Stroke By Stroke

James Barker was a farmers boy about twelve years old. One day his father gave him an axe, and told him to cut down an old tree which stood in front of their house. He went to work on the tree, but his blows made little impression on it. By-and-bye he got discouraged, and sat…

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The work of creation not only proceeded gradually from one thing to another, but rose and advanced gradually from that which was less excellent to that which was more so, teaching us to press towards perfection and endeavour that our last works may be our best works. Matthew Henry

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The lights of heaven do not shine for themselves, nor for the world of spirits above, who need them not; but they shine for us, for our pleasure and advantage. Lord, what is man, that he should be thus regarded! Psalms 8:3,4. How ungrateful and inexcusable are we, if, when God has set up these…

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There are so Many Lean Christians Who Devour Hundreds of Sermons

“His delight is in the law of the Lord, and on His law he meditates day and night.” Psalm 1:2 “I meditate on Your precepts and consider Your ways.” Psalm 119:15 It is not merely hearing a sermon that does you good, but meditating on what you hear. So when you hear a sermon, if…

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Waters and seas often, in scripture, signify troubles and afflictions, Psalms 42:7,69:2,14,15. God’s own people are not exempted from these in this world; but it is their comfort that they are only waters under the heaven (there are none in heaven), and that they are all in the place that God has appointed them and…

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Be Particular and Select Your Choice Of Friends

“Tell me,” says the proverb, “what company you keep, and I will tell you what you are.” “Bad company ruins good morals.” (1 Cor 15:33) Vice is more easily and extensively diffused by improper companions, than by all other means. As one infected sheep communicates disease to a whole flock, so one sinner often destroys…

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What God requires of us he himself works in us, or it is not done. He that commands faith, holiness, and love, creates them by the power of his grace going along with his word, that he may have all the praise. Lord, give what thou commandest, and then command what thou pleasest. Matthew Henry

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