Pleasure without God, without the sacred boundaries, will actually leave you emptier than before. And this is biblical truth, this is experiential truth. The loneliest people in the world are amongst the wealthiest and most famous who found no boundaries within which to live. That is a fact I've seen again and again. Ravi Zacharias
Some believers are much surprised when they are called to suffer. They thought they would do some great thing for God; but all that God permits them to do is to suffer. Robert Murray M'Cheyne
A prayer for Sanctity of Life Sunday. "Lord God we give thanks to You! For You formed each of us in his or her mother's womb and since our births have daily given us the breath of life. We marvel as we read in scripture that John who You appointed to be the Savior's forerunner leapt for joy in his mother Elizabeth's womb.
We whom You have made stewards of creation and especially we who You have called to be disciples of the Lord of life ask that you make us faithful and constant in seeking to safeguard the dignity of every human life whether unborn, afflicted with congenital deformity of body or mind, or debilitated by infirmity.
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, Whose mother brought Him to full term despite her humble circumstances and in defiance of the appearance of immorality which her miraculous virginal pregnancy presented to the world, amen."
The excellence of the Church does not consist in multitude but in purity. John Calvin
Yes, Forrest, life is like a box of chocolates! If you read the chart inside the box which describes the piece you select, you'll know what you're gonna get.
If you read God's word the holy Bible, you'll know what you're gonna get from the choices you make in life.
The only reason for my being killed is that I have taught the doctrine of Christ. I thank God it is for this reason that I die...after Christ's example, I forgive my persecutors. I do not hate them. I ask God to have pity on all, and I hope my blood will fall on my fellow men as a fruitful rain. Paul Miki, martyred by crucifixion in Japan, 5 February A.D. 1597
To the Unborn Child
Oh Wondrous Child!
Sleeping in your liquid sea
Sheltered from our curious eyes
You bear the image of Divinity.
Oh Beauteous Child!
Fearfully and wonderfully wrought
In the depths of the secret place
Proclaiming in your unformed substance
The mystery of Creation's grace
Maureen Sutton, Bible teacher and counsellor
Say what men will, obedience to Law is liberty; compliance with Law is harmony, not discord...Law does not interfere with true liberty, but only with that which is untrue, promoting and directing the former, discouraging only the latter. Horatius Bonar
"Though individual virtue is a fundamental goal of Christianity, our greatest strength lies in Christian union. The church provides critical support to the individual and the family in their Christian duty. The church supports the home with a regularity which the family often finds difficult in its informal, organic life. (Accordingly, the church is essentially a local institution)." Ronald Kirk
Prayer is the one great medicine with nothing but good side effects! Rev. James Sharp
This life, therefore, is not righteousness but growth in righteousness; not health but healing; not being but becoming, not rest but exercise. We are not yet what we shall be, but we are growing toward it; the process is not yet finished but it is going on; this is not the end but it is the road; all does not yet gleam in glory but all is being purified. Martin Luther
Generational segregation in worship does more than create problems for churches. When we segregate age groups in worship, we are also disrupting the families in our churches. There are God-given responsibilities to parents for the development of their children that we undermine when we remove them from worship. Mike Harland
The devil and his works demonstrate the frequent coexistence of extreme cleverness and great wickedness in high places. It should not surprise us when very evil people who also are very subtle and crafty seek and abuse positions of leadership.
For a while, they will outsmart many and do some damage. But in their arrogance they forget the almighty and all wise One, Who will both call them to account and in His time right all wrongs. In the meantime, those who know their God and patiently wait on Him are not ignorant of the devices of the ancient serpent, the father of lies and liars.
The first thing that stuck in the minds of the disciples was not the empty tomb, but rather the empty grave clothes undisturbed in form and position. Josh McDowell
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