Do not enter the path of the wicked, And do not walk in the way of evil.

Proverbs 4:14

The Word
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.”

Romans 1:16-17


Coming to Christ

John 6:37

“All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.”

Coming to Christ

We read that Jesus said–“Him that comes to me I will never cast out.”

What does “coming to Christ” mean? It means that movement of the soul which takes place when a man, feeling his sins, and finding out that he cannot save himself, hears of Christ, applies to Christ, trusts in Christ, lays hold on Christ, and leans all his weight on Christ for salvation. When this happens, a man is said, in Scripture language, to “come” to Christ.

What did our Lord mean by saying–“I will never cast him out”? He meant that He will not refuse to save any one who comes to Him, no matter what he may have been. His past sins may have been very great. His present weakness and infirmity may be very great. But does he come to Christ by faith? Then Christ will receive him graciously, pardon him freely, place him in the number of His dear children, and give him everlasting life.

J.C. Ryle 1816 – 1900

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Until the End

06.19.10 J.A. Matteson

“…by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain.” 1 Corinthians 15:2

The message of the Gospel is effectual upon the hearts of the elect, vessels of honor foreknown to the Father from the beginning, drawing them to faith in Christ and conforming them to His image. Justification and sanctification are two sides of the same spiritual coin and cannot be separated, both are indicative of the supernatural transformative power of grace upon the heart; both are necessary and inseparably wedded together.

One cannot realize a state of sanctification without first benefiting from justification; likewise, one cannot be justified and not be in Christ (positional sanctification), and those in Christ cannot be utterly void of spiritual fruit to the glory of God, “even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive [Continue reading…]

The Gospel holds the power

“For I am not ashamed of the good news of the Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation to every one who is believing, ..” [Continue reading…]

Cultural Gluttony

1 Peter 1:13-15 13 Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; 14 as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance; 15 but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct,

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How Do You View The Judgement Day? – Pastor Mark Stocker

Spring Road Evangelical Church

This is a recent message spoken by Pastor Mark Stocker of Spring Road Evangelical Church in Southampton, U.K.






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Unequaled Greatness

Hebrews 1:1-3 1 God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, 2 has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds; 3 who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,

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Depth Of Mercy

Depth of mercy! Can there be Mercy still reserved for me? Can my God His wrath forbear, Me, the chief of sinners, spare?

I have long withstood His grace, Long provoked Him to His face, Would not hearken to His calls, Grieved Him by a thousand falls.

I have spilt His precious blood, Trampled on the Son of God, Filled with pangs unspeakable, I, who yet am not in hell!

I my Master have denied, I afresh have crucified, And profaned His hallowed Name, Put Him to an open shame.

Whence to me this waste of love? Ask my Advocate above! See the cause in Jesus’ face, Now before the throne of grace.

Jesus, answer from above, Is not all Thy nature love? Wilt Thou not the wrong forget, Permit me to kiss Thy feet?

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The Goal Of Instruction

by J.A. Matteson

Nerves in the skin were given by God to alert a person that damage is inflicting the body.  Physical pain is unpleasant and its intended end is the body recoiling from the source of pain/damage.

God supplies the conscience to alert the mind when damage is occurring as a result of breaking or potentially breaking his moral Law. The human soul is hardwired with the imprint of Gods moral law and is intended to prevent damage to the soul.

But, like a man who willfully places his hand on a hot stove and suffers scaring that diminishes sensitivity to physical pain, so too the man who willfully live hypocritically eventually deadens the emotional sensation of guilt, for hypocrisy is to the soul as a hot iron is to the skin.

The result of that wrongdoing becomes increasingly easy, and that is dangerous. “By means ofthe  hypocrisy [Continue reading…]

Short Comings

O Living God,

I bless thee

that I see the worst of my heart as well as

the best of it,

that I can sorrow for those sins that carry me

from thee,

that it is thy deep and dear mercy to threaten

punishment so that I may return, pray, live.

My sin is to look on my faults and be discouraged,

or to look on my good and be puffed up.

I fall short of thy glory every day by spending

hours unprofitably,

by thinking that the things I do are good,

when they are not done to thy end,

nor spring from the rules of thy Word.

My sin is to fear what never will be;

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Rock Of Ages

Again I share the Lord being our Rock.

Isaiah 2:10 ¶ Enter into the rock, and hide thee in the dust, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty.

Rock of Ages, cleft for me, Let me hide myself in Thee; Let the water and the blood, From Thy riven side which flowed, Be of sin the double cure, Cleanse me from its guilt and pow’r.

Not the labors of my hands Can fulfill Thy law’s demands; Could my zeal no respite know, Could my tears forever flow, All for sin could not atone: Thou must save, and Thou alone.

Nothing in my hand I bring, Simply to Thy cross I cling; Naked, come to Thee for dress; Helpless, look to Thee for grace; Foul, I to the fountain fly; Wash me, Saviour, or I die.

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