June 19, 1834
Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.
There is such a thing as 'thanks-feeling' - feeling thankful. This ought to be the general, universal spirit of the Christian.
Alas! You complain that your soul is out of tune. Then ask the Master to tune the heart-strings.
I do think that a minister who can preach a sermon without addressing sinners does not know how to preach.
O, Thou precious Lord Jesus Christ, we do adore Thee with all our hearts. Thou art Lord of all.
However great may be the work for which we are responsible, we will always do well if we pause to spend time in sacred praise.
You will never exaggerate when you speak good things of God. It is not possible to do so. Try, dear brethren, and boast in the Lord.
Let it be our delight to find our society in the circle of which Jesus is the center, and let us make those our friends who are the friends of Jesus.
A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.
I believe that nothing happens apart from divine determination and decree. We shall never be able to escape from the doctrine of divine predestination - the doctrine that God has foreordained certain people unto eternal life.
Think of what you are, you Christians. You are God's children; you are joint heirs with Christ. The 'many mansions' are for you; the palms and harps of the glorified are for you. You have a share in all that Christ has and is and shall be.