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The greater your sins are, the more you stand in need of a Saviour. The greater your burden is, the more you stand in need of one to help to bear it. The deeper the wound is, the more need there is of the surgeon; the more dangerous the disease is, the more need there is of the physician. [PRASD]

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A man without knowledge is as a workman without his hands, as a painter without his eyes, as a traveller without his legs, or as a ship without sails, or a bird without wings, or like a body without a soul. [PRASD]

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If the soul when it is tempted, resists temptation … then is the temptation no sin upon [a man’s] soul, though it be trouble on his mind. [PRASD]

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It is not Satan’s tempting, but your assenting; not his enticing, but your yielding, that makes temptations hurtful to your soul. [PRASD]

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Temptation is God’s school , wherein he gives his people the clearest and sweetest discoveries of his love; a school wherein God teaches his people to be more frequent and fervent in duty. [PRASD]

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It is very rare that God doth leave his beloved ones frequently to relapse into one and the same gross sin. [PRASD]

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The soul may be full of holy affections when it is empty of divine consolations. Comfort is not of the being, but of the well-being of a Christian. [PRASD]

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Divine wisdom and love will so order all things here below that they shall work for the real, internal, and eternal good of them that love Him. [PRASD]

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There are many sins committed by us, dropping from us, and that pollute us, that we are not at all aware of. [ALE]

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Before we can know this love of Christ, as afore, we must necessarily know the nature of sin, that is, what sin is, what sin is in itself. [ALE]

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He that will observe the wonderful providences of God, shall have wonderful providences of God to observe. [JJTP]

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Aversion to close, searching sermons is a bad mark in any man’s character. [JJTP]

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How difficult it is to bring home truth to the deceitful heart of man. [JJTP]

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Providence so arranges human affairs that everything in life is a test of character. [JJTP]

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A man is what his daily habits make him. [JJTP]

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Open defections from truth and righteousness are to be expected in this wicked world. [JJTP]

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Unrestrained, every heart would show its possessor a monster of wickedness. [JJTP]

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God has specially set himself to punish covetousness. It is idolatry. [JJTP]

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Human character is not made up of a few great acts, but of a multitude of little things. [JJTP]

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The same God that led Moses into Midian can bring us out of any depths into which affliction may have cast us. [ROOS]

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