Sunday, June 26, 2011

For the Lord's Day, second after Pentecost

“Until our consciences are bound by Scripture so that our actions are the product of conviction, we will be the victims of fluctuating fancies and susceptible to the “security” that is offered in conformity to a long list of human taboos. Convinced, grace-filled, spirit-led obedience to God’s Law really is the pathway to freedom. Remember, the law is not the dynamic of our sanctification, God’s love for us is not on the basis of duty, but neither does His love for us free us from duty.”      ~ Alistair Begg, Pathway to Freedom

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Forthe Lord's Day - today is Pentecost

Part of saving faith is the assurance that you will have faith tomorrow. Trusting Christ today includes trusting him to give you tomorrow’s trust when tomorrow comes. Often we feel like our reservoir of strength is not going to last for another day. The fact is, it won’t. Today’s resources are for today, and part of those resources is the confidence that new resources will be given tomorrow.”  -- John Piper in A Godward Life

Those resources are God's grace poured out in us by the continuing work of the Holy Spirit. 
Glory to the Lamb!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Celebrate Ascension Sunday

The golden gates are lifted up, the doors are opened wide;
The King of Glory is gone in unto his Father’s side.
That where thou art, at God’s right hand, our hope, our love may be:
Dwell Thou in us, that we may dwell forevermore in Thee.
 -- Cecil Frances Alexander