Sunday, October 13, 2013

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, former President of Covenant Seminary, in Holiness by Grace

1 comment:

Richard W. said...

I love Bryan Chapell's book! Ran across it in my military PX in Wurzburg years ago while looking for an antidote to Rick Warren's PDL book. Boy, was this a refreshing change to what I normally heard in military chapel, and its emphasis on law to the exclusion of grace. Thanks for the reminder, Pastor Troxell.