Relief in God Alone

“When men had lost a spiritual acquaintance with the covenant of grace and mystery of the Gospel, the design of eternal love and efficacy of the blood of Christ, they betook themselves for relief, under their entanglements, to the broken cisterns mentioned. This mistake is predominant in all that are under the law; that is, … More Relief in God Alone

The Depths of Sin

Psalm 130:1 “Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O┬áLord.” “Perplexed thoughtfulness about their great unkindness towards God, is another part of the depths of sin-entangled souls. So David complains, ‘I have remembered God, and was troubled.’ Psalm 77:3. How came the remembrance of God to be a matter of trouble to him? … More The Depths of Sin

“All the Graces of Christianity Connected”

Jonathan Edwards on Romans 5:3-5, which says, “Tribulation worketh patience; and patience, experience; and experience, hope; and hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts.” He says: “The graces of Christianity depend upon one another. There is not only a connection, whereby they are always joined together, but … More “All the Graces of Christianity Connected”

James 2:19

“You believe that God is one. You do well; the demons also believe, and shudder.”         Andrew Fuller “Judge, my friend, and let the reader judge, whether the meaning of the apostle be not expressed in the following paraphrase: Show me, if thou canst, a faith which is of any value without … More James 2:19

Hebrews 1

“God… hath in these last days spoken unto us by His Son.” Jesus is set in juxtaposition with the fathers and prophets that have gone before. The purpose that God had for these men in the past was to communicate truth to His people, namely His will for them, and through this to reveal something … More Hebrews 1

1 Timothy 2

  Paul begins to write about some of the practical instructions regarding the duties of the church. The first thing that he mentions is that people are to publicly pray for all men, and especially the men in government and authority because they will a) have the authority to give a tranquil and peaceful life … More 1 Timothy 2

1 Timothy 1

Paul, an official of the church, holding the office of apostle, is giving instructions in this letter to another officer in the church, Timothy, as to the organization, structure and the function of the church. Like many of his letters, there is the call to remain faithful and steadfast in the doctrines that were originally … More 1 Timothy 1