Tag: Quotes

True Christianity

“True Christianity is not about adding Jesus to my life. Instead, it is about devoting myself completely to Him – submitting wholly to His will and seeking to please Him above all else. It demands dying to self and following the Master, no matter the cost. In other words, to be a Christian is to […]

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Abide in Christ

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). “Abide in me, and I in you” (John 15:4). Notice the verbs in these two verses – come and abide. And then notice who is to do these actions. Christ calls out to us to come to […]

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Disputation on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences

Allow me to preface this post by saying that I do not celebrate “Halloween” or “Reformation Day” or any such “holiday” on October 31. However, I do think it profitable to spend some time considering the events of this day in 1517, and if it happens to fall on October 31, so be it. This […]

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You Matter, Part 2

How do you respond to any sort of affliction or unexpected change in your life? Edith Schaeffer, in her book Affliction, penned the following words regarding the significance of our responses to difficulties (whether “major” problems like illness or imprisonment, or “minor” problems like headaches or criticism): “The wonderful discovery is that our finite, weak, […]

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How Shall They Hear?

“For ‘everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’ How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach […]

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On the Christian’s ‘Rights’

“If we are willing to give up only wrong things for Jesus, never let us talk about being in love with Him. Anyone will give up wrong things if he knows how, but are we prepared to give up the best we have for Jesus Christ? The only right a Christian has is the right […]

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Our Chief Purpose

Consider the following excerpt from “Of Man’s Chief End and Happiness,” a sermon by the eighteenth-century preacher Thomas Boston, concerning in what respect God’s glory is man’s chief end: There are some ends which men propose to themselves, which are simply unlawful, as to satisfy their revenge, their lust, their covetousness. These are not capable […]

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