Category: Reading & Meditation

How to Get the Most from Reading Your Bible by Thomas Watson

How to Get the Most from Reading Your Bible by Thomas Watson 1. Remove hindrances. (a) remove the love of every sin (b) remove the distracting concerns of this world, especially covetousness [Matt. 13:22] (c) Don’t make jokes with and out of Scripture. 2. Prepare your heart. [1 Sam. 7:3] Do this by: (a) collecting…

It Isn’t Easy…

It Isn’t Easy… By Curt Wildy Striving to learn, understand, discern, sharpen one’s acuity, and to stand one’s ground in the face of opposition and ridicule can be quite tough. It can lead to feelings of isolation, alienation, alterity, and even a sense of profound loneliness and depression — yet we press on, knowing that…

The Problem Of “Relying On God” Too Much

Introduction Okay, let’s face it, there is absolutely no problem with relying upon God and there is absolutely no such thing as relying upon Him “too much.” The more we cast ourselves upon Him, as He enables, the better off we will be… period. Consider, 1 Peter 5:6-7 “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand…

Nearness To The Cross

Nearness To The Cross A Sermon By William Jay Preached in 1832 Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the [wife] of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy…

The Christian’s Joy Derived From the Scriptures

An Excerpt From The Cheerful Pilgrim By William Jay, 1852 Whence Did David, And Whence Does Every Christian Derive This Joy?  I Answer, From The Scriptures! “Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage.” The discoveries and the promises of this blessed book are adapted to rejoice the pilgrim’s heart.  …

Make Use Of The Scriptures

Make Use Of The Scriptures An Excerpt From A Sermon By William Jay Preached on March 11, 1832 Make use of the Scriptures yourselves, and apply them to all the purposes for which they were given. You cannot destroy the Bible, but the Bible may destroy you; yea—it will destroy you with—the sorest destruction, and prove the…

In Loving Christ, Christians Love, Delight In, and Serve His Law

In Loving Christ, Christians Love, Delight In, and Serve His Law Of a truth, “Sin shall not have dominion over [the Christian]: for [we] are not under the law, but under grace. 15 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid!” [Romans 6:14-15]. For “whosoever committeth…

What Are The Commandments Of God For Us Today?

What Are The Commandments Of God For Us Today? …And What Does It Mean For Us To “Keep Them”? By Curt Wildy INTRODUCTION If (by God’s grace and effectual working) we do not listen to the entire counsel of God, submit to it, have it guide our understanding of all truth, and govern all of…