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FRANK JONES

Pastor, ExhorteR, Cyclist

Dejection in the Godly

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose (Rom 8:28). In Thomas Watson's preface in 1663 to his exposition of Romans 8:28, he wrote, "There are two things which I have...
Give Me Understanding

Give Me Understanding

I am Your servant; Give me understanding, That I may know Your testimonies. It is time for You to act, O Lord, For they have regarded Your law as void. (Ps. 119:25-26) “As God’s servant, the psalmist has a claim on God for help. And so he asks for discernment—to...

Days of Anxiety

Days of Anxiety

“The fact is that, while all ages are not identical, they are all full of sin, and so full of anxiety. Things are not as they were in the original creation nor as they will be in the new heaven and new earth. Anxiety is a part of the Fall. This is true even for the...

J.C. Ryle on Zeal

J.C. Ryle on Zeal

Zeal in religion is a burning desire to please God, to do His will, and to advance His glory in the world in every possible way.  … A zealous man in religion is pre-eminently a man of one thing. It is not enough to say that he is earnest, hearty, uncompromising,...

Kissing the Wave

Kissing the Wave

The quote below is generally attributed to Charles Spurgeon although I could not find this quote in any of his writings. It does have the ring of Spurgeon to it. "I have learned to kiss the wave that throws me against the Rock of Ages."

Devil’s Hatred for Spurgeon

Devil’s Hatred for Spurgeon

“Before I speak about the building we are going to erect here, I want just to mention that I had a sweet letter from that eminent servant of God, John Angell James, of Birmingham, in reply to one I had written asking him to come to this meeting. He said, ‘I would have...

God’s Power of Life in the Gospel

God’s Power of Life in the Gospel

“The change which our Lord here declares needful to salvation is evidently no slight or superficial one. It is not merely reformation, or amendment, or moral change, or outward alteration of life. It is a thorough change of heart, will, and character. It is a...