Sunday, November 29, 2015

For The Lord's Day, the First Sunday of Advent:

“In Bethlehem long years ago a virgin mother nursed her child.
Who was that baby? Do you know? He was our Savior, meek and mild.
If you know why the Savior came, I’m sure you’ll love and trust him too.
Will you tell others? Speak his name? And tell them what he came to do?”
-- A Child’s Christmas Carol, James Montgomery Boice

Sunday, November 22, 2015

For The Lord's Day

“While I regarded God as a tyrant, I thought my sin a trifle; but when I knew him to be my Father, then I mourned that I could ever have kicked against him. When I thought God was hard, I found it easy to sin; but when I found God so kind, so good, so overflowing with compassion, I smote upon my breast that I could ever have rebelled against One who loved me so, and sought my good.”    ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Sunday, November 8, 2015

For The Lord's Day

“If you want to judge how well a person understands Christianity, find out how much he makes of the thought of being God’s child, and having God as his Father. If this is not the thought that prompts and controls his worship and prayers and his whole outlook on life, it means he does not understand Christianity very well at all.        – J. I. Packer, Knowing God

Sunday, November 1, 2015

For The Lord's Day

“People do not drift toward holiness. Apart from grace-driven effort, people do not gravitate toward godliness, prayer, obedience to Scripture, faith, and delight in the Lord. We drift toward compromise and call it tolerance; we drift toward disobedience and call it freedom; we drift toward superstition and call it faith. We cherish the indiscipline of lost self-control and call it relaxation; we slouch toward prayerlessness and delude ourselves into thinking we have escaped legalism; we slide toward godlessness and convince ourselves we have been liberated.”              - - D. A. Carson, For the Love of God