The Christian's strength

(Thomas Watson, "The One Thing Necessary")

"I can do all things through Christ who
 strengthens me." Philippians 4:13

Always labor in the strength of Christ. Never go
to work alone. Samson's strength lay in his hair.
The Christian's strength lies in Christ.

When you are . . .
  to do any duty,
  to resist any temptation,
  to subdue any lust,
set upon it in the strength of Christ!

Some go out against sin, in the strength of their
resolutions and vows—and they are soon foiled.
Do as Samson did—he first cried to God for help
and then having taken hold of the pillars, he pulled
down the house upon the Philistines! Likewise, only
when we engage Christ in the work, can we bring
down the house upon the head of our lusts!

Prayer beats the weapon out of the devil's hand
—and gets the blessing out of God's hand!

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We have published several choice Watson sermons—
Mystical Union between Christ and His People
(One of the most precious sermons we have ever read)

The Evil Tongue
(A most practical and helpful sermon)

The Happiness of Drawing Near to God
(A sweet, encouraging sermon on prayer)

A Godly Man is a Lover of the Word
(A most practical and helpful sermon)

One Thing Necessary
(Hindrances and helps for Christian living)