CHRIST CONFESSED Religion consists, in a great measure, in the secret intercourse of the soul with God; in those acts of adoration, gratitude, confidence and submission which the eye of man cannot see, and with which the stranger cannot intermeddle. These secret exercises by controlling the external conduct, and by supplying the motives for the …
Author: Richard Sibbes
How glad would you be of enjoying time to hear the voice of peace when you are entering upon eternity, who are not at leisure now to hear divine precepts while in the possession of time. Bartholomew Ashwood (1622-78)
Count nothing strange but sin, and nothing hard to bear but the absence or anger of a gracious God. Bartholomew Ashwood (1622-78)
It speaks the greatness of one’s sorrow, when one cannot speak for sorrow. Ralph Venning 1620Â—1673.
HE THAT GIVETH TO THE POOR LENDETH TO THE LORD I had been preaching at Stansted, and, after sermon, visited a house where affliction had entered like a flood. The daughter who had requested me to call was confined with a white swelling on the knee, her sister had cancer, her mother was prostrate with …
They that think (as all hypocrites do) to deceive God, will find that they deceive themselves.
it shall bruise thy head and thou shalt bruise his heel.â€ Gen. 3.15.
Â‘Tis no sin to shew oneÂ’s righteousness, but Â‘tis sin indeed to be righteous only in shew. Ralph Venning 1620-1673
THE SIN-OFFERING. “Let him bring for his sin, which he hath sinned, a young bullock, without blemish. unto the Lord, for a sin-offering.” Lev 4, 3. SIN! The sound is brief. But it presents a dark abyss of thought. No mind can trace its birth. No eye can see its death. Before the worlds it …
The kingdom of heaven suffereth violence and the violent take it by force. Matthew 11.12.