Hunger for His Word

My Hope is Not in Myself but in Christ!

Posted by on Mar 12, 2011 in I'll Be Honest, Paul Washer, Videos | 0 comments

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He sat down.

Posted by on Mar 10, 2011 in Art Azurdia, Videos, Wretched | 0 comments

“Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets,  but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs.” – Hebrews 1:1-4 ESV

Hallelujah! What a great and magnificent savior Jesus is!

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Pray for Grace to Bring God’s Truth to your Memory

Posted by on Mar 6, 2011 in Matthew Henry, Prayer | 0 comments

I recently signed up for the Matthew Henry daily prayer emails and this one stuck out to me because I believe it should be every believers prayer to be learning and growing in God’s Truth. So many Christians now-a-days don’t see the importance of their Bible, and it is really taking a toll on professing Christianity here in America.

Lord, let Your Spirit teach me all things and bring to my remembrance all that You have said to me, John 14:26 (NASB) that the word of Christ may richly dwell within me, with all wisdom and spiritual understanding. Colossians 3:16 (NASB)

Lord, grant that I may pay much closer attention to what I have heard, so that I do not drift away from it; Hebrews 2:1 (NASB) and may I hold fast the word which has been preached to me, and not believe in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:2 (NASB)

Lord, make me ready and mighty in the Scriptures, Acts 18:24 (NASB) that I may be adequate, equipped for every good work; 2 Timothy 3:17 (NASB) and, being a disciple of the kingdom of heaven, may I, like a head of a household, bring out of my treasure things new and old. Matthew 13:52 (NASB)

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Having Assurance of Salvation (Bob Jennings)

Posted by on Mar 5, 2011 in Bob Jennings, I'll Be Honest, Videos | 0 comments

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What is the Gospel? by Michael Horton

Posted by on Feb 21, 2011 in Michael Horton, Videos | 0 comments

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Jesus is only precious to believers

Posted by on Feb 10, 2011 in Grace Gems | 0 comments

“Unto you therefore who believe–He is precious!” 1 Peter 2:7

Every believer VALUES Christ. Let others think of Him as they may–all who are taught of God, think highly of Him. They can never honor Him as they wish, or enjoy Him to their full satisfaction.

Every believer feels their NEED of him.
No weary traveler ever felt his need of rest,
no hungry laborer ever felt his need of food,
no drowning mariner ever felt his need of a life-boat
–as the believer has felt his need of Christ!
They need to be saved–and only Christ can save them.
They need to be happy–and only Jesus can make them happy.
They need His blood to cleanse them from sin, and procure their pardon.
They need His righteousness to clothe their souls, and justify them before God.
They need His Spirit to sanctify their nature, and make them fit for Heaven.
They need His intercession to secure them from evil, and procure for them good things.
They need His fullness of grace to supply all their needs, from earth to Heaven.

Every believer discovers the exact SUITABILITY of Christ to them.
He is just what they need–He has all that they need!
They are foolish–and He has wisdom.
They are unrighteous–and He has righteousness.
They are unholy–and He has holiness.
They are weak–and He has strength.
They are in bondage–and He has redemption.
They are lost–and He has salvation.
In a word, they are led to see that God has stored up everything in Jesus, and that possessing Him–they have all things!

Every Christian believes on Him to the saving of the soul. They trust Him to procure their pardon, peace with God, and everlasting life.
Their heart goes out to Him,
they repose confidence in Him,
they commit their souls to Him,
they build on Him–as God’s foundation;
they hide in Him–as the sinner’s refuge; and
they trust themselves with Him–as the almighty Savior.

“Unto you therefore who believe–He is precious!”

But Jesus is only precious to believers. Others do not feel their need of Him, do not see His adaptation to them, and do not depend on Him for pardon, peace with God, and everlasting life.

Beloved, do you have this saving faith–which renders Christ so precious?

If so, admire the sovereign and distinguishing grace of God, which has conferred so great a blessing upon you–for not all are given saving faith.

If so, realize the importance of this faith–which renders Christ so precious.
It is the eye–which sees the beauty of Christ.
It is the foot–which travels to Christ.
It is the hand–which lays hold of Christ.
It is the mouth–which tastes the sweetness of Christ.
It is the inward principle–which clings and cleaves to Christ.

Avoid therefore whatever weakens faith, or interrupts its exercise; and prize whatever strengthens it, and makes it vigorous!

(James Smith, “Christ Precious!” 1861)

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Deliver Us From Pantheism

Posted by on Jan 31, 2011 in J.C. Ryle | 0 comments

I feel it a duty to bear my solemn testimony against the spirit of the day we live in, to warn men against its infection. It is not Atheism I fear so much, in the present times, as Pantheism. It is not the system which says nothing is true, so much as the system which says everything is true. It is not the system which says there is no Savior, so much as the system which says there are many saviors, and many ways to peace! It is the system which is so liberal, that it dares not say anything is false. It is the system which is so charitable, that it will allow everything to be true. It is the system which seems ready to honor others as well as our Lord Jesus Christ, to class them all together, and to think well of all.

It is the system which is so careful about the feelings of others, that we are never to say they are wrong. It is the system which is so liberal that it calls a man a bigot, if he dares to say, “I know my views are right.” This is the system, this is the tone of feeling which I fear in this day, and this is the system which I desire emphatically to testify against and denounce. From the liberality which says everybody is right, from the charity which forbids us to say anybody is wrong, from the peace which is bought at the expense of truth – may the good Lord deliver us!

~ J.C. Ryle

Knots Untied, “Only One Way of Salvation” [Cambridge, England: James Clarke & Co., 1977], 30, 31.

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