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Spurgeon on deacons

The Church owes an immeasurable debt of gratitude to those thousands of godly men who study her interests day and night, contribute largely of their substance, care for her poor, cheer her ministers, and in times of trouble and prosperity, … Continue reading

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John Wesley’s Directions for Singing

This Southern Baptist has got lots and lots of love for the early Methodists. Here are John Wesley’s directions for how they were to sing in their fellowship: 1. Sing all. See that you join with the congregation as frequently … Continue reading

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On the borders of Heaven

It was said of the Puritan Richard Sibbes, “Heaven was in him, before he was in Heaven.” Have you ever known a godly man or woman who, nearing the end of their lives, had such peace, assurance, and quiet joy, … Continue reading

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You must go against wind and tide

The truth about discipleship, from Christian to By-ends in Pilgrim’s Progress: If you will go with us you must go against wind and tide, the which I perceive is against your opinion; you must also own religion in in his … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Supper proclaims the forgiveness of sin

Yes, the Lord’s Supper should remind us of the seriousness of our sin, and our urgent need to repent and flee from from it. But for repentant sinners, the dominant note at the Lord’s Table is not fear, guilt, or … Continue reading

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The thistle and the cedar

After Amaziah, king of Judah, had defeated the armies of Edom, he went to pick a fight with Jehoash, king of Israel (2 Kings 14:8). Here is Jehoash’s wise reply: A thistle on Lebanon sent to a cedar on Lebanon, … Continue reading

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Up the Hill Difficulty

The further I go in the Christian life, the more I treasure this section from The Pilgrim’s Progress, where John Bunyan describes Christian’s necessary climb up the Hill Difficulty. So many strong, Bible truths here that will brace us for … Continue reading

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