- 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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Tag Archives: Suffering
Last Saturday, I was at our youth camp reunion. At a question and answers session, I was asked by one of the young lads how to defend the goodness of God when evil exists. They were debating in RS at … Continue reading
For many people the existence of suffering rules out the existence of the God of the bible. If God is good and all powerful then he would stop all the suffering and, therefore, as suffeirng exists, the God of the … Continue reading
It’s easy to call God “Father” in happy, blue sky days. When life falls apart and the sky turns dark, then what do you do? Here’s a brilliant concluding sermon moment by Alistair Begg on suffering and belief:
Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands – chapter 8 The existence of evil and suffering is the “Achilles heel” of Christianity according to some of its critics. The bible says God is loving and that God is in control, so how … Continue reading
Things have not been easy in recent months at Holy Trinity for a small but significant number of people. It has been a hard season with many tears. This is not what we expect church to be, or is it? … Continue reading
When life in ministry gets tough where do you go? There is only one place to go, the word of God. A friend said yesterday that he found himself 20 scriptures to put persecution in perspective. Here’s 12 which I’ve … Continue reading
If Good is good and God is all powerful, why does he allow suffering? For many people God’s goodness and God’s power must logically result in a good world where good is defined as a world without suffering and, therefore, … Continue reading