according the wisdom of an old-fashioned prayer…. “I confess, Lord, with thanksgiving, that You have made me in Your image, so that I can remember You, think of You, and love You. But that image is so worn and blotted out by faults, and darkened by the smoke of sin, that it cannot do that […]
Don’t be overwhelmed. Stay the course. Be encouraged. Be tenacious. Do not quit. Take heart. Persevere. Have faith. Press on. Trust. God. How about it?
Again in a Q-&-A at a recent church weekend, I found myself encouraging people to keep on ‘turning up.’ Old wisdom says, “90% of life is simply showing up.” I get that. But what about the things that we don’t want to show up to, but we have to? Or the things that we do want to do, […]
“The Bible’s purpose is not so much to show you how to live a good life. The Bible’s purpose is to show you how God’s grace breaks into your life against your will and saves you from the sin and brokenness otherwise you would never be able to overcome…the Gospel is, ‘if you are absolutely accepted, […]
Another gem from Keller, found along the pathway of Acts 4.
“The glory of God is not honoured. The holiness of God is not reverenced. The greatness of God is not admired. The power of God is not praised. The truth of God is not sought. The wisdom of God is not esteemed. The beauty of God is not treasured. The goodness of God is not […]
Or here’s a great sung two-minute moment, that captures just this……
I’m preaching today on the beautiful priorities of loving God and loving others. Another massive, but never-preached passage. It’s a shortie in time, but it’s implications are really big! And this is what I closed off with. 1. The way home is really love. 2. Persevere with people. Help them see beyond the struggle in […]
“In the spiritual life God chooses to try our patience first of all by His slowness. He is slow; we are swift and precipitate. It is because we are but for a time, and He has been for eternity……There is something greatly overawing in the extreme slowness of God. Let it overshadow our souls, but […]
“God, decrease me. De-crease me. Straighten me out, without wrinkle, without blemish. Present me blameless, not because I am, but because you are.”