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  • Morning and Evening Charles H. Spurgeon-- January 7, 2014

    01/07/2014 9:14:33 AM PST · by redleghunter · 6 replies
    Blueletter Bible ^ | January 7, 2014 | Charles H. Spurgeon
    Morning Reading For me to live is Christ. —Philippians 1:21 The believer did not always live to Christ. He began to do so when God the Holy Spirit convinced him of sin, and when by grace he was brought to see the dying Saviour making a propitiation for his guilt. From the moment of the new and celestial birth the man begins to live to Christ. Jesus is to believers the one pearl of great price, for whom we are willing to part with all that we have. He has so completely won our love, that it beats alone for...
  • The Charles Spurgeon Story

    Charles Spurgeon aka Charles Haddon (C.H.) Spurgeon (19 June 1834 – 31 January 1892) was a British Particular Baptist preacher. Charles Spurgeon remains highly influential among Christians of different denominations, among whom he is known as the “Prince of Preachers”. He was a strong figure in the Reformed Baptist tradition, defending the Church in agreement with the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith understanding, and opposing the liberal and pragmatic theological tendencies in the Church of his day. In his lifetime, Charles Spurgeon preached to around 10,000,000 people, often up to 10 times each week at different places. Spurgeon was...
  • Election—its Defenses and Evidences (Spurgeon)

    06/22/2013 1:57:32 AM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 2 replies
    Election—its Defenses and Evidences (No. 2920) A SERMON PUBLISHED ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 1905. DELIVERED BY C. H. SPURGEON, AT THE METROPOLITAN TABERNACLE, NEWINGTON, IN THE YEAR 1862. "Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God. For our Gospel came not unto you in word only, but also inpower, and in the Holy Spirit, and in much assurance... And you became followers of us, and of the Lord having received the word in much affliction, withjoy of the Holy Spirit." 1 Thessalonians 1:4-6. AT the very announcement of the text, some will be ready to say, "Why preach upon so profound...
  • The Minister's fainting fits (Spurgeon)

    06/19/2013 2:59:35 AM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 5 replies
    The Highway ^ | 1856 | C. H. SPURGEON
    The Minister's fainting fits Charles Haddon Spurgeon As it is recorded that David, in the heat of battle, waxed faint, so may it be written of all the servants of the Lord. Fits of depression come over the most of us. Usually cheerful as we may be, we must at intervals be cast down. The strong are not always vigorous, the wise not always ready, the brave not always courageous, and the joyous not always happy. There maybe here and there men of iron, to whom wear and tear work no perceptible detriment, but surely the rust frets even these;...
  • Predestination and Calling

    06/12/2013 12:51:20 AM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 14 replies
    The Spurgeon Archive ^ | March 6th 1859 | C. H. Spurgeon
    Predestination and Calling Delivered on Sabbath Morning, March 6th, 1859, by the REV. C. H. Spurgeon at the Music Hall, Royal Surrey Gardens. "Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called."—Romans 8:30 HE GREAT BOOK OF GOD'S DECREES is fast closed against the curiosity of man. Vain man would be wise; he would break the seven seals thereof, and read the mysteries of eternity. But this cannot be; the time has not yet come when the book shall be opened, and even then the seals shall not be broken by mortal hand, but it shall be said, "The lion...
  • "THE PRECIOUS BLOOD OF CHRIST"

    11/04/2011 12:06:23 PM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 359 replies · 1+ views
    The Highway ^ | 11/04/2011 | Charles H. Spurgeon
    1. The precious blood of Christ has a REDEEMING POWER. It redeems from the law. We were all under the law which says, "This do, and live." We were slaves to it: Christ has paid the ransom price, and the law is no longer our tyrant master. We are entirely free from it. The law had a dreadful curse; it threatened that whosoever should violate one of its precepts, should die: "Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us." By the fear of this curse, the law inflicted a continual dread on...
  • How to Read the Bible (Sola Scriptura Caucus)

    02/25/2011 9:01:56 AM PST · by blue-duncan · 5 replies
    Metropolitan Tabernacle, ^ | C. H. SPURGEON,
    "Have ye not read?...Have ye not read?...If ye had known what this meaneth."—Matthew 12:3-7. HE SCRIBES AND PHARISEES were great readers of the law. They studied the sacred books continually, poring over each word and letter. They made notes of very little importance, but still very curious notes—as to which was the middle verse of the entire old Testament, which verse was halfway to the middle, and how many times such a word occurred, and even how many times a letter occurred, and the size of the letter, and its peculiar position. They have left us a mass of wonderful...
  • "December 24th: Spurgeon's Evening Devotional" (CHRISTmas Eve!)

    12/25/2010 1:59:05 AM PST · by U of IL Conservative
    From Pieter Friedrich’s Christmas Eve 2003 entry, at the now-retired ‘Deux Ego’ weblog: 12/24/2003: “December 24th: Spurgeon’s Evening Devotional”“‘The glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.’ –Isaiah 40:5------------------ “We anticipate the happy day when the whole world shall be converted to Christ; when... =====> Read the Christmas Eve evening devotional, from Charles Spurgeon...
  • Charles Spurgeon's evening devotional: December 24th

    12/25/2010 2:35:12 AM PST · by U of IL Conservative
    TCCC weblog ^ | December 24 | Charles Spurgeon
    “December 24th: Spurgeon’s Evening Devotional” “‘The glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.’ –Isaiah 40:5“We anticipate the happy day when the whole world shall be converted to Christ; when the gods of the heathen shall be cast to the moles and the bats; when Romanism shall be exploded, and the crescent of Mohammed shall wane, never again to cast its baleful rays upon the nations; when kings shall bow down before the Prince of Peace, and all nations shall call their Redeemer blessed. Some despair of this. They look upon the world as...
  • Spurgeon's Daily Devotions

    10/23/2010 5:36:38 AM PDT · by alpha-8-25-02
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    Morning Devotional "Will ye also go away?" John 6:67 Many have forsaken Christ, and have walked no more with Him; but what reason have YOU to make a change? Has there been any reason for it in the past? Has not Jesus proved Himself all-sufficient? He appeals to you this morning-'Have I been a wilderness unto you?' When your soul has simply trusted Jesus, have you ever been confounded? Have you not up till now found your Lord to be a compassionate and generous friend to you, and has not simple faith in Him given you all the peace your...
  • Spurgeon's Daily Devotions

    10/22/2010 4:46:51 AM PDT · by alpha-8-25-02
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    Morning Devotional "I will love them freely." Hosea 14:4 This sentence is a body of divinity in miniature. He who understands its meaning is a theologian, and he who can dive into its fulness is a true master in Israel. It is a condensation of the glorious message of salvation which was delivered to us in Christ Jesus our Redeemer. The sense hinges upon the word 'freely.' This is the glorious, the suitable, the divine way by which love streams from heaven to earth, a spontaneous love flowing forth to those who neither deserved it, purchased it, nor sought after...
  • Spurgeon's Daily Devotions

    10/21/2010 3:55:47 AM PDT · by alpha-8-25-02 · 1 replies
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    Morning Devotional "The love of Christ constraineth us." 2 Corinthians 5:14 How much owest thou unto my Lord? Has He ever done anything for thee? Has He forgiven thy sins? Has He covered thee with a robe of righteousness? Has He set thy feet upon a rock? Has He established thy goings? Has He prepared heaven for thee? Has He prepared thee for heaven? Has He written thy name in His book of life? Has He given thee countless blessings? Has He laid up for thee a store of mercies, which eye hath not seen nor ear heard? Then do...
  • Spurgeon's Daily Devotions

    10/20/2010 3:52:24 AM PDT · by alpha-8-25-02 · 1 replies
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    Morning Devotional "Grow up into Him in all things." Ephesians 4:15 Many Christians remain stunted and dwarfed in spiritual things, so as to present the same appearance year after year. No up-springing of advanced and refined feeling is manifest in them. They exist but do not 'grow up into Him in all things.' But should we rest content with being in the 'green blade,' when we might advance to 'the ear,' and eventually ripen into the 'full corn in the ear?' Should we be satisfied to believe in Christ, and to say, 'I am safe,' without wishing to know in...
  • Spurgeon's Daily Devotions

    10/19/2010 5:04:50 AM PDT · by alpha-8-25-02 · 3 replies · 1+ views
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    Morning Devotional "Babes in Christ." 1 Corinthians 3:1 Are you mourning, believer, because you are so weak in the divine life: because your faith is so little, your love so feeble? Cheer up, for you have cause for gratitude. Remember that in some things you are equal to the greatest and most full-grown Christian. You are as much bought with blood as he is. You are as much an adopted child of God as any other believer. An infant is as truly a child of its parents as is the full-grown man. You are as completely justified, for your justification...
  • Spurgeon's Daily Devotions

    10/18/2010 4:38:18 AM PDT · by alpha-8-25-02 · 1 replies
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    Morning Devotional "Thy paths drop fatness." Psalm 65:11 Many are 'the paths of the Lord' which 'drop fatness,' but an especial one is the path of prayer. No believer, who is much in the closet, will have need to cry, 'My leanness, my leanness; woe unto me.' Starving souls live at a distance from the mercy- seat, and become like the parched fields in times of drought. Prevalence with God in wrestling prayer is sure to make the believer strong-if not happy. The nearest place to the gate of heaven is the throne of the heavenly grace. Much alone, and...
  • Spurgeon's Daily Devotions

    10/17/2010 4:16:28 AM PDT · by alpha-8-25-02
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    Spurgeon's "Morning & Evening for October 17 Morning Devotional "And David said in his heart, I shall now perish one day by the hand of Saul." 1 Samuel 27:1 The thought of David's heart at this time was a false thought, because he certainly had no ground for thinking that God's anointing him by Samuel was intended to be left as an empty unmeaning act. On no one occasion had the Lord deserted His servant; he had been placed in perilous positions very often, but not one instance had occurred in which divine interposition had not delivered him. The trials...
  • Spurgeon's Daily Devotions

    10/16/2010 6:03:20 AM PDT · by alpha-8-25-02
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    Spurgeon's Morning & Evening - October 16 -------------------------------- Morning Devotional "Jesus saith unto them, Come and dine." - John 21:12 In these words the believer is invited to a holy nearness to Jesus. "Come and dine," implies the same table, the same meat; aye, and sometimes it means to sit side by side, and lean our head upon the Saviour's bosom. It is being brought into the banqueting-house, where waves the banner of redeeming love. "Come and dine," gives us a vision of union with Jesus, because the only food that we can feast upon when we dine with Jesus...
  • Spurgeon's Daily Devotions

    10/15/2010 5:19:05 AM PDT · by alpha-8-25-02
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    Spurgeon's Morning & Evening - October 15 -------------------------------- Morning Devotional "But who may abide the day of his coming?" - Malachi 3:2 His first coming was without external pomp or show of power, and yet in truth there were few who could abide its testing might. Herod and all Jerusalem with him were stirred at the news of the wondrous birth. Those who supposed themselves to be waiting for him, showed the fallacy of their professions by rejecting him when he came. His life on earth was a winnowing fan, which tried the great heap of religious profession, and few...
  • Spurgeon's Daily Devotions

    10/14/2010 5:21:52 AM PDT · by alpha-8-25-02
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    Spurgeon's Morning & Evening - October 14 -------------------------------- Morning Devotional "I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord." - Philippians 3:8 Spiritual knowledge of Christ will be a personal knowledge. I cannot know Jesus through another person's acquaintance with him. No, I must know him myself; I must know him on my own account. It will be an intelligent knowledge-I must know him, not as the visionary dreams of him, but as the Word reveals him. I must know his natures, divine and human. I must know his offices-his attributes-his works-his...
  • Spurgeon's Daily Devotions

    10/13/2010 4:57:55 AM PDT · by alpha-8-25-02
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    Spurgeon's Morning & Evening - October 13 -------------------------------- Morning Devotional "Godly sorrow worketh repentance." - 2 Corinthians 7:10 Genuine, spiritual mourning for sin is the work of the Spirit of God. Repentance is too choice a flower to grow in nature's garden. Pearls grow naturally in oysters, but penitence never shows itself in sinners except divine grace works it in them. If thou hast one particle of real hatred for sin, God must have given it thee, for human nature's thorns never produced a single fig. "That which is born of the flesh is flesh. " True repentance has a...
  • Spurgeon's Daily Devotions

    10/12/2010 5:40:13 AM PDT · by alpha-8-25-02
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    Spurgeon's Morning & Evening - October 12 -------------------------------- Morning Devotional "I will meditate in thy precepts." - Psalm 119:15 There are times when solitude is better than society, and silence is wiser than speech. We should be better Christians if we were more alone, waiting upon God, and gathering through meditation on his Word spiritual strength for labour in his service. We ought to muse upon the things of God, because we thus get the real nutriment out of them. Truth is something like the cluster of the vine: if we would have wine from it, we must bruise it;...
  • Spurgeon's Daily Devotions

    10/10/2010 4:04:24 AM PDT · by alpha-8-25-02
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    Spurgeon's Morning & Evening - October 10 -------------------------------- Morning Devotional "Faultless before the presence of his glory." - Jude 24 Revolve in your mind that wondrous word, "faultless!" We are far off from it now; but as our Lord never stops short of perfection in his work of love, we shall reach it one day. The Saviour who will keep his people to the end, will also present them at last to himself, as "a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing, but holy and without blemish." All the jewels in the Saviour's crown are of...
  • Spurgeon's Daily Devotions

    10/09/2010 5:23:16 AM PDT · by alpha-8-25-02 · 2 replies
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    Spurgeon's Morning & Evening - October 9 -------------------------------- Morning Devotional "Able to keep you from falling." - Jude 24 In some sense the path to heaven is very safe, but in other respects there is no road so dangerous. It is beset with difficulties. One false step (and how easy it is to take that if grace be absent), and down we go. What a slippery path is that which some of us have to tread! How many times have we to exclaim with the Psalmist, "My feet were almost gone, my steps had well nigh slipped." If we were...
  • Spurgeon's Daily Devotions

    10/08/2010 5:15:26 AM PDT · by alpha-8-25-02
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    Spurgeon's Morning & Evening - October 8 -------------------------------- Morning Devotional "Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught." - Luke 5:4 We learn from this narrative, the necessity of human agency. The draught of fishes was miraculous, yet neither the fisherman nor his boat, nor his fishing tackle were ignored; but all were used to take the fishes. So in the saving of souls, God worketh by means; and while the present economy of grace shall stand, God will be pleased by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. When God worketh without...
  • Spurgeon's Daily Devotions

    10/07/2010 9:25:58 AM PDT · by alpha-8-25-02
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    Spurgeon's Morning & Evening - October 7 -------------------------------- Morning Devotional "Wherefore hast thou afflicted thy servant?" - Numbers 11:11 Our heavenly Father sends us frequent troubles to try our faith. If our faith be worth anything, it will stand the test. Gilt is afraid of fire, but gold is not: the paste gem dreads to be touched by the diamond, but the true jewel fears no test. It is a poor faith which can only trust God when friends are true, the body full of health, and the business profitable; but that is true faith which holds by the Lord's...
  • Spurgeon's Daily Devotions

    10/06/2010 5:34:05 AM PDT · by alpha-8-25-02
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    Spurgeon's Morning & Evening - October 6 -------------------------------- Morning Devotional "Whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst." - John 4:14 He who is a believer in Jesus finds enough in his Lord to satisfy him now, and to content him for evermore. The believer is not the man whose days are weary for want of comfort, and whose nights are long from absence of heart-cheering thought, for he finds in religion such a spring of joy, such a fountain of consolation, that he is content and happy. Put him in a dungeon and he...
  • Spurgeon's Daily Devotions

    10/05/2010 5:03:16 AM PDT · by alpha-8-25-02
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    Spurgeon's Morning & Evening - October 5 -------------------------------- Morning Devotional "He arose, and did eat and drink, and went in the strength of that meat forty days and forty nights." - 1 Kings 19:8 All the strength supplied to us by our gracious God is meant for service, not for wantonness or boasting. When the prophet Elijah found the cake baked on the coals, and the cruse of water placed at his head, as he lay under the juniper tree, he was no gentleman to be gratified with dainty fare that he might stretch himself at his ease; far otherwise,...
  • Spurgeon's Daily Devotions

    10/04/2010 5:14:04 AM PDT · by alpha-8-25-02
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    Spurgeon's Morning & Evening - October 4 -------------------------------- Morning Devotional "At evening time it shall be light." - Zechariah 14:7 Oftentimes we look forward with forebodings to the time of old age, forgetful that at eventide it shall be light. To many saints, old age is the choicest season in their lives. A balmier air fans the mariner's cheek as he nears the shore of immortality, fewer waves ruffle his sea, quiet reigns, deep, still and solemn. From the altar of age the flashes of the fire of youth are gone, but the more real flame of earnest feeling remains....
  • Spurgeon's Daily Devotions

    10/03/2010 4:38:37 AM PDT · by alpha-8-25-02 · 1 replies
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    Spurgeon's Morning & Evening - October 3 -------------------------------- Morning Devotional "Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?" - Hebrews 1:14 Angels are the unseen attendants of the saints of God; they bear us up in their hands, lest we dash our foot against a stone. Loyalty to their Lord leads them to take a deep interest in the children of his love; they rejoice over the return of the prodigal to his father's house below, and they welcome the advent of the believer to the King's palace above. In...
  • Spurgeon's Daily Devotions

    10/02/2010 4:02:34 AM PDT · by alpha-8-25-02
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    Spurgeon's Morning & Evening - October 2 -------------------------------- Morning Devotional "The hope which is laid up for you in heaven." - Colossians 1:5 Our hope in Christ for the future is the mainspring and the mainstay of our joy here. It will animate our hearts to think often of heaven, for all that we can desire is promised there. Here we are weary and toilworn, but yonder is the land of rest where the sweat of labour shall no more bedew the worker's brow, and fatigue shall be for ever banished. To those who are weary and spent, the word...
  • Spurgeon's Daily Devotions

    10/01/2010 2:44:16 AM PDT · by alpha-8-25-02
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    Spurgeon's Morning & Evening - October 1 -------------------------------- Morning Devotional "Pleasant fruits, new and old, which I have laid up for thee, O my beloved." - Song of Solomon 7:13 The spouse desires to give to Jesus all that she produces. Our heart has "all manner of pleasant fruits," both "old and new," and they are laid up for our Beloved. At this rich autumnal season of fruit, let us survey our stores. We have new fruits. We desire to feel new life, new joy, new gratitude; we wish to make new resolves and carry them out by new labours;...
  • Yeah, I’m a Christian. I believe in God.

    09/30/2010 7:37:53 PM PDT · by Wading Across · 5 replies
    Wading Across Blog ^ | 8-30-10 | Wading Across
    Let me point out that I do believe and profess both statements; however, the latter does not fully nor accurately define the former. The sad reality is that many, if not most people in the United States (and probably globally – more so in the West) believe that a belief in God simply and wholly defines what and who a Christian is. I believe it is not only a condemnation of those who state this – of their ignorance or laziness – but of the Church as a whole, in our ignorance and laziness. A partial explanation of it is...
  • Spurgeon's Daily Devotions

    09/30/2010 4:21:46 AM PDT · by alpha-8-25-02 · 2 replies
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    Spurgeon's Morning & Evening - September 30 -------------------------------- Morning Devotional "Sing forth the honour of his name, make his praise glorious." - Psalm 66:2 It is not left to our own option whether we shall praise God or not. Praise is God's most righteous due, and every Christian, as the recipient of his grace, is bound to praise God from day to day. It is true we have no authoritative rubric for daily praise; we have no commandment prescribing certain hours of song and thanksgiving: but the law written upon the heart teaches us that it is right to praise...
  • Spurgeon's Daily Devotions

    09/29/2010 4:09:05 AM PDT · by alpha-8-25-02
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    Spurgeon's Morning & Evening - September 29 -------------------------------- Morning Devotional "Behold, if the leprosy have covered all his flesh, he shall pronounce him clean that hath the plague." - Leviticus 13:13 Strange enough this regulation appears, yet there was wisdom in it, for the throwing out of the disease proved that the constitution was sound. This morning it may be well for us to see the typical teaching of so singular a rule. We, too, are lepers, and may read the law of the leper as applicable to ourselves. When a man sees himself to be altogether lost and ruined,...
  • Spurgeon's Daily Devotions

    09/28/2010 3:44:29 AM PDT · by alpha-8-25-02
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    Spurgeon's Morning & Evening - September 28 -------------------------------- Morning Devotional "The Lord looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men." - Psalm 33:13 Perhaps no figure of speech represents God in a more gracious light than when he is spoken of as stooping from his throne, and coming down from heaven to attend to the wants and to behold the woes of mankind. We love him, who, when Sodom and Gomorrah were full of iniquity, would not destroy those cities until he had made a personal visitation of them. We cannot help pouring out our heart in affection...
  • Spurgeon's Daily Devotions

    09/27/2010 4:49:08 AM PDT · by alpha-8-25-02
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    Spurgeon's Morning & Evening - September 27 -------------------------------- Morning Devotional "Happy art thou, O Israel; who is like unto thee, O people saved by the Lord!" - Deuteronomy 33:29 He who affirms that Christianity makes men miserable, is himself an utter stranger to it. It were strange indeed, if it made us wretched, for see to what a position it exalts us! It makes us sons of God. Suppose you that God will give all the happiness to his enemies, and reserve all the mourning for his own family? Shall his foes have mirth and joy, and shall his home-born...
  • Spurgeon's Daily Devotions

    09/26/2010 5:48:33 AM PDT · by alpha-8-25-02
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    Spurgeon's Morning & Evening - September 26 -------------------------------- Morning Devotional "The myrtle trees that were in the bottom." - Zechariah 1:8 The vision in this chapter describes the condition of Israel in Zechariah's day; but being interpreted in its aspect towards us, it describes the Church of God as we find it now in the world. The Church is compared to a myrtle grove flourishing in a valley. It is hidden, unobserved, secreted; courting no honour and attracting no observation from the careless gazer. The Church, like her head, has a glory, but it is concealed from carnal eyes, for...
  • Spurgeon's Daily Devotions

    09/25/2010 4:14:44 AM PDT · by alpha-8-25-02
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    Spurgeon's Morning & Evening - September 25 -------------------------------- Morning Devotional "Just, and the justifier of him which believeth." - Romans 3:26 Being justified by faith, we have peace with God. Conscience accuses no longer. Judgment now decides for the sinner instead of against him. Memory looks back upon past sins, with deep sorrow for the sin, but yet with no dread of any penalty to come; for Christ has paid the debt of his people to the last jot and tittle, and received the divine receipt; and unless God can be so unjust as to demand double payment for one...
  • Spurgeon's Daily Devotions

    09/24/2010 4:24:43 AM PDT · by alpha-8-25-02
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    Spurgeon's Morning & Evening - September 24 -------------------------------- Morning Devotional "For I was ashamed to require of the king a band of soldiers and horsemen to help us against the enemy in the way: because we had spoken unto the king, saying, The hand of our God is upon all them for good that seek him; but his power and his wrath is against all them that forsake him." - Ezra 8:22 A convoy on many accounts would have been desirable for the pilgrim band, but a holy shame-facedness would not allow Ezra to seek one. He feared lest the...
  • Spurgeon's Daily Devotions

    09/23/2010 4:28:13 AM PDT · by alpha-8-25-02 · 1+ views
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    Spurgeon's Morning & Evening - September 23 -------------------------------- Morning Devotional "Accepted in the beloved." - Ephesians 1:6 What a state of privilege! It includes our justification before God, but the term "acceptance" in the Greek means more than that. It signifies that we are the objects of divine complacence, nay, even of divine delight. How marvellous that we, worms, mortals, sinners, should be the objects of divine love! But it is only "in the beloved." Some Christians seem to be accepted in their own experience, at least, that is their apprehension. When their spirit is lively, and their hopes bright,...
  • Spurgeon's Daily Devotions

    09/22/2010 4:37:08 AM PDT · by alpha-8-25-02
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    Spurgeon's Morning & Evening - September 22 -------------------------------- Morning Devotional "Let Israel rejoice in him." - Psalm 149:2 Be glad of heart, O believer, but take care that thy gladness has its spring in the Lord. Thou hast much cause for gladness in thy God, for thou canst sing with David, "God, my exceeding joy." Be glad that the Lord reigneth, that Jehovah is King! Rejoice that he sits upon the throne, and ruleth all things! Every attribute of God should become a fresh ray in the sunlight of our gladness. That he is wise should make us glad, knowing...
  • Spurgeon's Daily Devotions

    09/21/2010 2:54:24 AM PDT · by alpha-8-25-02
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    Spurgeon's Morning & Evening - September 21 -------------------------------- Morning Devotional "I will rejoice over them to do them good." - Jeremiah 32:41 How heart-cheering to the believer is the delight which God has in his saints! We cannot see any reason in ourselves why the Lord should take pleasure in us; we cannot take delight in ourselves, for we often have to groan, being burdened; conscious of our sinfulness, and deploring our unfaithfulness; and we fear that God's people cannot take much delight in us, for they must perceive so much of our imperfections and our follies, that they may...
  • Spurgeon's Daily Devotions

    09/20/2010 4:26:02 AM PDT · by alpha-8-25-02
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    Spurgeon's Morning & Evening - September 20 -------------------------------- Morning Devotional "The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon." - Judges 7:20 Gideon ordered his men to do two things: covering up a torch in an earthen pitcher, he bade them, at an appointed signal, break the pitcher and let the light shine, and then sound with the trumpet, crying, "The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon! the sword of the Lord, and of Gideon!" This is precisely what all Christians must do. First, you must shine; break the pitcher which conceals your light; throw aside the bushel which has...
  • Spurgeon's Daily Devotions

    09/19/2010 4:09:00 AM PDT · by alpha-8-25-02
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    Spurgeon's Morning & Evening - September 19 -------------------------------- Morning Devotional "The liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free." - Galatians 5:1 This "liberty" makes us free to heaven's charter-the Bible. Here is a choice passage, believer, "When thou passest through the rivers, I will be with thee." You are free to that. Here is another: "The mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed, but my kindness shall not depart from thee"; you are free to that. You are a welcome guest at the table of the promises. Scripture is a never-failing treasury filled with boundless stores of grace. It...
  • Spurgeon's Daily Devotions

    09/18/2010 4:21:56 AM PDT · by alpha-8-25-02
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    Spurgeon's Morning & Evening - September 18 -------------------------------- Morning Devotional "If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit." - Galatians 5:25 The two most important things in our holy religion are the life of faith and the walk of faith. He who shall rightly understand these is not far from being a master in experimental theology, for they are vital points to a Christian. You will never find true faith unattended by true godliness; on the other hand, you will never discover a truly holy life which has not for its root a living faith...
  • Spurgeon's Daily Devotions

    09/17/2010 4:11:55 AM PDT · by alpha-8-25-02
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    Spurgeon's Morning & Evening - September 17 -------------------------------- Morning Devotional "Bring him unto me." - Mark 9:19 Despairingly the poor disappointed father turned away from the disciples to their Master. His son was in the worst possible condition, and all means had failed, but the miserable child was soon delivered from the evil one when the parent in faith obeyed the Lord Jesus' word, "Bring him unto me." Children are a precious gift from God, but much anxiety comes with them. They may be a great joy or a great bitterness to their parents; they may be filled with the...
  • Spurgeon's Daily Devotions

    09/16/2010 5:37:24 AM PDT · by alpha-8-25-02 · 1 replies
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    Spurgeon's Morning & Evening - September 16 -------------------------------- Morning Devotional "Partakers of the divine nature." - 2 Peter 1:4 To be a partaker of the divine nature is not, of course, to become God. That cannot be. The essence of Deity is not to be participated in by the creature. Between the creature and the Creator there must ever be a gulf fixed in respect of essence; but as the first man Adam was made in the image of God, so we, by the renewal of the Holy Spirit, are in a yet diviner sense made in the image of...
  • The Arminian/Wesleyan Dogma of Infant Damnation vs. the Calvinist Doctrine of Infant Salvation

    09/15/2010 11:28:22 AM PDT · by Christian_Capitalist · 160 replies
    Arminian inconsistencies and errors ^ | 1856 | Rev. Henry Brown
    The Arminian Doctrine of Infant Damnation Having noticed one objection to the doctrine of predestination, we proceed to a second, viz. "It leads to the idea of infant damnation;" "brings with it the repulsive and shocking opinion of the eternal punishment of infants;" "causes not only children not a span long, but the parents also, to pass through the fires of hell."The above are samples of the manner in which this charge is reiterated by every controversial Arminian author that has come under our notice. The reader will be surprised to learn that the "shocking and re-pulsive doctrine" here objected...
  • Spurgeon's Daily Devotions

    09/15/2010 6:07:00 AM PDT · by alpha-8-25-02
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    "He shall not be afraid of evil tidings." - Psalm 112:7 Christian, you ought not to dread the arrival of evil tidings; because if you are distressed by them, what do you more than other men? Other men have not your God to fly to; they have never proved his faithfulness as you have done, and it is no wonder if they are bowed down with alarm and cowed with fear: but you profess to be of another spirit; you have been begotten again unto a lively hope, and your heart lives in heaven and not on earthly things; now,...
  • Spurgeon's Daily Devotions

    09/14/2010 4:13:02 AM PDT · by alpha-8-25-02
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    Spurgeon's Morning & Evening - September 14 -------------------------------- Morning Devotional "There were also with him other little ships." - Mark 4:36 Jesus was the Lord High Admiral of the sea that night, and his presence preserved the whole convoy. It is well to sail with Jesus, even though it be in a little ship. When we sail in Christ's company, we may not make sure of fair weather, for great storms may toss the vessel which carries the Lord himself, and we must not expect to find the sea less boisterous around our little boat. If we go with Jesus...