My Friend

(James Smith, “The Pastor’s Morning Visit”)  LISTEN to audio!  Download audio “You are My friends!” John 15:14 What infinite condescension in Jesus, to call us sinful worms–His friends! But He not only calls us so but treats us as such! … Continued

He calls His people, friends

(James Smith, “The Love of Christ! The Fullness, Freeness, and Immutability of the Savior’s Grace Displayed!”) “Yes, He is altogether lovely! This is my Beloved, and this is my Friend!” Song of Songs 5:16 Jesus manifests His love — as … Continued

Who is it that will come

(Maria Sandberg, “Glimpses of Heaven!” 1880) LISTEN to audio!  Download audio “Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him!” Revelation 1:7 Who is it that will come one day, and whom every eye shall see? The … Continued

What shall best help man?

(J.C. Ryle) “Man is born to trouble as surely as sparks fly upward!” Job 5:7 “Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows.” John 16:33 The testimony of Scripture, that “man is born to trouble,” is continually echoed … Continued

The remembrance of this word

(George Everard, “The Four ALLS!” 1882) “Casting all your cares on Him, for He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7 “Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on … Continued

Look to the glorious Friend

(William Nicholson)  LISTEN to audio!  Download audio Christians! The Redeemer with all His glorious salvation, in all His offices, and under all the characters which He sustains–is yours! You may say with the fullest assurance, “My beloved is mine, and … Continued

And such is our Friend

(Edward Payson, 1783-1827) “How is your Beloved better than others?” Song of Songs 5:9 Does not our Friend as far excel all other friends . . . as Heaven exceeds earth, and eternity exceeds time, as the Creator surpasses His … Continued

The heart of Jesus

(Octavius Winslow) “Yes, He is altogether lovely! This is my Beloved–and this is my Friend!” Song of Songs 5:16 The personal attractions of Jesus are all inviting and irresistible! His love wins us, and glory charms us. His beauty attracts … Continued

This is my Friend!

(Octavius Winslow) “Yes, He is altogether lovely! This is my Beloved, and this is my Friend!” Song of Songs 5:16 O what a Savior is Jesus Christ! He is the chief among ten thousand! Look at His sinless, yet real humanity–without a … Continued

our Almighty personal Friend

(J. C. Ryle, “To Whom?” 1880)   “Lord, to whom would we go? You have the words of eternal life!” John 6:68   Our Almighty personal Friend: Where, indeed, could we turn . . . for peace of heart, and … Continued