Give Me Christ, Or Else I Die

“He gave his only begotten Son.”—John 3. 16 Gracious Lord, incline thy ear; My requests vouchsafe to hear; Hear my never-ceasing cry; Give me Christ, or else I die. Wealth and honour I disdain, Earthly comforts, Lord, are vain; These can never satisfy; Give me Christ, or else I die. Lord, deny me what thou wilt, Only ease me of my guilt. Suppliant at thy feet I lie; Give me Christ, or else I die. All unholy and unclean, I am nothing else but sin; On thy mercy I rely; Give ...


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What Can 21,000 Gospel Tracts Do?

I haven't posted anything on the blog for the past two weeks. Here is the reason why. In the span of 10 days, Christ’s Glory Church, in partnership with Hope Christian Church, 21,000 Gospel tracts has been spread abroad in Metro Manila, Philippines. What can 21,000 Gospel tracts do? In the hands of men and in the power of men, nothing. Absolutely nothing. A useless endeavor. Pointless. Pathetic. Irrational. Illogical. A waste of money, energy and time. But in the ...


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May My Cry Be Always, Only Jesus! Only Jesus!

O God, I bless thee for the happy moment when I first saw thy law fulfilled in Christ, wrath appeased, death destroyed, sin forgiven, my soul saved. Ever since, thou hast been faithful to me: daily have I proved the power of Jesus’ blood, daily have I known the strength of the Spirit, my teacher, director, sanctifier. I want no other rock to build upon than that I have, desire no other hope than that of gospel truth, need no other look than that which gazes ...


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Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord of Hosts!

In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one called to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of ...


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Abortion Is The Ruthless Killing of an Innocent Human Being

I wonder what most of us felt after reading this article, or after seeing this in the news: A doctor accused of running a filthy "abortion mill" for decades in an impoverished Philadelphia neighborhood delivered babies alive, killed them with scissors and allowed a woman who had survived 20 years in a refugee camp to be overmedicated and die at his clinic, prosecutors said. Dr. Kermit Gosnell, 69, was charged Wednesday with eight counts of murder for ...


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An Old Man on a Shelf

A friend of mine expressed concern that his aging father is battling thoughts of suicide.  “Dad used to be a juggernaut of activity, always engaged in business, church projects, and helping others.  But now his aging body is breaking down, and he’s been set aside on a sick bed shelf.  He feels worthless.”  But he’s not. Suppose a statue on its shelf capable of speech, and ask of it, “Why are you there?” It would reply, “Because my ...


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Are We Preparing Boys and Young Men to Be Husbands and Fathers?

Imagine a family who did not prepare their children for college. This would be unthinkable in today’s world. Everyone prepares their child for an academic future. Day-care programs boast about the head start they will give children in their “academic careers.” We buy houses in neighborhoods with “the best schools.” Beyond that, many families place their children in expensive preparatory schools, enduring tremendous financial burdens, incurring debt, and commuting hours each day in an effort ...


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“Keep Those You Have Given Me”

They are still in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name …so that they may be one as we are one.—John 17:11 This Scripture contains the first preparation of Christ for death, where he sets his house in order, prays for his people, and blesses them before he dies. ((John Flavel, “Of Christ’s Humiliation unto Death, in His First Preparative Act for It,” sermon 20 ...


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God’s Holiness, Supreme over Reality, over Fact, over Truth

For I know that the LORD is great, and that our Lord is above all gods. Whatever the LORD pleases, he does, in heaven and on earth, in the seas and all deeps. He it is who makes the clouds rise at the end of the earth, who makes lightnings for the rain and brings forth the wind from his storehouses. —Psalm 135:5-7 The idols of the nations are silver and gold, the work of human hands. They have mouths, but do not speak; they have eyes, ...


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