Monthly Archives: May 2014

Wishing it were all true…

There are times when I wander through hymnals, looking for new hymns and psalms for the congregation I pastor. The Trinity Hymnal (“True Blue” as one dear pastor friend refers to it) has a wealth of good stuff in it. … Continue reading

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Double fault…

…men commit a double fault, when they allow themselves to be retarded by those things which are in themselves lawful, and which ought rather to have aided their progress. John Calvin, Commentaries, vol. XVI, p. 171

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Cares and impediments…

…the cares of this world, when we become entangled by them, are so many impediments in our way to keep us back from the kingdom of God. John Calvin, Commentaries, vol. XVI, p. 171

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If the veil were lifted…

If the veil of the world’s machinery were lifted off, how much we would find is done in answer to the prayers of God’s children. M’Cheyne McCheyne, R. M., & Bonar, A. A. (1894). Memoir and Remains of the Rev. … Continue reading

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A poor saviour in the day of wrath…

A minister will make a poor saviour in the day of wrath. It is not knowing a minister, or loving one, or hearing one, or having a name to live, that will save. You need to have your hand on … Continue reading

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Not one word…

A contented spirit is a silent spirit; he hath not one word to say against God… Thomas Watson. The Art of Divine Contentment, p. 106.

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Competency of grace…

Though we should be contented with a competency of estate, yet not with a competency of grace. Thomas Watson. The Art of Divine Contentment, p. 102.

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