• How Is Forgiveness And Repentance For Sins Given - Spiritual Reading Blog Post Banner Image

    How Is Forgiveness And Repentance For Sins Given – Spiritual Reading

    How Is Forgiveness And Repentance For Sins Given – Spiritual Reading. To return to the grand text: “Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.” Our Lord Jesus Christ has gone up that grace may come down. His glory is employed to give greater currency to His grace. The Lord has not taken a step upward except with the design of bearing believing sinners upward with Him. He is exalted to give repentance; and this we shall see if we remember a few great truths. The work which our Lord Jesus has done…

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    What Is The Importance Of Perseverance | Forbearance – Spiritual Reading

    What Is The Importance Of Perseverance | Forbearance – Spiritual Reading. The Hope which filled the heart of Paul concerning the Corinthian brethren we have already seen to be full of comfort to those who trembled as to their future. But why was it that he believed that the brethren would be confirmed unto the end? I want you to notice that he gives his reasons. Here they are: God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ (1 Cor. 1:9). The apostle does not say, “You are faithful.” Alas! the faithfulness of man is a very unreliable affair; it is mere vanity.…

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    What Is Your Confirmation Of Faith – Spiritual Reading

    What Is Your Confirmation Of Faith – Spiritual Reading. I want you to notice the security which Paul confidently expected for all the saints. He says–“Who shall confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.” This is the kind of confirmation which is above all things to be desired. You see it supposes that the persons are right, and it proposes to confirm them in the right. It would be an awful thing to confirm a man in ways of sin and error. Think of a confirmed drunkard, or a confirmed thief, or a confirmed liar. It would be a…

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    Why Are Christians And Believers Saved By Faith – Spiritual Reading

    Why Are Christians And Believers Saved By Faith – Spiritual Reading. Why is faith selected as the channel of salvation? No doubt this inquiry is often made. “By grace are ye saved through faith,” is assuredly the doctrine of Holy Scripture, and the ordinance of God; but why is it so? Why is faith selected rather than hope, or love, or patience? It becomes us to be modest in answering such a question, for God’s ways are not always to be understood; nor are we allowed presumptuously to question them. Humbly we would reply that, as far as we can tell, faith has been selected as the channel of grace,…

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    How Can You Illustrate Faith – Spiritual Reading

    How Can You Illustrate Faith – Spiritual Reading. To make the matter of faith clearer still, I will give you a few illustrations. Though the Holy Spirit alone can make my reader see, it is my duty and my joy to furnish all the light I can, and to pray the divine Lord to open blind eyes. Oh that my reader would pray the same prayer for himself! The faith which saves has its analogies in the human frame. It is the eye which looks. By the eye we bring into the mind that which is far away; we can bring the sun and the far-off stars into the mind…

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    What Is Being Saved By Grace Through Faith – Spiritual Reading

    What Is Being Saved By Grace Through Faith – Spiritual Reading. What Is this faith concerning which it is said, “By grace are ye saved, through faith?” There are many descriptions of faith; but almost all the definitions I have met with have made me understand it less than I did before I saw them. The Negro said, when he read the chapter, that he would confound it; and it is very likely that he did so, though he meant to expound it. We may explain faith till nobody understands it. I hope I shall not be guilty of that fault. Faith is the simplest of all things, and perhaps…

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    Being Born Again, Salvation And The Gospel Quotes – Charles Haddon Spurgeon

    Being Born Again, Salvation And The Gospel Quotes – Charles Haddon Spurgeon. “When we preach Christ crucified, we have no reason to stammer, or stutter, or hesitate, or apologize; there is nothing in the gospel of which we have any cause to be ashamed.” Charles Haddon Spurgeon “Never lose heart in the power of the gospel. Do not believe that there exists any man, much less any race of men, for whom the gospel is not fitted.” Charles Haddon Spurgeon “The law never came to save men. It came on purpose to make the evidence complete that salvation by works is impossible, and thus to drive the elect of God…

  • How Does God Justify The Ungodly And The Unrighteousness - Spiritual Reading Blog Post Banner Image

    How Does God Justify The Ungodly And The Unrighteousness – Spiritual Reading

    How Does God Justify The Ungodly And The Unrighteousness – Spiritual Reading. You will find the text in the Epistle to the Romans, in the fourth chapter and the fifth verse:To him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. I call your attention to those words, “Him that justifieth the ungodly.” They seem to me to be very wonderful words. Are you not surprised that there should be such an expression as that in the Bible, “That justifieth the ungodly?” I have heard that men that hate the doctrines of the cross bring it as a charge against God, that…

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    Can The Righteous Be Justified By Faith – Spiritual Reading

    Can The Righteous Be Justified By Faith – Spiritual Reading. We have seen the ungodly justified, and have considered the great truth, that only God can justify any man; we now come a step further and make the inquiry-How can a just God justify guilty men? Here we are met with a full answer in the words of Paul, in Romans 3:21-26. We will read six verses from the chapter so as to get the run of the passage: “But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ…

  • How To Calm The Anxious Heart, Mind And Soul In Order To Keep The Faith - Spiritual Reading Blog Post Banner Image

    How To Calm The Anxious Heart, Mind And Soul In Order To Keep The Faith – Spiritual Reading

    How To Calm The Anxious Heart, Mind And Soul In Order To Keep The Faith – Spiritual Reading. After the anxious heart has accepted the doctrine of atonement, and learned the great truth that salvation is by faith in the Lord Jesus, it is often sore troubled with a sense of inability toward that which is good. Many are groaning, “I can do nothing.” They are not making this into an excuse, but they feel it as a daily burden. They would if they could. They can each one honestly say, “To will is present with me, but how to perform that which I would I find not.” This feeling…

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    What Happens When You Become Born Again And Regenerated – Spiritual Reading

    What Happens When You Become Born Again And Regenerated – Spiritual Reading. “Regeneration and the Holy Spirit. Ye must be born again.” This word of our Lord Jesus has appeared to flame in the way of many, like the drawn sword of the cherub at the gate of Paradise. They have despaired, because this change is beyond their utmost effort. The new birth is from above, and therefore it is not in the creature’s power. Now, it is far from my mind to deny, or ever to conceal, a truth in order to create a false comfort. I freely admit that the new birth is supernatural, and that it cannot…

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    My Redeemer, King And Savior Lives | Jesus Christ – Spiritual Reading

    My Redeemer, King And Savior Lives | Jesus Christ – Spiritual Reading. Continually have I spoken to the reader concerning Christ crucified, who is the great hope of the guilty; but it is our wisdom to remember that our Lord has risen from the dead and lives eternally. You are not asked to trust in a dead Jesus, but in One who, though He died for our sins, has risen again for our justification. You may go to Jesus at once as to a living and present friend. He is not a mere memory, but a continually existent Person who will hear your prayers and answer them. He lives on…

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    You Don’t Have To Be Afraid Of Finishing Your Journey Of Faith | Here Is Why – Spiritual Reading

    You Don’t Have To Be Afraid Of Finishing Your Journey Of Faith | Here Is Why – Spiritual Reading. A Dark fear haunts the minds of many who are coming to Christ; they are afraid that they shall not persevere to the end. I have heard the seeker say: “If I were to cast my soul upon Jesus, yet peradventure I should after all draw back into perdition. I have had good feelings before now, and they have died away. My goodness has been as the morning cloud, and as the early dew. It has come on a sudden, lasted for a season, promised much, and then vanished away.” I…

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    Should Forgiveness Of Sins Go With Repentance – Spiritual Reading

    Should Forgiveness Of Sins Go With Repentance – Spiritual Reading. It is Clear from the text which we have lately quoted that repentance is bound up with the forgiveness of sins. In Acts 5:31 we read that Jesus is “exalted to give repentance and forgiveness of sins.” These two blessings come from that sacred hand which once was nailed to the tree, but is now raised to glory. Repentance and forgiveness are riveted together by the eternal purpose of God. What God hath joined together let no man put asunder. Repentance must go with remission, and you will see that it is so if you think a little upon the…

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    Deliverance From Spiritual Captivity, Sin And Bondage – Spiritual Reading

    Deliverance From Spiritual Captivity, Sin And Bondage – Spiritual Reading. In this place I would say a plain word or two to those who understand the method of justification by faith which is in Christ Jesus, but whose trouble is that they cannot cease from sin. We can never be happy, restful, or spiritually healthy till we become holy. We must be rid of sin; but how is the riddance to be wrought? This is the life-or-death question of many. The old nature is very strong, and they have tried to curb and tame it; but it will not be subdued, and they find themselves, though anxious to be better,…

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    Jesus, Faith, Christianity, Religion And Spirituality Quotes – Charles Haddon Spurgeon

    Jesus, Faith, Christianity, Religion And Spirituality Quotes – Charles Haddon Spurgeon. “Care more for a grain of faith than a ton of excitement.”  ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon “We, the called and faithful and chosen, we will drive away our griefs, and set up our banners of confidence in the name of God.”  ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon “It is not great faith, but true faith, that saves; and the salvation lies not in the faith, but in the Christ in whom faith trusts…It is not the measure of faith, but the sincerity of faith, which is the point to be considered.”  ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon Click Below A Unique Collection of 365 Daily Readings…

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    Prayer Is The Best Study – Prayer And Devotional Quotes – Charles Haddon Spurgeon

    Prayer Is The Best Study – Prayer And Devotional Quotes – Charles Haddon Spurgeon. “Prayer is the safest method of replying to a word of hatred.” Charles Haddon Spurgeon. “Our Father in heaven” — I am a child away from home.“Your name be honored as holy”–I am a worshiper.“Your kingdom come”–I am a subject.“Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven”–I am a servant.“Give us today our daily bread”–I am a beggar.“And forgive us our debts as we also have forgiven our debtors”–I am a sinner.“And do not bring us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one”–I am a sinner in danger of being a…

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