The Offices of Christ

I sin continually, but Christ has died, and forever lives, as my Redeemer, Priest, Advocate, and King.

Martin Luther (1483-1546)

HT: @crossway

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Feel His All-seeing Eye Settled on You in Love

Learn much of the Lord Jesus. For every look at yourself, take ten looks at Christ. He is altogether lovely. Such infinite majesty, and yet such meekness and grace, and all for sinners, even the chief! Live much in the smiles of God. Bask in his beams. Feel his all-seeing eye settled on you in love, and repose in his almighty arms. . . . Let your soul be filled with a heart-ravishing sense of the sweetness and excellency of Christ and all that is in Him. Let the Holy Spirit fill every chamber of your heart; and so there will be no room for folly, or the world, or Satan, or the flesh.

Robert Murray McCheyne (1813-1843)

Pastor, Focus on Christ As You Preach!

There are some Sundays I think I hit a home run, and then there are Sundays (more often than I care to admit) when I feel like my sermon fell in front of the pulpit. I need confidence in Christ, not my cleverness!

Trust God to work through yesterday’s sermon!

Listen to this encouragement from John Owen.

When you have preached well nineteen times, this will be no security for the twentieth. . . . If you lean upon books or men, or upon your own faculties and attainments, you will be in fear and in danger of falling continually. But if you stay yourself upon the Lord, he will not only make good your expectations, but in time will give you a becoming confidence in his goodness, and free you from your present anxiety.

John Owen (1616 – 1683)

HT: @MattSmethurst