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By J.C. Ryle

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   Introduction - The twenty papers contained in this volume are a humble contribution to a cause which is exciting much interest in the present day,--I mean the cause
   Chapter 1 - Sin - "Sin is the transgression of the law."--1 John iii. 4. He that wishes to attain right views about Christian holiness, must begin by examining the v
   Chapter 2 - Sanctification - "Sanctify them through Thy truth."--John xvii. 17. "This is the will of God, even jour sanctification."--1 Thess. iv. 3. The subject of sanctifica
   Chapter 3 - Holiness - "Holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord."--Heb. xii. 14. The text which heads this page opens up a subject of deep importance. That subj
   Chapter 4 - The Fight - "Fight the good fight of faith."--1 Timothy vi. 12. IT is a curious fact that there is no subject about which most people feel such deep interest a
   Chapter 5 - The Cost - "Which of you, intending to build a house, sitteth not down first and couneth the cost?"--Luke xiv. 28. THE text which heads this page is one of gr
   Chapter 6 - Growth - "Grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ."--2 Peter iii. 18. THE subject of the text which heads this page is one
   Chapter 7 - Assurance - "I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand." "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the fai
   Chapter 8 - Moses - AN EXAMPLE "By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter: "Choosing rather to suffer affliction
   Chapter 9 - Lot - A BEACON "He lingered."--Gen. xix. 16." THE Holy Scriptures, which were written for our learning, contain beacons as well as patterns. They show
   Chapter 10 - A Woman to be Remembered - "Remember Lot's Wife."--Luke xvii. 32. THERE are few warnings in Scripture more solemn than that which heads this page. The Lord Jesus Christ says
   Chapter 11 - Christ's Greatest Trophy - "And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on Him, saying, If Thou be Christ, save Thyself and us. "But the other answering rebuked him, s
   Chapter 12 - The Ruler of the Waves - "And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full. "And He was in the hinder part of the ship, aslee
   Chapter 13 - The Church Which Christ Builds - "Upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it."--Matt. xvi. 18. DO we belong to the Church which is bu
   Chapter 14 - Visible Churches Warned - "He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the Churches."--Rev. iii. 22. I SUPPOSE I may take it for granted that every reader o
   Chapter 15 - "Lovest Thou Me?" - "Lovest thou Me?"--John xxi. 16. THE question which heads this paper was addressed by Christ to the Apostle Peter. A more important question could
   Chapter 16 - Without Christ - "Ye were without Christ."--Ephes. ii. 12. THE text which heads this paper describes the state of the Ephesians before they became Christians. But t
   Chapter 17 - Thirst Relieved - "In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto Me, and drink. He that believeth o
   Chapter 18 - "Unsearchable Riches" - "Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ."
   Chapter 19 - Wants of the Times - Men that had understanding of the times."--1 Chronicles xii. 32. THESE words were written about the tribe of Issachar, in the days when David first
   Chapter 20 - "Christ Is All" - "Christ is all."--Colossians iii. 11. THE words of the text which heads this page are few, short, and soon spoken; but they contain great things. L
   Chapter 21 - Extracts From Old Writers - THE passages I append from Traill and Brooks on the subject of Holiness appear to me so valuable that I make no apology for introducing them. They ar

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