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How much you have been loved

Posted by on Jul 1, 2013 in Grace Gems, Horatius Bonar | 0 comments

“But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us!”  Romans 5:8

The CROSS is the pledge and standard of divine love!

The Father’s love is here–for God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son! Christ’s love is here–the love that passes knowledge, the love which many waters could not quench, nor the floods drown; love to the uttermost; love grudging no toil, nor pain, nor weariness, nor reproach–for us!

Believer! If you want to know how much you have been loved, look to the cross of Jesus! That meets and answers all our doubts!

ht Grace Gems (Horatius Bonar, “The Revelation of Jesus Christ”)

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A kind of omnipotence in it!

Posted by on Jun 7, 2012 in Grace Gems, Thomas Brooks | 0 comments

Faith is an appropriating grace.

Faith looks upon God, and says with David,
“This God is my God forever and ever!
He shall be my guide unto the death!”

Faith looks upon Christ, and says with the spouse,
“I am my Beloved’s–and my Beloved is mine!”

Faith looks upon an immortal crown, and says
“Henceforth is laid up for me a crown of glory.”

Faith looks upon the righteousness of Christ,
and says, “This righteousness is mine to cover me.”

Faith looks upon the mercy of Christ, and
says, “This mercy is mine to pardon me.”

Faith looks upon the power of Christ, and
says, “This power is mine to support me.”

Faith looks upon the wisdom of Christ, and
says, “This wisdom is mine to direct me.”

Faith looks upon the blood of Christ, and
says, “This blood is mine to save me.”

Faith has a kind of omnipotence in it;
it is able to do all things.

(Thomas Brooks, “Heaven on Earth” 1667)

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The Only Thing We Have a Right to

Posted by on Feb 21, 2012 in Challies.com, David Murray, Tim Challies | 2 comments

I was listening to Tim Challies and David Murray talk about entitlement today and this stuck out to me.  Right now we’re in a time where people think we’re entitled to everything we want.  This quote is specifically from David Murray about the only entitlement that we truly have.

As a Christian, I believe in one entitlement.

I’m entitled to Hell. That’s the only entitlement I have. That’s all I deserve, because of my sin. Anything else is grace, an unmerited bonus from the God of all grace. I don’t deserve a breath of life, a crumb of food, a drop of water, a stitch of clothing, a cent in my wallet, or an hour of education. I’m not entitled to one friend, one vacation, one verse of Scripture, or even one sermon. I’m certainly not entitled to salvation and heaven. I’m entitled to damnation and Hell.

That sense of entitlement makes me seek mercy, receive mercy, enjoy mercy, and be merciful to others. To paraphrase the Apostle Paul, “What have I that I did not receive as a free gift of divine grace? How therefore can I ever boast as if I had actually been entitled to it or earned it?”

So, there are basically only two ways to live: with a proud and angry sense of entitlement or with a humble and thankful sense of responsibility.

To summarize, “The wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Rom. 6:23).

You can listen to the full podcast on Challies website.  It’s a quick listen, only about  14 minutes long, but very informative and packed with a lot of truth.

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Watch “180” for free!

Posted by on Sep 26, 2011 in Living Waters, Ray Comfort, Videos | 0 comments

Ray Comfort from Living Waters has released his documentary, 180, for free!  I’ve seen it twice already and it’s an excellent documentary.  It’s about WWII, Abortion, the Gospel.  Be sure to pass this movie along to your friends and family!  You can also purchase the DVD on Living Waters to give away.

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You Dishonor God by Being Self-Dependent

Posted by on Aug 24, 2011 in I'll Be Honest, Sermon Jam, Tim Conway | 0 comments

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Challies Loaded Kindle 3G Giveaway!

Posted by on May 24, 2011 in Tim Challies | 0 comments

Tim Challies is giving away a brand new Kindle 3G loaded with all three of his books: The Discipline of Spiritual Discernment, Sexual Detox and The Next Story. Head on over to enter to win!

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