Daily Thoughts Blog

J. C. Ryle – Life, Ministry, and Wisdom

Iain Murray’s new Banner of Truth biography on J. C. Ryle, 19th century British Anglican pastor, gives an outstanding glimpse into Ryle, which many Christians would enjoy and greatly benefit from, who have profited from Ryle’s writings, but know nothing about him. In this newly-released biography, J. C. Ryle: Prepared to Stand Alone, Murray gives […]

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What Repentance Truly Means

There was a day when I died; died to self, my opinions, preferences, tastes and will; died to the world, its approval or censure; died to the approval or blame even of my brethren or friends; and since then I have studied only to show myself approved unto God. – George Mueller Many mourn for their sins that […]

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God in Christ

God in nature is God above us; God in providence is God beyond us; and God in his law is God against us. But God in Christ is God for us, God with us, and God in us. – William Jay

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Remembering a Friend

A delightful man’s body was buried under a beautiful tree in a lovely country cemetery in rural Kentucky this past Tuesday. Mike Morrow’s soul had taken its heavenly flight the previous Friday, and his earthly ‘tent’ was laid to rest in Union Cemetery, immediately beside the Union Baptist Church building, where Mike had pastored for sixteen […]

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Elizabeth Prentiss – An Encouragement

Elizabeth Prentiss lived in a different century, but the challenges she faced, and the way she responded to those challenges, speak powerfully to us today. Early in their married life, Elizabeth and her husband, George, suffered the loss of two of their six children. Eddie died at age five and Bessie died when just a few […]

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Some Wisdom from Mike Morrow

– Everything of eternal value is birthed out of pain and suffering. – Christ mediates a new covenant for us. The new covenant  is not ‘I will if you will,’ but ‘I will, I will, I will. – Longsuffering and patience means having a long fuse before you blow up. – Pray that the Spirit of God will come upon you. – Some people say we should not […]

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Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. (Matthew 5:8) 

Purity, even purity of heart, is the main thing to be aimed at. We need to be made clean within through the Spirit and the Word, and then we shall be clean without by consecration and obedience. There is a close connection between the affections and the understanding: if we love evil we cannot understand […]

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Brokenness and Blessing

The Bible is full of great words for God’s warriors. They sound like trumpets. But there are other words that speak very quietly deep within us. Perhaps there are some who are sorely tempted because of the hardness of the work entrusted to them. That which they had hoped for has not happened. Perhaps they feel they […]

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The Praise of Men is a Snare

“A man is tried by his praise.” (RV) – Proverbs 27:21   Will you ponder that word? How does praise affect you? Are you lifted up by it or are you humbled by it? Does it make you feel, “I must be a special person”, or “How little the one who speaks like that knows […]

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The Glory of God revealed

The glory of God revealed in all creation http://www.andiesisle.com/magnificent.html  

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