- 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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Every prayer, every sermon, every waking moment, every dream, all of life must be saturated with Christ. Here’s C.H. Spurgeon’s thoughts on preaching and living the Christ-centred life: See to it then, beloved, that you never pray a prayer which … Continue reading
William Still, the Church of Scotland minister under whose preaching ministry I was converted, had a phrase “pastor, feed the sheep on such truth that men are called to Christ” [The Work of the Pastor]. C.H. Spurgeon uses similar language … Continue reading
In his sermon on Song of Songs 1:7-8, C.H Spurgeon writes the clearest explanation of the gospel; that I can feel filthy and know I am spotless at the same time: Song of Solomon 1:7-8 Tell me, O thou whom … Continue reading
I’ve been thinking about crucifixion, mortification and prayer and the route to ministry burnout. This extract from Spurgeon’s sermon on Song of Solomon 1:7-8 “The good shepherdess” is a great encouragement never to lose sweet fellowship with Christ: I know … Continue reading
In his sermon on Song of Songs 1:7, “Love to Jesus“, Charles Spurgeon challenges Christians to love the real Christ and so the challenge to preachers today is; how do we preach Christ? Is Christ real or abstract and doctrinal? … Continue reading
Yesterday ‘s post on art, virtue and knowledge in public speaking applies as much to members of parliament as to ministers in the church. MPs fall when virtue is absent. So here’s some more food for thought for any prospective … Continue reading