Category Archives: Quotations or Citations
I have noticed that whenever a person gives up his belief in the Word of God because it requires that he should believe a good deal, his unbelief requires him to believe a great deal more. If there be any difficulties in the faith of Christ, they are not one-tenth as great as the absurdities in any system of unbelief which seeks to take its place.
What the psalmist believes their LORD desires is a life that is lived according to the covenant rather than sacrifice and offering.
Like the prophets (see for example 1 Samuel 15: 22; Isaiah 1: 12-17; Hosea 6:6 and Amos 5: 21-24), here the psalmist recounts that the LORD desires more than merely right worship. The God of the psalms is not swayed by lavish sacrifices or offerings or worship. No sacrifice meets what God truly wants for God’s people. Instead it is a life lived in trust, praise and obedience that is desired by God. While worship, sacrifice and offering are all a part of this life they are not sufficient.
~Psalm 40 Experienced Faithfulness and the Hope of Deliverance by
“Sign of the Rose“
Christianity is not primarily a matter of morality, ideology, or even theology – it is primarily a matter of imitation. It is the imitation of The Christ that must concern us, first and foremost.
Jesus is the Model of true Christian faith in practice. He came to show us exactly what God had originally designed mankind to be. He came to be the model of what the Christian faith must be – and to pass that passion and purpose on to every disciple committed to Him. Our task, as Jesus’ disciples, is to imitate all that The Christ has modeled for us.
- 6 Priorities You Need
Four – Understanding Our Purpose, p. 126 Jesus came to be what the original Adam was supposed to be: the very “image” of God.
- Four – Understanding Our Purpose, p. 128
- Six – Understanding the Holy Spirit, p. 176
- Six – Understanding the Holy Spirit, p. 178
- Imitating Jesus — From the new book Love Like Jesus: How Jesus Loved People (and how you can love like Jesus)
- Following Jesus requires you to grow up
We must all learn and benefit from other Christian denominations,
traditions, and styles of worship
and should not just admire or idolise one particular one in isolation.
If we don’t learn from other traditions, we come insular and narrow.
Charismatic churches dominate on university campuses,
leaving little room for non-charismatics and promoting a narrow, limited, distorted, disproportionate, and false image of Christianity and of what it actually means to be a Christian, especially what it means to be one at university.
~‘Come, just as you are to worship’
You don’t have to walk through the fire
for when God puts out the flames
the ashes of your past are going to be the nutrients for your future.These are the nutrients that are going to help others grow and inspire them.
Whatever skepticism or doubts you have
God says come as you are faith the size of a mustard seed
seek God and watch him work in your life.Matthew 17:20
And He said to them,
“Because of the littleness of your faith;
for truly I say to you,
if you have faith the size of a mustard seed,
you will say to this mountain,
‘Move from here to there,’
and it will move;
and nothing will be impossible to you.