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Hey Christian, Are You Happy?

J.C. Ryle: How is it, people often ask, that so many professing believers have so little happiness in their religion? How is it that so many know little of joy and peace in believing, and go mourning and heavy-hearted towards … Continue reading

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My 2016 Resolution

J.C. Ryle has supplied the words for my top resolution for 2016. In his sermon entitled, “Sickness,” he offers the following exhortation: Let us cleave to Christ more closely, love Him more heartily, live to Him more thoroughly, copy Him … Continue reading

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This Would Change Everything

It is easy to believe a doctrine in our head, but not really hold tightly to it with our hearts. It’s easy for us to say that Jesus is the supreme treasure above all the world, but ten seconds later … Continue reading

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Why So Serious?

Every now and then I’m told that I am not like most youth pastors. I don’t take pride in this (often times, I don’t think its a good thing), but I am simply reporting a common observation. There are various … Continue reading

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Three Bearded Men Offer Help to Those Who Have Trouble Praying

Do you have trouble praying? Do you find yourself distracted when you get yourself to finally come and pray? Are your prayers lacking? Allow three godly, bearded men help you take heart and motivate you to continue approaching God’s throne … Continue reading

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How to Lose Your Soul

“What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? For what can a man give in return for his soul?” Mark 8:36-37 J.C. Ryle comments: Any man can lose his own soul. He cannot … Continue reading

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Happy Are Those Who Read the Bible

How can one maintain joy in their Christian life? Surely, there are many answers, but in any list, reading the Bible should be near the top. J.C. Ryle, as always, says it well. “Next to praying there is nothing so … Continue reading

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