Thursday, November 26, 2009

SPIRIT AND SUBSTANCE

The Word of God apart from the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ is intellectualism; the crucifixion of Christ apart from the Word of God is sensationalism. The former has no spirit; the latter has no substance.

-- Jon Cardwell

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

THE COMPLIMENT

The devil is in the compliment, the voice of approval, acceptance, satisfaction, comfort, convenience, the illusion of control; he entertains, thrills, subtly intrigues, interests, all leading to the relative good but never to the Best, all ending in the seemingly right but never quite not-wrong, all centering on self but never on Christ.

Al Hartman, A FB friend.

Monday, November 16, 2009

NOT THE DRUDGERY

A holy self-denying, cross-bearing life, is not the drudgery of a slave, but the filial, loving obedience of a child; it springs from love to the person, and gratitude for the work of Jesus; and is the blessed effect of the spirit of adoption in the heart.

---Octavius Winslow


Friday, November 13, 2009

SHORTLY

I entreat you to bethink yourself seriously what a vain world this is, and how shortly it will leave you to a cold grave, and to everlastng misery, if you have not a better treasure than it.

---Richard Baxter

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

EMPTY

"Faithful preaching will render the minister unpopular, and will 'empty' churches--not fill them."

-- A.W. Pink

Monday, November 9, 2009

UNCOMPROMISING

The New Testament makes it abundantly clear that whenever the Kingdom of God was concerned Jesus was absolutely uncompromising, even when He realized that for Him personally the alternative to compromise was crucifixion.

Ernest Fremont Tittle.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

MOTHER OF JOY

Faith is a Mother of Joy. Without faith the soul shall be barren, and no joy will delivered. Anyone can be joyful in Zion, but God grants a joy in the caves. In this way it will be evidenced that the joy of the soul is not from the creation, but from the Creator. May we rejoice to KNOW HIM even in the fellowship of His sufferings.

Assumption

The Atheist assumes his mind is competent, but uses his own mind to make that deduction. So if an incompetent mind declares itself to be competent, then the soul recieves a validation from an invalid instrument and is thereby decieved. Yet the deception is not only from the invalid instrument, but from the individual himself who even began with such an assumption in the first place.

Monday, November 2, 2009

PARADOX

The Christian experiences a strange paradox throughout life: Extreme Contentment in Christ, yet Extreme Ambition for Christ.

LAUGHS

The one concern of the devil is to keep Christians from praying. He fears nothing from prayerless studies, prayerless work, and prayerless religion. He laughs at our toil, mocks at our wisdom, but trembles when we pray.

- Samuel Chadwick

Quote, "The earthen-ness of the vessel does not take away from the excellency of the treasure."