Tag: Profess

Don’t Grow Dull Towards The Gospel

J.C. Ryle 90x115by J.C. Ryle

Men and women who hear the Gospel regularly, I often fear much for you. I fear lest you become so familiar with the sounds of its doctrines, that you gradually become dead to its power. I fear lest your religion should sink down into a little vague talk about your own weakness and corruption, and a few sentimental expressions about Christ, while real practical fighting on Christ’s side is altogether neglected. Oh, beware of this state of mind! “Be doers of the Word, and not hearers only.” No victory—no crown! Fight and overcome!

by J.C. Ryle

What Is It For You To Be A Christian?

J.R. Miller 90x115by J.R. Miller

A Life of Character

We ought to seek to gather in this world–treasure that we can carry with us through death’s gates, and into the eternal world. We should strive to build into our lives–qualities that shall endure. Men slave and work to get a little money, or to obtain honor, or power, or to win an earthly crown–but when they pass into the great vast forever, they take nothing of all this with them!

Yet there are things–virtues, fruits of character, graces–which men do carry with them out of this world. What a man IS–he carries with him into the eternal world. Money and rank and pleasures and earthly gains–he leaves behind him; but his character, he takes with him into eternity!