A Sermon by M’Cheyne–Comfort for the Bereaved

The following is a sermon written and delivered by the eminent Scottish Presbyterian minister, Robert Murray M'Cheyne, to his congregation is Dundee, Scotland. Dated 'summer of 1840'. It is wonderful comfort to the bereaved and sorrowful who have witnessed loss and pain in the death of a friend or relative who lived in the Lord.… Continue reading A Sermon by M’Cheyne–Comfort for the Bereaved

Let the Heart Then Say ‘I Rely On God Alone’

In his work titled Temptation Resisted and Repulsed John Owen (1616-1683) heartily exhorts his reader on a host of varied occasions to fly to Christ in the midst of temptation. On a previous Sunday evening I was particularly encouraged by Owen in reading the following excerpt as it helped to shake me from the dangerous… Continue reading Let the Heart Then Say ‘I Rely On God Alone’

Fate or Providence?

The following excerpt is taken from Robert Lewis Dabney's comprehensive biography of Stonewall Jackson where Dabney briefly explains the clear distinction between the worldly, humanistic, unbiblical worldview of fate and that of the true, biblical doctrine of the providence of almighty God. Dabney is writing to explain Jackson's vibrant trust in God's sovereignty coupled with… Continue reading Fate or Providence?

‘My Sinful Self My Only Shame; My Glory All the Cross’

31 “Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has demanded permission to sift you like wheat; 32 but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail; and you, when once you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.” 33 But he said to Him, “Lord, with You I am ready to go both to prison and to death!” 34 And He said, “I say to you, Peter, the rooster will not… Continue reading ‘My Sinful Self My Only Shame; My Glory All the Cross’

Self-Control Is the Greatest Virility

The book of Proverbs is replete with instructions and exhortations, many specifically to young men, so it is unsurprising that the book includes many a pointed word addressing a virtue so needed in men today––self-control. This fruit of the spirit is lifted high above success, reputation, physical strength, wealth, expertise etc. and gilded with the… Continue reading Self-Control Is the Greatest Virility