Through the Righteous Branch, God never stops doing u good. In fact He rejoices 2do u good with all His heart&soul (Jer 32-33)
Grace-motivated, love-based Christian living is law: holy, righteous & good, but law. Only the gospel saves. Only the gospel liberates.
Top search term to find my blog today: “obsessed with preaching only jesus”. If only.
“I don’t want to go to hell. I don’t like new places.” (Louis CK) But maybe it’s not so new – John 3:18,36; Rom 1:18
Life does not grind along according 2 impersonal laws. Yr Father plots, yr Brother reigns, His Spirit moves- minute by minute #EnjoyYourDay
Far and away the most common word to describe Jesus’ feelings in the Gospels = “compassion”. ie gut-wrenching mercy #EnjoyYourDay
“Christians need to be confident in Christ before they can be confident for Christ” Mike Reeves
“There is no medical condition that requires the direct termination of one life to preserve the other.” (Source)
You may feel besieged by worries. Give them to your Father and know: it’s His peace that besieges you (Phil 4:6-7) #EnjoyYourDay
“If I could hear Christ praying for me in the next room, I would not fear. Yet distance makes no difference.He is praying for me.”-M’Cheyne
Jesus gives strength to the weary, grace to the guilty, worth to the worthless, hope to the hopeless. #EnjoyYourDay
Many cry out for the preaching of “repentance” in evangelism. But push them and they think some need to do a lot more repenting than others.
<< But just imagine if our evil *was* our divorce from Christ: John 16:9. What would repentance look like then?
Psalm 15 = Christ in 3rd person. Psalm 16 = Christ in 1st person. Ascending the hill of the LORD involves a grave then pleasures forevermore
Complete this sentence: “My life would be properly blessed if…” Now go and read Ephesians 1. #YouveGotItAll
Compulsion aint that compelling. Grace is compelling. In every sense.
What is it about Jesus freely given to you that grips your soul and makes change an inevitability? That’s ‘compelling’ in the true sense.
Marriage counseling doesn’t begin in Ephesians 5. It begins in Ephesians 1.
‘Only sinners have the right to be apologists.’ Jacob Smith. Psalm 51:13
Daddy’s rich! He has unsearchable riches in Christ – of inheritance, mercy & grace – all ours in Jesus (Eph 1:18,2:4,2:7,3:8) #EnjoyYourDay
If you’re lost, finding yourself won’t help. You’ll only find that you’re lost. Which is no great find!
Your God has gone to hell and back for you. Do you think He doesn’t love you? Hasn’t forgiven you? Won’t raise you to glory? #EnjoyYourDay
Everyone believes in a judge: a final word on you & the cosmos. Only Christianity has a merciful judge…
…In top 5 religious views: Allah rewards good Muslims, Buddhism & Hinduism = Karma and Death (for non-religious) has No mercy at all
Whoever said “hard words make soft people” needs to re-read Proverbs. Just one eg: “a gentle tongue can break a bone” (25:15)
What is grace? Getting a kiss when you deserve a slap.
The greatest saint needs the blood of God. The worst sinner can claim the blood of God. We all stand forgiven at the cross #EnjoyYourDay
Humanists say humans created God. Actually Christianity created the Modern Human which humanists now worship.
An Iranian woman told me yesterday “As from last year I no longer believe in the God of the Ayatollahs. I think God is the Jesus God.”
“When we say we begin with God, we begin with our idea of God, and our idea of God is not God… …Instead, we ought to begin with God’s idea of God, and God’s idea of God is Christ” E. Stanley Jones
“I am among you as one who serves” (Luke 22:27). By His Spirit He is still among us. By His Spirit He still serves. #EnjoyYourDay
Just brought home my lost cat after two days searching. It did NOT want to be found. Balthasar the Calvinist.