- 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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As a lapsed neonomian and a Scotsman, this extract from Joel Beeke’s introduction to The Beauties of Ebenezer Erskine, has given me the appetite to read on. Beeke writes: The beauties of Ebernezer Erkine offers the best portions of his … Continue reading
I’ve begun reading Charles Spurgeon’s The Down Grade Controversy. The following clips from the first chapter briefly outline all sorts of ways in which ministers can drift away from the central wonders of Christ crucified: By some means or other, … Continue reading
Back from camp and France. I read what I’d hoped to, almost, and “Do hard things” by Alex and Brett Harris, more on that later. I was really pleased to read Jack Hughes’ Expository preaching with word pictures which is … Continue reading
Last year I read Puritan Reformed Spirituality by Joel Beeke whilst on holiday and was really encouraged and refreshed by it. I want to read something similar this year, but finding edifying books which aren’t heavy is difficult. I think … Continue reading
Last week I posted Thomas Watson’s eleven reasons to attain a peaceable disposition, but this is easier said than done. Here’s Watson’s biblical advice for becoming a peacemaker. It’s hard to read this without thinking about the Lambeth conference. At … Continue reading
It’s not long until the Anglican Lambeth Conference. The last conference in 1998 will be remembered for flared tempers, angry disputes and a media circus which fed on the strife like famished piranhas. Most Christians know of those who have … Continue reading