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The church is not a select circle of the immaculate, but a home where the outcast may come in. It is not a palace with gate attendants and challenging sentinels along the entrance-ways holding off at arm's-length the stranger, but rather a hospital where the broken-hearted may be healed, and where all the weary and troubled may find rest and take counsel together.
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Conscience is the voice of God in the soul.
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Afflictions are but conductors to immortal life and glory.
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Death to the Christian is the funeral of all his sorrows and evils, and the resurrection, of all his joys.
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Cheerfulness is the friend and helper of all good graces, and the absence of it is certainly a vice.
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God brings men into deep waters not to drown them, but to cleanse them.
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Christ is the Good Physician. There is no disease He cannot heal; no sin He cannot remove; no trouble He cannot help. He is the Balm of Gilead, the Great Physician who has never yet failed to heal all the spiritual maladies of every soul that has come unto Him in faith and prayer.
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As every mercy is a drop obtained from the ocean of God's goodness, so every affliction is a drachm weighed out in the wisdom of God's providence.
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There are many seasons in a man's life - and the more exalted and responsible his position, the more frequently do these season's recur - when the voice of duty and the dictates of feeling are opposed to each other; and it is only the weak and the wicked who yield that obedience to the selfish impulses of the heart which is due to reason and honor.
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The most holy men are always the most humble men; none so humble on earth as those that live highest in heaven.
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Our religion is not Christianity so much as Christ. Our gospel is the knowledge, not of a system, but the saving knowledge of a personal Savior.
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Many men affect to despise fear, and in preaching resent any appeal to it; but not to fear when there is occasion is as great a weakness as to fear unduly without reason. God implanted fear in the soul as truly as He implanted hope or courage.
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Difficulty excites the mind to the dignity which sustains and finally conquers misfortunes, and the ordeal refines while it chastens.
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When our will runs parallel with the will of God, no cross is formed; but when our will runs counter to God's will, a cross is formed which is heavy to be borne.
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Remember that holiness is not the way to Christ, but Christ is the way to holiness.
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Youth, beauty, wit may recommend you to men, but only faith in Jesus Christ can recommend you to God.
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All Christian power springs from communion with God and from the indwelling of divine grace.
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This is one of the sad conditions of life, that experience is not transmissible. No man will learn from the suffering of another; he must suffer himself.
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Faith without evidence is, properly, not faith, but prejudice or presumption; faith beyond evidence is superstition, and faith contrary to evidence is either insanity or willful perversity of mind.
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Do daily and hourly your duty; do it patiently and thoroughly. Do it as it presents itself; do it at the moment, and let it be its own reward. Never mind whether it is known and acknowledged or not, but do not fail to do it.
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There is dew in one flower and not in another, because one opens its cup and takes it in, while the other closes itself and the drop runs off. So God rains goodness and mercy as wide as the dew, and if we lack them, it is because we do not open our hearts to receive them.
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On the head of Christ are many crowns. He wears the crown of victory; He wears the crown of sovereignty; He wears the crown of creation; He wears the crown of providence; He wears the crown of grace; He wears the crown of glory - for every one of His glorified people owes his honor, happiness and blessedness to Him.
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Our Christianity is a name, a shadow, unless, we resemble Him who, being the incarnate God, was incarnate goodness.
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Five, or six, ten people shall be made temporarily wretched because one person, unconsciously perhaps, yet supremely, egotistic and selfish, has never learned to control his disposition and bridle his tongue.
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Sorrow comes soon enough without despondency. It does a man no good to carry around a lightning-rod to attract trouble.
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The ability to find fault is believed, by some people, to be a sure sign of great wisdom, when, in most cases, it only indicates narrowness of mind and ill nature.
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A hope unaccompanied with a godly life had better be given up, and the sooner the better; for, if retained, it will prove as a spider's web when God shall take away the soul.
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Were it not for an unquestioning faith, human progress would be an intolerable burden.
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Nothing is eternal but that which is done for God and others. That which is done for self dies.
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The great comprehensive truths written in letters of living light on every page of our history are these: Human happiness has no perfect security but freedom; freedom none but virtue; virtue none but knowledge; and neither freedom nor virtue has any vigor of immortal hope, except in the principles of Christian faith, and in the sanctions of the Christian religion.
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Let not the stream of your life be a murmuring stream.
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He that has never known adversity but half acquainted with others or himself.
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God makes crosses of great variety; He makes some of iron and lead, that look as if they must crush; some of straw, that seem so light, and yet are no less difficult to carry; some He makes of precious stones and gold, that dazzle the eye and excite the envy of spectators, but in reality are as well able to crucify as those which are so much dreaded.
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God's corrections are our instructions; His lashes our lessons, and His scourges our schoolmasters.
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One improper word or act will neutralize the effect of many good ones; and one base deed, after years of noble service, will cover them all with shame.
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Lost time is never found again.
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The most generous and merciful in judgment upon the faults of others, are always the most free from faults themselves.
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Debt is the secret foe of thrift, as vice and idleness are its open enemies.
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A firm faith is the best theology; a good life is the best philosophy; a clear conscience the best law; honesty, the best policy, and temperance the best physic.
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It is one of the worst of errors to suppose that there is any other path of safety except that of duty.
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It is not affliction itself, but affliction rightly borne, that does us good.
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None should expect to prosper who go out of way of duty.
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A little thing will keep them from the house of God who have no desire to go to it.
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He who bears failure with patience is as much of a philosopher as he who succeeds; for to put up with the world needs as much wisdom as to control it.
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Jesus organized the church, which is His vineyard. He commands all to go into the vineyard and work. All who are united to Christ by faith, and are thus members of His mystical body, should be members of His visible church.
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The chief secret of comfort lies in not suffering trifles to vex us, and in prudently cultivating an undergrowth of small pleasures, since very few great ones are let on long leases.
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Palaces and pyramids are reared by laying one brick, or block, at a time; and the kingdom of Christ is enlarged by individual conversions.
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Be deaf to the quarrelsome, blind to the scorner and dumb to the inquisitive.
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Where science speaks of improvement, Christianity speaks of renovation; where science speaks of development, Christianity speaks of sanctification; where science of progress, Christianity speaks of perfection.
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The mission of the Church is to seek and to save them that are lost.
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