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The convinced sinner fleeing to Christ

Lord, having broke thy holy law,I blush and am ashamed.My frozen heart begins to thaw,And I am self-condemned. But in the volume of thy wordI see some sweet relief:I would believe thy gospel, Lord,Help thou my unbelief!

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An evening hymn

To the dear Guardian of my hours,An evening song shall rise;Assist me, ye celestial powers,And bless this sacrifice. Thy mercies, Lord, are ever new,Thy goodness, O how great!Who can refund the honours due,Or equal thanks repeat?

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A Morning Hymn

Great God of nature, heavenly KingBeneath whose awful sway,The cheerful sun, with rapid wing,Directs the flying day. My waking soul, with upward eyeSalutes the dawning light;Blesses the ruler of the sky,And glories in his might.

The place called Hell

All words have particular meanings but some words are spoken so frequently as to pass into common usage as verbal punctuation. In particular, I’m thinking of the word hell. It gets used in a variety of methods, and is used so commonly as verbal punctuation, that most have lost sight …

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Counting the cost

Everything in life has a price, but have you ever thought about the cost of Christian discipleship? Is there a monetary value placed upon it? If you’d only watched some of the prosperity gospel preachers on TV, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the cost of Christian discipleship was similar …

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Answered prayer

In 1990, singer Garth Brooks had a very popular song entitled “Unanswered Prayers.” It was the follow up to “Friends in Low Places” which had dominated the American Country Music charts in the last quarter of the year. In the song, the singer realises that it was good that God …

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What do you know?

We live in an age when information is available to all and sundry. Some would say that we have too much information at hand. Just look at your smartphone. It has more computing power than the computers that took the first astronauts to the moon and back 50 years ago. Google …

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Who is Jesus?

Everyone has an idea about Jesus Christ, but not everyone has a true understanding of him. Many think of him as merely a good teacher. Some view him as nothing more than a historical religious figure, whilst others seem to understand him as a swear word. Which is yours? In …

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Jonah: Day 35

All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness. 2 Timothy 3:16 (HCSB) Over the past thirty-five days, we have carefully considered the book of Jonah. The book of Jonah is not just any book like the Lord of the Rings …

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Jonah: Day 34

The men of Nineveh will stand up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, because they repented at Jonah’s proclamation; and look—something greater than Jonah is here! Matthew 12:41 (HCSB) Jesus tells the people around Him who refuse to believe that He is Lord, God, and Saviour that they …

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Jonah: Day 33

“Should I not care about the great city of Nineveh, which has more than 120,000 people who cannot distinguish between their right and their left, as well as many animals?” Jonah 4:11 (HCSB) There is something sadly overlooked by many in the final verse of Jonah. God does not only care about the …

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Jonah: Day 32

So the Lord said, “You cared about the plant, which you did not labor over and did not grow. It appeared in a night and perished in a night. Should I not care about the great city of Nineveh, which has more than 120,000 people who cannot distinguish between their right and their left, as …

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Jonah: Day 31

Then God asked Jonah, “Is it right for you to be angry about the plant?” “Yes,” he replied. “It is right. I’m angry enough to die!” Jonah 4:9 (HCSB) Anger is a dangerous emotion. Anger can consume us so easily. Anger can poison our hearts ever so quickly. Anger can …

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