More About Henry

This quote of Robert Murray M’Cheyne is ever before me:

“Your own soul is your first and greatest care. Seek advance of personal holiness. It is not great talents God blesses so much as great likeness to Jesus. A holy minister is an awful weapon in the hand of God. A word spoken by you when your conscience is clear, and your heart full of God’s Spirit, is worth ten thousand words spoken in unbelief and sin.”

As is this quote of John Flavel’s:

“All our excellencies are borrowed excellencies. Therefore there is no reason to be proud of any of them. What intolerable insolence and vanity would it be for a man who wears the rich and costly robe of Christ’s righteousness, in which there is not one thread of his own spinning, but all made by free grace and not by free will, to jet proudly up and down the world in it, as if he himself had made it and he were beholden to none for it? O man! Thine excellencies whatever they are, are borrowed from Christ. Well then, let the sense of your own emptiness by nature humble and oblige you the more to Christ, from whom you receive all you have.”

And Samuel Rutherford:

Put the beauty of ten thousand thousand worlds of paradises, like the Garden of Eden in one; put all trees, flowers, all smells, all colours, all tastes, all joys, all loveliness, all sweetness in one. O what a fair and excellent thing would that be? And yet it would be less to that fair and dearest well-beloved Christ than one drop of rain to the whole seas, rivers, lakes, and fountains of ten thousand earths.”

One reminder: This my personal blog. I hold reformed confessional anglican beliefs, subscribing to the historical creeds which speak of our belief in God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit as well as the Thirty-Nine Articles with their reminders of the great Reformation principles of “Christ Alone, Scripture Alone, Grace Alone, Faith Alone, to God’s Glory Alone.”

(You can find links to the texts of the Apostles’ Creed, the Nicene Creed and the 39 Articles at www.anglicansonline.org/basics/what_believe.html)

Curious about Christianity? A simple, clear, and challenging explanation of the Christian faith as the Bible teaches it can be found here. After you have read this presentation, please reply to me below if you would like further discussion.

4 Responses “More About Henry” →
  1. Awesome and Gospel focused blog Henry. Keep burning for Christ, keep centering at the cross for our joy and the infinite worthy glory of God.

    Prayson

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  2. Hi Henry , some time ago I came across your podcast purely by Gods providence and the timing was perfect as we had then decided the previous week to start a study on Pauls letter to the Colossians , I also came across a book by John R.W Stott which has been immensely helpful also. I have listened to you preach on Colossians all the way to mid chapter two and I can only thank God for using men like you to expound on Gods word to help young believers in the faith like me . Thank you Sir. May God continue to use you for his glory.

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