Don’t work toward your child’s happiness work towards their character
I am not the explaination of my life. If there is any good in me, I am not the explanation of that, God is. I can’t explain myself humanily. What good there is, its God in me.
Lots of people repent of their moral failures. Christians need to go deeper and repent of their fake righteousness as well.
I am at my best when I have the courage to clear the clutter away and remember the purity of my original calling.
There is a great need in the contemporary world for more Christian anger. -John Stott (put that in your pipe & smoke it)
We need to understand that God has put people around us because he wants them to hear the gospel.
: What do I intend to do with my knowledge about God, once I have got it?
Who you are when you are alone and online, that is who you really are—no more, and no less.
“The goal of prayer is to live all my life in the joyful awareness that God is present.”
God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him
“Stop worrying about filling more seats, finding a bigger/better/newer building (or any building at all) and be the best church family we can be with who and what we have right now.”
In the end . . . God wins.
Over time what it developed inside of my heart was a focus on areas of deficiency rather than evidences of grace.—Clay Werner
A man may study because his brain is hungry for knowledge..but he prays because his soul is hungry for God. Leonard Ravenhill
The man who is most free is the one who is freed from the power of sin.
Don’t we mock & belittle the gospel of grace whenever we use it to minimize, ignore, or redefine our sin?
Nothing renders us so like to God as our love to Jesus Christ. —John Owen
Niceness doesn’t require the work of the Spirit. In fact, niceness is often a clever ruse Satan employs to fool us into following ungodly leaders.
“Be obedient even when you do not know where obedience may lead you.”
The authenticating mark of our Christianity, before an unbelieving world, is our love for other believers. Jesus affirmed this when He said; “By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13:35)
Our moods may shift, but God’s doesn’t. Our minds may change, but God’s doesn’t. Our devotion may falter, but God’s never does. — Max
[[Christians shouldn’t be culture’s morality police.
Each of the forms of development has a distinctive role to play as you enlarge on your sermon points—explanation, illustration, argumentation, and application. The better you understand what each kind of material contributes, the better you will be able to prepare the balanced support that gives real impact to your sermon ideas.
If Jesus Christ has not changed your life, you have never met Him.
Worry’s most striking characteristic is its absolute impotence. No tornado has been stopped, no drought averted, no accident prevented.
“There is not one personal transformation in which the heart is left without an ultimate object of beauty and joy.”
If people irritate us, a good technique is to try to see them as God does. He isn’t irritated
Worship is moving beyond our self-centered lives to meet the one who created us for something better
The Bible doesn’t say God is “love, love, love,” or “grace, grace, grace.” The Bible says He is “holy, holy, holy.” —RC Sproul
and we are not not not even close to holy. Thank God for Christ the LORD!
1 John 4:8 “God is love” Do not force a false dichotomy, since Love is part of God’s perfect holiness (v18)
“Actively submitting to the change Christ has made in us:”
Kids affirm Jenner’s gender change; it’s not just teenagers who are being captured by the world’s way of thinking
Jesus did not simply come to usher in the salvation of isolated individuals, but to establish his Messianic Kingdom. In his person, the Kingdom of God was “already” at hand and yet it was “not yet” consummated. The redemptive historical reality of the already but not yet of the Kingdom of Christ means that he has already fully accomplished the salvation of his people, but his people in this fallen world have not yet completely learned how to conduct their lives “in step with the truth of the gospel” (Gal. 2:14).
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