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Saturday, October 3, 2015

Confession and absolution



Confession and absolution

“And the publican, standing afar off, 
would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, 
but smote upon his breast, saying, 
God be merciful to me a sinner.” 
Luke 18:13

Suggested Further Reading:
 1 John 1:5-2:2

The Greek explains more to us than the English does; and the original word here might be translated—
“God be propitiated to me a sinner.” 

There is in the Greek word a distinct reference to the doctrine of atonement. It is not the Unitarian’s prayer—
“God be merciful to me;” it is more than that—it is the Christian’s prayer, “God be propitiated towards me, a sinner.” 

There is, I repeat it, a distinct appeal to the atonement and the mercy-seat in this short prayer. Friends, if we would come before God with our confessions we must take care that we plead the blood of Christ. 

There is no hope for a poor sinner apart from the cross of Jesus. We may cry, “God be merciful to me,” but the prayer can never be answered apart from the victim offered, the Lamb slain from before the foundation of the world.


 When thou hast thine eye upon the mercy-seat, take care to have thine eye upon the cross too. Remember that the cross is, after all, the mercy-seat; that mercy never was enthroned, until she hung upon the cross crowned with thorns. 

If thou wouldst find pardon, go to dark Gethsemane, and see thy Redeemer sweating blood in deep anguish. If thou wouldst have peace of conscience, go to Gabbatha, the pavement, and see thy Saviour’s back flooded with a stream of blood. 

If thou wouldst have the last best rest to thy conscience, go to Golgotha; see the murdered victim as he hangs upon the cross, with hands and feet and side all pierced, as every wound is gaping wide with misery extreme. 

There can be no hope for mercy apart from the victim offered—even Jesus Christ the Son of God. Oh, come; let us one and all approach the mercy-seat, and plead the blood.

For meditation: 

Confession of sins is a totally useless practice unless we go straight to God, the only one who can forgive us, pleading Christ crucified, the only valid reason for us to be forgiven.
 But when we come in God’s way, we can come to him confidently (Hebrews 10:19-22).

Sermon no. 216
3 October (1858)

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If you are not a believer in Jesus Christ, you can be accepted into his kingdom.
 I invite you to let him to make of you what He always wanted.

 "PRAYER" 

Marvelous God Almighty, I come to you in the precious name of Jesus, who died for me to make me free of sin, I want Jesus to enter in to my heart and make me free.
 I confess that He is the son of God. 
 I ask to change my heart and to give me wisdom to understand your Holy Word full of promises of eternal value, not only to live on this earth, but to be expectant of my life in heaven. 
In the precious name of Jesus I ask. 
Amen.. 
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 not in its fashion and manner, but in the truth which it contains.”.... 
Reflection and inspiration from the 
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 Charles Haddon Spurgeon.

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 Father, I ask You to bless my friends, relatives and those that I care deeply for, 
who are reading this right now. 
Show them a new revelation of Your love and power.
 Holy Spirit, I ask You to minister to their spirit at this very moment. 
 Where there is pain, give them Your peace and mercy..
 Where there is self-doubt, release a renewed confidence through Your grace. 
Where there is need, I ask you to fulfill their needs. 
 Bless their homes, families, finances, their goings and their comings. 
 Amen. 
 "HAVE A BLESSED DAY FULL OF PEACE, LOVE AND HAPPINESS" 
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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Soul murder—who is guilty?



Soul murder—who is guilty?

‘Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation; and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.’ Psalm 51:14

Suggested Further Reading: 
1 Corinthians 8:1–13

Every man, especially in a great city like this, is responsible not only for himself but for his neighbours, and there are some of us who are like the church clock—other people set their watches by us. 

It becomes such of us as are religious teachers to be particularly careful. There are some things which I feel I might do, as far as I am concerned, which I believe I might do without suffering any personal hurt, but which I would not do for your sakes and which I dare not do for the sake of many who would take license from my example to do a great deal more than I would do, and would make me the horse on which they would put the saddle of their sin.

 Christian parents, you must not always say, ‘I can do this.’ Yes, but would you like everybody else to do it, because, if it is unsafe for one, it seems to me, you have no business to touch it. 

‘If meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth,’ is a grand old Christian saying of one who was not a whit behind the very chief of the apostles.

 We must be careful even of things indifferent, but when it comes to those things which are positively evil, the ill example of a Christian is ten times worse than that of one who is not a Christian, for if I see a sinner commit sin, his example is poison, but it is labelled. 

The inconsistent life of a Christian is unlabelled poison, and I am very likely to be injured by it. Inconsistent Christians, false professors, you that have a name to live and are dead, take care lest bloodguiltiness lie at your door, and much of it too.

For meditation: 

No man is perfect. 
Spurgeon was a cigar-smoker. 
This became the subject of controversy in later years.

 He did not regard smoking as a sin in itself, but justified his habit on the grounds that it relieved his physical pain, soothed his weary brain and helped him to sleep. 

However, non-smokers criticised him for setting an example which led others into a body-destroying habit. 
Do you eat or drink anything or do something else which could cause others to stumble (Romans 14:21)?

Sermon no. 713
30 September (1866)

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If you are not a believer in Jesus Christ, you can be accepted into his kingdom.
 I invite you to let him to make of you what He always wanted.

 "PRAYER" 

Marvelous God Almighty, I come to you in the precious name of Jesus, who died for me to make me free of sin, I want Jesus to enter in to my heart and make me free.
 I confess that He is the son of God. 
 I ask to change my heart and to give me wisdom to understand your Holy Word full of promises of eternal value, not only to live on this earth, but to be expectant of my life in heaven. 
In the precious name of Jesus I ask. 
Amen.. 
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 “The true minister of Christ knows that the true value of a sermon must lie, not in its fashion and manner, but in the truth which it contains.”.... Reflection and inspiration from the 
"Prince of Preachers," 
 Charles Haddon Spurgeon.

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 PRAYER 

 Father, I ask You to bless my friends, relatives and those that I care deeply for, who are reading this right now. 
Show them a new revelation of Your love and power.
 Holy Spirit, I ask You to minister to their spirit at this very moment. 
 Where there is pain, give them Your peace and mercy..
 Where there is self-doubt, release a renewed confidence through Your grace. 
Where there is need, I ask you to fulfill their needs. 
 Bless their homes, families, finances, their goings and their comings. 
 Amen. 
 "HAVE A BLESSED DAY FULL OF PEACE, LOVE AND HAPPINESS" 
 I hope you enjoy each one of the post and you can find more going to the "Blog Archive", there is many more, sometimes I do many during the day as the time permits. 
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Jesus—the Shepherd



Jesus—the Shepherd

‘He shall feed his flock like a shepherd.’ 
Isaiah 40:11

Suggested Further Reading: 
John 10:11–29

‘And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.’ So you see Christ is the chief Shepherd at the second advent; then shall the world be astonished to find that though alone in atonement, and alone in justification, he is not alone in service or in glory.

 Then every minister who has fed his sheep, every teacher who has fed his lambs—all of you, holy men and women, who have in any way whatever contributed under him towards the guidance, and the government, and the feeding, and the protection of his dear, blood-bought flock—you shall appear. 

He has no crown, you perceive, as the good Shepherd; we do not read of a crown for him as the great Shepherd, but when he comes ‘with the crown wherewith his mother crowned him’, then shall you also appear with him in glory, having the crown of life that fades not away. 

I do not know whether this peculiar circumstance interests you, but it did me when I observed it: Good in his dying, great in his rising, chief in his coming. 

It seems to me to gather such force—good to me as a sinner, great to me as a saint, chief to me as one with him in his glorious reign. 

I pass, as it were, through three stages—as a sinner I look to the good Shepherd laying down his life for the sheep; I reach higher ground, and as a saint I look to the great Shepherd to make me perfect in every good work to do his will; I mount higher still, I die, I rise again, I walk in resurrection life, and now I look to the chief Shepherd, and hope to receive at his hands the crown of life which he shall give to me, and not to me only, but to all them that love his appearing—the good, great, chief Shepherd.

For meditation: 

Spurgeon gives descriptions of Old Testament types of Christ as a shepherd—Abel, the shepherd slain (Genesis 4:2,4,8); 
Jacob, the toiling shepherd (Genesis 31:38–41); 
Joseph, reigning in the world for the good of his own people (Genesis 37:2; 49:22–24); Moses, the shepherd of a separated people (Exodus 3:1; 10:9,24–26); David, the shepherd as king in the midst of his church (Psalm 78:70–71). 
Are you one of Christ’s flock?

Sermon no. 652
1 October (1865)


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If you are not a believer in Jesus Christ, you can be accepted into his kingdom.
 I invite you to let him to make of you what He always wanted.

 "PRAYER" 

Marvelous God Almighty, I come to you in the precious name of Jesus, who died for me to make me free of sin, I want Jesus to enter in to my heart and make me free.
 I confess that He is the son of God. 
 I ask to change my heart and to give me wisdom to understand your Holy Word full of promises of eternal value, not only to live on this earth, but to be expectant of my life in heaven. 
In the precious name of Jesus I ask. 
Amen.. 
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 “The true minister of Christ knows that the true value of a sermon must lie, not in its fashion and manner, but in the truth which it contains.”.... Reflection and inspiration from the 
"Prince of Preachers," 
 Charles Haddon Spurgeon.

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 Blessings to all of You, rejoice in the sublime and infallible word of God 
♥♥♥♥♥♥
 PRAYER 

 Father, I ask You to bless my friends, relatives and those that I care deeply for, who are reading this right now. 
Show them a new revelation of Your love and power.
 Holy Spirit, I ask You to minister to their spirit at this very moment. 
 Where there is pain, give them Your peace and mercy..
 Where there is self-doubt, release a renewed confidence through Your grace. 
Where there is need, I ask you to fulfill their needs. 
 Bless their homes, families, finances, their goings and their comings. 
 Amen. 
 "HAVE A BLESSED DAY FULL OF PEACE, LOVE AND HAPPINESS" 
 I hope you enjoy each one of the post and you can find more going to the "Blog Archive", there is many more, sometimes I do many during the day as the time permits. 
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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Declension from first love



Declension from first love

“Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.” 
Revelation 2:4

Suggested Further Reading: 
John 15:9-14

There are some people who always live upon what they have been. I speak very plainly now. There is a brother in this church who may take it to himself; I hope he will. It is not very many years ago since he said to me, when I asked him why he did not do something—“Well, I have done my share; I used to do this, and I have done the other; I have done so and so.”

 Oh, may the Lord deliver him, and all of us, from living on “has beens!” It will never do to say we have done a thing. Suppose, for a solitary moment, the world should say, “I have turned round; I will stand still.” Let the sea say, “I have been ebbing and flowing these many years; I will ebb and flow no more.” 

Let the sun say, “I have been shining, and I have been rising and setting for many days; I have done this enough to earn me a goodly name; I will stand still;” and let the moon wrap herself up in veils of darkness, and say, “I have illuminated many a night, and I have lighted many a weary traveller across the moors; I will shut up my lamp and be dark for ever.”

 Brethren, when you and I cease to labour, let us cease to live. God has no intention to let us live a useless life. But mark this; when we leave our first works, there is no question about our having lost our first love; that is sure.

 If there be strength remaining, if there be still power mentally and physically, if we cease from our office, if we abstain from our labours, there is no solution of this question which an honest conscience will accept, except this, “Thou hast lost thy first love, and, therefore, thou hast neglected thy first works.”

For meditation: 

Past love is no substitute for present expressions of it (Philemon: 5-7,20). Present work is no guarantee that love cannot be lost in the future (Philemon: 24; 2 Timothy 4:10).

Sermon no. 217
29 September (Preached 26 September 1858)
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If you are not a believer in Jesus Christ, you can be accepted into his kingdom.
 I invite you to let him to make of you what He always wanted.

 "PRAYER" 

Marvelous God Almighty, I come to you in the precious name of Jesus, who died for me to make me free of sin, I want Jesus to enter in to my heart and make me free.
 I confess that He is the son of God. 
 I ask to change my heart and to give me wisdom to understand your Holy Word full of promises of eternal value, not only to live on this earth, but to be expectant of my life in heaven. 
In the precious name of Jesus I ask. 
Amen.. 
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 “The true minister of Christ knows that the true value of a sermon must lie, not in its fashion and manner, but in the truth which it contains.”.... Reflection and inspiration from the 
"Prince of Preachers," 
 Charles Haddon Spurgeon.

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The purpose of these pages is to share the precious word of God, without acquiring any monetary reward. God gave me the salvation for free, so I share the gospel of his word the same way .. 
( NO ADVERTISEMENTS ) ... 
 Blessings to all of You, rejoice in the sublime and infallible word of God 
♥♥♥♥♥♥
 PRAYER 

 Father, I ask You to bless my friends, relatives and those that I care deeply for, who are reading this right now. 
Show them a new revelation of Your love and power.
 Holy Spirit, I ask You to minister to their spirit at this very moment. 
 Where there is pain, give them Your peace and mercy..
 Where there is self-doubt, release a renewed confidence through Your grace. 
Where there is need, I ask you to fulfill their needs. 
 Bless their homes, families, finances, their goings and their comings. 
 Amen. 
 "HAVE A BLESSED DAY FULL OF PEACE, LOVE AND HAPPINESS" 
 I hope you enjoy each one of the post and you can find more going to the "Blog Archive", there is many more, sometimes I do many during the day as the time permits. 
 DO YOU ENJOY THIS BLOG ? ..

 If you like to visit my other blogs, please click at the link and If not clickable, please copy and paste the address to your browser, Thanks... 

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 Thank YOu and God Bless.
 27th December 2011 was created.
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