Category Archives: Spiritual Sailing Series

Spiritual Sailing Part 14: The Heavenly Harbour

Psalm 107:29,30       He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still. Then they are glad, because they be quiet: so he bringeth them to their desired haven. JOHN FLAVEL (1630-1691): What joy is there among … Continue reading

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Spiritual Sailing Part 13: Sailing in Convoy

Ecclesiastes 4:9,10       Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up the other: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he … Continue reading

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Spiritual Sailing Part 12: The Perils of Pirate Waters

Luke 14:31       What king, going to war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand?  JOHN CALVIN (1509-1564): In our lives … Continue reading

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Spiritual Sailing Part 11: Safe Harbours

Proverbs 21:31       The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the LORD.  WILLIAM ARNOT (1808-1875): Life to the Christian is a warfare, all the way. He is safe, but his safety is not the … Continue reading

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Spiritual Sailing Part 10: The Danger of Smooth Sailing

I John 2:15       If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.  C. H. SPURGEON (1834-1892): We have seen many professed Christians make shipwreck―in a few instances it has been attributable to overwhelming … Continue reading

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Spiritual Sailing Part 9: Plugging the Water Leaks

Mark 4:38       Master, Carest thou not that we perish?  WILLIAM GURNALL (1617-1679): Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith! Matthew 8:26. You see the leak at which the water came in to sink their spirits: they had … Continue reading

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Spiritual Sailing Part 8: Answers to Prayer

Psalm 139:9,10; Psalm 61:2       If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost part of the sea; even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me…From the end of the … Continue reading

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Spiritual Sailing Part 7: A Sure Anchor in the Storm

Isaiah 54:11       O thou afflicted, tossed with a tempest, and not comforted.  J. C. PHILPOT (1802-1869): The Lord here compares His suffering Church to a ship at sea, under bare poles, labouring in a heavy storm, driven out of … Continue reading

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Spiritual Sailing Part 6: Sailing through Stormy Weather

Psalm 107:23-30       He commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof. They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul is melted because of trouble. They reel to and … Continue reading

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Spiritual Sailing Part 5: Storms at Sea

Jonah 1:4        The Lord sent out a great wind into the sea, and there was a mighty tempest in the sea, so that the ship was likely to be broken.  WILLIAM GURNALL (1617-1679): When at any time thou art … Continue reading

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