Tag: the love of Jesus

“Real holiness is not dull, drab, boring, or negative.

Those are marks of man-made religiosity. The real holiness Christ creates is beautiful.

And the holiness He gives will redeem every dirty thing we have ever done to ourselves or suffered from others.”

~ Ray Ortlund

When men look for a bride, they often look for a beauty queen. But Christ chose the dirty one who needed His cleansing.

The Son Of God crossed the tracks to the wrong side of town, where we all live, to find His bride. We brought into the relationship our messy backgrounds, our ongoing problems, and our shame.

But we can face all of that now because of what He brought into the relationship: cleansing enough for all our dirty guilt.

~ Ray Ortlund

“What I notice a lot every day in the Christian spheres of social media is just how incredibly adept we evangelicals are at doctrinal criticism, cultural rebuke, theological analysis, biblical exegesis, apologetic and ethical debates, pithy spiritual bon mots, religious advice, and of course the use of quotations from Christian leaders present and past.

But what seems less prevalent is love for Jesus.”

~ Jared C. Wilson

“Any leader who is unwilling to transfer power to others has a failed view of the incarnation.

Jesus Christ, who is fully God, voluntarily curtailed dimensions of his deity behind the veil of his humanity so that he might walk with and die for us.”

~ Bryan Loritts