“People may spend their whole lives climbing the ladder of success...
...only to find, once they reach the top...
...that the ladder is leaning against the wrong wall.”~ Thomas Merton
“Oh, how we should hate the prosperity gospel and it’s promise of worldly wealth over and above Jesus! That false gospel insults God as second-rate, a useful steppingstone toward a better job or a bigger […]
“Belonging to God’s family is not simply a matter of birth or ancestry as many Jews at the time believed. They claimed the name of God for themselves but often failed to display his character. […]
“God seems to take pleasure in subverting the hierarchies of the world.
In God’s economy, servants are the leaders, the meek inherit the earth, the poor are blessed, enemies are loved, the humble are exalted, the foolish things shame the wise, those who seek their lives lose them, and those who finish last hoist the first place trophy.
You get the picture.”~ Drew Dyck
“Woke minds require sober thinking, and sober thinking leads us to lament sin’s devastation.
The concept of lament is not popular. We’re not comfortable with it. We like to rush quickly to our praises and hallelujahs.
But God’s Word encourages and allows us to take time to grieve.”~ Eric Mason
“Someone once said that ‘a community is where the person you like least always is.’ When you think about it, the early church was comprised of individuals, Jews and Gentiles, that despised each other. Yet […]
“It is better to be divided by truth than united in error. It is better to speak truth that hurts and then heals than to speak a lie. It is better to be hated for […]
“Real Christian unity isn’t driven by ‘sameness’. You know…‘we all like the same stuff, we all like the same color, we all wear the same clothes, we all watch the same movies, we all have […]
“When the Bible says ‘be filled with the Spirit’, what does that mean? The Holy Spirit isn’t some liquid…and you’re not a jug for Him to fill. That’s not the idea. You are a temple, […]
Christians who fail tend to avoid other Christians…especially when they are feeling bad and guilty in the midst of their failure. It’s sad to see this dynamic of the law happen in the church and […]
“It is not the busy skimming over religious books, or the careless hastening through religious duties, which makes for a strong Christian faith. Rather, it is unhurried meditation on gospel truths and the exposing of […]
“I think we’ve gotten so used to the magnificence and beauty of the world around us, that we’ve forgotten that God made all of it. Literally. Everything is a figment of His imagination, created out […]
“The Christian life is a life of paradoxes. We must give to receive…realize we are blind to see…become simple to be wise…suffer for gain…and die to live.” ~ Author Unknown
“It’s one thing to be unfamiliar with Scripture when you don’t own a Bible. It’s another thing when you have a bookshelf full.” ~ Donald Whitney
“Ministry is when the people who hear you don’t want more of you…they want more of Him because of what you’ve said. When you point them to God’s fire instead of trying to get attention […]