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How True Prayer is Measured – Charles Spurgeon

True prayer is measured by weight, not by length. A single groan before God may have more fullness of prayer in it than a fine oration of great length.

– Charles Spurgeon –

Hiring Out the Christian Life? – Cal Thomas

It is now possible to live a “christian life” without doing the things that Jesus commanded us to do. We have hired people to go into all the world, to visit those in prison, to feed the hungry, to clothe the naked, to care for widows and orphans. The average Christian doesn’t have to do it.

– Cal Thomas –

The Necessity of Prayer in Ministry – Chip Brogden

Unless we have invested a great deal of time in our secret ministry to the Lord then the shallowness of our public ministry will be very evident. Today it is abundantly clear that not enough time is spent ministering to the Lord, and way too much time is spent ministering to people; hence, most of what is done in the name of ministry is performed in a fleshly, human way which never bears any lasting fruit.

– Chip Brogden –

Knowing Calvary Love – Amy Carmichael

If I am content to heal a hurt slightly, saying “Peace, peace,” where is no peace; if I forget the poignant word “Let love be without dissimulation” and blunt the edge of truth, speaking not right things but smooth things, then I know nothing of Calvary love.

– Amy Carmichael –

Preaching Judgment – Unknown

To silence a preacher from preaching judgment is like being 
awoke from sleep by a fire alarm, and just silencing the alarm, 
and going back to sleep.

– Unknown –

You Need to Obey – JC Ryle

Obedience is the only proof of reality. Faith without works is dead, being alone. “Ye are my friends,” says Jesus, “if ye do whatever I command you” (John 15:14)

– JC Ryle –
from Expository Thoughts on the Gospels, 1856

Come to the End of Yourself – Harry A. Ironside

God is not looking for brilliant men, is not depending upon eloquent men, is not shut up to the use of talented men in sending His Gospel out in the world. God is looking for the broken men who have judged themselves in the light of the Cross of Christ. When He wants anything done, He takes up men who have come to the end of themselves, whose confidence is not in themselves, but in God.

– Harry A. Ironside –

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