting that the Lord’s Supper was not intended for unsinning angels, but for men and women compassed with

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Year End Thought

“The years of our life are fast passing away. Who knows but this year may be the last in his life? Who can tell but that he may be called this very year to meet his God? As ever you would be found ready, be a real and true Christian. Do not be base metal.”

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The Old Testament

“Let us beware of undervaluing or despising the Old Testament. In its place and proportion the Old Testament is just as valuable as the New. There are probably many rich passages in that part of the Bible which have never been fully explored. There are deep things about Jesus in it, which many walk over

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