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I am not what I ought to be, I am not what I want to be, I am not what I hope to be in another world; but still I am not what I once used to be, and by the grace of God I am what I am
Although my memory's fading, I remember two things very clearly: I am a great sinner and Christ is a great Savior.
When people are right with God, they are apt to be hard on themselves and easy on other people. But when they are not right with God, they are easy on themselves and hard on others.
Amazing grace! how sweet the sound That saved a wretch like me! I once was lost but now am found, Was blind but now i see.
Our work is great; our time is short; the consequences of our labors are infinite.
May we sit at the foot of the cross; and there learn what sin has done, what justice has done, what love has done.
Thou art coming to a King, large petitions with thee bring, for His grace and power are such none can ever ask too much.
If the Lord be with us, we have no cause of fear. His eye is upon us, His arm over us, His ear open to our prayer - His grace sufficient, His promise unchangeable.
Christ has taken our nature into Heaven to represent us; and has left us on earth, with His nature, to represent Him.
This is faith: a renouncing of everything we are apt to call our own and relying wholly upon the blood, righteousness and intercession of Jesus.
All shall work together for good; everything is needful that He sends; nothing can be needful that He withholds.
Though troubles assail And dangers affright, Though friends should all fail And foes all unite; Yet one thing secures us, Whatever betide, The scripture assures us, The Lord will provide.
God sometimes does His work with gentle drizzle, not storms.
There is many a thing which the world calls disappointment; but there is no such thing in the dictionary of faith. What to others are disappointments are to believers intimations of the will of God.
I am persuaded that love and humility are the highest attainments in the school of Christ and the brightest evidences that He is indeed our Master.
How Sweet the name of Jesus... the rock on which I build, my shield and hiding place, my never failing treasury, filled with boundless stores of grace.
My grand point in preaching is to break the hard heart, and to heal the broken one.
How sweet the name of Jesus sounds In a believer's ear! It soothes his sorrows, heals his wounds, And drives away his fear.
The best advice I can give you: Look unto Jesus, beholding his beauty in the written word.
I make it a rule of Christian duty never to go to a place where there is not room for my Master as well as myself.
We serve a gracious Master who knows how to overrule even our mistakes to his glory and our own advantage.
How many times has He delivered me! Yet, alas! How distrustful and ungrateful is my heart even until the present!
If our zeal is embittered by expressions of anger, invective, or scorn—we may think we are doing service of the cause of truth, when in reality we shall only bring it into discredit!
Through many dangers, toils and snares, I have already come; 'Tis grace has brought me safe thus far, And grace will lead me home.
A real friendship should not fade as time passes, and should not weaken because of space separation.
I am still in the land of the dying; I shall be in the land of the living soon. (his last words)
Faith upholds a Christian under all trials, by assuring him that every painful dispensation is under the direction of his Lord.
I endeavored to renounce society, that I might avoid temptation. But it was a poor religion; so far as it prevailed, only tended to make me gloomy, stupid, unsociable, and useless.
There are many who stumble in the noon-day, not for want of light, but for want of eyes.
Let me endeavor to lead you out of yourself: let me invite you to look unto Jesus.
Not only the guilt, but the love of sin, and its dominion, are taken away, subdued by grace, and cordially renounced by the believing pardoned sinner.
If it were possible for me to alter any part of his plan, I could only spoil it.
A minister full of comforts & free from failings as an angel, though he would be happy, wouldn't be a good or useful preacher
Whether men are pleased or not, we will, we must, worship the Lamb that was slain.
As to myself, if I were not a Calvinist, I think I should have no more hope of success in preaching to men, than to horses or cows.
Every drop of rain hits its appointed target.
God works powerfully, but for the most part gently and gradually.
Time, by moments, steals away, First the hour, and then the day; Small the daily loss appears, Yet it soon amounts to years
I am a great Sinner and God is a great Savior
If we seem to get no good by attempting to draw near to Him, we may be sure we will get none by keeping away from Him.
So dress and conduct yourself so that people who have been in your company will not recall what you had on.
But by the grace of God I am what I am
By affliction prayer is quickened, for our prayers are very apt to grow languid and formal in a time of ease.
If two angels were sent down from heaven,--one to conduct an empire, and the other to sweep a street,--they would feel no inclination to change employments.
I once was lost, but now am found.
Many have puzzled themselves about the origin of evil. I am content to observe that there is evil, and that there is a way to escape from it, and with this I begin and end.
A bowler can make or break a chap.
If you once love Him, you will study to please Him.
Zeal without knowledge is like expedition to a man in the dark.
If we venture beyond the pale of Scripture, we are...exposed to all the illusions of imagination and enthusiasm.