Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Think About That!

". . . to us who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope that is set before us in the gospel, how unutterable sweet is the knowledge that our Heavenly Father knows us completely.  No talebearer can inform on us, no enemy can make an accusation stick; no forgotten skeleton can come tumbling out of some hidden closet to absash us and expose our past; no unsuspected weakness in our characters can come to light to turn God away from us, since He knew us utterly before we knew Him and called us to Himself in the full knowledge of everything that was against us" ~ A.W. Tozer, The Knowledge of the Holy

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

God Cares Like No One Else

"His knowledge of our afflictions and adversities is more than theoretic; it is personal, warm, and compassionate.  Whatever may befall us, God knows and cares as no one else can." ~ A.W. Tozer, The Knowledge of the Holy

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Gospel Growth

"It's not as if we come to know Christ through the gospel word but then use a fundamentally different message to encourage each other as Christians.  The 'word of God', the message that he has revealed in and through Christ by his Spirit - this is what converts us, and it is also what causes us to grow, bearing the fruit of godliness." ~ Colin Marshall & Tony Payne, The Trellis and the Vine

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The Most Important Growth

"Whatever other signs of life and growth we might look for in our congregations - involvement, activities, newcomers, finances, number of staff, buildings, and so on - the only growth that has any significance in God's plans is the growth of believers."  ~ Colin Marshall & Tony Payne, The Trellis and the Vine