This is the only way to give it a death-blow.
Throughout our days, we are to retain the flavor of who God is, what he has done, and what he has promised.
They looked the stone over and marked it unusable, not valuable, replaceable and inadequate.
The church should not be afraid to acknowlege the depth and range of human suffering even as we place our hope in God.
Our righteouness goes beyond legalism when we obey the true intent of the law.
Only an "in-person" preacher can bear the burdens of the congregation, weep with those who weep, and rejoice with those who rejoice.
Why, O Father, must I endure this cycle of repentance in hard-heartedness forever?
Life defines the Christian experience.
In His life, on the cross, and in His resurrection, Christ labored to accomplish salvation for spiritual sluggards like us.
Let us be radically compassionate because of the radical compassion we have richly received from Jesus.
Do you know the name of the kinsman redeemer who was first in line to marry Ruth? Exactly.
The resurrection is the corner-stone of the entire building of Christianity.
Learn to groan in the pit, but never grumble!
The Lord knocks at their door in order to remind them of who they forgot.
Suffering does and should cause us to ask deeper questions about life and the nature of God.
God's goal for us as his children is not to conform us to Christian culture, but to his Son.
How marvellous has been our experience of God's gentleness!
The very worst thing God could do for us is give us the life we want in our flesh.
One enters into eternal peace and joy. The other? “Depart from me. I never knew you.”
For all His love for humanity, God did not ultimately preserve a nation for the sake of sheer benevolence. He did so for His glory.
The safe Jesus of modern evangelicalism is not offensive, but neither is He very compelling.
His pleasure was rooted in the harvest he hoped for.
Such a petition, fervently presented, will elevate the spirit of all your devotions.
The Holy Spirit progressively conforms Christians into the image of Christ.
The Church should cradle the richest, most outlandish dreams.
This does not make pain painless, of course, but it doesn’t make it purposeless either.
The Surety is bound, and justice demands that those for whom he stands a substitute should go their way. In the midst of Egypt's bondage, that voice rings as a word of power, "Let these go their way."
If I prioritize production, I end up frustrated, and I actually abandon virtue and toy with anger or bitterness.
It’s not the tears that produce fruit, or even the faithfulness of the sower.
God exposed my misplaced allegiance by closing doors that, if opened, would’ve led down a path of continual self-destruction and false worship.
Leaders, trade in the tricks of the trade for the all-powerful, all-surpassing glory of Jesus Christ in the gospel.
More than likely, you and I are the products of the quiet faithfulness of a generation of men and women whose names the world will never know.
The gospel is the ultimate "tale as old as time" because we get God.
If we want blessings from God, nothing can fetch them down but faith.
Let us embrace the love we don't deserve and love our Father because He first loved us.
I want the Father’s adopting-love ingrained into the very fabric of my thinking
This is the believer’s confidence in the Lord. God alone is my help and my hope.
For our joy, Jesus always shoots us straight.
We each echo God’s glory differently for the sake of the Kingdom.
No neutralities can exist in religion.
Go to the source. Go into the dark of things you don’t know. Watch how the stars shine.
Christians, how can we be vigilant to guard against selfish ambition in our lives and ministries?
Until our race is finished, we glean from him, day in and day out.
Because Christ walked ahead of us, we know greater fellowship with Him as we follow in his steps.
The work of Christ applied to our hearts is such an unstoppable, unopposable force that it refigures us entirely.
Men wanted for hazardous journey. Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in case of success.
Let me have a present, personal, infallible, indisputable sense that I am thine, and that thou art mine.
His perfection becomes hers when he takes her filth with him in death.
You are in Christ and fully in, or you are out and fully out.
A few reflections on a modern-day hymn.