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September 1, 2012

There is enough sin in my best prayer to send the whole world to hell. – John Bunyan

Because Christ prayed for those who were crucifying Him, I will pray for those who crucify Him today afresh in their unbelief. – Piper

Chris Rosebrough: “Preaching morality without the gospel is like Pharaoh demanding bricks without supplying straw.”

“Compare yourself only with Jesus.” – AW Tozer

“Your real life IS your spiritual life. And both will be awful until you realize that they aren’t separate things”

When the angel of God shows up and is asked, Whose side are you on? “I didn’t come to take sides. I came to take over. -Voddie B

The greatest news in all the world is that the slaughtered Lamb of God reigns as the sovereign Lord of all. – Platt

April 28, 2012

“It is tragic to see in evangelical circles today, even among conservatives, a slide in the direction of distorting the biblical gospel of Christ . . . The main distortion occurring today . . . is the incorporation of the ’social gospel’ as part of what it means to talk about the biblical gospel . . . Many who speak this way are well-intentioned. They are trying to encourage Christians to be involved socially in loving people and witnessing to them through their deeds and not just words. However, doing such social actions in appropriate ways is the evidence of a life lived in Christ; it is not part of the gospel. We cannot bring the implications of the gospel, no matter how good they might be, into the definition of the gospel itself.” Mike Stallard, Ph.D.

There will always be people who argue that the doctrine of election and predestination makes missions pointless. But they they Are always wrong. It does not make missions pointless; it makes missions possible. -Piper

We know of no office in the church of God where the very highest mental attainments can be more beneficially employed, that in the office, all despised as it is, of the Christian missionary.

In Mark 12, a pharisee comes to Jesus and asks him about paying taxes to Caesar. Christ responds by asking him who’s image is on the coin, then commands him to render unto Caesar that which is Caesar, and unto God that which is Gods.
However, the motive of the questioner becomes apparent when he fails to ask the most obvious followup question: What then is God’s? While it was never answered, I believe it is fairly simple and Christ would have answered: Of who’s likeness and image are you created after?
(Ravi Zacharias)

Really, quite simply, the “Good Christian People” are those attracted to Christ not for His mercy, but His comeliness, and as such they are very preoccupied with the comeliness of other Christians. Never desiring mercy, they never receive, never having received, they have none to give. In their merciless lives of perpetual vice patrol they fail to see that the Christian life is not an exodus from vice to virtue, but from virtue to grace. In short, they never understand they’re just a prettier breed of swine, but swine nonetheless.
HTEllie Corrow

“We must never leave the impression in worship that we do not need a Mediator. We must never leave the impression that we can approach God the Father directly. In light of His holiness and my sinfulness, I cannot approach Him apart from a Mediator. And so it is quite possible for us to sing songs that are accurately extolling the attributes of God, but if there is an absence of the cross, the unintended consequence is leaving the impression that somehow I can experience intimacy with God apart from the one who died for my many sins.” C.J. Mahaney

In heaven we will not move from dissatisfaction to satisfaction, but from satisfaction to greater satisfactions. – Piper

False religion is infinitely worse than bad politics, but lots of evangelicals reverse the priority. – Phil Johnson

“It doesn’t say in Scripture that you lose your first love, it says you left it.” -Leonard Ravenhill

Man’s inability to save himself is one of the darkest truths of Scripture. Yet, it serves to humble man & magnify the power of God to save. – Paul Washer

The thief on the cross’s family probably all died never knowing that he was redeemed.

A poor Jewish carpenter – rejected as a blasphemer & crucified by the state – is the Savior & Lord of all. At His name, every knee will bow. – Paul Washer

You become what you behold.

We do what we do, because we want what we want. We want what we want because we believe what we believe.

He will reign over you, either by your consent, or without it. – Spurgeon

“The free will is a pagan goddess that the Church has worshiped for far too long.” — Steven Lawson.

“Let me tell you something, if you could lose your salvation, you would.” – John MacArthur

The first audience to whom a good man ought to think of preaching is himself. – Spurgeon

What poor little things we are, and yet we think we do so much. The pen might say, “I wrote John Milton’s Paradise Lost.” Ah, poor pen! You could not have dotted an “i” or crossed a “t” if Milton’s hand had not moved you. – Spurgeon

Is not the desire for wealth a thing which grows with that it feeds upon, so that, the more a man has, the more he still wants? – Spurgeon

“If you’re going to be a true Christian, I’ll tell you one thing amongst others: it’ll be a lonely life. It’s a narrow way and it becomes narrower and narrower and narrower.” -Leonard Ravenhill

March 4, 2012

“Remember that the man who truly repents is never satisfied with his own repentance.” – C.H. Spurgeon

“Prayer is the mighty engine that is to move the missionary work.” – A.B. Simpson

“People who don’t believe in missions have not read the New Testament. Right from the beginning Jesus said the field is the world. The early church took Him at His word and went East, West, North and South.” – J. Howard Edington

God is more ready to open than we are to knock. – Edwards

“The Old Testament may be likened to a chamber richly furnished but dimly lighted; the introduction of light brings into it nothing which was not in it before; but it brings out into clearer view much of what is in it but was only dimly or even not at all perceived before. The mystery of the Trinity is not revealed in the Old Testament; but the mystery of the Trinity underlies the Old Testament revelation, and here and there almost comes into view. Thus the Old Testament revelation is not corrected by the fuller revelation which follows it, but only perfected, extended, and enlarged.” —Benjamin Breckinridge Warfied, Biblical Doctrines (New York: Oxford University Press, 1932; reprint, Grand Rapids: Baker, 2003), 141-42

“The mission of the church is missions” – Oswald J. Smith

“If the Church is ‘in Christ,’ she is involved in mission. Her whole existence then has a missionary character. Her conduct as well as her words will convince the unbelievers and put their ignorance and stupidity to silence.” – David Bosch

“The will of God – nothing less, nothing more, nothing else.” – F. E. Marsh

“To stay here and disobey God – I can’t afford to take the consequence. I would rather go and obey God than to stay here and know that I disobeyed.” – Amanda Berry Smith

“If the Great Commission is true, our plans are not too big; they are too small.” – Pat Morley

“The history of missions is the history of answered prayer.” – Samuel Zwemer

It will never cease to be a scandal that the all-holy God saves sinners by means of a planned murder. Acts 4:27-28.

“I love you, Lord Jesus.” “Feed my sheep.” “Yes sir. And when I’m no longer able to feed them, please bring me home. Please.” – Piper

Leadership is taking responsibility for things like Christ took responsibility for us.

Job: “Why did I not die a birth?” God: Because your worship in calamity counts eternally. (Piper)

“It is a great mistake to give a man who has not been convicted of sin certain passages that were never meant for him.” -DLMoody

“Vision wed with patience rooted in sacrifice combined with endurance clothed in humility–these mark the road to greatness.” – Louie Giglio

February 4, 2012

I do not want to hear God say to me at the last day: Fool. Luke 12:20.

Pimpin ain’t dead. Some of the biggest pimps are in the pulpit, but God will not be mocked. #knowurbible – Lecrae

Everything is really going to be ok. Just don’t confuse your definition of ok with God’s.

“Oh that God would help me waken in you a single passion for a single great reality that would unleash you, and set you free from small dreams, and send you, for the glory of Christ, into all the spheres of secular life and to all the peoples of the earth.” -John Piper

Pastor John: “Freedom is doing what you want to do and not regretting it in 1,000 years.”

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