Of him, and through him, are all things

Tread softly, be reverent, for God is here, O mortal, as truly as he is in heaven. Wherever thou art, and whatever thou lookest upon, thou art in God’s workshop, where every wheel is turned by his hand. Everything is not God, but God is in everything, and nothing worketh, or even existeth, except by … [Read more…]

Who maketh thee to differ?

“Of him.” Who maketh thee to differ? What hast thou which thou hast not received? The burning heart, the tearful eye, the prayerful soul—all these qualifications for usefulness come of him. The fluent mouth, the pleading tongue, these must have been educated and given by him. From him all the divers gifts of the Spirit … [Read more…]

Up with you, men and Christians! Publish Christ again. The

Up with you, men and Christians! Publish Christ again. The only way to put this false fire out is with the old fire of the gospel; men fear that fire. Put down the new heresy with the old orthodoxy. Bring out Christ crucified. Cry again, with Luther’s earnestness, “Believe and live!” Cry again, with Calvinistic … [Read more…]

You can hear some very smart sermons, and very clever

You can hear some very smart sermons, and very clever sermons; and, as a rule, I may say that the cleverer they are, the worse they are; where you see so much of the man, you will see very little of his Master; when everything seems yielded up to the turning of the phrases, putting … [Read more…]

The top and bottom of the matter is, “Believe in

The top and bottom of the matter is, “Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ.” Be nothing; be nobody; and trust HIM. Do not believe in yourself, but believe in Jesus. Have as many good works as you can cram into your life, but never tell anybody about them, or think anything of them. The best … [Read more…]

As your next door neighbour’s house is not hard

As your next door neighbour’s house is not hard to get at, so neither is salvation by the gospel. It is nigh you; it is nigh you now: it will never be nigher than it is at this moment. You may now believe in Christ and live eternally. Difficulty there is none: only believe and … [Read more…]

I want to call your special attention to the fact

I want to call your special attention to the fact that Paul borrows the words of Moses; for his intent was the ending of all fears. No man among us doubts that if he had performed the law of God the Lord would give him life; but it is equally certain that if we have … [Read more…]