J.C. Ryle was a Reformed writer and pastor who was dubbed by his contemporaries as “A Man of Granite with the Heart of a Child.” Some of his most popular works include Practical Religion, Christian Leaders of the Eighteenth Century (1869), Expository Thoughts on the Gospels (7 vols, 1856–69), and Principles for Churchmen (1884). Here …

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“In every minister’s life there should be traces of stern labour. Brethren, do something; do something; do something. While committees waste their time over resolutions, do something. While Societies and Unions are making constitutions, let us win souls. Too often we discuss, and discuss, and discuss, while Satan only laughs in his sleeve…Get to work and quit yourselves like men.”

–Spurgeon in his sermon: “Forward!”

September 27, 2016

I guess people will identify themselves with anything these days, except for maybe Christ and His Church. That, apparently, is an identity that carries with it too much responsibility, awkward conversations, inefficiency, and heartache. Scripture marks the recognition and acquiesence to this new identity as member of the Body of Christ as a sign of …

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