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J.C. Ryle

Practical Religion - Self-Inquiry (Part 7)

J.C. RyleLet me now conclude with a few words of practical application. (a) Is any reader of this paper asleep and utterly thoughtless about Christianity? Oh, awake and sleep no more! Look at the churchyards and cemeteries. One by one the people around you are dropping into them, and you must lie there one d... Read More
J.C. Ryle


J.C. Ryle"Let us go back and visit the brothers in all the towns where we preached the word of the Lord and see how they are doing" (Acts 15:36). The text which heads this page contains a proposal which the Apostle Paul made to Barnabas after their first missionary journey. He proposed to revisit the Churche... Read More
J.C. Ryle


J.C. Ryle"Let us go again and visit our brethren in every city where we have preached the word of the Lord, and see how they do." (Acts 15:36). The text which heads this page contains a proposal which the Apostle Paul made to Barnabas after their first missionary journey. He proposed to revisit the Churches ... Read More
John Gill

Of Singing Psalms.

John GillA Body of PRACTICAL Divinity Book 3—Chapter 7 OF SINGING PSALMS, AS A PART OF PUBLIC WORSHIP Next to prayer may be considered, singing the praises of God, as a religious duty: this may be done in a private manner, by a person singly and alone (James 5:13), and between two or more; so Paul and Silos ... Read More
Robert Murray M'Cheyne

The Ark

Robert Murray M'CheyneIt is a wonderful fact of human nature that we learn far more easily from example than we do in any other way. Now, you have in this passage an example of a sinner saved by faith. It shows you how a sinner is saved. And as Noah fled into the ark which he had prepared, so should you. You too, have an... Read More
Thomas Brooks

Mute Christian under the Smarting Rod - Part 1

Thomas Brooks"Mute Christian under the Smarting Rod" or, "The Silent Soul with Sovereign Antidotes" by Thomas Brooks, 1659, London. "I was silent; I would not open my mouth, for You are the one who has done this!" Psalm 39:9 (A Christian with an Olive Leaf in his mouth, when he is under the greatest afflictions,... Read More
Daily Light

AUGUST 27 - evening

What meanest thou, O sleeper? arise. This is not your rest: ... it is polluted, it shall destroy you. — Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. — If riches increase, set not your heart upon them. — Set your heart and your soul to seek your God: arise therefore. Why sleep ye? ... Read More
Philip Doddridge

The Careless Sinner Awakened

1.2. It is too supposable a case that this Treatise may come into such hands.--3. 4. Since many, not grossly vicious, fail under that character.--5. 6. A more particular illustration of this case, with an appeal to the reader, whether it be not his own.--7 to 9. Expostulation with such.--10 to 12. M... Read More
Samuel Davies

A New Year's Gift!

Samuel DaviesA New Year's Gift! by Samuel Davies, January 1, 1760 "Knowing the time—that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed." Romans 13:11 TIME, like an ever-running stream, is perpetually gliding on, and hurrying each of us into the boundless ocean o... Read More
Edward Payson


"What meanest thou, O sleeper? Arise, call upon thy God; if so he God will think upon us, that we perish not." Jonah 1:6 the preceding verses of this chapter, we are informed, that God gave a commission to the prophet Jonah, to go unto Nineveh, the capital of Assyria, and denounce heavy judgments ag... Read More

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