Monday, December 20, 2010
All that the Father giveth Me shall come to Me; and him that cometh to Me I will in no wise cast out. John 6:37.
DELIVERED BY C. H. SPURGEON, AT THE METROPOLITAN TABERNACLE, NEWINGTON, ON LORD’S DAY EVENING, DECEMBER 28, 1873.
Jesus Christ says to you, “Look unto Me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.” I did look, and was saved by the same Gospel I preach to you! And as this is the last Sabbath night in another year, and as it may be the last Gospel invitation you will ever have the opportunity of hearing, I repeat to you the very last invitations recorded in the Word of God, “And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.” This agrees with John 3:16 which I have already quoted to you, and it also agrees with Christ’s words in our text, “him that cometh to Me” John Bunyan said that meant any “him” in all the world—“I will in no wise cast out”—that is, for no reason, for no conceivable motive, for no possible cause will Christ cast out one who comes to Him by faith! “him that cometh to Me I will in no wise cast out. ” .......
What do you say, My Hearers, to all this? I have pleaded with some of you hundreds of times and now, in this, my last Sabbath message for the year, I ask you once again—Will you come to Christ? When will you come? Tomorrow? That means never, for tomorrow never comes. By-and-by? That means that you do not intend to come to Christ at all! The text is in the present tense, “him that cometh to Me,” for, “now is the accepted time: behold, now is the day of salvation.” Trust in Jesus now, ...... “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.”
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
The Sound-Hearted Christian
by William Greenhill
Publisher: Soli Deo Gloria
Reformation Heritage Books
Publisher's Description: Nearing the end of his life and ministry, William Greenhill left his congregation a parting gift and lasting testimony of his pastoral care for their souls—he published The Sound-Hearted Christian. This book developed from a series of sermons Greenhill preached on Psalm 119:18, “Let my heart be sound in thy statutes; that I be not ashamed.” Greenhill shows that a sound heart is watchful and attentive, recognizing that our soul is our greatest possession. After demonstrating the excellence and desirability of a sound heart, he challenges us to test the soundness of our heart. He then directs and motivates us to get and keep a sound heart. The book ends with several appended sermons on faith, Christ, and God’s Word, which serve as further encouragements to establishing and maintaining a sound heart.
"Greenhill’s exposition of sound-heartedness is superlative. His chapters on how to keep and retain a sound heart are themselves worth the price of the book. The five additional sermons included in this volume are incredibly rich and clear in content, and help promote sound-hearted Christian living. Taken together, The Sound-Hearted Christian and these appended sermons form an outstanding, practical summary of how to live coram Deo (in the presence of God) from the inside out. If you are a Christian who yearns to walk before God with biblical, Christ-centered, spiritual vitality and practical reality, I know of no book more valuable than this one." - Dr. Joel R. Beeke