9 Signs Of True Grace

1. When self-loving is turned into self-loathing, self-excusing into self-condemning, self-admiring into self-a boring, self seeking into self denying. 2. It is a sign of true grace, when a man seriously complains of want of grace. A graceless person cannot truly complain that he has no grace. There is grace in that complaint. 3. When…

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Would You Live Comfortably? Take These Directions.

My friends would you live comfortably, take these directions: 1. Live not so much upon the comforts of God, as upon the God of comforts. Be afraid of unbelief; that is a great sin. Do not greaten your sins above God’s saving power. Believe in the word firmly and constantly. Trust perfectly to the grace…

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Do You Desire To Live Holy? Follow These Directions.

Would you live holy, observe these rules: 1. Live in the eye of God. 2. Observe the example of Christ. 3. Consider the fruit and end of sin. The fruit of sin is shame and sorrow. Sin is a viper in the end; but the fruit of righteousness is peace: holiness is eternal life in…

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7 Signs That You Truly Fear God.

A man fears God, 1. When he dares not sin, though solicited and tempted to it. 2. When he is afraid of an evil thought. 3. When sin is common, and yet he fears it. 4. When he dares not sin, though he should suffer if he does not. 5. When his heart is broken,…

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How To Keep Those Things In Our Lives That We Don’t Deserve.

What do you have that you did not receive? If then you received it, why do you boast as if you did not receive it? – 1 Corinthians 4:7 1. Be thankful for them. 2. Receive them as mercies and not dues. 1 Chro. 29:14 3. Prepare to part with them. See Job. 4. Expect…

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10 Ways To Cultivate Genuine Repentance

1. Sit with care, constancy, and conscience under the Word of truth, and Gospel of grace. 2. Study the nature of God. 3. Sit loose to the world. 4. Consider the shortness of life, and the limitation of the day of grace. 5. Be much in the business of self-examination. “Stand in awe, and sin…

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8 Signs of Genuine Faith

To those that believe: Christ is precious. The Word is sweet. Sin is bitter. Prayer is delightful. Saints are dear. Religion is their business. The world is a broken idol. Death is welcome. Or thus: They that believe, have Christ in their hearts, heaven in their eye, and the world under their feet. Gods Spirit…

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Answering Doubts & Fears Series: “But My Sins Are Very Great, I Can’t Imagine Forgiveness.”

Are thy sins great? The more need you have of a Savior. Greater sinners have been pardoned – Manasseh and Saul of Tarsus. But do you think you are more guilty than Christ is gracious? Read Isaiah 1:18, “Come and let us reason together, saith the Lord; though your sins be as scarlet, they shall…

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Answering Doubts & Fears Series: “But I Am So Unworthy.”

If you would have nothing but what you are worthy of, you must have nothing but hell. What was Abraham, or Paul, or any, worthy of, before the Lord called them? Say not, I am unworthy. Are you willing? “Whosoever will, let him take of the water of life freely.” Rev. 22:17 – John Mason

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