It is always the Holy Spirit’s work to turn our eyes away from self to Jesus;...– Charles Spurgeon
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From an address by Ravi Zacharias.
prayfordaisy: Hey Guys, Kate here. Some stuff has happened since the last post, some sweet answers to prayer, some spiritual growth, some heartache, some elation…. Okay, so, Daisy’s appointment went great. Our prayers were answered! Her ANC went up sufficiently and all her other counts looked good too. She took it like a rock star, and I’m so proud of her. So that means we only have 4...
What does not satisfy when we find it, was not the thing we were desiring.– C.S. Lewis
chrislazo: Justified |ˈjəstəˌfīd| adjective (generally) having, done for, or marked by a good or legitimate reason: the doctors were justified in treating her. (theology) declared or made righteous in the sight of God. (christianese explained) When we are completely absolved by God from a lifetime of treason, without which every person remains on death row awaiting eternal separation from...
Every man of God that has ever fallen, fails at the exact same place… the place...– Leonard Ravenhill (via frontlinemog)
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the best teaching I'VE heard on the prodigal son →
God runs for the Prodigal Son
Luke 15:20 So he got up and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion for him, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. The only time in scripture that God is shown running is when the prodigal son comes home!
May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble! May the name of the God of Jacob set you securely on high! May He send you help from the sanctuary And support you from Zion! May He remember all your meal offerings And find your burnt offering acceptable! Selah. May He grant you your heart’s desire And fulfill all your counsel! We will sing for joy over your victory, And in the name...
Satan exaggerates your importance; the Spirit minimizes it.– Jonathan Dodson via Twitter
Imagine that your prayer is a poorly dressed beggar reeking of alcohol and body...– Paul Miller- from A Praying Life
Sunday Prep-By Mike Pohlman
brianmolloy: Here’s how C.H. Spurgeon summarized what he believed the matter of a sermon should be: Of all I wish to say this is the sum; my brethren, preach Christ, always and evermore. He is the whole gospel. His person, offices, and work must be our one great, all-comprehending theme. The world needs still to be told of its Saviour, and of the way to reach him. Justification by faith should...
People are still being rescued in Haiti →
chrislazo: Pray for survivors who may still be trapped, yes? Beware of the pampered American lifestyle that shelters us from the world…
This is a short video of my truck moving down a road in Iraq.
The living God, who revealed himself both at Mount Sinai and on the Cross, is...– Timothy Keller- from Counterfeit Gods
How to Fight the Accuser →
God who needs nothing, loves into existence wholly superfluous creatures in...– C.S. Lewis- from The Four Loves
Gen 44:1, Joseph and his brothers.
Joseph’s brothers had treated him pretty rotten, but… Genesis 44:1 Then he commanded his house steward, saying, “Fill the men’s sacks with food, as much as they can carry, and put each man’s money in the mouth of his sack. 1 Peter 3:8-9 To sum up, all of you be harmonious, sympathetic, brotherly, kindhearted, and humble in spirit; not returning evil for evil...
Joseph turning 30 [Genesis 41:23]
chrislazo: I can’t help but imagine what it was like for Joseph to sit in a cell right before his thirtieth birthday, knowing most of his life thus far was spent getting the short end of every deal. Enter grace: God not only intervenes; He redeems… “God has made me forget all my hardship” -Joseph [Gen. 41:51]
The difference between the true God and the gods of the nations is that the true...– John Piper (via aaronfeeney)
But you, beloved, ought to remember the words that were spoken beforehand by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ, that they were saying to you, “In the last time there will be mockers,following after their own ungodly lusts.” These are the ones who cause divisions, worldly-minded, devoid of the Spirit. But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the...
God's Ways →
Stumbled across this today..it really made me think! Seek the LORD while He may be found; Call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way And the unrighteous man his thoughts; And let him return to the LORD, And He will have compassion on him, And to our God, For He will abundantly pardon. “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” declares...
A Missional Way For The Pro-Life Passion →
The Cross is not simply a lovely example of sacrificial love. Throwing your life...– Tim Keller (via classyliving) (via brittyinpink)
chrislazo: grace |grās| noun 1 (theology) the free and unmerited favor of God, as manifested in the salvation of sinners and the bestowal of blessings. 2 (christianese explained) when God in His reckless and bizarre compassion effectively turns you back from the destructive course you keep choosing, and opens your eyes to the pleasure of His infinite worth, without which you would be enticed...
chrislazo: Romans 10:3-11 “The Pursuit of...
Embracing the Ministry of the Holy Spirit as We... →
God's grace is active & effective not passive and...
chrislazo: Consider Lot… God pursues Lot (Genesis 19:1) Lot is effectively pulled out from the violent crowds (v10) God extends His hand to Lot’s undeserving family (v12) Lot is urged a second time to flee (v15) God effectively removed Lot from the place of destruction, even though he wanted to linger there (v16) God compassionately spared the suburbs where Lot remained, even though he was...
Genesis 23:4 “I am a stranger and a sojourner among you; give me a burial site among you that I may bury my dead out of my sight.” __________ Psalm 39:12 Hear my prayer, O LORD, and give ear to my cry; Do not be silent at my tears; For I am a stranger with You, A sojourner like all my fathers. Hebrews 11:13-16 All these died in faith, without receiving the promises, but having seen...
Genesis 22- The Lamb for the Sacrifice.
Thoughts: Lot of good stuff to be learned in this chapter. See Heb 11:17-19 for some. But here is the main thing I got from it. Genesis 22:7-8 Isaac spoke to Abraham his father and said, “My father!” And he said, “Here I am, my son.” And he said, “Behold, the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?” Abraham said, “God will...
And not one gospel blessing will be enjoyed by anyone for whom the gospel’s...– John Piper (via bringrevival)
…that which God abundantly makes the subject of his promises, God’s...– Jonathan Edwards
I read of the revivals of the past, great sweeping revivals where thousands of...– Leonard Ravenhill
U.S. Military Weapons Sights inscribed with Bible... →
whatitsliketodie: derekthornton: The actual title of the article is “U.S. Military Weapons inscribed with Secret ‘Jesus’ Bible Codes”…i thought that was a bit disingenuous. I didn’t get to go on the latest mission and everyone I know with a ACOG sight (the ones made by Trijicon) are gone on mission right now. I myself have a CCO sight. But I am going to check them out and see what all verses...
U.S. Military Weapons Sights inscribed with Bible... →
The actual title of the article is “U.S. Military Weapons inscribed with Secret ‘Jesus’ Bible Codes”…i thought that was a bit disingenuous. I didn’t get to go on the latest mission and everyone I know with a ACOG sight (the ones made by Trijicon) are gone on mission right now. I myself have a CCO sight. But I am going to check them out and see what all verses...
Genesis 21 and Galatians 4: Children of Promise.
Thoughts: Read Genesis 21 and Galatians 4 and it says it all! Galatians 4:28 And you brethren, like Isaac, are children of promise.
Thoughts: Even though you can act like Abraham does in this chapter, you are still righteous, because of faith! Genesis 20:17 Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelech and his wife and his maids, so that they bore children. James 5:16 Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish...
Thoughts: What is worse than the sins of Sodom and Gomorrah? Unrepentance in the face of the Truth! Matthew 11:20-24 Then He began to denounce the cities in which most of His miracles were done, because they did not repent. “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles had occurred in Tyre and Sidon which occurred in you, they would have repented long ago...
No doubt all history in the last resort must be held by Christians to be a story...– C.S. Lewis
I find that doing the will of God leaves me no time for disputing about his...– George MacDonald