Thomas Brooks, 1669
A hypocrite’s outside never corresponds with his inside.
A hypocrite’s outside is one thing—and his inside another.
A hypocrite’s outside is religious—but his inside is wicked.
Hypocrites are like the Egyptian temples,…
Be cautious of grace denial.
You have thought, it may be, of the glory that Christ receives from …
and profound talent,
and splendid gifts,
and glowing zeal,
and costly sacrifices,
and extensive usefulness.
But have you ever thought of the glory, the far greater,…
By James Smith “A MAN will be as a hiding place from the wind,
And a refuge from the tempest,
As rivers of water in a dry place,
As the shade of a massive rock in an arid land!”
Isaiah 32:2 The present world is like a bleak and cheerless desert; the climate is very changeable, and we are exposed to piercing, cutting winds. Sometimes dangerous errors,
sometimes deep afflictions,
Romans 12:1 I urge you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice An African pastor was overwhelmed by rebels who demanded that he renounce his faith. He refused. The night before they took his life, he wrote the following lines on a scrap of paper: I am part of the “Fellowship of the Unashamed.” I have Holy Spirit power. The die has been cast.…
Luke 5:36 No one tears a piece from a new garment and puts it on an old garment; otherwise he will both tear the new, and the piece from the new will not match the old
Determining the purpose of a Christian practice, and whether it is appropriate, requires an answer to the question, “Why?” “We have always done it this way before” is unacceptable. Christian practices continue for years, often…