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Morbid Introspection & Mysticism, Twins of Experiential Pride

Obadiah 3 The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee. C. H. SPURGEON (1834-1892): There is a certain breed of Calvinists, whom I do not envy, who are always jeering and sneering as much as ever they can at the … Continue reading

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Preparing for the Lord’s Supper

Amos 4:12        Prepare to meet thy God, O Israel. C. H. MACKINTOSH (1820-1896): It may be asked, Is there no preparation necessary? Are we to sit down at the table of the Lord with as much indifference as if … Continue reading

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What is the Greatest Commandment in the Law?

Matthew 22:37-39        And Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is … Continue reading

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Ask Yourself: What Really Motivates Me to Worship God?

Malachi 3:14        What profit is it that we have kept his ordinance? STEPHEN CHARNOCK (1628-1680): Self is the chief end of every natural man…It is natural for man to worship God for self; self-righteousness is the rooted aim of … Continue reading

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Obedience to God’s Word: The Best Proof of True Love for Christ

John 14:21, 23; John 15:10; John 14:24; Luke 6:46        He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me…If a man love me, he will keep my words.        If ye keep my commandments, ye … Continue reading

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Reading the Bible with Personal Application

I Peter 2:2,3        As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: if so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious. MATTHEW HENRY (1662-1714): Strong desires and affections to the Word … Continue reading

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Assurance: Some Biblical Test Questions

Romans 14:22        Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before God. WILLIAM COWPER (1731-1800): ’Tis a point I long to know;                                                                        Oft it causes anxious thought;                                                                           Do I love the Lord or no?                                                                             Am I His, or am I … Continue reading

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The Marks of Spiritual Regeneration by the Holy Ghost

Acts 19:2        Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? GEORGE WHITEFIELD (1714-1770): I shall lay down some Scripture marks whereby we may know whether we have thus received the Holy Ghost or not…First I shall mention, is … Continue reading

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Snakes in the Bosom

Job 31:33; Proverbs 23:32        If I covered my trangressions as Adam, by hiding mine iniquity in my bosom.        At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder. C. H. SPURGEON (1834-1892): Some desire to … 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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