Tag Archive | Quotes
There will be no deception at the last day. The unerring eye of God will discern who are His own people, and who are not. Nothing but true faith shall abide the fire of His judgment. All spurious Christianity shall be weighed in the balance and found lacking. None but true believers shall sit down […]
God is weening us off ourselves with afflictions, suffering, and trials. – Akash Sant Singh
Several years ago, my wife took up the job of organizing the library of the church we were members of. She found some material that looked questionable and asked me to help her figure out which authors should be put in the closet on the “heresy shelf”. I spent several weeks reading books and researching […]
The new-paradigm church is offering a purely commercialized, yuppie brand of Christianity found nowhere in the New Testament. . . . Is a person coming to Christ in order to bolster her self-esteem or experience a great thrill, truly born again? If [average church goer] Mary does not clearly understand that the real issue on […]
It is the mark of a hypocrite to be a Christian everywhere but home. – Robert M’Cheyne 1813 – 1843
The day is coming when hypocrites will be stripped of their fig-leaves. – Matthew Henry 1662 – 1714
The hypocrite, certainly, is a secret atheist; for if he did believe there was a God, he dare not be so bold as to deceive Him to His face. – Thomas Adams 1583 – 1653
Why don’t our works work? . . . God simply won’t allow anyone to make Him a debtor. . . . In other words, God will not permit a man to believe that He owes him salvation in exchange for his rule-keeping. Salvation must be by grace alone–the free gift of God. No matter what […]
Anyone who is involved in personal evangelism can share countless examples of persons who, though presently living in gross sin, will nonetheless tell the evangelist that they are fine because they “made a decision for Christ” a certain number of years ago. They have never had any change in their life; they have no interest […]
Obedience to the great commission has more consistently been poisoned by affluence than by anything else. – Ralph Winter 1924 – 2009
God, I pray Thee, light these idle sticks of my life and may I burn for Thee. Consume my life, my God, for it is Thine. I seek not a long life, but a full one, like You, Lord Jesus. – Jim Elliot 1927 – 1956
It is not your hold on Christ that saves you; it is Christ. It is not your joy in Christ that saves you; it is Christ. It is not even your faith in Christ, though that be the instrument; it is Christ’s blood and merit. – Charles Spurgeon 1834 – 1892
Not, how much of my money will I give to God, but how much of God’s money will I keep for myself. – John Wesley 1703 – 1791
The Roman Catholic Church teaches that infants are forgiven of original sin when a priest pours water over the baby in the sacrament of baptism. There are two serious problems with this practice. First, there is no occurrence of infant baptism in the New Testament, and second, one must believe in Jesus in order to […]
Does any Christian reader imagine for a moment that when he or she shall stand before their holy Lord, that they will regret having lived “too strictly” on earth? Is there the slightest danger of His reproving any of His own because they were “too extreme” in “abstaining from fleshly lusts, which war against the […]
We speak with disdain of politicians not limiting their spending to available revenues. But our national debt is an extension of the same irresponsible mentality many of us demonstrate in our own lives. Home mortgages, auto loans, and credit cards all seem normal to us . . . . We drive our bank-financed cars, running […]
We conclude our eight-week series on the radical demands of the gospel by David Platt with the final message, The Gospel Demands Radical Abandonment (C). To obtain the entire series (or watch the videos of these sermons) visit Disciple Making International.
The Puritan/Presbyterian wing of the Reformation accomplished a purity in worship not seen since the apostolic church. This purity was attained by making the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments the only infallible standard and authority in determining worship ordinances. Any ordinances solely based on church tradition or man’s authority were discarded. However, this […]
. . . [W]e must restore to the family the responsibility of ministering to youth. In many churches–but by no means all–the purpose of the youth group is founded on premises that are an impediment to the training of godly children. Some of these false premises are: 1) That young people need a place where […]
. . . [M]any go away from the “altar [call],” told that they are now Christians, knowing that they are not changed one bit. As a result, their unbelief may harden into skepticism toward anything Christian. R. L. Dabney notes: “They feel that a cruel trick has been played upon their inexperience by the ministers […]
We continue our Radical Saturday sermon series with part seven of eight: The Gospel Demands Radical Abandonment (B) by David Platt.
We continue our Radical Saturday sermon series from David Platt with part six, The Gospel Demands Radical Abandonment (A).
We are in week five of our eight-week series on Radical. What makes today’s message, The Gospel Demands Radical Giving, so important is that in it David Platt answers many of the criticisms levied against him. If you dislike the message Platt is delivering in this series and you refuse to listen to it because […]
Today we bring you part four in the series Radical. Today’s message is The Gospel Demands Radical Urgency by Chris Nichols.
We continue our Saturday sermon series from David Platt. The Gospel Demands Radical Compassion is part three in this eight-part series. This series was the inspiration for Platt’s book, Radical. Here is the description of the series: “In the same way, any of you who does not give up everything he has cannot be my […]
We continue our Saturday sermon series with the second installment from David Platt’s series Radical which inspired the book by the same name. This week’s message is The Gospel Demands Radical Sacrifice (you can find last week’s message here). This sermon series is one of the most sobering and deeply challenging that I’ve ever listened […]
Yes, I’m going to do it. Starting today I am going to post a series of sermons so weighty and so sobering that I dare say they rival any other sermon ever presented on DefCon in the area of depth of conviction. If you don’t believe me, I dare you to listen to today’s message […]
The gospel reveals eternal realities about God that we would sometimes rather not face. We prefer to sit back, enjoy our clichés, and picture God as a Father who might help us, all the while ignoring God as a Judge who might damn us. Maybe this is why we fill our lives with the constant […]
A lesson for all of us to consider from the puritan Joseph Meade: I once walked into a garden with a lady to gather some flowers. There was one large bush whose branches were bending under the weight of the most beautiful roses. We both gazed upon it with admiration. There was one flower on […]
Children are seen as complications, or even obstacles, in the perpetual quest for fun, excitement, and fulfillment. To see this attitude among the ungodly is to be expected. . . . What should alarm us, however, is that Christians are making the same complaint. In reality, these complaints by frazzled mothers worn out by […]