Plan of Salvation

All Men are Sinners
"There is non righteous , no, not one." -Romans 3:10
"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." -Romans 3:23

The Consequences of Man's Sin
"But your iniquities have separated you from your God; and your sins have hidden His face from you,
          so that He will not hear." -Isaiah 59:2
"For the wages of sin is death." -Romans 6:23

Christ Died for our Sins

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him
          should not perish but have everlasting life." -John 3:!6
"But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
          -Romans 5:8

Repentance and Faith are Needed
"I kept back nothing that wa helpful, but proclaimed...repentance toward God and faith toward
          our Lord Jesus Christ." -Acts 20:20, 21
"I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish." -Luke 23:3
"If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from
          the dead, you will be saved." -Romans 10:9

February 2, 2018
Even in a life filled with suffering, Christians are justified in God's sight, adopted into His family, indwelt by the Holy Spirit, and guaranteed a place in the new Heaven and new earth - priceless things.  @DailyKeller - Do you have this hope in your chaos?

January 31, 2018

Gods invisible, invincible Hand of Providence is moving relentlessly in the lives of men and nations and nothing will stop His plans from fulfillment.  @jackngraham - Are you advancing God's kingdom in your life?

January 30, 2018

Great love requires great commitment.  @erwinmcmanus - Will you seek to love like Jesus?

January 29, 2018

When seeking to enter your place of joy/Promised Land, you must "set out from your place and go after" God's presence.  There's always movement from where we are to where God wants us to be.  (Joshua 3:3)  So, are you moving?

January 26, 2018

"Your bravery wins a thousand battles you can't see because your bravery strengthens a thousand others to win their battles too."  @AnnVoskamp - Will you lead others to be strong and courageous for King Jesus?

January 25, 2018

Church is to be attractional.  Make certin the attraction is Christ in us.  @EdLitton - Are you shining the light of Christ in your world?

January 24, 2018

Mary's fault was not that she served:  Serving is expected.  Her fault was that she grew "distracted with much serving", so that she forgot Jesus and focused on the service.  She allowed serviced to override communion.  Luke 10:40 - Is Jesus the prize you seek?

January 23, 2018

"It's an idealized view of the past that keeps us from being faithful in the present."  @TrevinWax - Let's make tomorrow better instead of wishing for what has passed!

January 22, 2018

Christianity isn't a set of teachings to grasp.  Its a person to follow!  As you walk with Him daily, Jesus will answer and you will discover more than you can imagine!

January 19, 2018

"Work, school and life becomes worship when you dedicate it to God and perform it with an awareness of his presence."  - Rick Warren - So did you worship God today?

January 17, 2018

A principle I learned years ago is "No contact, no impact"!  Meaning, in you want to impact others, you must spend time with them.  @tim_lafleur - Let's make time together, outside of church, a priority!!

January 15, 2018

Holy Spirit reveal the stubborn relentless ignorance of my heart and mind that I might see and understand and glorify You.  @Ed Litton - Let us pray this together as a church!

January 12, 2018

DESTINY is not a MYSTERY.  Destiny is a DECISION.  You are ONE DECISION AWAY from a totally different life.  @MarkBatterson - Are you willing to make that ONE choice?

January 11, 2018

New Year's resolutions can be difficult to keep, but God's mercies are new every morning.  Each day is a fresh opportunity to make choices that glorify Him!  @fbcwoodstock - The more we SEEK God, the better choices we make.

January 8, 2018
Living the mission of Jesus means taking your faith into your work and your life and praying for it to change people's hearts toward God.  @timkellernyc

January 8, 2018
The difference between an opportunity and an obstacle is your attitude.  Your faith has to be greater than your fear.  @FwJesus

January 5, 2018
"Don't ever underestimate the power of sown seeds in hardened hearts - God may bring that to fruition later."  @Rgallaty - No one is beyond God's reach!

January 5, 2018
Pray that we may be given a hunger & burning desire to fellowship more closely with Jesus.  @FwJesus

January 4, 2018
The Bible is not only a book which was once spoken, but a book which is now speaking.  - A.W. Tozer

January 4, 2018
Christians who can no longer listen to one another will soon no longer be listening to God either.  -D. Bonhoeffer

January 4, 2018
"If you seek to Build a Church, You rarely produce Disciples, but if you seek to make Disciples, you always get a Church."  -Mike Breen - What goal are you working towards?

January 3, 2018
"A heart driven faith in Jesus Christ is the only sure solution.  Believe it.  Grasp it.  And surrender to it." - R.M. Harrington

January 3, 2018
"A self-centered calling conflicts with God-centered callings, because God-centered callings always lead to a cross.  God-centered callings involve suffering, sacrifice, and looking like a fool, because this is the path of the Savior we follow."   - @SHoddeMiller in "Free of Me"

January 2, 2018
Happiness is a by produce of wanting something more than happiness - to be rightly related to God and our neighbor.  @DailyKellar

January 2, 2018
The decisions we make dictate the schedules we keep.  The schedules we keep determine the lives we live.  The lives we live determine how we spend our souls.  So, this isn't just about finding time.  This is about honoring God with the time we have.  -The Best Yes

December 19, 2017
God took a shepherd named David and anointed him as king of Isreal.  Little did he know, God was using his past experiences to equip/prepare him for his future purposes.  We can trust that God has a plan. (2 Samuel 7:8)  @c_s_schmidt - Will you trust and obey God's plan for your life?

December 18, 2017
The truth is we have nothing to fear and nothing to overcome because He is all in all and we are more than conquerors through Him.  #myutmost - Will you rest in His sufficiency?

December 14, 2017
When people get a vision bigger than themselves, they are willing to sacrifice to get ther.  @edstetzer - What kind of Kingdom vision do you have?

December 13, 2017

It's only as you put what you have in the hands of Jesus that it's multiplied.  @jdgrear

December 12, 2017

Until God can change or lie, He never will bring to mind again the sin of that man whom He hath pardoned.  @ Spurgeon - Won't you leave your guilt at the cross of Jesus?

December 11, 2017

When we minimize what sin is all about, we minimize how horrible sin really is and thus minimize the grace that saves us from all sin.  @EdLitton

December 4, 2017
Christianity destroys itself by not living in the light, by professing a truth it does not obey.  -A.W. Tozer - Are you living the truth that you profess?

December 1, 2017

Discipleship seen as a destination produces a stagnant church.  Discipleship seen as a direction produces active multiplication.  @danielsangi  - Are you actively being discipled, discipling others or both?

December 1, 2017
"Many a wordling is satiated, but not one is satisfied." -Charles Spurgeon on Psam 103:5   "He satisfies you with good."

November 30, 2017
Prayer is when you talk to God; meditation is when you listen to God. -Diana Robinson

November 30, 2017
The peace of God is not the absence of fear.  It, in fact, is his presence.  @timkellernyc

November 30, 2017
If ye love me, keep my commandments.  -John 14:15  - Don't make following Jesus harder than it needs to be!

November 29, 2017
"Christ dazzles me and stirs within me such feelings of amazement that I can never get over Him."  -A.W. Tozer

November 29, 2017
You may have weaknesses, but God has strength.  You may have sin, but God has grace.  You may fail, but God remains faithful!  @FwJesus

November 28, 2017
Lord, help me be more irritated by my sin as I t end to be by others sins.  @EdLitton

November 28, 2017
Anytime you get ready to confront something in your life, there will always be a lot of "what ifs" that the devil will put in your head.  @bseanakins

November 28, 2017
Real repentence means not just saying, "Sorry".  It requires change as well.  @timkellrnyc

November 17, 2017
"Faith is not an achievment, it is a gift.  Yet it comes only through the hearing and study of the Word."  -Martin Luther

November 17, 2017
Common virtue has not done anything to root out the fundamental causes of evil; it has restrained the heart but not changed the heart.  @DailyKeller

November 17, 2017
"A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education."  -Theodore Roosevelt

November 16, 2017
The more we spend time in God's Word, the more we are attuned to his voice in our lives.

November 16, 2017
Forgiveness is not an occasional  act; it is a permanent attitude.  - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

November 16, 2017
"Our primary purpose is not to do something for Christ but to know him; our activities and abilities are useless for the kingdom unless He energizes them and this will not happen if they take precedence over intimacy with Hil."  - @KennethBoa - Conformed to His Image

November 15, 2017
Satan seeks to defeat you by tempting you to trust your own wisdom, to live according to your self-centered feelings and to gratify your flesh.  @FwJesus

November 15, 2017
Resentment is not caused by the prosperity of others, but by our own effort to control life through our own performance.  @DailyKeller

November 15, 2017
Grace is spoken of in primarily two ways in Scripture - God's unmerited favor and God's enabling power!  #AmazingGrace @ tim_lafleur

November 14, 2017
Pruning is necessary for growth to happen.  What looks bad today leads for greater growth and a harvest in the future.  Whatever you are going through trust that a harvest is coming!  @JonGordon11

November 14, 2017
The Spirit of God does the Work of God through the Word of God.  @MattChandler74

November 14, 2017
Christ will do everything for you, or nothing.  You cannot combine merit and grace.  @DailyKellar

November 13, 2017
Poverty overflowing into wealth may sound inconsistent, but it fits the crazy logic of the gospel.  Joy + sever affliction + poverty = wealth.  (NAC 2 Cor. 8:2)  Has your thiking been transformed to believe the impossible?

November 13, 2017
"Adoration is the most selfless emotion of which our nature is capable, and therefore the chief remedy for that self-centeredness which is our original sin and the source of all actual sin".  -William Temple

November 10, 2017
Self Pity is of the devil; if I go off on that line I cannot be used by God for His purpose in the world.  #myutmost

November 10, 2017
I am so flawed that Jesus had to die for me, yet I am so loved and valued that Jesus was glad to die for me.  @DailyKeller

November 9, 2017

Too many "Christians" want a discount Jesus...all the value and benefit with very little of the cost.  Are you seeking the biblical Jesus today?  We must always check out selves.  @micahfries

November 8, 2017
"My job as a Christian is not to get people to heaven when they die, it's to get heaven to people while they're alive."  When was the last time you shared the glories of Heaven with someone?                          -D.R. Silva

November 7, 2017
We want the Holy Spirit's power without His control.  But the first is impossible without the latter.  @matthess 24
Are you fully surrendered today?

November 6, 2017
"It's not about getting convicted and crying in a service.  It's about hearing the word of God and going out and doing something."  What are you doing with what God has revealed to you?  -J.T. Walter

November 3, 2017
God's Word must be so strongly fixed in our minds that it becomes the dominant influence in our thoughts, attitudes and actions.  Will you commit to "Wholehearted" immersion into God's Word?   -Bridges

November 2, 2017
We are only "filled with the Spirit"  (Ephesians 5:18) as we yield ourselves to God and walk in obedience to His word.     @HenryAIronside

November 1, 2017
Heavenly Father, as risky as it is, I want Your Word to cut away everything in me that doesn't look like Jesus.    Will you sincerely pray this today?    @ed_choy

October 31, 2017
The sovereignty of God does not preclude human instrumentality in effecting His sovereign will...believers call people to Christ's kingdom.   Are you calling people to Christ?    @DrLewisDrummond

October 21. 2017

Jesus said, "Man shall not live by bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God."  This is after fasting 40 days.  He had to be starving!  But He determined not to let His fleshly desire for food control His decisions.  What guides your decisions?  Worldly wisdom, physical desires or the wisdom from being in God's presesnce?

October 19, 2017
Genesis ends with Joseph's death.  Deuteronomy ends with Moses' death.  Joshua ends with Joshua's death.  The Gospels end with Jesus' resurrection.  And that changes everything.  @tonymerida

October 18, 2017
Old words, still true:  "It is plain...there must be an immense increase in our mission force".  -Lottie Moon @ IMB_SBC

October 17, 2017
For those explorers in the frontiers of faith, prayer was no little habit tacked on to the periphery of their lives; it was their lives.  @FosterEveryday

October 17, 2017
Too often we spend all of our time seeking God for answers to our problems when what we should be doing is just seeking God.  @FwJesus

October 16, 2017
Where there is no longer any opportunity for doubt, there is no longer any opportunity for faith either.  -Paul Tournier

October 16, 2017
Repentance is like antiseptic.  You pour antiseptic onto a wound and, at first, it always stings, but it heals.  @DailyKeller

October 15, 2017
God may not get us out of a situation, but He will give us the strength to get through it.  @FwJesus  #Godisourstrength

October 15, 2017
The church exists not to affirm ourselves, but to adore the One who loved us when there was nothing good in us to affirm.  @TrevinWax

October 13, 2017
Life begins when you get out of the grandstand into the game.  -P.L. Debevoise

October 13, 2017
God has a wonderful way of turning negatives into positives.  @FwJesus

October 12, 2017
We stand with the Mediator in an intercessory role, trusting that as we lay down our lives for others, they will come to know and love God.  @theandrewwarndt

October 11, 2017
Few habits are safer predictors of long-term spiritual health than enthusiastic, wholehearted involvement with the local church.  -Josh Moody

October 10, 2017
Adversity is like a fire that, rather than destroying you, can refine, strengthen, and beautify you.  @DailyKeller

October 10, 2017
May God give you - and me - the courage, the wisdom, the strength always to hold the kingdom of God as the number one priority of our lives.  @FosterEveryday

October 10, 2017
Wonder of wonders, that God loves the lowly...He loves thte lost, the neglected, the unseemly, the excluded, the weak and broken.  -D. Bonhoeffer

October 9, 2017
A sure sign of true affections is a grateful heart.  @DailyKeller

October 9, 2017
The most difficult problem is not finding time but convincing myself that this is important enough to set aside the time.  @FosterEveryday

October 6, 2017
Evangelism, in the New Testament sense of the word, is indispensable in Southern Baptist churches.  Without it they will dwindle away and die.  @HerschelHobbs

October 6, 2017
Christianity alone among the world religions claims that God became uniquely and fully human in Jesus Christ.  He knows your pain firsthand.  @DailyKeller

October 6, 2017
Bad things happening in Vegas do not prove God is not real but that sin and depravity are and we need a Savior.  @EdLitton

October 4, 2017
We can be certain whatever God has made prominent in His Word.  He intended to be prominent in our lives.  -@CHSpurgeon

October 4, 2017
When the world sees us doing evangelism, they just see us recruiting.  When they see us doing justice, they see God's glory.  @DailyKeller

October 3, 2017
You are not a product of your circumstances.  You are a product of your decisions.  -Stephen Covey

October 3, 2017
"I fear that for the most part people are worshipping worship rather than worshipping God and communing with Him."  -AW Tozer

October 2, 2017
Putting our faith in Christ is not about trying harder; it means transferring our trust away from ourselves and resting in him.  @DailyKeller

October 2, 2017
Whose sins do you see in HD clarity?  Do you see your own as clearly?  Most of us live our lives seeing others blindspots but not our own.  @EdLitton

September 29, 2017

Want to find happiness in your life?  Appreciate the small stuff.  You are blessed more than you realize.  @FwJesus

September 28, 2017

In this life we cannot always do great things.  But, we can do small things with great love.  -Mother Teresa

September 27, 2016

We never know the way in which a single act of obedience can change the course of someone else's life.  -@TrevinWax

September 26,2017
A farmer is helpless to grow grain; all he can do is provide the right conditions for the growing of grain.  Are the conditions of your heart and life ready for growth?  @FosterEveryday

September 22, 2017
"Maturity that does not result in living as a missionary is false Christianity."  @danielsangi  #liveonmission

September 21, 2017

"We are not just saved from something but for something."  @rgallaty TheGood Fight

September 19, 2017
"God's work done God's way will NEVER lack God's supply."  -Hudson Taylor

September 15, 2017
Father give us Paul's heart of surrender so we can also declare that Christ WILL be exalted in our body, whether by life or by death. -Phillipians 1:20

September 14, 2017

"Faith is not about what any one of us can do.  It's about what God can do through any one of us."  @plattdavid

September 11, 2017

"Only after all the noise has spent itself do we begin to hear in the silence of our hearts, the voice of God."  -AW Tozer

September 8, 2017
To focus on Jesus as just an example is to reduce Him from sovereign Savior to ethical coach and to transform the gospel into law. @DailyKeller

September 6, 2017

The Creator of the universe has revealed His LOVING plan toward man.  Will you unveil this mystery for those who cannot see? -Ephesians 1:9

September 5, 2017

As a child of God, we are always encouraged to seek after the things of God more each day.  Are you becoming more like Christ? - Colossians 3:1 & 12-17

August 31, 2017
Love is not a feeling we have; it's a decision to treat people the way Jesus would treat them.  @FwJesus

August 31, 2017

The preaching of the gospel awakens an intense resentment because it reveals, I am unholy; but it also awakens an intesne craving to be holy.  myutmost

August 31, 2017
"God allows us to experence the low points of life in order to teach us lessons that we could learn in no other way."  -CSLewis

August 03, 2017
Acts closes with Paul welcoming, preaching and teaching unhindered.  "Acts" is still being written.  Is Jesus' story alive in you?  -Acts 28:30-31

August 21, 2017

"It is the whole business of the whole church to preach the whole gospel to the whole world."  @CHSpurgeon

August 18, 2017
Good intentions are NOT enough.  Specific steps can make your good ideas and good intentions come to life in your finances, in your walk with God and with your fellow man.  Different through the power of Christ!
- 2 Corinthians 8:10-11

August 15, 2017
The disciples we make are our reference letter that shows God's life-changing work in us.  Does your letter prove you are His?  -2 Corinthians 3:2-3

August 14, 2017
We are not called to "sell" the word of God, but to share with sincerity how Christ and His Word has transformed us and our lives!  -2 Corinthians 2:17

August 11, 2017

EVERY CHRISTIAN is called to connect with a Bible believing church and family and to use his/her spiritual gift to grow the church and God's kingdom.  -1 Corinthians 12:7

August 10, 2017
The essence of Job's comfort lies in the little word "my"--"my Redeemer" -- and in the fact that the Redeemer lives.  What is gold to me while it is still in the mine?  It is gold in my possession that will satisfy my needs.  But there is also another word here, which expresses Job's confidence:  "I know."  If I know that Jesus lives for me, then darkness is not dark:  Even the night is light about me.  A living Redeemer, truly mine, is unspeakable joy. 
Job 19:25.

August 9, 2017

Child of God, death has lost its sting, because the devil's power over it is destroyed.  Stop fearing death! Ask God to grant you an intimate knowledge and a firm belief in Jesus' death, so that you can be strengthened for that journey.  It is a covenant blessing to sleep in Jesus.  Death is no longer banishment; it is a return from exile, we are not far from home and the many mansions where our loved ones are already living.  Hebrews 2:!4

July 7, 2017
The gospel is not about choosing to follow advice, it's about being called to follow a King.  @timkellernyc

July 6, 2017
You have all of God you want.  If you don't have any more, it's because you're satisfied like you are.  -Adrian Rogers

July 5, 2017
If your God never disagrees with you, you might just be worshipping an idealized version of yourself.  -Tim Keller

July 3, 2017
"The best way to prove that a stick is crooked is to set a straight one beside it.  No words need to be spoken."  -A.W. Tozer

July 3, 2017
An effective kids ministry helps bring joy and life to a church:

July 3, 2017
At the end of the are what you do, not what you say you'll do.  @TheStuMin

July 3, 2017

Public faith means going public with what's in your heart, with humility and respect for others, as we speak the truth of the gospel.  -Keller