Chapter 6: Growth

Chapter 6: Growth “Grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ” (2 Pet. 3:18). The subject of the text which heads this page is one that ought to be deeply interesting to every true Christian. It naturally raises the questions: “Do we grow in grace?” “Do we get on … [Read more…]

Chapter 5: The Cost

Chapter 5: The Cost “Which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first and counteth the cost?” (Luke 14:28). The text which heads this page is one of great importance. Few are the people who are not often obliged to ask themselves, “What does it cost?” In buying property, in building houses, … [Read more…]

Chapter 4: The Fight

“Fight the good fight of faith” (1 Tim. 6:12). It is a curious fact that there is no subject about which most people feel such deep interest as fighting. Young men and maidens, old men and little children, high and low, rich and poor, learned and unlearned, all feel a deep interest in wars, battles … [Read more…]

Chapter 3: Holiness

“Holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord” (Heb. 12:14). The text which heads this page opens up a subject of deep importance. That subject is practical holiness. It suggests a question which demands the attention of all professing Christians: are we holy? Shall we see the Lord? That question can never be out … [Read more…]

Chapter 2: Sanctification

“Sanctify them through Thy truth” (John 17:17). “This is the will of God, even your sanctification” (1 Thess. 4:3). The subject of sanctification is one which many, I fear, dislike exceedingly. Some even turn from it with scorn and disdain. The very last thing they would like is to be a “saint” or a “sanctified” … [Read more…]

Chapter 1: Sin

“Sin is the transgression of the law” (1 John 3:4). He that wishes to attain right views about Christian holiness must begin by examining the vast and solemn subject of sin. He must dig down ver)l low if he would build high. A mistake here is most mischievous. Wrong views about holiness are generally traceable … [Read more…]