rust·y: weakened or impaired by neglect, disuse, or lack of practice.

rel·ic: something that has survived the passage of time, especially an object or custom whose original culture has disappeared

In the age of technology, we elevate the newest apps and gadgets over their predecessors. My desire is to bring back some wisdom from a bunch of dead guys – men who desired to live holy lives and wrote about practical issues facing the believer and the church. I think you’ll be amazed at how they speak to the Christian life in any era.

So, through these “Rusty Relics” we bring back quotes from those who have passed on, but whose words survive the passage of time.

 

The Striped Candy Technique

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“And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.” Acts 2:42 Without Biblical authority, or any other right under the sun–carnal religious leaders have introduced a host of attractions that serve no purpose except to provide entertainment for the retarded saints! It is now common practice […]

The Utilitarian Christ

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Our Lord forewarned us that false Christs would come. Mostly we think of these as coming from the outside–but we should remember that they may also arise within the church itself. We must be extremely careful that the Christ we profess to follow, is indeed the very Christ of Scripture. There is always danger that we […]

It Is A Fact Of Life

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It is a fact of life, that all of our thoughts, words, and actions are fixed and unchangeable. Now, at the age of seventy, my work for good or for evil is done. I cannot go back and repair what has been amiss. I cannot now do what has been left undone. I cannot do […]

Divine Sympathy

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“I know their sorrows!” Exodus 3:7 These are God’s own words! Man cannot say so. There are many sensitive fibers in the soul, which the best and tenderest human sympathy cannot touch. But the Prince of Sufferers, He who led the way in the path of sorrow, “knows our frame.” When crushing bereavement lies like ice […]

You Are a King's Song

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When a young prince asked a certain philosopher to give him a directory for his conduct, all his instructions were comprised in one sentence: “Remember that you are a king’s son!” All Christians are advanced to spiritual honors of the most exalted kind. They are the children of God, and heirs of the eternal kingdom–and […]

It Would Be A Pitiful Compensation

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If men could obtain what they seek by sin–it would be a pitiful compensation for eternal misery in Hell!  “For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?” Matthew 16:26 George Lawson, “A Practical Exposition of the Book of Proverbs” 1821

The Godhood of God

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“All the peoples of the earth are regarded as nothing. He does as He pleases with the powers of Heaven and the peoples of the earth. No one can hold back His hand or say to Him: What have you done?” Daniel 4:35 As well might a worm seek to resist the tread of an […]

Here Is A Sermon Which None Can Dispute

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“Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in Heaven.” Matthew 5:16 We are to let the beauty of Jesus be seen upon us, that some rays of His glorious holiness may be manifested to the eyes of the world around. We are […]

The Little Foxes

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“Take us the foxes–the little foxes that are ruining the vineyards!” Song of Songs 2:15 Though there may be nothing in my outward conduct for which the Lord is chastising me–yet it is likely there is something within against which He is intimating His displeasure, and for which He requires me to humble myself. A spirit […]

Form of Godliness

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“Having a form of Godliness but denying the power thereof…”  II Tim. 3:5 A mere form of godliness joined to an unholy heart is of no value to God. The swan, although its feathers are as white as snow, yet its skin is black. God will not accept that ‘external morality’ which conceals ‘internal impurity’. There must be a pure heart […]