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Gospel obedience is the performance of all moral duties in the power and grace of Christ to the glory of God. [AFTG]

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The means of keeping us from apostasy (is) we must be taught truth by the Spirit of truth (1 Jn 2:27). AFTG

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Truth is the only guide to right thinking. If the mind is not guided by truth, its thoughts will soon wander into error. [AFTG]

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God will hardly show those mercy who sin because mercy abounds. [TDOR]

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None will find it more difficult to repent than the hypocrite. [TDOR]

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Loving of sin is worse than committing it. [TDOR]

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Christ is never loved till sin be loathed. [TDOR]

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A gracious soul labours to make the worst of his sins, but hypocrites make the best of them. They do not deny they are sinners, but the do what they can to lessen their sins. [TDOR]

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It is not the most knowing Christian, but the most wise Christian, that sees, avoids, and escapes Satan’s snares. [PRASD]

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He that willingly takes from my good name, unwillingly adds to my reward. [PRASD]

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Do we know how our sins provoke God? How they grieve the Holy Ghost? How they weaken our graces? How they spoil our prayers? How they weaken faith? How they tempt Christ to be ashamed of us? And how they hold back good from us? And if we know not every one of these things to the full, how shall we know to the full the love of Christ which saveth us from them all?. [ALE]

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There are sins against light, sins against knowledge, sins against love, sins against learning, sins against threatenings, sins against promises, vows and resolutions, sins against experience, sins against examples of anger, and sins that have great, high, and strange aggravations attending them. [ALE]

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In the measure that we believe Christ will conquer, in that measure we will endeavour by his grace that we may conquer, for faith is an obedient and wise grace. [TBR]

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Grace conquers us first, and we, by it conquer all else; whether corruptions within us, or temptations from outside us. [TBR]

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If God brings us into the trial he will be with us in the trial, and at length bring us out, more refined. We shall lose nothing but dross. [TBR]

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Let men take heed of taking up Satan’s office, in misrepresenting the good actions of others. [TBR]

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When we pray, we need to pray again for Christ to pardon the defects of our prayers. [TBR]

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As a mother is tenderest to the most diseased and weakest child, so does Christ most mercifully incline to the weakest. [TBR]

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Have this for a foundation truth, that there is more mercy in Christ than sin in us. [TBR]

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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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