Christ Loves You Therefore He Prays for You (Boston)

Volume one of Thomas Boston's Complete Works is basically a treatise on the main Christian doctrines (God, Scripture, creation, man, etc.). Each chapter gives the biblical teaching on these topics. In his chapter on Christ's priestly office, Boston gave seven reasons why Christ continually intercedes for his people. It's a comforting reality to know that… Continue reading Christ Loves You Therefore He Prays for You (Boston)

Refuge in Christ’s Righteousness (Toplady)

This morning while studying the incomprehensibility of God I found this great hymn by Augustus Toplady. Based on the last stanza, it could be called "Love Incomprehensible." Here it is - it's great devotional reading for the day! 1 From thy supreme tribunal, Lord,Where justice sits severe,I to thy mercy seat appeal,And beg forgiveness there.2… Continue reading Refuge in Christ’s Righteousness (Toplady)

A Righteousness Not Our Own (Hodge)

Charles Hodge's 1841 publication called The Way of Life is a helpful resource on some of the major teachings of Scripture: sin, faith, repentance, justification, etc. Speaking of justification, here's a helpful section from that chapter: In scriptural language condemnation is a sentence of death pronounced upon sin; justification is a sentence of life pronounced… Continue reading A Righteousness Not Our Own (Hodge)

For Me, To Live is Christ (Watson)

Most Christians are quite familiar with Paul's great words in Philippians 1:21: "For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain" (NIV). Or as the Geneva Bible has it, "For Christ is to me bothe in life, and in death advantage." Thomas Watson (d. 1686) wrote a nice brief explanation of this… Continue reading For Me, To Live is Christ (Watson)

The Incomparable Goodness and Excellence of Christ (Sibbes)

Here's a fascinating and edifying section of Richard Sibbes' (d. 1635) sermons on the Song of Solomon. In this section Sibbes was explaining "that Christ, as he is beautiful and good, so he is incomparably, beyond all comparison good: ‘He is a standard bearer, one among ten thousand; anointed with the oil of gladness above… Continue reading The Incomparable Goodness and Excellence of Christ (Sibbes)