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2024

Fruit of the Spirit: Gentleness

This gentle kindness comes only from the work of the Holy Spirit in the souls of the Lord’s people.

26 March 2024 • 22 minutes read

2023

The Patience of The Saints

Fruit of the Spirit: Longsuffering (Part 8)

27 December 2023 • 23 minutes read

Let Patience Have Her Perfect Work

Fruit of the Spirit: Longsuffering (Part 7)

14 October 2023 • 14 minutes read

As the Ministers of God, in Much Patience

Fruit of the Spirit: Longsuffering (Part 6)

1 September 2023 • 13 minutes read

Bring Forth Fruit With Patience

Fruit of the Spirit: Longsuffering (Part 5)

12 August 2023 • 18 minutes read

Be Patient Unto the Coming of the Lord

Fruit of the Spirit: Longsuffering (Part 4)

10 May 2023 • 19 minutes read

Through Faith and Patience Inherit the Promises

Fruit of the Spirit: Longsuffering (Part 3)

1 April 2023 • 7 minutes read

Even as Christ Forgave You

Fruit of the Spirit: Longsuffering (Part 2)

4 March 2023 • 8 minutes read

Fruit of the Spirit: Longsuffering

Walking worthy of the Lord’s calling, as a true Christian, involves the kind of longsuffering that comes from “all lowliness and meekness.”

26 January 2023 • 10 minutes read

2022

The Peace of God, Which Passeth All Understanding

Fruit of the Spirit: Peace (Part 8)

29 November 2022 • 7 minutes read

The God of Love and Peace Shall Be With You

Fruit of the Spirit: Peace (Part 7)

18 October 2022 • 8 minutes read

Grace and Peace Be Multiplied

Fruit of the Spirit: Peace (Part 6)

8 September 2022 • 9 minutes read

Peace With God Through Our Lord Jesus Christ

Fruit of the Spirit: Peace (Part 5)

10 August 2022 • 12 minutes read

Follow Peace With All Men

Fruit of the Spirit: Peace (Part 4)

25 June 2022 • 11 minutes read

Peace With All That Call on the Lord

Fruit of the Spirit: Peace (Part 3)

11 June 2022 • 11 minutes read

Grace and Peace

Fruit of the Spirit: Peace (Part 2)

17 May 2022 • 12 minutes read

Fruit of the Spirit: Peace

Salvation brings peace with God. This salvation has been accomplished by our Saviour, and this is why we have peace with God.

30 April 2022 • 6 minutes read

2021

The Joy of Thy Salvation

Fruit of the Spirit: Joy (Part 7)

18 September 2021 • 6 minutes read

My Joy Is the Joy of You All

Fruit of the Spirit: Joy (Part 6)

11 September 2021 • 5 minutes read

Count It All Joy

Fruit of the Spirit: Joy (Part 5)

1 September 2021 • 5 minutes read

Joy Unspeakable and Full of Glory

Fruit of the Spirit: Joy (Part 4)

20 August 2021 • 8 minutes read

Your Heart Shall Rejoice

Fruit of the Spirit: Joy (Part 3)

14 August 2021 • 7 minutes read

Good Tidings of Great Joy

Fruit of the Spirit: Joy (Part 2)

8 August 2021 • 3 minutes read

Fruit of the Spirit: Joy

The joy of salvation is that everlasting, appreciative, thankful, glad, and sometimes solemn awareness of having been saved.

29 July 2021 • 3 minutes read

Love One Another

Fruit of the Spirit: Love (Part 2)

7 May 2021 • 7 minutes read

Fruit of the Spirit: Love

If you examine your own heart and find that you love God—then you have found evidence of God’s grace in your experience. In your heart.

30 April 2021 • 4 minutes read

The Fruit of the Spirit

This is a fruit that non-Christians have no experience of. It comes from the work of the Holy Spirit in the soul.

31 March 2021 • 9 minutes read

2020

When the Son of Man Returns

If there is a preservation of the saints on earth, then there must be a preservation of the Church on earth.

21 August 2020 • 5 minutes read

I Will Build My Church

The Lord Jesus is not called the “Saviour of the world” and the “Saviour of all men” for nothing. These titles of Christ are prophetic.

18 July 2020 • 8 minutes read

Abide in the Vine

There are those who, for a while, only seem to be grafted into the true vine, but the graft fails to take, as gardeners say.

27 June 2020 • 7 minutes read

Continue in the Faith

The distinguishing mark of grace is the kind of faith in Christ that continues, and grows, and does bear spiritual fruit.

29 May 2020 • 6 minutes read

Standing in the Evil Day

Take to yourselves what God provides: Truth. Righteousness. The gospel of peace. Faith. Salvation. Prayer for all the saints.

27 March 2020 • 6 minutes read

The Yoke of Bondage

True Christians are distinguished as those who are brought out of error by exposure to the truth.

9 March 2020 • 8 minutes read

Escaping the Pollutions of the World

Peter had noticed that some people had come to church in order to escape the worst of the corrupt culture around them, and in order to better themselves.

15 February 2020 • 7 minutes read

Come out From Among Them

The Lord delivers his people from error. Whereas fake Christians repeatedly and ultimately fail to repent and reform.

25 January 2020 • 5 minutes read

2019

Drawing Away Disciples

You must beware of false doctrines and of those that teach them. Do not think that God takes sinful doctrines any less seriously than he does sinful deeds.

27 December 2019 • 5 minutes read

Treading Under Foot the Son of God

We know well that “The Lord shall judge his people,” and that “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.”

26 December 2019 • 5 minutes read

If Ye Endure Chastening

Whether or not we become aware of the correlation between sin and chastisement, we have sins to repent of.

23 December 2019 • 6 minutes read

If They Shall Fall Away

Christ himself teaches us that some people can “receive the word with joy” and “for a while believe,” but they, sadly, fall away in a time of temptation.

26 November 2019 • 13 minutes read

Lest I Should Be a Castaway

True Christians are—or should be—distinguished by their faith, humility, repentance and good works. This must include “works meet for repentance.”

28 September 2019 • 12 minutes read

Them He Also Glorified

Paul uses the word “glorified” in its past tense, describing each of these things as having already happened, according to God’s eternal decree.

26 September 2019 • 6 minutes read

They Shall Never Perish

The Lord Jesus Christ affirms that he gives to his sheep “eternal life; and they shall never perish.” Nothing could be clearer.

9 September 2019 • 7 minutes read

Make Your Calling and Election Sure

What we must all do, according to the apostle Peter, is make sure that we are true Christians.

6 September 2019 • 4 minutes read

Add to Your Faith: Brotherly Kindness and Charity

Above all, there is the greatest commandment in the law, with which the apostle Peter culminates his seven marks of grace.

5 September 2019 • 8 minutes read

Add to Your Faith: Temperance, Patience, and Godliness

The truly Christian life grows more and more to be a godly, Christ-like life.

4 September 2019 • 7 minutes read

Add to Your Faith: Knowledge

What does this say about your own conversion, if you refuse to study in order to obey the moral law as a Christian?

3 September 2019 • 7 minutes read

Add to Your Faith: Virtue

The apostle Paul commands us to add virtue to our faith. In other words, moral excellence.

2 September 2019 • 8 minutes read

To Will and to Do

God does not convert a soul and then leave him or her to grow, or bear fruit, or obey him, in their own strength.

17 August 2019 • 6 minutes read

Walk After the Spirit

Our heart’s desire now is to study the Bible God in order to learn how to live the Christian life.

16 August 2019 • 5 minutes read

Walk in Newness of Life

True Christians have no mere “empty profession.” If we have been born again, there will be accumulating evidence of this fact.

17 July 2019 • 6 minutes read

Work out Your Own Salvation

You are “freed from sin” already, says the apostle. So, it is now possible for you to choose not to sin.

3 July 2019 • 7 minutes read

It Is No Longer I That Do It

Paul had come to acknowledge that, even though his old nature still remained within him, his spirit had indeed been regenerated.

2 July 2019 • 16 minutes read

Bring Forth Fruit unto God

The true Christian brings forth spiritual fruit by the power of God the Holy Spirit.

15 June 2019 • 6 minutes read

Dead to Sin and Alive to God

The historical event of the Saviour’s crucifixion, burial and resurrection—is the cause of spiritual events in the lives of those who are saved.

11 May 2019 • 9 minutes read

Called to Be Saints

Christians increasingly separate from their old sinful lifestyle and increasingly evidence that they are true Christians.

27 April 2019 • 10 minutes read

Children of the Free

Christians, being “Children of the free” (Galatians 4:31), are free to serve God. This service involves keeping God’s moral law, not sinning.

16 March 2019 • 7 minutes read

The Law of Christ

The “law of Christ” is not a substitute or alternative moral standard that Christians should keep instead of God’s moral law.

15 March 2019 • 6 minutes read

Not Under Law but Under Grace

We are sure that the definition of sin did not change for the Christian at conversion.

14 March 2019 • 7 minutes read

The Law was Our Schoolmaster

Being schooled by the “schoolmaster” brings people to Christ. That is why the church must preach both Law and gospel.

13 March 2019 • 9 minutes read

By the Law Is the Knowledge of Sin

The apostle Paul gives testimony of his own experience of the work of the Holy Spirit in the soul—in applying God’s moral law.

23 February 2019 • 7 minutes read

When the Comforter Has Come

The Holy Spirit’s ministry to reprove is a ministry that inevitably brings comfort to those whom he reproves.

9 February 2019 • 8 minutes read

Evidence of Things Not Seen

To possess the faith of the Christian is to possess the things hoped for, from the hand of God.

8 February 2019 • 13 minutes read

A New Creature

The new birth is a God-wrought transformation that sets people free from enslavement to their spiritually dead, sinful nature and gives them the ability to believe the Word of God, the Bible.

29 January 2019 • 9 minutes read

2018

The Saviour of the World

The precious blood of Christ does not fail to redeem, atone for, purge away the sins of—or, in a word, save—any of those for whom it was poured out.

15 November 2018 • 7 minutes read

Many Are Called, but Few Are Chosen

If you truly believe in Christ, the Saviour of “whosoever believeth in him,” then you are one of the “as many as” who were ordained to eternal life.

13 November 2018 • 9 minutes read

For God so Loved the World

Are we ourselves in the “world” that Christ was sent to save? We know that we are—if we believe in him.

26 October 2018 • 7 minutes read

Redemption Through Christ’s Blood

What Christ accomplished in his redemption is what is bestowed upon those whom he redeemed.

25 October 2018 • 5 minutes read

We Have Now Received the Atonement

What Christ accomplished in his death on the cross is real for all those for whom Christ died.

13 October 2018 • 4 minutes read

He Shall Save His People from Their Sins

Is your faith resting upon the Lord Jesus Christ alone—or is your faith resting upon itself?

12 October 2018 • 3 minutes read

I Have Chosen You

True Christians have a God-given humbleness that prevents them from accepting the idea that their decision to turn to Christ was really their own.

2 October 2018 • 7 minutes read

To Him That Worketh Not, but Believeth

True saving faith in Christ is a simple trusting in (or, as is sometimes helpfully described, resting upon) Christ alone for salvation.

1 October 2018 • 4 minutes read

Justification by Faith

When Paul taught that a person is “justified by faith,” he did not mean that through believing in Christ they made themselves right in the sight of God.

29 September 2018 • 9 minutes read

All That the Father Giveth Me

We should always praise God alone for sending Christ to die for our sins, for drawing us to him, and for causing us to believe the gospel.

20 September 2018 • 4 minutes read

For Whom God Did Foreknow

What God did, does, and shall do for those people “whom he did foreknow” is predestinate them before time to be conformed to the image of his Son, justify them at some point in their earthly life time, and glorify them in the future.

13 September 2018 • 4 minutes read

The Gift of God

The only faith in Christ that God foresees in any person is the faith which God himself gives.

12 September 2018 • 6 minutes read

After the Counsel of God’s Own Will

The doctrine of unconditional election is the foundation upon which the true, Biblical gospel is built.

21 August 2018 • 9 minutes read

The Redemption of Our Body

Why do Christians, after they have been spiritually “born again,” suffer afflictions in this life and die the physical death?

20 August 2018 • 4 minutes read

Coats of Skins

God came and dealt with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, instead of summoning them to stand before him in the “high court” of heaven.

18 August 2018 • 5 minutes read

But God Be Thanked

If you are saved, you will come to understand that you have contributed nothing toward your own salvation.

17 August 2018 • 6 minutes read

Dead in Sins

Being “dead in sins” really is a kind of death—it is spiritual death, from which only God’s re-creating, regenerating, life-giving power can save us.

14 August 2018 • 7 minutes read

No, Not One

Every fallen human being is in a state of opposition against God, rejecting God’s right to intervene in this world, and many even deny his existence.

8 August 2018 • 4 minutes read

There Is None That Doeth Good

Unconverted human beings reject at the Bible’s teaching that there is no man, woman or child that does anything good.

7 August 2018 • 5 minutes read

By The Offence of One

The apostle Paul teaches us: “Through the offence of one [i.e. of Adam] many be dead…by the offence of one, judgment came upon all men to condemnation.”

28 July 2018 • 7 minutes read

Death Passed upon All Men

The sinful act that catastrophically ruined the human race was this: the first man, the appointed covenant head, deliberately disobeyed God.

21 July 2018 • 7 minutes read