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Seven Evils of the Heart - Published on July 12, 2004
...I find to this day seven evils in my heart: Inclining to unbelief. Suddenly forgetting the love and mercy that Christ has shown to me. A leaning toward the works of the law. Wanderings and coldness in prayer. To forget to watch for my prayers to be answered. Aptness to murmur because I have no more, and yet ready to abuse what I have. I can do none of those things which God commands me without sinning. Even though these things cause me great distress, the knowledge of them is ...
John Bunyan
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Sin - Published on July 12, 2004
...     Sin is the great block and bar to our happiness, the procurer of all miseries to man, both here and hereafter; take away sin, and nothing can hurt us; for death temporal, spiritual, and eternal, is the wages of it.      Sin, and man for sin, is the object of the wrath of God. How dreadful therefore must his case be who continues in sin; for who can bear and grapple with the wrath of God?      No sin against God can be little, because it is ...
John Bunyan
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Do You Love Your Own Soul? - Published on July 12, 2004
...     Then pray to Jesus Christ for an awakened heart, for a heart so awakened with all the things of another world, that you may be allured to Jesus Christ.      When you come there, beg again for more awakenings about sin, hell, grace, and about the righteousness of Christ. Cry also for a spirit of discernment, that you may know that which is saving grace indeed. Above all studies, apply yourself to the study of those things that show you the evil of sin, the sh...
John Bunyan
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The Death of Christ - Published on July 12, 2004
...     We never read that Jesus Christ was more cheerful in all His life on earth, than when He was going to lay down His life for His enemies; now He thanked God, now He sang. Christ died and endured the wages of sin, and that without an intercessor, without one between God and Him. He grappled immediately with the ETERNAL JUSTICE OF GOD, who inflicted on Him death, the wages of sin; there was no man to hold off the hand of God; justice had its full blow at Him, and made Him a curs...
John Bunyan
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The Glorification of Christ - Published on July 12, 2004
...     For God to adorn His Son with all this glory in His ascension, thus to make Him ride conqueror up into the clouds, thus to go up with sound of trumpet, with shout of angels and with songs of praises, and let me add, to be accompanied also with those that rose from the dead after His resurrection, who were the very price of His blood-this does greatly demonstrate that Jesus Christ, by what he has done, has paid a full price to God for the souls of sinners, and obtained eternal...
John Bunyan
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My Righteousness in Heaven - Published on July 12, 2004
...    One day, as I was passing into the field, suddenly this sentence fell upon my soul: 'Thy righteousness is in heaven.' And I thought that I could see Jesus Christ at God's right hand. Yes, there indeed was my righteousness, so that wherever I was, or whatever I was doing, God could not say about me that I did not have righteousness, for it was standing there before Him.     I also saw that it was not my good feelings that made my righteousness better, and th...
John Bunyan
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True Happiness - Published on July 12, 2004
...     THE HAPPINESS of a being like man consists in the Divine favor, and image, and fellowship; in knowing God, loving God, in being loved by God, in knowing that we are loved by God; in venerating God, trusting in God; having our mind conformed to His mind, our wishes subjected to His pleasure, thinking along with Him, willing along with Him, choosing what He chooses, seeking and finding enjoyment in what He finds enjoyment. This is life! This is happiness!...
John Brown
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Self-Examination - Published on July 12, 2004
...What is the state of your affections towards the Saviour? Is he the object of your indifference or dislike? Does he "grow up before" you in the revelation of the Gospel, "as a root out of a dry ground, without form or comeliness"? and, when you see him, do you perceive "no beauty why ye should desire him"? Or do you regard him as the loveliest of all beings, and the kindest of all benefactors? Do you love him supremely, not, indeed, as he deserves to be loved, not as you wish to love him, but st...
John Brown
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The Gospel : I Corinthians 15:3,4 - Published on July 12, 2004
..."For I declared unto you first of all the gospel that which I also recieved, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day, according to the scriptures:" "Let us, in the first place, then, make that Gospel, which the apostle states that he had preached to the Corinthians, the subject of consideration. "I declare unto you the Gospel," says he, "which I have preached unto you." The Saxon word "Gospel", like the Greek ...
John Brown
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Coming to Christ - Published on July 12, 2004
...Every one who is brought under this influence will come. It is absolutely certain he shall; but there is no compulsion. The man is not driven, he is led; he is not dragged, he is drawn by "the bands of love and the cords of a man"(Hos. 11:4) - conclusive arguments and cogent motives. The discovery, by the teaching of the Holy Spirit, of the sinner's guilt, and depravity, and danger, and of the certain and only mode of deliverance from this guilt, and depravity, and danger, and misery, makes them...
John Brown
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What is the state of your affections towards the Saviour? - Published on July 12, 2004
...What is the state of your affections towards the Saviour? Is He the object of your indifference or dislike? Does He "grow up before" you in the revelation of the Gospel, "as a root out of a dry ground, without form or comeliness"? and, when you see Him, do you perceive "no beauty why ye should desire Him"? Or do you regard Him as the loveliest of all beings, and the kindest of all benefactors? Do you love Him supremely, not, indeed, as He deserves to be loved, not as you wish to love Him, but st...
John Brown
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Christ, the Believer's Portion - Published on July 12, 2004
...No object is so suitable and adequate to the heart as He is. He is a portion that punctually, exactly, and directly suits the condition of the soul, that suits the desires of the soul; the necessities of the soul, the wants of the soul, the longings of the soul, and the prayers of the soul. The soul can crave nothing, nor wish for nothing, but what is to be found in this Portion. Here is light to enlighten the soul, wisdom to counsel the soul, power to support the soul, goodness to supply th...
Thomas Brooks
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The Object of Our Faith - Published on July 12, 2004
...The person of Christ is the object of faith. It is Christ in the promises that faith deals with. The promise is but the shell, Christ is the kernel; the promise is but the casket, Christ is the jewel in it; the promise is but the field, Christ is the treasure that is hid in that field; the promise is a ring of gold, Christ is the pearl in that ring; and upon this sparkling, shining pearl, faith delights most to look Faith hath two hands, and with both she lays earnest and fast hold on King Jesus...
Thomas Brooks
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He Hath Found it So - Published on July 12, 2004
...A man that hath that experimental knowledge that accompanies salvation, will from experience tell you, that sin is the greatest evil in the world, for he hath found it so, Rom. 7; that Christ is the one thing necessary, for he hath found Him so, Psalm 27:4; that the favor of God is better than life, for he hath found it so, Psalm 63:3; that only pardoning mercy makes a man happy, for he hath found it so, Psalm 32:1,2; that a wounded spirit is such a burden that none can bear, for he hath found i...
Thomas Brooks
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Thoughts on Prayer - Published on July 12, 2004
...God looks not at the elegancy of your prayers, to see how neat they are; nor yet at the geometry of your prayers, to see how long they are; nor yet at the arithmetic of your prayers, to see how many they are; nor yet at the music of your prayers, nor yet at the sweetness of your voice, nor yet at the logic of your prayers; but at the sincerity of your prayers, how hearty they are. There is no prayer acknowledged, approved, accepted, recorded, or rewarded by God, but that wherein the heart is sin...
Thomas Brooks
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Complete in Him - Published on July 12, 2004
..."Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth," Romans 10:4 The obedience required by the law He has given, the satisfaction for sin, which it demanded, He has presented on behalf of His Church and people. Each one is brought by the Holy Ghost to confess: "In the Lord have I righteousness and strength," Isaiah 45:24. The Word declares, for the comfort of all who hunger and thirst after righteousness, "In the Lord shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and sh...
Thomas Bradbury
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The Name of God - Published on July 12, 2004
...The Name of God is the manifestation of His gracious character, covenant relationship, and glorious perfections. Look at it as revealed to Moses' heart, and sounded in his ears, "The LORD, the LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, f'orgiving iniquity arid transgression and sin, and that will bv no means clear the guilty" (Ex. 34:6-7). The Name of God is the unfolding of His love, grace, mercy, pity, and compassion in the ...
Thomas Bradbury
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Adam - A Type of Christ - Published on July 12, 2004
..."I love my wife." Nowhere do we see the love of Christ to His church set forth so fully as in the case of Adam's love to Eve. He was the figure of the Coming One-the Last Adam. The popular notion is that Eve beguiled Adam. Eve did nothing of the kind. Satan beguiled her by throwing the dust of fleshly expectancy in her eyes and allured her into transgression against, and distance from, God. The Holy Ghost tells us plainly that "Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the trans...
Thomas Bradbury
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Blessings or a Curse? - Published on July 12, 2004
...     How often have we heard someone talk about being blessed of the Lord? Or some false preacher says, "God has a blessing for you today!"      Most generally, when people consider their blessings, they start counting temporal things; their money, health, size of their house, a prosperous business or job, etc. But the scriptures say, "We look not at the things which are seen, but at things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temp...
Don Bell
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The Only Thing That Will Last - Published on July 12, 2004
...     While driving through town the other day, I saw a church sign that read, "Only one life, 'twill soon be past, only what's done for Christ will last." You and I have heard this Saying for years. And it seems like a good saying. But is it really? No! It's true, "Only one life, 'twill soon be past." Our days are a shadow, a vapor that appears for a moment, then is gone. David, the sweet psalmist of Israel prayed that the Lord would make him to...
Don Bell
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