Monthly Archives: July 2011

Grace Driven Effort (part 1)

“If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For … Continue reading

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But in the end the sovereignty of God and the power of the gospel of Jesus, not the feasibility of our human plans, is the rock of hope and encouragement.

“But in the end the sovereignty of God and the power of the gospel of Jesus, not the feasibility of our human plans, is the rock of hope and encouragement.” –Finish the Mission by John Piper  

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the beachhead of sanctification in the soul

“Regeneration, which Richard Lovelace calls “the beachhead of sanctification in the soul,”  is God’s mysterious work of imparting new life to the soul.” Christ Formed in You by Brian Hedges

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“in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them” (2 Corinthians 5:19 ESV)

“in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them” (2 Corinthians 5:19 ESV)

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Whose righteousness do you trust in – His or yours?

He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and treated others with contempt: “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee, … Continue reading

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Moral reformations can take place apart from Christ. History proves that. Mortal resurrections, on the other hand, require the Gospel. It requires Christ alone to come and do for us what we could never do for ourselves.”

“Moral reformations can take place apart from Christ.  History proves that.  Mortal resurrections, on the other hand, require the Gospel.  It requires Christ alone to come and do for us what we could never do for ourselves.” –Pictures of Grace, … Continue reading

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What Motivates Your Pursuit?

“All too often, religious people view their acts of piety or moral efforts as a means of gaining acceptance with God. Check yourself now. Even if you’ve been a Christian for a long time, don’t you sometimes feel like God … Continue reading

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Faith is a relinguishment of all work

“Faith is believing in and relying upon God. It is “not a work, but a relinquishment of all work, an unqualified trust in God who gives life to the dead (Rom. 4:17), who raised Christ from the dead (4:24), who … Continue reading

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Friends of the omnipotent, soverign Creator

I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and … Continue reading

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men prize those things which are solid and substantial

“Bubbles please boys, but men prize those things which are solid and substantial, with a foundation and a bottom to them which will bear the test of ages.” -CH Spurgeon

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