"Marriage is not about being served. It's goal is to serve."
"As for us, for the moment, our natures are not unified. By this, I mean that we have this body—the flesh—that we war against and we have our newly-born inner man, the spirit that lives inside this shell. We’re not in unity. There is constant warfare, struggle, battle like in Romans 7."
"You have to move beyond applying a single amount to the current. In this case we have grace x grace. This is best seen in John 1:16."
"The Gospel message and a skunk are more alike than one would first think. II Corinthians has a bit to say regarding that subject. Paul spoke in such real terms that you just can't ignore it - not that he ever mentioned a skunk, per se."
"We’ve forgotten about Hell. Let’s just be honest. It’s much simpler to tell someone, no, it’s less controversial and much more comfortable to just tell someone how to “get to Heaven.” But what is the glory of Heaven if one never knows why it is such a privilege and miracle to be saved from God’s wrath?"
"Jesus says He is the way - the road - that leads to the Father. He’s the highway for those that seek God. This same group are those who have been given access to this road in order that they might enter into Heaven. He’s a toll road and has paid the fee by His blood. So what does it actually mean that Jesus is the road to the Father? In the simplest sense it really does sound like a free-will based statement, I know, but I believe Paul had a clearer view of this than we did because he was an example."
"This is not dualism. There is not an everlasting struggle between darkness and light. Light triumphs and has already overcome the darkness. The reality of God and Satan is not based on Lord of the Rings or Star Wars."
"Here are seven stirring quotes from the Word of God to kindle and set afire your heart this new year. There are hundreds more and I hope that you will seek them out. From Genesis to Revelation, you'll find Christ. Let His Word be the tent you dwell in for 2014.
Christ said, "Abide in Me" and that is our goal; to more richly abide in Christ and what He's said, what He accomplished and what He has given us to do. Embodying His Word are the promises that never fail and never change because we serve the God who is Sovereign over all and cannot change!"
"He gave power to those who trust in Him to become the sons of God, in that we are able to serve Him freely, and not serve sinful flesh. Saving grace enables the believer to do this. It raises us to new life! Following grace is favor and lovingkindness and blessing that enables us with gifts to serve Him in our life and especially in His House!"
“Resolved, to act, in all respects, both speaking and doing, as if nobody had been so vile as I, and as if I had committed the same sins, or had the same infirmities or failings as others; and to let the knowledge of their failings promote nothing but shame in myself, and prove only an occasion of my confessing my own sins and misery to God.” – Resolution #8, Jonathan Edwards