The Righteousness of Christ: A Most Admirable Comfort (Brooks)

The righteousness that is ours through faith in Christ (Phil. 3:9) is an amazing and wonderful reality of the Christian faith. Throughout his life, Christ perfectly obeyed the law for us, on our behalf. And his obedience included his act of laying down his life for us, in our place. In other words, in his …

Repentance: A Wonderful Gift from God (Brooks)

In his excellent treatise called "A Cabinet of Jewels," Thomas Brooks wrote well about faith, repentance, assurance, and other related topics. This morning I was reading his section on repentance and was deeply blessed by it. Here are some excerpts that I believe are worth sharing. May they be a blessing to you as well. …

Meditation: The Food of Your Souls (Brooks)

Psalm 119:15 has been on my mind today: "I will meditate on Your precepts / And regard Your ways" (NASB). In preparation for a short sermon series on biblical meditation I've come across some very helpful resources on the topic. For the next few weeks I'll try to remember to share some here. For today, …

Much We Need Thy Tender Care (Brooks)

We know that God cares for his people. We're called to cast all our anxieties on the Lord, because he cares for us (1 Pet. 5:7). He's mindful of his children (Ps. 40:6). It's very clear throughout Scripture that the children of God are cared for! In his booklet "A Heavenly Cordial", Thomas Brooks gave …

Am I A Christian? Doubts and Grace (Brooks)

 One normal but difficult part of the Christian life is when doubts arise and a person wonders whether he or she is truly a Christian.  When Christians struggle with sin, lack strong feelings for the things of God, or find it difficult to pray and read Scripture, doubts creep up.  "Am I really a Christian?" …

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