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The Growth of Grace Part 2: Grace in the Blade, or, the New Convert

John 1:16 And of his fullness have all we received, and grace for grace. JOHN TRAPP (1601-1699): Grace is both a grace, and a vessel to receive grace. JOHN NEWTON (1725-1807): The Lord leads all His people effectually and savingly … Continue reading

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The Growth of Grace Part 1: Awakening Grace, or The Effectual Call

Ephesians 2:8; Mark 4:28 By grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God. First the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear. JOHN GILL (1697-1771): “First … Continue reading

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The Mysterious Beginnings of Grace in the Soul

John 3:1-8 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: the same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no … Continue reading

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The Absolute Necessity of the Holy Spirit’s Divine Light

Psalm 119:105; Psalm 19:8; Psalm 119:130; Psalm 36:9        Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.        The commandment of the LORD is pure enlightening the eyes.        The entrance of thy word … Continue reading

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The Spirit of Adoption, Grace, & Supplications

Zechariah 12:10; Galatians 4:4-7; Romans 8:15        And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and supplications.        God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under … Continue reading

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Satan’s Opposition Against a Soul Coming to Christ

Luke 9:42        And as he was yet a coming, the devil threw him down, and tare him. And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the child, and delivered him again to his father. C. H. SPURGEON (1834-1892): When … Continue reading

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The Word of God in the Power of the Holy Spirit

Hebrews 4:12; Acts 18:24, 25, 28        The Word of God is quick, powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner … Continue reading

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An Experiential Evidence of Grace in the Heart

Romans 7:24        O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? C. H. SPURGEON (1834-1892): I know this, that when God the Holy Ghost gives a man a view of himself, he … Continue reading

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The Hidey Holes of Man’s Deceitful Heart Under a Conviction of Sin

I Corinthians 3:11        For other foundation can no man lay than is laid, which is Jesus Christ. C. H. SPURGEON (1834-1892): When a man is at first alarmed about his soul, he will do any thing rather than come … Continue reading

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Deathbed Conversions

Matthew 25:1-8        Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. They that were foolish took … Continue reading

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