Faith

Growing in Grace – JC Ryle

Growing in Grace – JC Ryle

When I speak of a person growing in grace, I mean simply this —that his sense of sin is becoming deeper, his faith stronger, his hope brighter, his love more extensive, and his spiritual mindedness more marked.

– JC Ryle –

Spirit-filled souls ablaze for God – Samuel Chadwick

Spirit-filled souls ablaze for God – Samuel Chadwick

Spirit-filled souls are ablaze for God. They love with a love that glows. They serve with a faith that kindles. They serve with a devotion that consumes. They hate sin with fierceness that burns. They rejoice with a joy that radiates. Love is perfected in the fire of God.

– Samuel Chadwick –

Faith is Good for Everything – Charles Spurgeon

Faith is Good for Everything – Charles Spurgeon

(Faith) is good for everything—good for the timid to make them strong, good for the rash to make them wise; it is good for those who are desponding to make them brave, and good for those who are too daring, to make them discreet. There is no respect in which faith is not useful to us, therefore, whatever you leave out, see to your faith; if you forget all besides, be careful above all that ye take the shield of faith (Ephesians 6:16).

– Charles Spurgeon –
from the sermon “The Shield of Faith”, October 27,1861

Trust and Faith – EM Bounds

Trust and Faith – EM Bounds

Trust is faith that has become absolute, approved, and accomplished. When all is said and done, there is a sort of risk in faith and its exercise. But trust is firm belief; it is faith in full bloom. Trust is a conscious act, a fact of which we are aware.

– EM Bounds –

The Foundation to Christianity – JC Ryle

The Foundation to Christianity – JC Ryle

“Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.” Luke 13:5
The truth here asserted, is one of the foundations of Christianity. “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). All of us are born in sin. We are fond of sin, and are naturally unfit for friendship with God. Two things are absolutely necessary to the salvation of every one of us. We must repent, and we must believe the Gospel. Without repentance towards God, and faith towards our Lord Jesus Christ, no one can be saved.

– JC Ryle –
Expository Thoughts on the Gospels, 1856

Repentance Needs Sorrow – Thomas Watson

Repentance Needs Sorrow – Thomas Watson

A woman may as well expect to have a child without pangs as one can have repentance without sorrow. He that can believe without doubting, suspect his faith; and he that can repent without sorrowing, suspect his repentance.

– Thomas Watson –
from The Doctrine of Repentance, 1668

Faith Rests on the Promises – Richard Cecil

Faith Rests on the Promises – Richard Cecil

Faith laughs at the shaking of the spear; unbelief trembles at the shaking of a leaf, unbelief starves the soul; faith finds food in famine, and a table in the wilderness. In the greatest danger, faith says, “I have a great God.” When outward strength is broken, faith rests on the promises.

– Richard Cecil –