- 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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We woke up to another cold morning in the vicarage with thick ice on the inside of all our windows. There’s a rumour that the canon law requiring the vicar to wear a night cap has never been repealed. I’m … Continue reading
Dear Brothers and sisters Advent is here again. The rush is on to make preparations for the season of goodwill. There are presents to buy, rooms to decorate, menus to plan, food to prepare, parties to arrange and friends to … Continue reading
This post is a little off the normal theological track of this blog, but looking after God’s world, saving money and keeping up with the vicar’s wife on vicarage life are not too far off beam. Heating and lighting a … Continue reading
Jesus and church traditions The Church of England seems to be suffering something of an crisis of identity today. Who are we? What is the church? What is our role in a multi-cultural society? What has happened to the traditions … Continue reading
From the vicarage November 2009 Dear All One of the great heroes of modern British history is Scott of the Antarctic. His goal to be the first man in the world to stand on the south pole inspired millions. His … Continue reading
In the busy summer season I missed posting this: From the vicarage The Next Generation What makes grown men and women dress up as clowns in the streets of a north Devon town, act out plays as jugglers, trapeze artists, … Continue reading