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)
RECEIVING AND BELIEVING. Sermon Mr. S. Delves. Crowborough But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God. even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man. but of God. …
Prepare for changes, but live upon Immutability and be settled under all your unsettlements.
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