Archive for December, 2012

God can forgive you, and He is willing to do so

Posted: December 31, 2012 by doulos tou Theou in Christianity, Discipleship

“No therapist, no psychiatrist can relieve you of guilt. He or she may help you to resolve feelings of false guilt that can arise for a variety of reasons. Prescription drugs may provide certain kinds of ease. But no therapy, no course of drugs, can deliver you from real guilt. Why? Because being guilty is not a medical condition or a chemical disorder. It is a spiritual reality. It concerns your standing before God. The psychiatrist cannot forgive you; the therapist cannot absolve you; the counselor cannot pardon you. But the message of the Gospel is this: God can forgive you, and He is willing to do so.”

– Dr. Sinclair Ferguson

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Turn from idols seek the Glory of God

Posted: December 31, 2012 by doulos tou Theou in Christianity, Discipleship, Spurgeon

“If you love anything better than God you are idolaters: if there is anything you would not give up for God it is your idol: if there is anything that you seek with greater fervor than you seek the glory of God, that is your idol, and conversion means a turning from every idol.”

– C. H. Spurgeon

“You Raise Me Up”

Posted: December 28, 2012 by doulos tou Theou in Uncategorized

the conversation of Christians

Posted: December 27, 2012 by doulos tou Theou in Christianity, Discipleship, The Christian Life

“Let us resolve to talk more to believers about the Bible when we meet them. Alas, the conversation of Christians, when they do meet, is often sadly unprofitable! How many frivolous, and trifling, and uncharitable things are said! Let us bring out the Bible more, and it will help to drive the devil away, and keep our hearts in tune. Oh, that we may all strive so to walk together in this evil world; that Jesus may often draw near, and go with us, as He went with the two disciples journeying to Emmaus!”

– J.C. Ryle

Changed my life

Posted: December 27, 2012 by doulos tou Theou in Christianity, Discipleship

“I choose to believe the Bible because it’s a reliable collection of historical documents written by eyewitnesses during the lifetime[s] of other eyewitnesses. They report supernatural events that took place in fulfillment of specific prophecies and claim that their writings are divine, not human in origin. And oh, by the way- I tried it. Changed my life.”

– Voddie Baucham

He Glorifies the Son

Posted: December 26, 2012 by doulos tou Theou in Christianity, Discipleship, The Christian Life

“The Holy Spirit does not draw attention to himself. He does not draw attention to us. He does not draw attention, primarily, to particular results. He glorifies the Son. He, as it were, hides himself, even as the Son did when he was here in the world. Our Lord came incognito, in the likeness of a man. And, in a measure, that is true of the Spirit. He seems to hide himself, in order that everybody may look at the Son. Therefore, if you hear people talking perpetually about the Spirit and hardly ever about the Son, you have good reason for believing that they may well be the subjects of a delusion.”

– D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Created for His Glory

Posted: December 26, 2012 by doulos tou Theou in Christianity, Discipleship, The Christian Life

“The creation of the world seems to have been especially for this end, that the eternal Son of God might obtain a spouse, toward whom he might fully exercise the infinite benevolence of his nature, and to whom he might, as it were, open and pour forth all that immense fountain of condescension, love, and grace that was in his heart, and that in this way God might be glorified.”

– Jonathan Edwards, ‘The Church’s Marriage to Her Sons, and to Her God,’ in The Works of Jonathan Edwards, Volume 25: Sermons and Discourses, 1743-1758 (ed. Wilson Kimnach; Yale University Press, 2006), 187