Autumn Supper 26th September 2016.
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Saturday, September 05, 2015
C H Spurgeon
" This is beyond all others THE PSALM OF THE CROSS....
It is the photograph of our Lord's saddest hours, the record of his dying words, the lachrymatory of his last tears, the memorial of his expiring joys. David and his afflictions may be here in a very modified sense, but, as the star is concealed by the light of the sun, he who sees Jesus will probably neither see nor care to see David. Before us we have a description both of the darkness and of the
glory of the cross, the sufferings of Christ and the glory which shall follow. Oh for grace to draw near and see this great sight! We should read reverently, putting off our shoes from off our feet, as Moses did at the burning bush, for if there be holy ground anywhere in Scripture it is in this psalm."
Posted by Aaron J Lewis at 1:06 pm
Friday, August 07, 2015
“Only a prayer meeting!”
C H Spurgeon,
Are the prayer meetings in decline? Is there a low view of the importance of them? The church in this country is experiencing difficulties and yet the prayer meeting is suffering. These things ought not to be. When reading through the book of Acts we cannot fail to see that the early Church placed great importance upon the gathering of the people for prayer. It, being instituted by our Lord, therefore is of great concern to us. C H Spurgeon contended hard for the prayer meeting, which thankfully was heeded by many in his day. In this book there are a number of addresses, sermons and illustrations which have been gathered together, to encourage Christians to pray. The book begins with Spurgeon's address in which he declares those now familiar words; 'only a prayer meeting!' Listen to Spurgeon; 'What a company we have here tonight! It fills my heart with gladness, and my eyes with tears of joy, to see so many hundreds of persons gathered together at what is sometimes wickedly described as “only a prayer meeting.” It is good for us to draw nigh unto God in prayer,and specially good to make up a great congregation for such a purpose.” At the last prayer meeting our glorious King was in the midst; were you there? If not, can you honestly say, He understood and accepted my absence.
May the Lord stir us up to pray!
Posted by Aaron J Lewis at 9:59 am
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Psalm singing at Crosslanes Chapel
Matthew Henry wrote
Singing of Psalms is a gospel ordinance. Christ removing the hymn from the close of the passover to the close of the Lords supper, plainly intimates that He intended that ordinance should continue in His Church
Posted by Aaron J Lewis at 9:50 pm