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The Growth of Grace, Part 7: The Full Ear in the Corn

Mark 4:28; I Corinthians 15:10; 2 Timothy 1:12 First the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear. By the grace of God I am what I am. For I know whom I have believed, and … Continue reading

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The Growth of Grace Part 6: The Maturing Believer

1 Peter 5:10; Hebrews 13:9; 2 Timothy 2:1 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. For … Continue reading

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The Growth of Grace Part 5: Experiential Heart Knowledge

Romans 7:21-23; 2 Chronicles 32:30, 31 I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me. For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: but I see another law in … Continue reading

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The God-Dishonouring Despair of Arminian Insecurity

Hebrews 3:12-14 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God. But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened … Continue reading

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The Need for Watchfulness in Old Age

1 Kings 11:4 It came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as was the heart of David his father. … Continue reading

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The Growth of Grace Part 4: Grace in the Ear, or the Young Believer

Ephesians 4:7; Mark 4:28 Unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. First the blade, then the ear. JEREMIAH DYKE (1584-1639): It is a point that concerns us at all times … Continue reading

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The Growth of Grace Part 3: The New Convert Growing in Grace

I John 2:12,13; I Peter 2:2,3; Exodus 33:13 I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name’s sake…I write unto you little children, because ye have known the Father. As newborn babes, desire the … Continue reading

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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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