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John Newton Letter III: The Full Corn in the Ear

This is the first of three letters we discussed on the Behold Your God Podcast. This letter was used in the episode Letters of John Newton: Grace in the Blade. You can find the second episode, Letters of John Newton: Grace in the Ear, here. You can find the third episode, Letters of John Newton: Full Corn in the Ear, here.   "First the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear". Mark 4:28 Dear Sir, By way of distinction, I assigned to 'A' the characteristic of desire, to 'B' that of conflict. I can think of no single word more...

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John Newton Letter II: Grace in the Ear

This is the first of three letters we discussed on the Behold Your God Podcast. This letter was used in the episode Letters of John Newton: Grace in the Blade. You can find the second episode, Letters of John Newton: Grace in the Ear, here. You can find the third episode, Letters of John Newton: Full Corn in the Ear, here.   "First the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear." Mark 4:28 Dear Sir,The manner of the Lord's work in the hearts of his people is not easily traced; though the fact is certain, and the...

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John Newton Letter I: Grace in the Blade

This is the first of three letters we discussed on the Behold Your God Podcast. This letter was used in the episode Letters of John Newton: Grace in the Blade. You can find the second episode, Letters of John Newton: Grace in the Ear, here. You can find the third episode, Letters of John Newton: Full Corn in the Ear, here.   "First the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear." Mark 4:28 Dear Sir,According to your desire, I sit down to give you my general views of a progressive work of grace, in the several stages of a...

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Letter to a Soul Seeking Christ VI: Go up, leaning on Jesus

Letters to a Soul Seeking Jesus, No. 6 Go up, leaning on Jesus.   Dear Friend, I have heard of you from ________, and have been praying for you, that your eye may rest on Jesus, and that your soul may lie in perfect peace under His blood shed for the sins of many.  I have been thanking my Father, too, for dealing so bountifully with you.  "He is the Father of mercies, and the God of all comforts."  I will give you a sweet verse to meditate upon:  "Who is this that comes up from the wilderness, leaning upon...

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Letter to a Soul Seeking Christ V: Be found in Christ

Letters to a Soul Seeking Jesus, No. 5 Be found in Christ.    Dear Friend, I send you another line to tell you of Him who is altogether lovely.  I have a very dear boy in my parish who is dying just now.  He said to me the other day, "I have just been feeding for some days upon the words you gave me: 'His legs are like pillars of marble set upon sockets of fine gold.' (Song of Sol, 5:15); for (said he) I am sure He is able to carry me and all my sins."  You may say...

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