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Reasons to remember Christ

September 20, 2012 Leave a comment

Christians have many treasures to lock up in the cabinet of memory. They ought to remember their election — “Chosen of God ere time began.” They ought to be mindful of their extraction, that they were taken out of the miry clay, hewn out of the horrible pit. They ought to recollect their effectual calling, for they were called of God, and rescued by the power of the Holy Ghost. They ought to remember their special deliverances-all that has been done for them, and all the mercies bestowed on them. But there is one whom they should embalm in their souls with the most costly spices-one who, above all other gifts of God, deserves to be had in perpetual remembrance. One I said for I mean not an act, I mean not a deed; but it is a Person whose portrait I would frame in gold, and hang up in the state-room of the soul. I would have you earnest students of all the deeds of the conquering Messiah. I would have you conversant with the life of our Beloved. But O forget not his person; for the text says, “This do in remembrance of ME.” It is Christ’s glorious person which ought to be the object of our remembrance. It is his image which should be enshrined in every temple of the Holy Ghost.

Charles H. Spurgeon—The Remembrance of Christ—A sermon delivered on Sabbath Evening January 7th 1855

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A Converted Man Thinks it Good to be Afflicted

September 4, 2012 Leave a comment

When the mind is thoroughly convinced that God can, consistently with His honour, willingly receive to favour the most naked, forlorn, wretched, guilty, hell-deserving of the human race, and become a Father and Friend to him, he is happier than if all the world was his own. When God is his sensible Portion, everything else fades into utter insignificance. The fig tree may not blossom, nor any fruits be in the vine, yet he will “joy in the God of his salvation” (Hab. 3:18). The Apostle, Paul, although a prisoner at Rome, not in the least dejected, cries “Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice” (Phil. 4:4). When God is chosen as our supreme Good, all earthly idols are rejected, and our treasure is laid up in Heaven. In proportion as grace flourishes in the heart our comforts will remain, let outward things go as they will; yea, it will be found that it is “good to be afflicted” (Psa. 119:71).

Arthur W. Pink–Studies in the Scriptures February, 1937 The Spirit Transforming.

Prayer Should be Natural to the Converted

Prayer is as natural an expression of faith as breathing is of life.

Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758)