Suffering is as much a law of our fallen human natures as gravity is in the...– Rolf L. Veenstra
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thebridgechicago: “When I said, ‘My foot is slipping,’ your unfailing love, Lord, supported me. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.” -Psalm 94:18-19 We all have times when we feel like we are barely hanging on in our relationship with the Lord. He is not barely hanging on…
Christianity is fundamentally convalescence. Patients do not serve their...– John Piper
Grace is wild. Grace unsettles everything. Grace overflows the banks. Grace...– Doug Wilson (via favoredgrace)
The most important single aid to my ability to use my tongue for the glory of...– Sinclair Ferguson
If you can’t see the sun you will be impressed with a street light. If you’ve...– John Piper (via onetrueromance)
“When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God...– Psalm 56:3-4, 8, 10-11, 13 (via americanstarsandcoffee)
Anchored to God at sea.: The Best Sermon →
shaunskistaresskyward: A young Englishman preached a message before a renounced pastor of many years. Upon finishing his sermon, the young man went to the old pastor to ask how he had done: “What do you think of my sermon, sir?” he asked. “A very poor sermon indeed,” he said. “A poor sermon!” said the young man,…
What if, when we pray, we started to thank God and...
They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. (Psalms 126:5 KJV)
An honest Christian life is messy. There’s you in all your sin, and problems,...– Glen Fitzjerrell (Unka Glen) on episode 42 of the Say That podcast Get it Free on iTunes or our website (via thebridgechicago)
Christ is risen from the dead We are one with him again Come awake, come...– Christ is Risen, Matt Maher
Today is Maundy Thursday. The name comes from the Latin mandatum, the first word in the Latin rendering of John 13:34, “A new commandment (mandatum novum) I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.” This commandment was given by Jesus on the Thursday before his crucifixion. So Maundy Thursday is the “Thursday of the Commandment.
Christ arrives right on time to make this happen. He didn’t, and doesn’t, wait for us to get ready. He presented himself for this sacrificial death when we were far too weak and rebellious to do anything to get ourselves ready. And even if we hadn’t been so weak, we wouldn’t have known what to do anyway. We can understand someone dying for a person worth dying for, and we...
Fix your gaze steadily on him,” John Piper writes of Holy Week, “as he loves you to the uttermost.”
I would rather be what God chose to make me than the most glorious creature that...– C.S. Lewis (via godmoves)
Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me...– Matthew 11:28-30, the message »unforced rhythms of grace (via imperfectbeautifullove)
Life in the Spirit
But if God himself has taken up residence in your life, you can hardly be thinking more of yourself than of him. Anyone, of course, who has not welcomed this invisible but clearly present God, the Spirit of Christ, won’t know what we’re talking about. But for you who welcome him, in whom he dwells—even though you still experience all the limitations of sin—you yourself experience life...