Monday, January 30, 2012

A celebration of the life of a great Christian

 One hundred years ago this day (January 30, 1912), Francis August Schaeffer IV was born. Though not as well known as he was when he died from lymphoma in 1984, Schaeffer’s influence is still being felt in evangelicalism.
 Francis Schaeffer at 100

Sunday, January 29, 2012

For the Lord's Day

"I am not what I ought to be, I am not what I want to be, I am not what I hope to be in another world; but still I am not what I once used to be, and by the grace of God I am what I am."  — John Newton

Saturday, January 21, 2012

For the Lord's Day

The salvation of man consists in knowing, and serving God. Such is our God who not only is all-sufficient in Himself but who with His all-sufficiency can fill and saturate the soul to such an overflowing measure that it has need of nothing else but to have God as its portion.” — Wilehlmus à Brakel, The Christian’s Reasonable Service, 1:91

Sunday, January 15, 2012

For the Lord's Day

“To properly evaluate the place of good works in the Christian life, we must understand that grace maintains the value of God’s children apart from any merit of their own; but we must also understand that God uses our obedience to promote our good and his glory. By our accomplishments God works his holy purposes in our lives, provides us with many temporal blessings and, most of all, fulfills our Spirit-instilled longing to honor God with all our heart, soul, mind and might.” ~ Bryan Chapell, President of Covenant Seminary in Holiness by Grace

Sunday, January 8, 2012

For the Lord's Day

'The biblical motive for being a forgiving person may be deeper than being forgiven. It is true to say: The motive for being a forgiving person is that we have been forgiven by God when we did not deserve it (Ephesians 4:32). The bottom of this motive is not God’s forgiveness, but what God’s forgiveness gives. It gives us God. … God is the goal of forgiveness. He is also the ground and means of forgiveness. It comes from him; it was accomplished through his Son; and it leads people back to him with their sins cast into the deepest sea. Therefore the motive for being a forgiving person is the joy of being freely and joyfully at home with God."                                       
Don’t Waste Your Life, John Piper

Sunday, January 1, 2012

For the Lord's Day and for the New Year

“To worship is to quicken the conscience by the holiness of God, to feed the mind with the truth of God, to purge the imagination by the beauty of God, to open the heart to the love of God, and to devote the will to the purpose of God.” -- William Temple