Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Proof

"This isn't to say that our good works earn our salvation - we are saved only by grace (Ephesians 2:8).  But the way we live proves the reality of our salvation.  If a person has truly been saved, truly been justified by grace, it shows in a new lifestyle.  Every genuine Christian is being sanctified.  The process might be slow, it might move ahead in fits and starts, but if we've been justified, we will also begin to be sanctified."

~ Joshua Harris, Dug Down Deep

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Walking In The Light?

"In 1 John 1:8-10 . . . John is at pains to say that 'walking in the light' does not mean walking flawlessly.  It means that, when you stumble, the light of Christ causes you to see your stumbling as sin and hate it and confess it and receive forgiveness and move forward with Christ."
~ John Piper, Finally Alive

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Only One Right Person

"It helps me to remember that one day in heaven there will be only one right person.  I'm sorry, but it won't be you. Or me.  It will be God.  Everybody else in heaven will be wrong in a million different ways about a million different things.  The Bible tells us that only those who trusted in Jesus Christ, who turned from sin and believed in him, will be in God's presence.  But on a host of secondary matters, we'll all discover how much we got wrong."

~Joshua Harris, Dug Down Deep