Focusing on God’s Glory

Following previous Why God Saves focusing on God’s glory: Everything exists for the purpose of glorifying God.  The Westminster Shorter Catechism of the seventeenth century begins by stating that the chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever. Psalm 19:1 says, “The heavens declare the glory of God.”  The vastness of …

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Devotional J.C. Ryle (3)

In the first place, Luke gives us a short, but valuable, sketch of the nature of a Gospel. He calls it, “a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among us”  (Luke 1:1-4).   It is a narrative of facts about Jesus Christ. Christianity is a religion built upon facts. Let us never …

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Why God Saves

“That grace, having spread through the many, may cause thanksgiving to abound to the glory of God.” (2 Corinthians 4:15) Many people think the main reason God saves people is so that He can keep them out of hell, or so that they can experience His love or lead happy lives.  But all those reasons …

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Truth for Today – Undeserved Favor

The following is from one of my daily devotionals, for today, namely “Truth for Today – A Daily Touch of God’s Grace” by John MacArthur Undeserved Favor “Where sin abounded, grace abounded much more.”  Romans 5:20 Salvation does not come by confirmation, communion, baptism, church membership, church attendance, trying to keep the Ten Commandments, or …

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Devotional J.C. Ryle (2)

J.C. Ryle’s Daily Devotional book entitled “Daily Readings – From All Four Gospels” [published 1998] Here is an excerpt from this morning’s devotional with scripture reference Matthew 1:1-17 (Luke 3:23-38) Let no one think these verses are useless. Nothing is useless in creation. The least mosses and the smallest insects serve some good end. Nothing …

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Devotional J.C. Ryle (1)

J.C. Ryle’s Daily Devotional book entitled “Daily Readings – From All Four Gospels” [published 1998] available from https://evangelicalpress.org) Here is an excerpt from the ‘evening’ devotional for today with scripture reference John 1:14-18 The main truth which this verse teaches is the reality of our Lord Jesus Christ’s incarnation or being made man. John tells …

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