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Repentance doth include not only a loathing of sin, but also a loathing of ourselves for sin. [PRASD]

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Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.

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Anger which is against sin is not sin. All other anger is sin.

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A man has no more power to change himself, than to create himself.

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The man who says he has no creed but the Bible has a creed; he just has an unwritten one, susceptible to alterations and prone to constant change.

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What is Faith? Faith is a life: Committed beyond its means – Expecting what sense cannot certify – Based on God’s promise – Depending on God’s supply – Motivated for God’s glory – And confident in God’s integrity.

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Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.

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Those whose business it is to call others to mourn for sin, and to mortify it, ought themselves to live a serious life, a life of self-denial, mortification, and contempt of the world. [MHBC-Mat 3]

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When thou prayest, rather let thy heart be without words, than thy words without heart.

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A church with a little creed is a church with a little life. The more divine doctrines a church can agree on, the greater its power, and the wider its usefulness. The fewer its articles of faith, the fewer its bonds of union, and compactness.

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First, men doubt the truth, then they depart from the truth.

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“The Gospel is my only source of comfort and every sinner is as welcome as I. How pleasant that neither great sins nor great troubles can alter those consolations. Ever since God dealt savingly with my heart I have never taken comfort in the thought that my sins were small, but in the belief that the blood of Christ cleanseth from all sin.” (Death-bed confession of John Brown of Haddington)

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One son God hath without sin, but none without sorrow.

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When it comes time to die, make sure all you have to do is die.

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As a sinner I have no right to complain; as a believer, I have no reason to complain.

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A man adopts one for his son and heir that does not at all resemble him; but whosoever God adopts for His child is like Him; he not only bears His heavenly Father’s name, but His image. (Col 3:10)

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It is as great a work to comfort a dejected soul as it is to raise the dead to life

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A disciple of Jesus Christ is one who is as willing to part with that which he loves the most as that which he hates. (Luke 14:26,27)

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Remember, it is not hasty reading, but serious meditating upon holy and heavenly truths, that make them prove sweet and profitable to the soul. It is not the bee’s touching of the flower that gathers honey, but her abiding for a time upon the flower that draws out the sweet. It is not he that reads most, but he that meditates most, that will prove the choicest, sweetest, wisest and strongest Christian. [PRASD]

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