- We lost a paradise by sin,
and have gained a heaven by the cross.
Stephen Charnock (1628-80)
Until sin be bitter,
Christ will not be sweet.
Thomas Watson (1668)
The cross once seen
is death to every vice.
William Cowper (1835)
The tear of repentance is shed by the eye of faith, and faith, as it weeps, stands beneath the cross.
Horatius Bonar? (1880s)
Let them that will, repent, that Christ may do for them.
I believe what Christ hath done for me, that I may repent.
Thomas Boston (1720s)
A discovery of Christ
in the light of the Spirit,
wastes, weakens and withers
the body of sin.
Ebenezer Erskine (1730s)
If you will remember Christ's love, you will be lifted up from your crookedness, and made straight.
C.H. Spurgeon (1890)
Live in Christ, die in Christ, and then flesh need not fear death.
John Knox (1572)
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This summer my reading list included “On Being a Pastor” by Derek Prime and Alistair Begg. Last year I read “Mentoring Leaders” by Carson Pue which I’ve blogged some extracts from. I found Prime and Begg to be a useful … Continue reading
A God glorifying church meeting is a combination of three things. 1. Content. Paul writes to Timothy “follow the pattern of sound words” (2 Tim 1:13-14). There are sound and unsound words and the church service must contain the former. … Continue reading
Here’s a little extract from another Ebenezer Erskine sermon, this time on the wonders of what it means to be justified. It is God that justifies, who is he that condemns? It is Christ that died, yea, rather that is … Continue reading
I have been vicar of Holy Trinity West Bromwich, in an inner city urban priority area, for 4 weeks now. In my new post, I am keen to avoid burnout, which means some degree of self-preservation. As I relaxed in … Continue reading