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Thursday, May 21, 2015

The believer sinking in the mire


The believer sinking in the mire

‘Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink.’
 Psalm 69:14

Suggested Further Reading: 
Matthew 14:22–31; 15:21–28

Luther was a man of the strongest faith, and yet at times of the faintest hope. He was, and he was not, a firm believer.
 His faith never wavered as to the truth of the cause which he advocated; but his faith as to his own interest in Christ, 
seldom, if ever, amounted to full assurance.

 The force of his faith spent itself in carrying on with fearful vigour the war against antichrist and error of all shapes. 
He believed the truth, and held right manfully to justification by faith; but he was at times very doubtful as to whether he himself was justified in Christ Jesus. 

He believed in salvation by the precious blood of Christ; but, especially at the last, it became a very serious matter with him as to whether he had ever been washed in that precious blood. Roman Catholic biographers, who, of course, if they can, will slander him, say that he had doubts as to everything which he preached, and that at the last, he found his faith was not in accordance with truth. 

Not so; no man stuck to his testimony with more tenacity than the great reformer; but yet I marvel not that they should say so. He never doubted the truth of the things which he preached; but he did doubt his own interest in them frequently; and when he came to die, his testimony, though amply sufficient, was nothing like so brilliant as that of many a poor old woman who has died in a humble cottage, resting upon Jesus.

 The poor peasant who knew no more than her Bible true, was utterly unknown to the Vatican, and fame’s trumpet will never resound her name, but yet she entered into eternal peace with far louder shoutings of joy than Martin Luther, who shook the world with his thundering valour.

For meditation: 

You don’t have to be great to be rich in faith (James 2:5). 
The Lord’s apostles often displayed a weak faith 
(Matthew 8:26; 14:31; 16:8; 17:20; Mark 4:40; John 20:25) which was overshadowed by the faith of anonymous believers (Matthew 15:28; Luke 7:9).

Sermon no. 631
21 May (Undated Sermon)
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If you are not a believer in Jesus Christ,

you can be accepted in to his kingdom. 

 I invite you to let him to make of you what 


He always wanted. 
"PRAYER" 

Marvelous God Almighty, 
I come to you in the precious name of Jesus, 
who died for me to make me free of sin, 
 I want Jesus to enter in to my heart and make me free. 
I confess that He is the son of God. 
I ask to change my heart and to give me wisdom to understand your Holy Word full of promises of eternal value, not only to live on this earth, but to be expectant of my life in heaven.
 In the precious name of Jesus I ask. 
Amen.. 
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 not in its fashion and manner,
 but in the truth which it contains.” 
.... Reflection and inspiration from the "Prince of Preachers,"
 Charles Haddon Spurgeon.

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