Jottings – There Is a Great Difference Between Being Occupied With What You Are Saved From And What You Are Saved To

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There is a great difference between being occupied with what you are saved from, and what you are saved to. If you are occupied with the first, it is only relief that is before you; if with the second, you are occupied with the hope of the gospel. Our blessed Lord was not satisfied with getting us out of misery, but He obtained the Father’s house for us.

 

J.B. Stoney, “Salvation,” in Steps In Light in Collected Writings, Vol. 1 (1887), 1; electronic ed. accessed on 3/25/15 here: http://www.mcclean.me.uk/mse/jbs/jbs1.htm

 

Thanks Keith!

 

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Jottings – That Which Gives The Evangelist Power and Effect

Surely it is this which gives power and effect to the evangelist. His heart is touched with the love of God to sinners; his conception of it may be small, but it is real!

Commenting on Jeremiah 13:1-11 ~~

“Surely it is this which gives power and effect to the evangelist. His heart is touched with the love of God to sinners; his conception of it may be small, but it is real!”

 

Stoney, James B. Discipline in the School of God: Its Nature and Effect. Chessington, Surrey, England: Bible and Gospel Trust, Reprinted 2010. page 256. Print. J.B.S. New Series Vol 13.

 

 

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Jottings – He Helps Fully When He Is Leant On Fully

The sense of powerlessness avails nothing in itself, but when it is felt in the presence of the Lord's assured help, it casts the servant fully on Him, and He helps fully when He is leant on fully.

Commenting on Jeremiah 1:6 ~~

“The sense of powerlessness avails nothing in itself, but when it is felt in the presence of the Lord’s assured help, it casts the servant fully on Him, and He helps fully when He is leant on fully.”

 

Stoney, James B. Discipline in the School of God: Its Nature and Effect. Chessington, Surrey, England: Bible and Gospel Trust, Reprinted 2010. page 253. Print. J.B.S. New Series Vol 13.

 

 

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Jottings – Leaving The Throne Of Grace?

People sometimes say when wishing to pray, 'Let us come to the throne of grace.' In answer to such an invitation I can only say, I hope we have not left it.

Commenting on Hebrews 4:16:
People sometimes say when wishing to pray, “Let us come to the throne of grace.” In answer to such an invitation I can only say, I hope we have not left it.

 

Stoney, James B. “Readings On The Book of Hebrews.” Food For The Flock. 1878 ed. Vol. 5. London: W. B. Horner, 1878. Page 96. Accessed online in PDF format on Oct. 22, 2014 here: http://www.martin-arhelger.de/brethrenmagazines.htm

 

 

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Jottings – True Progress

Jottings Pencil Red

 

Progress is always Christward.

 

Stoney, J. B., Ministry by J. B. Stoney New Series Vol.12. Surry, England: Reprinted 2011. Bible and Gospel Trust. p. 4.

 

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