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April 12, 2015

Daily Devotionals: (April 12th): Life and Immortality

by Aaron Dunlop

daily-devotionalsReading: “Our Saviour Jesus Christ, who has abolished death, and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.” 2 Timothy 2:10

That there is a separating power in death is a truth too evident and too affecting to deny. Who has not lost a friend by the ruthless hand of death? What bright home has not been darkened by its visitations? It separates us from the husband of our youth, from the child of our affections, from the friend and companion of our earlier and riper years. It breaks the link that bound us to the being whose affection, sympathy, and communion seemed essential elements of our being, whose life we were used to regard as a part of our very existence.

But there is one thing from which death cannot separate us—the love of God which is in Christ Jesus, and all the blessings which that love bestows. Death separate us! No; death unites us the more closely to those blessings, by bringing us into their more full and permanent possession. Death imparts a realization and a permanence to all the splendid and holy anticipations of the Christian—the happiest moment of his life ought to be that last moment. It is the birth-day of his immortality. Then, Christian, fear not death!

“Never fear dying, beloved. Dying is the last, but the least matter that a Christian has to be anxious about. Fear living—that is a hard battle to fight, a stern discipline to endure, a rough voyage to undergo.”—C. H. Spurgeon 

Adapted from Octavius Winslow

April 11, 2015

Daily Devotionals: (April 11th): Life and Immortality

by Aaron Dunlop

daily-devotionalsReading: “But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.”  2 Timothy 1:10

Death now, instead of an enemy has become a friend; it is the gate by which we pass out of a troublesome, vexatious, sinful world, into a world of perfect peace and purity; and the power thereof is broken, for death does not triumph over those who believe the gospel, but they triumph over it. “O death! where is thy sting? O grave! where is thy victory?” (1 Corinthians 15:55).

He has brought life and immortality to light by the gospel; He has shown us another world more clearly than it was before discovered under the Old Testament dispensation, and the happiness of that world, the certain reward of our obedience by faith: we all with open face, as in a glass, behold the glory of God. He has brought it to light, not only set it before us, but offered it to us, by the gospel.

Let us value the gospel more than ever, as it is that whereby life and immortality are brought to light, for herein it has the pre-eminence above all former discoveries; so that it is the gospel of life and immortality, as it brings them to us, and directs us in the ready way that leads thereto, as well as proposes the most weighty motives to excite our endeavours in seeking after glory, honour, and immortality.

“Eternity to the godly is a day that has no sunset; eternity to the wicked is a night that has no sunrise.”—Thomas Watson

Adapted from Matthew Henry

April 12, 2013

Daily Devotionals: (April 12th): Life and Immortality

by Aaron Dunlop

Reading: “Our Saviour Jesus Christ, who has abolished death, and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.” 2 Timothy 2:10

That there is a separating power in death is a truth too evident and too affecting to deny. Who has not lost a friend by the ruthless hand of death? What bright home has not been darkened by its visitations? It separates us from the husband of our youth, from the child of our affections, from the friend and companion of our earlier and riper years. It breaks the link that bound us to the being whose affection, sympathy, and communion seemed essential elements of our being, whose life we were used to regard as a part of our very existence.

But there is one thing from which death cannot separate us—the love of God which is in Christ Jesus, and all the blessings which that love bestows. Death separate us! No; death unites us the more closely to those blessings, by bringing us into their more full and permanent possession. Death imparts a realization and a permanence to all the splendid and holy anticipations of the Christian—the happiest moment of his life ought to be that last moment. It is the birth-day of his immortality. Then, Christian, fear not death!

“Never fear dying, beloved. Dying is the last, but the least matter that a Christian has to be anxious about. Fear living—that is a hard battle to fight, a stern discipline to endure, a rough voyage to undergo.”—C. H. Spurgeon 

Adapted from Octavius Winslow

April 11, 2013

Daily Devotionals: (April 11th): Life and Immortality

by Aaron Dunlop

Reading: “But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.”  2 Timothy 1:10

Death now, instead of an enemy has become a friend; it is the gate by which we pass out of a troublesome, vexatious, sinful world, into a world of perfect peace and purity; and the power thereof is broken, for death does not triumph over those who believe the gospel, but they triumph over it. “O death! where is thy sting? O grave! where is thy victory?” (1 Corinthians 15:55).

He has brought life and immortality to light by the gospel; He has shown us another world more clearly than it was before discovered under the Old Testament dispensation, and the happiness of that world, the certain reward of our obedience by faith: we all with open face, as in a glass, behold the glory of God. He has brought it to light, not only set it before us, but offered it to us, by the gospel.

Let us value the gospel more than ever, as it is that whereby life and immortality are brought to light, for herein it has the pre-eminence above all former discoveries; so that it is the gospel of life and immortality, as it brings them to us, and directs us in the ready way that leads thereto, as well as proposes the most weighty motives to excite our endeavours in seeking after glory, honour, and immortality.

“Eternity to the godly is a day that has no sunset; eternity to the wicked is a night that has no sunrise.”—Thomas Watson

Adapted from Matthew Henry

April 12, 2012

Daily Devotionals: (April 12th): Life and Immortality

by Aaron Dunlop

Reading: “Our Saviour Jesus Christ, who has abolished death, and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.” 2 Timothy 2:10

That there is a separating power in death is a truth too evident and too affecting to deny. Who has not lost a friend by the ruthless hand of death? What bright home has not been darkened by its visitations? It separates us from the husband of our youth, from the child of our affections, from the friend and companion of our earlier and riper years. It breaks the link that bound us to the being whose affection, sympathy, and communion seemed essential elements of our being, whose life we were used to regard as a part of our very existence.

But there is one thing from which death cannot separate us—the love of God which is in Christ Jesus, and all the blessings which that love bestows. Death separate us! No; death unites us the more closely to those blessings, by bringing us into their more full and permanent possession. Death imparts a realization and a permanence to all the splendid and holy anticipations of the Christian—the happiest moment of his life ought to be that last moment. It is the birth-day of his immortality. Then, Christian, fear not death!

“Never fear dying, beloved. Dying is the last, but the least matter that a Christian has to be anxious about. Fear living—that is a hard battle to fight, a stern discipline to endure, a rough voyage to undergo.”—C. H. Spurgeon 

Adapted from Octavius Winslow

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