Monday, January 26, 2015

You Can't Make Disciples

“Let me ask you a question: How are you making disciples? You may be tempted to think, “I don’t know if I can really make disciples.” If that’s you, then I want to let you in on a secret: you can’t. But that’s the whole point. God has put His Holy Spirit in you, and He has equipped you and empowered you to do that which you could never do on your own. That’s the whole point of Christianity. God has not saved you to sit on the sidelines and to do what you’re capable of doing. He has saved you to live on the front lines and experience what He alone is capable of doing.” -- David Platt

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Genuine Love

“Genuine love is not primarily a feeling but a costly decision to sacrifice yourself for the good of another person.” -- Mark Altrogge

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Perfect Wisdom

“Wisdom is not smarts or morality. It’s not knowledge to win trivial pursuit. If we want to know what perfect wisdom looks like, there is one place to look. The Son of God. The Son of Man. Jesus. The Hebrew word for wisdom basically means skill. It’s used to describe skill in war, art, and craftsmanship. Wisdom is Christ-empowered skill to live for the glory of God.” -- Jeff Medders

Friday, January 23, 2015

The Christian Life

“The liberating truth of the Christian gospel is that God’s love for us and approval of us has nothing to do with us. The Christian life commences with grace, continues with grace, and concludes with grace. Jesus met all of God’s holy conditions so that your relationship to God could be wholly unconditional.” -- Tullian Tchividjian

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Union with Christ

“As far as we are concerned, union with Christ begins to be a reality when we trust in Christ for salvation….Union with Christ is, in fact, the foundation of all the blessings of salvation. Justification, sanctification, adoption and glorification are all received through our being united to Christ.” -- Robert Letham 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Surrender and Submit

The church . . . calls men and women to repent of their false loyalty to other powers, to become believers in the one true sovereignty, and so to become corporately a sign, instrument, and foretaste of that sovereignty of the one true and living God over all nature, all nations, and all human lives.” --  Lesslie Newbigin

Photo by David Carter

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The Truly Full Life

The truly full life is the one surrendered to God in every square inch of it. It’s the life packed in every nook and cranny with Christ as Lord, the gospel our hope, and the Kingdom as mission.” -- Yancey Arrington

Photo by Joe Philipson