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





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:  http://bit.ly/2tHOWin

July 3, 2017
At the end of the day...you 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

June 30, 3027

I would rather walk with God in the dark than go alone in the light. - Mary Gardiner Brainard

June 30, 2017
"Healthy churches practice leadership development, not leadership placement."  @Todd Adkins

June 29, 2017

"You must never allow the transitory, evanescent demands of man-made institutions to take precedence over the eternal demands of God."  -MLK Jr

June 29, 2017

"You cannot buy your way into a church multiplication movement...Money is not the limiting factor of growth."  -@EdStetzer

June 29, 2017
"We can believe what we choose.  We are answerable for what we choose to believe."  -John Henry Newman

June 28, 2017

If you can't control what you think, you will not be able to control what you do.  (Romans 12:2)  @FwJesus

June 28, 2017
"The best use of life is love.  The best expression of love is time.  The best time to love is now."  -Rick Warren

June 22, 2017

Rahab based her hope on the promise of the spies, whom she saw as the respresentatives of the God of Isreal.  Her faith was simple and firm, but it was obedient.  To tie the scarlet cord in the window was a trivial act in itself, but she dared not omit it. (Joshua 2:21).  The chord shows obedience, even when things look trivial.  It shows trust in the blood of the Lamb for salvation.  The chord shows the passer-by in whom you trust.  Have you tied the scarlet chord in your window?

June 21, 2017
The humility of wisdom is the happy consciousness that all things come from God, are sustained by God, and exist for God. @JohnPiper

June 21, 2017
"Because God disciplines those He loves, He will take drastic measures to get our attention if we need to grow up spiritually."  -C. McDowell

June 20, 2017
Have you come to "the sprinkled blood"?  The question is not whether you have come to a knowledge of doctrine or an observance of ceremonies or to a certain experience, but have you come to the blood of Jesus?  You come to the sprinkled blood with no merits of your own.  Guilty, lost and helpless, you come to take that blood alone, as your everlasting hope.  For the blood of Jesus is the life that gives all godliness.  (Het. 12:22 and 24)

June 22, 2017
"There's wisdom in living without an answer.  It reminds us we are not God!"  -Randy Newman

June 20, 2017
If God wiped out all sources of evil in thet world we would no longer be here, the evil is inside us.  Rather be filled with the  Holy Spirit!   @DailyKeller

June 19, 2017
The story of Jesus changes our lives because it is true.  @timkellernyc

June 19, 2017
God works in us so that He can work through us!  As Paul would say to the church at Corinth "we are laborers together with God".  #GCministry

June 19, 2017

Sin is a thing of time, but mercy is from everlasting.  Before you and I sought the Lord, the Lord sought us.  @CHSpurgeon

June 13, 2017
"When you love someone, you can't help but talk with them and about them." @bellevuepastor

June 12, 2017
There are times when God wants to use you in someone else's life; it may not be comfortable, but they need to  see Jesus1  @Faithreel

June 8, 2016

It is a dangerous thing to your spiritual growth to know things and be content neither to do them or to move further in obedience.  @EdLitton

June 6, 2017
Oh, the hands of Jesus.  Hands of incarnation at birth.  Hands of liberation as He healed.  Hands of inspiration as He taught.  And hands of salvation as He died.  Between His hand and the wood was a list of our lusts, lies and bad decisions.  The list, however, cannot be read.  The mistakes are covered.  Our sins are hidden.  And as the hands of Jesus opened for the nail, the doors of heaven opened for you.  Are you covered? (Colossians 2:14)

June 2, 2017

To every believer's heart there is a constant struggle between the old nature and the new.  Satan, the world and the flesh are all against you.  But, do not be discouraged.  Fight on!  For God is with you.  Jehovah Nissi is your banner and Jehovah Rophi is your healer.  Do not fear, for who can defeat Omnipotence? Fight on "looking to Jesus" and although the conflict is long and tough, the victory will be sweet and the promised reward glorious.  Fight on!  (Galatians 5:17)

June 1, 2017
"The health of our souls requires that we take the whole Bible as it stands and let it do its work in us."  -A.W. Tozer

May 30, 2017

W never would've known the depths of Christ's love if He had not died; nor could we guess the Father's deep affection in He had not given His Son to di.  The mercies we enjo all proclaim His love, just as the the seashell, when put to our ears, whispers the sounds of the sea from which it came; if you want to know love, then look today to Calvary and see thet AMAZING LOVE shown toward us.  You will never be the same! (Luke 23:33)

May 26, 2017

When Jesus was on earth, although a Prince, He walked the path of weariness and service.  So it should be no surprise of His followers, who are princes in His line, should also be looked down upon as inferior and contemptible.  David wanders on the mountains, while Saul reigns in state; Elijah is complaining in the cave, while Jezebel is boasting in the palace.  But when the wheel turns, those who are lowest rise and the highest fall.  Patience, then, believer, eternity will right the wrongs of time.  Simply trust Him!  (Ecclesiates 10:7)

May 25, 2017
Jesus, bearing His cross went to suffer outside the gate.  The Christian's reason for leaving the camp of the world's sin and religion is not because we should be isolated, we must be "outside the camp," as witness-bearers for the truth.  We must be prepared to walk the straight and narrow path.  We must have bold, unflinching hearts, loving Christ and His truth more than all the world.  Jesus desires  His people to "go...outside the camp" for their own santification.  (Hebrews 13:13)  Will you follow Him?

May 24, 2017
"The church does not simply have missions department; it should wholly exist to be a mission."  @timkellernyc

May 24, 2017
Stay strong!  Your test will become your test-imony, your mess will become your mess-age.  @FwJesus

May 23, 2017
The spirit of Christ is the spirit of missions.  The nearer we get to Him, the more intensely missionary be become. 
-Henry Martyn

May 23, 2017
The greatest enemy to human souls is the self-righteous spirit which makes men look to themselves for salvation.  @CHSpurgeon

May 22, 2017
When I think about the words service, calling, following Jesus, I tend to think of other countries and locales to evangelize and serve.  And then there's an afternoon when I play with a bunch of kids, the counters are covered in plates, and there's been a stream of people through the house.  Then, I remember, that this is what service mostly looks like.  We are everyday ministers of the gospel.  So dive in and love those around you today!  (Romans 12:1)

May 17, 2017

Why should Christians imitate Christ? For your own sakes.  To be spiritually healthy, escape the sickness of sin and enjoy the passion of growing grace, Jesus must be your model.  For your happiness' sake, if you seek the depths of his love an you want holy and happy fellowship with esus, you must walk as He walked.  Lastly, for Christ's sake, would you see the kingdoms of the world become His?  Is it your desire that He be glorified? Do you long for souls to be won to Him? Are you imitating Christ? (1 John 2:6)

May 16, 2017
"In normal life we hardly realize how much more we receive than we give; life can be rich only with such realiation." -Bonhoeffer

May 16, 2017
Today:  you don't have to be a superstar saint, a winsome witness, or a clever communicator in 140 characters.  Simply. Walk. With. Jesus." @alvinreid

May 16, 2017
Not everyone is your brother or sister in the faith, but everyone is your neighbor.  @timkellernyc

May 12, 2017

Simon carrying Jesus' cross is a picture of the church forevermore; we bear the cross after Jesus.  Notice that Jesus didn't suffer to prevent your suffering.  He bears a cross that you may endure it  But comfort yourself that its not our cross but Christ's that we carry.  When persecuted for your obedience, when your faith leads to cruel jokes, remember its not your cross, it's Christs.  And what a privilege to carry the cross of Jesus!  (Luke 23:26)

May 11, 2017
Christian, do not mourn over past sins.  Lett your heart rejoice, for you are "accepted in the  beloved" - what do you fear?  Keep a smile on your face!  Live near your Master; for when your time has come, you will rise up to Jesus and reign at His right hand and all because the Lord Jesus was made "to be sin who knew no sin, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God." (2 Corinthians 5:21)

May 9, 2017
"When we make a choice today, we are deciding who we will be tomorrow."  -A.W. Tozer

May 2, 2017

Every Christian is either a missionar or an impostor.  -Charles Spurgeon

May 1, 2017
In Ephesians 2:4 we read what is one of the most cherished and overlooked phrases in the Bible: But God.  It is the hinge of hope for desperate sinners like us.  It is the climax of every gospel presentation.  It leaves behind a wake of grace that ripples into eternity.  We see the glory of God in His rich mercy and great love.  We hang onto the "But God" because in that gospel we trace the echo of grace back to the source.  We find Joy Himself.  And my, what kindness we've been shown by God in Christ Jesus!

April 27, 2017
"When we magnify th Lord we are not making Him bigger; we are seeing Him bigger."  -A.W. Tozer

April 26, 2017

He must increase, but I must decrease. (John 3:30)

April 26, 2017
Disciple makers know that if you are going to make disciples, you must be a disciple.  Learning of, growing in, and following after Jesus! @tim_lafleur

April 25, 2017
Religion stresses holiness over grace.  Irreligion stresses freedom over holiness.  Christianity is freedom through Grace that leads to holiness.  @timkellernyc

April 25, 2017

"The happiness of the creature (us) consists in rejoicing in God, by which also God is magnified and exalted."        -Jonathan Edwards

April 25, 2017
Your "self" is something that needs redemption, not expression. @TrevinWax

April 24, 2017
Churches shaped by the Bible look different than churches shaped by business methods with a little Bible "sprinkled" on top.  @PeytonHill

April 21, 2017
"[Man's chief end is to please] his Maker...Man cannot please God without bringing to himself a great amount of happines." - Charles Spurgeon

April 21, 2017
God is not silent.  It is the nature of God to speak.  The second person of the Holy Trinity is called "The Word".
-A. W. Tozer

April 21, 2017
God doesn't care what you're not.  He cares who you are.  You are His.  When He adds His extra to your ordinary, nothing is impossible for you." @FwJesus

April 20, 2017

Jesus never deserted them, but the disciples fled in fear at the very outset of His sufferings.  This reveals the frailty of all believers if left to themselves; we are but sheep at best and flee when the wolf appears.  They had all been warned of the danger and had promised to die rather than leave their Master; yet they were seized with panic and ran.  What anguise Jesus must have felt as He saw them so faithless! (Matthew 26:56)  Would Jesus be hurt again or proud of your faith?

April 17, 2017
At the cross, we see the hands and feed and side all offering Jesus' "precious blood." It is "precious"
because by it the sins of Christ's people are atoned for; they are redeemed from under the law;
they are reconciled to God, made on with Him.  Through Jesus' precious blood there is not a spot
left on any believer.  The same blood that justifies also gives life to the new nature and leads it to
conquer sin and obey the commands of God.  Are you covered with the "precious blood" of Christ?
(1 Peter 1:19)

April 14, 2017
Mockery was huge in Jesus' suffering.  Judas mocked Him in the garden; the chief priests and scribe
s laughed at Him; the servants and soldiers brutally insulted Him, Pilater and his guards ridiculed His
royalty; and on the tree all sorts of taunts were hurled at Him.  O that we could set You on a
glorious throne in all men's hearts!  We would ring out Your praises over land and sea until men would
universally adore you just as they once unanimously rejected you.  (Psalm 22:7)

April 13, 2017
"It is not arrogant to represent as forcefully as we can God's gospel; it is simply faithful stewardship."
-D.A. Carson

April 12, 2017
Theologians are unwise to systematize...in such a way that no puzzles, enigmas or loose ends are
left." -John Stott

April12, 2017
"Do you realize that it is onlly in the gospel of Jesus Christ that you get the verdict before the performance?" -@DailyKeller

April 11, 2017
"Faith, as Paul saw it, was a living, flaming thing leading to surrernder and obedience to the
commandments of Christ."  -A.W. Tozer

April 11, 2017
"Everything you need for your destiny is within reach.  Pray that God will open your eyes to
opportunities, people and resources." @FwJesus

April 11, 2017
"The only person in the universe whose opinion counts looks at me and He finds me more  valuable
than all the jewels in creation." -@timekellernyc

April 10, 2017
The kisses of an enemy are deceitful.  Let me be on guard when the world puts on a loving face, for
it will, if possible, betray me as id did Jesus, with a kiss.  Let me be wise as a serpent to detect and
avoid the plans of the enemy.  The young man, devoid of wisdom, was led astray by the kiss of a
strange woman: May mmy soul be so strong today that the seduction of the world may have no
effect on me.  Holy Spirit, let me not, a frail son of man, be betrayed with a kiss! (Luke 22:48)  Are you
in danger?

April 10, 2017
Unconditional affirmation and unconditional love are not the same thing.  To demand the former is
to actually exclude the latter. -Sam Allberry

April 10, 2017
He had spent the night in agony, and so His strength was almost gone, but He was granted neither
food nor rest.  They were eager for His blood and therefore, led Him to die.  Beloved, can you see the
cross on His shoulders, does it represent your sin?  Have you laid your hand upon His head, confessed
your sin, and trusted in Him? (John 19:16-17)

April 6, 2017

The sin under all other sins is a lack of joy in Christ. @DailyKeller - Where do you find joy?

April 5, 2017
We must meet the uncertainties of this world with the certainty of the world to come. -A.W. Tozer

April 4, 2017
It was never God's plan that His people should be untested.  Trials are the royal insignia marking the
King's vessels of honor.  Even through trouble we have the comfort of knowing that Jesus walked it
before us.  We have His presence to cheer us on, His grace to support us and His example to teach
us how to endure; and when we reach "the kingdom", it will be more that worth the "tribulations" we
have faced. (Acts 14:22)  Jesus is BETTER than anything this world has to offer!!