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Jan 20, Look Away to Higher Things

I’ll close this week’s blogs with one more quote from JC Ryle.  It dawned on me today that I haven’t given you the source from which I’ve been quoting.  You can find the entire sermon here.  “You ought to examine yourself calmly about the subject which I have been trying to set before you. You […]

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Jan 19, No Holy Spirit—no true Christianity!

Seems like this week has been JC Ryle week, but I’ll continue with quotes from Ryle on the Spirit’s work in our Salvation and His preparation of the saints for heaven.  Why is it such a big deal?  Why is it so hard to believe that a Son of Adam or a Daughter of Eve […]

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Jan 18, The Work of Salvation

Yesterday we read JC Ryle’s description of what must take place for you and me to be made fit for heaven.  We are not naturally fit because we are Sons of Adam and Daughters of Eve…we fell with them in the Fall and we must be redeemed.  This morning I’ll take you back to Ryle […]

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Jan 17, Holy Spirit Fitness!

Yesterday I wrote of the wonderful news of Revelation 22:4 where John says we will see God.  Can you imagine seeing Him?  Do you long for heaven?  Are you ready for it?  How can we be ready to see Him or to be with Him?  Listen to the words of JC Ryle, “For this heaven […]

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Nov 23, Do You Pray?

Today we come to the final question from JC Ryle on “Having the Holy Spirit.”  Nothing is more important than for you and I to settle the issue of whether or not the Holy Spirit indwells us.  If He does you have much to be thankful tomorrow as you celebrate Thanksgiving, but if He does […]

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Nov 22, Do you Love the People of God?

It is Tuesday and we have two more questions.  Ryle takes us to question number 9 as we see to see if the Holy Spirit indwells us.  If you haven’t been keeping up with the blogs or if you are new to this blog I would encourage you to go back and read the previous […]

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Nov 21, Are you Wrestling with Sin?

It’s Monday!  God has gifted us with another week and we have been dealing with the same topic since last week…Does the Holy Spirit live inside of you?  My hope is that you will be either encouraged or convicted by these questions from JC Ryle.  Encouraged that you are indeed saved and eternally secure or […]

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Nov 20, Is Your Mind Set on Spiritual Things?

This morning I hope you are making plans to assemble with your church as we worship our Risen Lord.  If your mind is set on something today other than being with God’s people then this question is for you.  Keep working through these verses and questions as we seek to answer the question—“Does the Holy […]

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Nov 19, Are you being made Holy?

As we wake up to a Saturday morning many people have the whole day before them to rest, spend time with family, watch football, etc…regardless of whether you are off today or working to spend time evaluating your relationship with God.  Nothing is more important than to know that you know that you know that […]

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Nov 18, Have You Come to Jesus?

We are coming to the end of the week, but are only half-way through Ryle’s questions.  I hope you will take the time to pour over each question from the previous blogs and especially over the verses that are given to us as proof of what Ryle is preaching.  Nothing is more important than for […]

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