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Holiness Tradition

Smith on Failure

Hannah Whitall Smith gives advice how to respond when we fail in the Christian life

Smith on Temptations

Hannah Whitall Smith corrects three misconceptions about temptations

Packer on Genuine Holiness

J.I. Packer contrasts genuine holiness with legalistic rules.

Smith on Entering the Life Hid with Christ

Hannah Whitall Smith shows us how to enter the happy life

Smith on the Life Hid with Christ

Hannah Whitall Smith describes the secret of a happy life

Baxter on Self-Care

See what Baxter had to say about why pastors should practice self-care

Newton on Sinfulness

You say it is hard to understand how a holy God could accept such an awful person as yourself. You express not only a low opinion of yourself, but also too low an opinion of the person, work, and promises... Continue Reading →

Brooks on How Satan Attacks Our Assurance

Brooks goes on to describe the tactics Satan uses to undermine our conviction that we are a child of God.

Chalmers on Fighting Vices

The only way to dispossess [the heart] of an old affection is by the expulsive power of a new one. Thomas Chalmers, The Expulsive Power of a New Affection

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