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  • Amazon shared from My Utmost for His Highest, Classic Edition by Oswald Chambers
    There is no such thing as a private life—“a world within the world”—for a man or woman who is brought into fellowship with Jesus Christ’s sufferings. God breaks up the private life of His saints, and makes it a thoroughfare for the world on the one hand and for Himself on the other. No human being can stand that unless he is identified with Jesus Christ. We are not sanctified for ourselves, we are called into the fellowship of the Gospel, and things happen which have nothing to do with us, God is getting us into fellowship with Himself. Let Him have his way, if you do not, instead of...
  • Amazon shared from Secondhand Jesus by Glenn Packiam
    God is the only thing worth having in the first place. He won’t be used as a genie for our wants. He is not a means to an end; He is the greatest end in and of Himself.
  • Amazon shared from Secondhand Jesus by Glenn Packiam
    Perhaps we have paid so much attention to making Christianity relevant to culture that we’ve forgotten how it is designed to flow in opposition to it. We have allowed our quest for immortality symbols to coexist with our Christianity, resulting in a faith that is foreign to the one Christ came to initiate. Christ came speaking the language of His culture, fully intent on undermining it. We come speaking the language of our culture with the secret hope of being loved by it.
  • Amazon shared from Secondhand Jesus by Glenn Packiam
    Jesus Himself is the Treasure in heaven. (Can bigger mansions—even celestial ones—or a larger estate on golden streets really compare to the glorious Son of God?) To know Him is to have eternal life.
  • Amazon shared from Walking with God Day by Day: 365 Daily Devotional Selections by Martyn Lloyd-Jones
    If we had no Bible but merely some oral tradition, then there would be some excuse for the confusion. Or if we only had the Bible in a language that we could not understand, again there would be considerable excuse. But that is not our position at all. So why is there any confusion? And there is only one answer to that question. It is because men and women, instead of taking the message as it is in the Bible, are imposing their own message upon it. They are approaching it with their philosophies, their theories, their ideas, and their attempts to understand; and they are bypassing what is stated...
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