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Poor in self–rich in Jesus!

Posted by on Apr 30, 2010 in Grace Gems | 0 comments

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:3

The Lord’s people are all poor; they see and feel that sin has stripped them of every excellence; and has left them wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind and naked. They can do nothing of themselves, they can procure nothing for themselves; but free grace has made ample provision for them, and the Gospel informs them that Jesus has everything they need–and that all that He has, is for them!

When they look at, or into themselves–they are discouraged; but when they look to Jesus–they rejoice! He has riches of grace–and riches of glory; and He says, “Every one who asks–receives.” He gives liberally, and upbraids not. Here then is the present blessedness of the Lord’s poor: Jesus has all they need! And He is their Redeemer and Friend! Those who seek Him shall not lack any truly good thing.

Am I poor? If so, Jesus bids me come to Him–and buy gold, clothing, wine, and milk without price–all that is necessary to comfort and support in time, and render me happy throughout eternity! Poor in self–rich in Jesus! Poor at present–rich in eternity! “For theirs is the kingdom of heaven!”

“All things are yours!” 1 Corinthians 3:21

“And my God will supply all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus!” Philippians 4:19

(James Smith, “The Pastor’s Morning Visit”)

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Never Be Ashamed of Christ!

Posted by on Apr 30, 2010 in J.C. Ryle, Quotes | 0 comments

Live a courageous life. Confess Christ before men. Whatever station you occupy, in that station confess Christ. Why should you be ashamed of Him? He was not ashamed of you on the cross. He is ready to confess you now before His Father in heaven. Why should you be ashamed of Him?

Be bold. Be very bold. The good soldier is not ashamed of his uniform. The true believer ought never be ashamed of Christ.

~ J.C. Ryle

Warnings to the Churches, “The True Church”, 27, 28.

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Look away from self and turn to Christ!

Posted by on Apr 27, 2010 in J.C. Ryle, Quotes | 0 comments

Look not to yourselves! You are by nature wretched, miserable, poor, blind and naked; you cannot make atonement for your past transgressions, you cannot wipe out a single page in that long black list. And when the King shall ask you for your wedding garment you will be speechless. Look simply unto Jesus, and then the weight shall fall from off your shoulders, the course shall be clear and plain, and you shall run the race which is set before you.

~ J.C. Ryle

The Christian Race & Other Sermons, “The Christian Race”, [Moscow, ID: Charles Nolan Publishing, 2002], 134.

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Run like you’ve never run before! Run!!!

Posted by on Apr 24, 2010 in Sermons, Videos | 0 comments

Run from gospels that focus only on success and prosperity!  Run!
Run from those who use the name of Christ only for personal gain!
Run from those who are picking your pocket in the name of Jesus! Run!
Run from gospels that only focus on self improvement! Run!
Run from Churches where men and not Christ are glorified!  Run! RUN!
Run body of Christ!  Get out!  Don’t touch the unclean thing!
Run from Churches where there’s no Bible!

There’s no cost in the theology!
There’s no soul searching word!
There’s no repentance from Sin!
There’s no mention of the blood of Jesus!
RUN!!  It’s unclean!  RUN!!!!

Run from Churches where you’re comfortable in your sins!
If you come into the house of God and you’ve got sin in your life and you’re not convicted of it you’re at a table of devils!
Run from pulpits that are filled with political men who are using the pulpit of God for a personal, political agenda!  RUN!
Run from those who preach division between race and cultures! RUN!!!

Run from ungodly spasmodic movements and endless empty prophesying!  Beloved Church, run for life!
Run from preachers that stand and tell stories and jokes!  RUN LIKE YOU’VE NEVER RUN BEFORE!

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Why should I resist sin if God uses it for good?

Posted by on Apr 24, 2010 in News | 0 comments

I know a lot of you may not struggle with this issue, but it’s definitely worth listening to.  John makes some really powerful statements and reasoning’s in his answer that every Christian should hear.

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