- 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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The church where I served as curate from 2005 to 2009 is advertising for two ministry trainees (Parish Assistants) for September. If you would like experience of serving the church and teaching about Christ from the bible in a multi-cultural, … Continue reading
For anyone living in Wolverhampton, the central Library has a good selection of Christian books in its lending library. The library regularly clears out any stock which is not being used, so it’s worth borrowing the books just to keep … Continue reading
I thought I’d post my parish magazine letters, “From the Vicarage.” Here’s the first of four so far. Dear Friends I would like to thank everyone who has made me and the whole Robbie family feel so welcome as we … Continue reading
Last week I was given a copy of the final parish magazine from my old church, St Luke’s, which coincided with my move to West Bromwich. This is what I wrote from the “curatage”. I’ve been a Christian for over … Continue reading
This is roughly what I said last night at my induction as vicar of Holy Trinity, West Bromwich: This is the part of the service where traditionally I announce the date of our next communion service. Well, thanks to circumstances … Continue reading
On Tuesday next week I will be inducted as vicar of Holy Trinity West Bromwich. I believe I have been very well prepared for the task, though I still have lots to learn. First by three years of residential theological … Continue reading