Tag Archives: Christian Life

Obeying God without having a nervous breakdown

To my nervous, insecure, tender-conscience Christian friend, always wondering if you are doing something wrong, or disappointing God, doubting if you are hitting the mark, feeling like a failure as you try your best to please him . . .  … 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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The eternal value of holiness

The pursuit of holiness can be discouraging sometimes: the fight against sin is hard, and our progress sometimes seems so small. This passage from John Owen deeply encouraged me this morning, reminding me that every effort toward sanctification will matter … Continue reading

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The cross produces obedience

When love to the Savior grows cold, we should repair to the cross, and fix our thoughts on the exhibition of love there presented. And when we feel our hearts melt, the recollection that the suffering Savior is God over … Continue reading

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Relentless Self

The last enemy to be destroyed in the believer is self. It dies hard. It will make any concessions if only it is allowed to live. Self will permit the believer to do anything, give anything, sacrifice anything, suffer anything, … Continue reading

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How do you view your past?

Let me sum it up in this way, therefore. You and I – and to me this is one of the great discoveries of the Christian life; I shall never forget the release which realizing this for the first time … Continue reading

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Words about wise speech (and wise silence) from Proverbs 10

“The wise of heart will receive commandments, but a babbling fool will come to ruin.” (10:8) “The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.” (10:11) “On the lips of him … Continue reading

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