The most incredible thing you could ever see is just around the corner.
Lay down the luggage of condemnation and kneel in worship at the feet of Him who bore your sins.
O that we may leave forever the couch of fleshly ease, and go forth with flaming torches to meet the coming Bridegroom!
It does not matter if we think we’re worth it; He thinks we are.
There’s a funny thing that happens when God takes you on the long way – you actually become something, rather than just end up somewhere.
Christ brought his own petition of a perfect life and signed it in his blood so that the Highest name of all could be given to the lowest of us.
Just as Jesus is both all-powerful and all-compassionate, only Jesus can be all grace and all truth at the same time.
God employs his people to encourage one another.
Jesus Christ has it all together as he goes to die for people who can’t ever seem to get it right.
We can’t just accept something as true because it looks professional, comes out of a pastor’s mouth, is written in a book, or appears on TV.
But the shame is in the fact that they, in many ways, show more faith in their beliefs than I do.
Suffering may destroy our bodies, but sin destroys the soul.
If God is calling you to experience the painful paradox of Christian friendship, know this brothers and sisters, he is good.
As Christians, we are called to share our faith, but we are also called to keep it.
I just wanted to know he was there.
May not the furious creature represent our doubts and fears after a day of distraction of mind?
We want a 12 step program that takes us from sinner to saint with black and white rules to get there.
We cannot be a Jesus-loving, Great Commission-obeying people and fail to love the church.
Gratitude toward another person or toward God is the result of a conscious awareness of the giver and his gift.
Don’t despise the walls that law built, they serve a significant purpose. The prison was built in order for us to open our eyes and long for freedom.
It takes conscious and concerted effort to orient our stubborn selves around the gospel.
No one ought to give any rest to his spirit till he feels quite sure about a matter of such vital importance.
We are children of God adopted and cherished in Jesus Christ.
Are you helping your church grow in holiness, unity, and love by your cherishing of the entire Body, instead of your individual preferences?
When it comes to suffering, avoidance and escape are our defaults. But there is an invitation to consider the trials in our lives as sources of joy.
We need the Holy Spirit to awaken us to God and to real freedom—the freedom found in God himself.
Praying these three prayers allows us to seek the activity of God in all this and yet to display deep trust in him to work as he chooses for his glory.
It’s easier to disengage altogether in the places we could engage well.
Strive with all diligence to keep out that monster unbelief.
Even death, the great scourge, only serves to unite us to the One we long for.
Prayerlessness in the Christian life, especially in seasons of being tried and tested, is a fascinatingly sad phenomenon.
Changing expectations is one of the most effective means for enjoying any experience, including the experience of pastoral ministry.
When people ask me why I am a rural church planter or ask what good can come from Arma, my response is always the same: "Come and see."
There is a kind of shame that is both redeeming and sanctifying and it may bring us to gospel heights otherwise unknown.
Jesus is sweating blood while the disciples are sawing logs.
We walk at liberty, because we keep his precepts.
It is deadly to wallow in guilt. It saps joy as it eclipses Christ.
Even if we don’t feel like God hears us and struggle with doubt, we know that we belong to Jesus.
Only a fool would leave God’s house to build a shack to impress him.
I have been laid hold of. I've been apprehended. I was writing my own life story, and it was a tragedy despite my own best efforts. But my life story got hijacked by the good news.
When he does not heal us the way we want to be healed, it is not because our afflictions or convictions overwhelm him.
It is not my remembering God, it is God's remembering me which is the ground of my safety.
Grace doesn’t just usher us into the presence of God to leave us on our own.
In both intentional and unintentional moments, we pass on our stories to the people we love most because we know and understand their significance and power.
The primary point of Jonah is not about how Jonah should have obeyed, it's about how God continued his redemptive plan despite Jonah's disobedience.
He is the embodiment of love, and love never ends.
When we delight in You and want You, You never fail to give us what we want.
O Jesus, if thou come not in person to thy waiting Church this day, yet come in Spirit to my sighing heart, and make it sing for joy.
We begin to dwell in rich proximity with God when we take the intangible truth and give it arms and legs in our lives.