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Last week our SermonAudio staff had the privilege of meeting Dr. Joel Beeke at our office. Dr. Beeke exhorted us from Hebrews 12:1-2 to keep our eyes on Jesus and run the race set before us.  Here are a few of the memorable words he spoke:

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The sin that runs us down in running the race usually comes through eye-gate or ear-gate into Mansoul.   Be careful what you do with your eyes and with your ears!

Faith reaches out to Christ with one hand and with the other hand pushes away sin!—Thomas Manton!

If Jesus died for you, can’t you at least live for Him?

A man who has assurance based on the cross accomplishes ten times more than the man who doesn’t.–Goodwin

If your life is used to save one soul, you don’t have a wasted life!

Work at what you do at SermonAudio with all your might knowing that millions of people are benefitting from it!

 

“When you have Christ, you have everything! When you don’t have Christ, even though you have everything, you have nothing.”–Alistair Begg

“Nobody ever outgrows Scripture; the Book widens and deepens with our years.” —Charles Spurgeon

A little insight on the best posture in prayer!

“‘The proper way for man to pray,’ said Deacon Lemuel Keyes;
‘The only proper attitude is down upon his knees’
‘Nay, I should say the way to pray,’ said Reverend Doctor Wise,
‘Is standing straight with outstretched arms with rapt and upturned eyes.’

‘Oh, no, no, no,’ said Elder Snow, ‘such posture is too proud.
A man should pray with eyes fast-closed and head contritely bowed.’
‘It seems to me his hands should be austerely clasped in front
With both thumbs pointing to the ground,’ said Reverend Doctor Blunt.

‘Last year I fell in Hodgkin’s well headfirst,’ said Cyril Brown.
‘With both my heels a-stickin’ up, my head a-pointing’ down;
And I done prayed right then and there; best prayer I ever said,
The prayin’est prayer I ever prayed, a-standin’ on my head.’”

 

This is why we need to pray continually!

“Prayer is the work; preaching is gathering up the results. Whenever a person confesses Jesus as Lord or whenever gospel advance is made you will always find it it tied to the people of God. What is observed by God in secret will ultimately be rewarded openly.”–Alistair Begg

“Let us call upon our good God and Father, since all fullness of wisdom and light is found in him, mercifully to enlighten us by his Holy Spirit in the true understanding of his word, and to give us grace to receive it in true fear and humility. May we be taught by his word to place our trust only in him and to serve and honour him as we ought, so that we may glorify his holy name in all our living, and edify our neighbour by our good example, rendering to God the love and obedience which faithful servants owe their masters, and children their parents, since it has pleased him graciously to receive us among the number of his servants and children.”

You can do more after you pray but not until you’ve prayed.