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.
God gave Jesus because Jesus is the highest form of praise I could ever receive.
To fully enjoy one another is to view them with new eyes, saturated in the grace of our Savior.
Whatever I have, all my goodness is of the Lord alone.
Mark this down: the Lord hears and answers the cries of desperate people.
To read the Bible is a risky thing. We cannot read it, put it down, and claim ignorance.
When your children grow up, and they are asked, “Tell me about your dad” or “Tell me about your mom” - what do you think they will say?
The gift hidden within difficult seasons is that we may see more clearly and understand more deeply our desperate need of His keeping.
I will not believe that thou hast tasted of the honey of the gospel if thou canst eat it all thyself.
Revival wasn't shouting and screaming; it was the beat of love within me for others.
Jesus is not far-off, peering through a telescope. He is among the churches. And He is with us now.
God was mercifully insensitive to our feelings and desires at the cross.
The incarnation glorifies the extent to which God would go to seek out those who were running from him.
If we are to follow Jesus, then we must have a growing understanding that the Christian does not operate in the realm of desperation.
The Holy Ghost is no temporary gift, he abides with the saints.
"First day on the job with the new flock. It isn’t the biggest or the healthiest flock in the world…but it’s mine. And I’m excited to see how they’ll grow."
The danger of focusing on things over people is that we might actually get what we want.
Didst thou ever consider the depth of love in the heart of Jehovah, when God the Father equipped his Son for the great enterprise of mercy?
You don’t get to decide to lay down your life one day and then not think about it again
We've heard it said, "God will not give you more than you can handle." Truthfully, God can and does give us more than we can handle - all because it leads us back to Him.