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    This year I will be sharing brief excerpts from the articles, sermons, and books I am currently reading. My posts will not follow a regular schedule but will be published as I find well-written thoughts that should be of interest to maturing Christian readers. Whenever possible, I encourage you to go to the source and read the complete work of the author.

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There Can Be No Glory Added To Christ

From the pulpit of Charles H. Spurgeon:

When the Holy Spirit wants to glorify Christ, what does He do? He does not go abroad for anything—He comes to Christ, Himself, for that which will be for Christ’s own Glory—“He shall glorify Me: for He shall take of Mine, and shall show it to you.” There can be no Glory added to Christ! It must be His own Glory which He has, already, which is made more apparent to the hearts of God’s chosen by the Holy Spirit!

Christ needs no new inventions to glorify Him. “We have struck out a new line of things,” says one. Have you? “We have discovered something very wonderful.” I dare say you have, but Christ, the same yesterday, today and forever, needs none of your inventions, or discoveries, or additions to His Truth. A plain Christ is always the loveliest Christ. Dress Him up and you have deformed Him and defamed Him. Bring Him out just as He is—the Christ of God, nothing else but Christ, unless you bring in His Cross—for we preach Christ Crucified! Indeed, you cannot have the Christ without the Cross, but preach Christ Crucified and you have given Him all the Glory that He wants. The Holy Spirit does not reveal in these last times any fresh ordinances, or any novel doctrines, or any new evolutions—He simply brings to mind the things which Christ, Himself, spoke, He brings Christ’s own things to us and, in that was, glorifies Him! (Sermon 3282)

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