Daily Thoughts Blog

Christ baptizes with the Holy Spirit

A brother from London emailed me this question this month on Christ baptizing the Holy Spirit; the following is the question and then my reply— “In John’s Gospel, chapter 1, there is a section that deals with the testimony of John the Baptist. In verse 33, he says that as opposed to himself, who baptizes […]

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Loving Preaching but not loving Christ

We may listen to a sermon with pleasure, while the impression produced on us is only temporary and short-lived. Our hearts, like the “stony ground”, may yield a plentiful crop of warm feelings and good resolutions. But all the time there may be no deeply-rooted work in our souls, and the first cold blast of […]

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Voices of Wisdom

The old cross slew men, but the new cross entertains them. The old cross condemned men, but the new cross amuses them. The old cross destroyed confidence in the flesh, but the new cross encourages it. – A. W. Tozer The one thing that is said to have surprised God is that the voice of […]

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The Power of God or the Organization of Man

We don’t know enough about the power of God working in the church, so we have committees where the unfit appoint the unwilling to do the unnecessary. But nothing is going to happen unless the power of the Lord comes down. – Vance Havner

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Sorrows and Christian Comfort

This July, Iain and Jean Murray received the news while in Edinburgh about the sudden death of their 51 year old son, Jonathan Iain, who died at age 51 in July from a brain aneurism in his sleep at home in Australia. Iain and Jean could not attend the funeral, since he was in the […]

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Those Who Don’t Believe in Church Discipline are Arrogant

What a statement. But is it actually true? Church discipline is a hotly-contested issue and is rejected, attacked, and hated by the religious world, by many professing Christians, even by evangelicals who claim to believe the Bible. Would that all Christians believed the Scriptures that teach church discipline as much as they say they believe […]

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A Living Dog better than a Dead Lion

Life is a precious thing, and in its humblest form, it is superior to death. This truth is eminently certain in spiritual things. It is better to be the least in the kingom of heaven than the greatest out of it. The lowest degree of grace is superior to the noblest development of unregenerate nature. […]

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Beware of False Doctrine

Let us look well to our own hearts. We live in a day when false doctrines about Christ’s death abound on every side. Let us see that Christ crucified is really the foundation of our own hopes, and that Christ’s atoning death for sin is indeed the whole life of our souls. Let us beware […]

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Truly Saved or Not

The person who is religious, but not truly converted will be offended if someone asks them if they are saved or if they have repented and trusted Christ. But the true Christian will welcome such questions and will be thankful for that person’s concern for their soul; they will find such questions a delight and […]

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Voices of Wisdom

A man who loves you the most is the man who tells you the most truth about yourself. – Robert Murray M’Cheyne He that rides to be crowned will not think much of a rainy day. – John Trapp You don’t need to know the Word of God as much as you need to know […]

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