Wisdom, encouragement, and exhortation is contained in these pages. Not because of the author's brilliance, but because of the words of truth contained in the gospel of Mark. And just as the apostle Mark didn't draw any attention to himself, so also J. C. Ryle clearly and wonderfully directs his words and our thoughts towards the inspired words of scripture. If we truly love God, we will love His word; and the more study His word, the more we will love God.
John Charles Ryle (1816-1900) graduated from Eton and Oxford and then pursued a career in politics, but due to lack of funds, he entered the clergy of the Church of England. He was a contemporary of Spurgeon, Moody, Mueller, and Taylor and read the great theologians like Wesley, Bunyan, Knox, Calvin, and Luther. These all influenced Ryle’s understanding and theology. Ryle began his writing career with a tract following the Great Yarmouth suspension bridge tragedy, where more than a hundred people drowned. He gained a reputation for straightforward preaching and evangelism. He travelled, preached, and wrote more than 300 pamphlets, tracts, and books, including Expository Thoughts on the Gospels, Principles for Churchmen, and Christian Leaders of the Eighteenth Century. Ryle used the royalties from his writing to pay his father’s debts, but he also felt indebted to that ruin for changing the direction of his life. He was recommended by Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli to be Bishop of Liverpool where he ended his career in 1900.
Wisdom, encouragement, and exhortation is contained in these pages. Not because of the author's brilliance, but because of the words of truth contained in the gospel of John. And just as the Apostle John didn't draw any attention to himself, so also J. C. Ryle clearly and wonderfully directs his words and our thoughts towards the inspired words of scripture. If we truly love God, we will love His word; and the more study His word, the more we will love God.
One cold winter night in Toronto, the Holy Spirit entered Benny Hinn's life in such a dramatic way that he was changed forever. The same thing can happen to you. Join the millions of others who have read Good Morning Holy Spirit and discover if you are ready to meet the Holy Spirit intimately and personally, willing to listen to His voice, and prepared to know Him as a person.
In this revised and expanded edition of Good Morning, Holy Spirit, Benny Hinn shares the insights and the truths that God has taught him through the years. Good Morning, Holy Spirit provides the principles needed to gain a better understanding of the Godhead while you discoverhow to recognize the voice of the Spiritseven steps to a more effective prayer lifethe source and purpose of God's anointingfreedom from fear of the "unpardonable" sinGod's master plan for you
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If there is a true faith, there must be a declaration of it. If you are a candle, and God has lit you, then let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in the heavens (Matthew 5:16). Soldiers of Christ must, like soldiers of our nation, wear their uniforms; and if they are ashamed of their uniforms, they ought to be drummed out of the army.
I believe that many Christians get into a lot of trouble by not being honest in their convictions. For instance, if a person goes into a workshop, or a soldier into a barracks, and if he does not fly his flag from the beginning, it will be very difficult for him to run it up afterwards. But if he immediately and boldly lets them know, “I am a Christian, and there are certain things that I cannot do to please you, and certain other things that I cannot help doing even though they might displease you” – when that is clearly understood, after a while the peculiarity of the thing will be gone, and the person will be let alone.
However, if he is a little dishonest and thinks that he is going to please the world and please Christ too, he can depend on it that he is in for a rough time. If he tries the way of compromise, his life will be like that of a toad under a harrow or a fox in a dog kennel. That will never do. Come out. Show your colors. Let it be known who you are and what you are. Although your course will not be smooth, it will certainly not be half as rough as if you tried to run with the hare and hunt with the hounds, which is a very difficult piece of business.
- Charles H. Spurgeon
List of Chapters
Ch. 1: Pride
Ch. 2: Broken Keys
Ch. 3: Double-Mindedness
Ch. 4: Labor that Doesn’t Satisfy
Ch. 5: The Table of the Reprobate
Ch. 6: The Self-Righteous Guests
Ch. 7: Drunk with the World
Ch. 8: Going through the Fire
Ch. 9: Laziness
Ch. 10: Faith
Ch. 11: Awaken, Oh Sleeper!
Ch. 12: An Innkeeper’s Prayer
Ch. 13: Punishment of Evildoers
Ch. 14: Priceless Life
Ch. 15: No Excuse for Ignorance
Ch. 16: We Must Pray
Ch. 17: Popular Errors
Ch. 18: Don’t Wait Until You’re Dying
Ch. 19: Our Days Are Numbered
Ch. 20: How the World Gives
Ch. 21: Have Courage
Ch. 22: Be Faithful
Ch. 23: The Light of Evening
Ch. 24: Beds That Are Too Short
Ch. 25: Mistaken Zeal
Ch. 26: Selfish Ease
Ch. 27: Be Sober
Ch. 28: Through Floods and Flames
Ch. 29: Show Your Colors
Ch. 30: Keep Your Own Garden
Ch. 31: A Talk about Death
Charles H. Spurgeon – A Brief Biography