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Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken

Posted by on May 11, 2010 in C.J. Mahaney, John MacArthur, Music, Rick Holland, Sermons, Steve Lawson, Videos | 0 comments

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It is finished!

Posted by on Apr 4, 2010 in Grace Gems, J. R. Miller | 0 comments

It is finished!” John 19:30

Let us turn from the story of the crucifixion, every time we read it–with hearts full of praise.

Let us praise God for the confidence it gives us, as to the ground of our hope of pardon. Our sins may be many and great–but the payment made by our Great Substitute far outweighs them all!

Let us praise God for the view it given us of the love of our Father in heaven. He who spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all–will surely with Him give us all things!

Not least, let us praise God for the view it gives us of the sympathy of Jesus with all His believing people. He can be touched with the feeling of our infirmities. He knows what suffering is. Jesus is just the Savior that an infirm body, with a weak heart, in an evil world, requires!

(J. C. Ryle)

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How much did he leave?

Posted by on Mar 29, 2010 in Grace Gems, J. R. Miller | 0 comments

“Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone, for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle.” Proverbs 23:5

People are badly cheated in this world. They imagine that the things they can see are the real things–that the gold, lands, and stocks are the true treasures. So they toil for those things and gather them into their possession, piling up what they suppose to be wealth. Thus they live in pomp, with their fine houses, and all their brilliant show. But one day their supposed riches sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle. Or they may keep their wealth, perchance, and die at last in the midst of it, and have a great funeral; but they find that they cannot carry a penny of it with them. “How much did he leave?” was asked about a rich man who had died. “All of it!” was the answer.

If only people knew that there are things which will never fly away–they would no longer live for fleeting worldly wealth. They would pass by the glittering unrealities, to lay hold of the true riches. He who is rich toward God–is the truly wealthy man.

(J. R. Miller, “Counsel and Help” 1907)

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Our words and deeds are irrevocable

Posted by on Mar 4, 2010 in Grace Gems, J. R. Miller | 0 comments

“But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken!” Matthew 12:36

We cannot recall any word we have spoken. It may be a false word or an unkind word–a word which will blast and burn! Instantly after it has been spoken–we may wish it back and may rush after it and try to stop it–but there is no power in the world that can unsay the hurtful word–or blot it out of our life!

It is just so with our acts. A moment after we have done a wicked thing, we may bitterly repent it. We may be willing to give all we have in the world to undo it, to make it as though it never had been. But in vain. A deed done takes its place in the universe as a fact–and never can be recalled.

We should be sure before we speak a word or do an act–that it is right, that we shall never desire to have it recalled–for when once we have opened our lips, or lifted our hand–there will be no unsaying or undoing possible.

Our words and deeds are irrevocable. We cannot recall anything we have done, neither can we change it. But by other words and deeds, we may in some measure modify the effect of that which we cannot blot out. Paul could not undo his persecutions of Christians–but by a life to devotion to Christ’s cause–he could in a sense make reparation for the terrible harm he had done.

Just so, we cannot undo the wrong things we have done–but we should strive to set in motion other influences which may at least compensate in some sense for the harm they have wrought. We cannot unsay the sharp word which wounds our friend’s heart–but we can by kindness and loyal devotion–yet bring good and blessing to his life.

(J. R. Miller, “Devotional Hours with the Bible”)

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Pre-order the MacArthur Study Bible ESV!

Posted by on Feb 26, 2010 in Bible, Books, John MacArthur | 0 comments

Well, it looks like you can pre-order MacArthur’s new Study Bible in the ESV now!!! Amazon says that the current release date is August 31st, 2010. Enjoy 🙂

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What is Apologetics

Posted by on Feb 17, 2010 in Dr. Robert Morey, Videos | 0 comments

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