- 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
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William Cowper (1835)
The tear of repentance is shed by the eye of faith, and faith, as it weeps, stands beneath the cross.
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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.
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Live in Christ, die in Christ, and then flesh need not fear death.
John Knox (1572)
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Tag Archives: marriage
I was told the story this week of two Christians arguing about whether or not it was right for a man to stay at home and run the household whilst his wife goes out to work. An elderly Christian lady … Continue reading
Been doing some marriage prep recently with mature followers of Christ and so we looked at the purpose of God in marriage. This is what we came up with, this is what makes marriage great: 1. To glorify God as husband … Continue reading
In a world where Walt Disney has influenced our view of marriage as much, if not more, than anyone else, many people today view the purpose of marriage as “they lived happily ever after.” When we enter marriage with the … Continue reading
There are my notes from the seminars on marriage, “Built to last”, given by Kent and Barbara Hughes at Bible by the Beach. As with yesterday’s post these notes are not verbatim, they are a collection of headings, snippets and … Continue reading
Yesterday I posted on the pressure placed on vicars in multicultural inner city parishes by the marriage act of 2005. What would happen if the law was changed so that the Church of England no longer acted in place of … Continue reading
I’ve blogged in the past on how I’d remarry Christian divorcees who seek to glorify God in their marriage. To make it absolutely clear to everyone involved, I separate the civil and ceremonial aspects of marriage. By marrying at the … Continue reading
An extract from yesterday’s sermon from Colossians: Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them. Colossians 3:18-19 If there’s one concept in Christian life which makes … Continue reading