Any addition to grace is an abandonment of grace ...
Forgiveness is not a feeling; it is a commitment.
"Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted"
Facing disappointment and failure? Don't be surprised, you're still flawed and your world is fallen. For this there's grace.
If we fail to notice evidences of God's grace in our church we will gradually become more aware of deficiencies in the church.
"Students do not learn everything u teach them. They learn what ur excited about; they learn what u emphasize." D.A. Carson
Your employers quickly forget the long hours you give them at work. Your children never forget memory-making moments with them.
His mercy is wider and deeper than the ocean of human misery. -Geerhardus Vos
"For the grace of God has appeared training us to renounce ungodliness." Titus 2:11-12 His grace trains & changes hearts. Give grace today.
Ahem, for the record, a "good" Christian doesn't exist. We are all miserable failures. Praise God for His mercy! Without it we are nothing!
Focus: Men, it's easy for us to be at home physically with our families while our minds are far away consumed by the burdens of work.
Having a relationship w/ your teenager starts by having a relationship with your 5 year old. Start w/ the end in mind.
"Laughter, ridicule, opposition and persecution are often the only reward which Christ’s followers get from the world." ~ J.C. Ryle
Curiosity, creativity, discovery and wonder; they aren’t traits of youth, they’re traits of learning.
Reading, learning from others, growing yourself...all are critical. But they're meaningless if not grounded 100% on God's Word.
"The dirty secret of success is the ability to just show up. Day after day. Week after week. Year after year"
"The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak." —Hans Hofmann
Church planters: church health is more important than church growth. Poison ivy grows quickly but doesn't help anyone.
Satan can destroy the family through exhaustion as effectively as he can through adultery.
Church is a family the gospel made.
The primary purpose of prayer is not to get God to do something, it is for God to form me in a certain way. -Brian Zahnd
Husbands, if you don't often pray over your wife start today & do so every day for a week & see what happens to you both.
The greatest enemy of creativity is "We've always done it that way."