When the weary, seeking rest,
To Thy goodness flee;
Hear then in love, O Lord, the cry
In Heav’n, Thy dwelling place on high.
Albert N. Martin
Grace brings salvation to hell-deserving sinners. Grace in the Person and work of Jesus and in the outpoured Spirit, that grace has not only appeared saving to all men, but it comes instructing. What is its instruction? Instructing us to the intent that we deny ungodliness and worldly lusts, turning away from everything that is unlike God.
Dr. Joel R. Beeke
Matthew 26 offers a series of short but brilliantly lit scenes surrounding the betrayal of Jesus. The chapter opens with Christ announcing the end of His public preaching ministry. After this, He says to His disciples, “After two days is the feast of the passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified” (v. 2).
Dr. Gerald Bilkes
The Parable of the Prodigal Son is probably the best known of all Christ’s parables. Indeed, it offers not only a gripping story, but a summary of the gospel of free grace and forgiveness. Yet this parable does more than illustrate and apply the doctrine of repentance. Though it does that stunningly and memorably, this parable gives us a way to view all of life from the perspective of the heart of the Father, as Christ opens it up.
Dr. Peter Masters
Wonderful things had happened at Corinth, six years prior to Paul writing these words. As their founding pastor, his preaching had resulted in many remarkable conversions; trophies of grace. This enormously wealthy Greek city, proud of its beautiful buildings, its philosophy and teachers, had yielded up a people humbled by the power of the Spirit and brought to see their need of salvation.
Hail, sovereign Love, that first began the scheme to rescue fallen man!
Hail, matchless, free, eternal Grace, that gave my soul a hiding place!
Against the God Who rules the sky, I fought, with hand uplifted high
—despised the mention of His grace, too proud to seek a hiding place.
We are living in strange times. Events are hurrying on with singular rapidity. We never know “what a day may bring forth” (Prov. 27:1). How much less do we know what may happen in a year! We live in a day of great religious profession. Scores of professing Christians in every part of the land are expressing a desire for more holiness and a higher degree of spiritual life. Yet nothing is more common than to see people receiving the Word with joy, and then after two or three years falling away and going back to their sins.
Albert N. Martin
Some of you will know that in recent months I have been engaged in a series of expositions of individual texts of the Word of God; texts that in a very focused and concentrated way set forth some of the central truths of the gospel, of the grace of God. I have brought these texts under a heading of a series entitled “Simple Signposts to the Celestial City.”