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History of the Modern Gospel Promo

Posted by on May 27, 2011 in Videos | 0 comments

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Is this America?

Posted by on May 26, 2011 in Videos, Wretched | 0 comments

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Challies Loaded Kindle 3G Giveaway!

Posted by on May 24, 2011 in Tim Challies | 0 comments

Tim Challies is giving away a brand new Kindle 3G loaded with all three of his books: The Discipline of Spiritual Discernment, Sexual Detox and The Next Story. Head on over to enter to win!

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The great object of our lives!

Posted by on May 24, 2011 in Grace Gems, James Smith | 0 comments

To exalt the Lord Jesus,

to comfort His beloved people,
and to benefit our fellow-men–
should be the great object of our lives.

For this purpose we were . . .
chosen by the Father,
redeemed by the blood of the Son,
and are sanctified by the Holy Spirit.

To accomplish this end . . .
grace is given us,
gifts are conferred upon us,
and life is continued to us.

We only live consistently–as we live for the benefit of others. No Christian should make SELF his main end; therefore the Apostle says, “No one should seek his own good, but the good of others.”
If we are influenced by the grace of God,
if we study to commend ourselves to God,
if we are ruled by the Word of God–
our principal object will be, to “do good unto all men, especially unto the household of faith.” 
Upon this, we shall keep the eye steadily fixed,
toward this, we shall bend all our energies, and
upon this, we shall habitually set our hearts.

(James Smith, “Christ Exalted, Saints Comforted, and Sinners Directed” 1855)

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The sanctification of the Spirit

Posted by on May 18, 2011 in Grace Gems, James Smith | 0 comments

“God has chosen you to salvation, through sanctification of the Spirit.” 2 Thessalonians 2:13

To sanctify, is to separate and set apart for holy purposes and holy uses. The Lord has separated His people, by choosing them in Christ to be holy; and He sanctifies them now for Himself–by the power, operation, and indwelling of the Holy Spirit.

In sanctification, a work is commenced which is to make us exactly like Christ. A sanctified person has…
his heart changed,
his will renewed,
his understanding enlightened,
his conscience purified, and
his affections spiritualized.

Sanctification extends to the whole man, soul and body; and is carried on through…
the Word,
the ordinances, and
the providence of God.

Sanctification has its seat in the heart; but it regulates the whole man, and appears in his conduct in every-day life. If a man experiences the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit, then…
sin grieves him,
Satan tries him,
the world troubles him,
and Heaven attracts him.

Spirit of Jesus, sanctify us deeply, thoroughly–that we may be just like Jesus! Sanctify us…
by every trial,
by every affliction,
by every privilege,
by every comfort!

(James Smith, “The Great Comforter” 1858)

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