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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

Christian Contentment – Jeremiah Burroughs

Christian Contentment – Jeremiah Burroughs

Christian contentment is that sweet, inward, quiet, gracious frame of spirit, which freely submits to and delights in God’s wise and fatherly disposal in every condition.

– Jeremiah Burroughs –
from The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment,1648 

What Place Do You Give Jesus? – Leonard Ravenhill

What Place Do You Give Jesus? – Leonard Ravenhill

I find it most intriguing to contemplate the fact that while men are considering what place to give Jesus Christ in history, He has already decided what place to give them in eternity.

– Leonard Ravenhill –

The Standard of Prayer – Charles H. Brent

The Standard of Prayer – Charles H. Brent

A low standard of prayer means a low standard of character and a low standard of service. Those alone labor effectively among men who impetuously fling themselves upward towards God.

– Charles H. Brent –

Where is our Treasure? – JC Ryle

Where is our Treasure? – JC Ryle

Would we know what we are ourselves? Let us see whether we have treasure in heaven, or whether all our good things are here upon earth. Would we know what our treasure is? Let us ask ourselves what we love most? This is the true test of character. This is the pulse of our religion. It matters little what we say, or what we profess, or what preaching we admire, or what place of worship we attend. What do we love? On what are our affections set? This is the great question. “Where our treasure is there will our hearts be also.” (Luke 12:34) 

– JC Ryle –
from 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