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We let the authorities make the rules

We let the authorities make the rules, we let the authorities take all this pleasure away from us; but how would you stop them? There has been nothing in the national press about the closure of the models’ rooms, and the Pleasure Lounge strip club, and the Boulevard Striptease, and the Soho Cinema. 44 more words

"Prayer before Sleep" by Timothy Keller

“O Lord God, now grant me the grace not only to rest my body this night, but to have my spiritual repose, in soul and conscience, in Your grace and love, that I may let go of all earthly cares so I might be comforted and eased in all my ways. 131 more words

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"Christ will swallow up death in victory" by Richard Sibbes

“‘He shall swallow up death in victory, and wipe away tears from all faces.’ (Isaiah 25:8) Death is here represented to us under the word victory, as a combatant, as one that we are to fight withal, a captain. 634 more words

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"My last Will and Testament" by John Newton

“I commit my soul to my gracious God and Saviour, who mercifully spared and preserved me, when I was an apostate, a blasphemer, and an infidel, and delivered me from that state of misery on the coast of Africa into which my obstinate wickedness had plunged me and who has been pleased to admit me (though most unworthy) to preach His glorious Gospel. 82 more words

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"When I hear a knock at my study door" by John Newton

“I see in this world two heaps, of human happiness and misery: now, if I can take but the smallest bit from from one heap and add to the other, I carry a point. 97 more words

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"The motto for this year" by Charles Spurgeon

“Continue in prayer.”—Colossians 4:2

It is interesting to remark how large a portion of Sacred Writ is occupied with the subject of prayer, either in furnishing examples, enforcing precepts, or pronouncing promises. 332 more words

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"In Scripture and nowhere else" by Martin Luther

And assembling all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born. They told him, ‘In Bethlehem of Judea; for so it is written by the prophet: And you, O Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah: for prom you shall come a ruler who will govern my people Israel.’ (Matt. 202 more words

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