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Christ calls men to carry a cross

‘Then Jesus said to His disciples: If anyone would come after Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me.’ Matthew 16:24

'Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. The world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever!’ 1 John 2:15,17

Any appeal to the public in the name of Christ which rises no higher than an invitation to tranquility - must be recognized as mere humanism, with a few words of Jesus thrown in to make it appear Christian.

Christ calls men to carry a cross - but we call them to have fun in His name. Christ calls them to forsake the world - but we assure them that if they but accept Jesus, the world is their playground.

Christ calls them to suffer - but we call them to enjoy all the bourgeois comforts modern civilization affords.

Christ calls them to holiness - but we call them to a cheap and tawdry happiness.

We can afford to suffer now - we will have a long eternity to enjoy ourselves. And our enjoyment will be valid and pure, for it will come in the right way and at the right time.  


A W Tozer

Posted 41 weeks ago

“Looking unto Jesus.”

Hebrews 12:2

It is ever the Holy Spirit’s work to turn our eyes away from self to
Jesus; but Satan’s work is just the opposite of this, for he is
constantly trying to make us regard ourselves instead of Christ. He
insinuates, “Your sins are too great for pardon; you have no faith;
you do not repent enough; you will never be able to continue to the
end; you have not the joy of his children; you have such a wavering
hold of Jesus.” All these are thoughts about self, and we shall never
find comfort or assurance by looking within. But the Holy Spirit turns
our eyes entirely away from self: he tells us that we are nothing, but
that “Christ is all in all.” Remember, therefore, it is not thy hold
of Christ that saves thee–it is Christ; it is not thy joy in Christ that saves thee–it is Christ; it is not even faith in Christ, though
that be the instrument–it is Christ’s blood and merits; therefore,
look not so much to thy hand with which thou art grasping Christ, as
to Christ; look not to thy hope, but to Jesus, the source of thy hope;
look not to thy faith, but to Jesus, the author and finisher of thy
faith. We shall never find happiness by looking at our prayers, our
doings, or our feelings; it is what Jesus is, not what we are, that
gives rest to the soul. If we would at once overcome Satan and have
peace with God, it must be by “looking unto Jesus.” Keep thine eye
simply on him; let his death, his sufferings, his merits, his glories,
his intercession, be fresh upon thy mind; when thou wakest in the
morning look to him; when thou liest down at night look to him. Oh!
let not thy hopes or fears come between thee and Jesus; follow hard
after him, and he will never fail thee.
“My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness:
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.”


Charles Spurgeon

Posted 47 weeks ago

Sign Here!

Dear Christian reader, seek some quiet spot, some still hour, and yield yourself to God. Make a definite consecration of yourselves to God. With most it would be sufficient to write out Miss Havergal’s hymn, ‘Take my life, and let it be,’ and to sign your name at the bottom.

Take my life and let it be - consecrated, Lord, to Thee. Take my moments and my days - let them flow in ceaseless praise. Take my hands and let them move - at the impulse of Thy love. Take my feet and let them be - swift and beautiful for Thee. Take my voice and let me sing - always, only, for my King. Take my lips and let them be - filled with messages from Thee. Take my silver and my gold - not a mite would I withhold. Take my intellect and use - every power as Thou shalt choose. Take my will and make it Thine - it shall be no longer mine. Take my heart it is Thine own - it shall be Thy royal throne. Take my love my Lord, I pour - at Thy feet its treasure store. Take myself and I will be - ever, only, all for Thee!


Sign here ____________________


F.B. Meyer

Posted 48 weeks ago

I am Good

We always seem to ourselves just, and upright, and wise, and holy, until we are convinced, by clear evidence, of our injustice, vileness, folly, and impurity.

- John Calvin

www.areUgoodenough.org

Posted 49 weeks ago

The evangelistic methods of our present golden-calf Christianity!

Any objection to the evangelistic methods of our present golden-calf Christianity, is met with the triumphant reply, ‘But we are winning the lost!’

And what are you winning them to?

To true discipleship? To cross-carrying? To self-denial? To separation from the world? To crucifixion of the flesh? To holy living? To nobility of character? To a despising of the world’s treasures? To total committal to Christ?

Of course, the answer to all these questions is NO!

A W Tozer

Posted 50 weeks ago

“The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me.”
Psalm 138:8

Most manifestly the confidence which the Psalmist here expressed was a divine confidence. He did not say, “I have grace enough to perfect that which concerneth me–my faith is so steady that it will not
stagger–my love is so warm that it will never grow cold–my resolution is so firm that nothing can move it; no, his dependence was on the Lord alone. If we indulge in any confidence which is not
grounded on the Rock of ages, our confidence is worse than a dream, it
will fall upon us, and cover us with its ruins, to our sorrow and confusion. All that Nature spins time will unravel, to the eternal confusion of all who are clothed therein. The Psalmist was wise, he
rested upon nothing short of the Lord’s work. It is the Lord who has begun the good work within us; it is he who has carried it on; and if he does not finish it, it never will be complete. If there be one
stitch in the celestial garment of our righteousness which we are to insert ourselves, then we are lost; but this is our confidence, theLord who began will perfect. He has done it all, must do it all, and will do it all. Our confidence must not be in what we have done, nor in what we have resolved to do, but entirely in what the Lord will do. Unbelief insinuates– "You will never be able to stand. Look at the
evil of your heart, you can never conquer sin; remember the sinful pleasures and temptations of the world that beset you, you will be certainly allured by them and led astray.” Ah! yes, we should indeed
perish if left to our own strength. If we had alone to navigate our frail vessels over so rough a sea, we might well give up the voyage in despair; but, thanks be to God, he will perfect that which concerneth us, and bring us to the desired haven. We can never be too confident when we confide in him alone, and never too much concerned to have such a trust.

Charles Spurgeon

Posted 52 weeks ago

If Kept Far Away

Many love good preaching if it keep far away from their beloved and sin.

Matthew Henry

Posted 52 weeks ago

These are tailor-made for the flesh!

Jesus Christ has almost no authority at all today, among the groups that call themselves by His name. By these I mean not the Roman Catholics, nor the liberals, nor the various quasi-Christian cults.

I do mean Protestant churches generally, and I include those that protest the loudest that they are in spiritual descent from our Lord and His apostles, namely the evangelicals.

We evangelicals also know how to avoid the plain instructions, and sharp point of obedience of our Lord in the New Testament - by means of fine and intricate explanations. These are tailor-made for the flesh! They excuse disobedience, worldliness, and carnality and make the words of Christ of no effect. And the essence of it all is that Christ simply could not have meant what He said. His teachings are accepted even theoretically, only after they have been weakened by our interpretations.

AW Tozer

Posted 52 weeks ago

Clowns entertaining the goats!

‘Feed My sheep.’ John 21:17

A time will come when instead of shepherds feeding the sheep, the church will have clowns entertaining the goats! 'In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of His appearing and His kingdom, I give you this charge: Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage - with great patience and careful instruction. For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth, and turn aside to myths!’ 2 Timothy 4:1-4

Charles Spurgeon

Posted 52 weeks ago

Only as much religion as will save them from Hell!

There are multitudes of professing Christians among us, who want only as much religion as will save them from Hell - not an atom more! The world is their real god. Gold is their idol. They worship in mammon’s temple!

Love God with all their heart! - they do not so much as understand the meaning of such a thing.

Sacrifice riches, place, honor, and friends to Christ! - they scoff at the thing as madness.

Oh, be out and out for God! Do not trifle with religion. Do not mock God and Christ. Do not love the world. Be pious in your inmost soul.

Do not mistake mere sentimentalism for saving religion - or a good character for the new birth. You may go very far - and yet not be a Christian. You may follow Christ in some things - but if not in all, what is your following worth?

This world, or the world to come - that is the alternative. Not this world, and the world to come.

Christ is all - or nothing. There is no middle ground; no half-discipleship; no compromise. No! The friendship of the world is enmity with God. Come out and be separate.


Horatius Bonar

Posted 53 weeks ago



 

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