About Derick Dickens

I have an MAR, MDiv, and MBA. I love my lovely wife and family.

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  • Derick shared from Hebrews (Reformed Expository Commentary) by Richard D. Phillips
    A religion without doctrine or dogma is a thing which many are fond of talking of in the present day. It sounds very fine at first. It looks very pretty at a distance. But the moment we sit down to examine and consider it, we shall find it a simple impossibility. We might as well talk of a body without bones and sinews. No man will ever be anything or do anything in religion, unless he believes something.... No one ever fights earnestly against the world, the flesh and the devil, unless he has engraven on his heart certain great principles which he believes.2
    Note: Christianity without doctrine is like a body without bones. Well stated by J.C Ryle.
  • Derick shared from Hebrews (Reformed Expository Commentary) by Richard D. Phillips
    A young Christian woman once told me how a colleague at work had belittled Christianity as an escape from the difficulties of real life, an easy route chosen by the weak. "An escape!" she replied. "An escape! You try to live as a Christian, you try to wage war against the desires of the flesh, you try to live as an alien in a strange land, and then you come and tell me that Christianity is the easy way!" She was right! If what you are looking for is a lazy man's detour through life, if you are looking to avoid serious challengesand to follow the well-worn lanes, then Christianity is not for you....
    Note: Christianity is not for wimps.
  • Derick shared from True Community: The Biblical Practice of Koinonia by Jerry Bridges
    Can we truly have discipleship without a serious emphasis on Scripture memorization? I doubt it.
    Note: convicting
  • Derick shared from Hebrews (Reformed Expository Commentary) by Richard D. Phillips
    Martin Luther said, "Let the man who would hear God speak read Holy Scripture."' The Puritan Thomas Watson adds, "By reading other books the heart may be warmed, but by reading this book it is transformed"2
    Note: The B I B L E
  • Derick shared from True Community: The Biblical Practice of Koinonia by Jerry Bridges
    We do not have the ability in ourselves to accomplish the least of God’s tasks. This is a law of grace. When we recognize it is impossible for us to perform a duty in our own strength, we will discover the secret of its accomplishment. But alas, this is a secret we often fail to discover.
    Note: The secret we often fail to discover
  • Derick shared from True Community: The Biblical Practice of Koinonia by Jerry Bridges
    Charles Hodge wrote on this passage, “Fellowship includes union and communion. The original word (koinonia) signifies participation…. We are called to be partakers of Christ; partakers of his life, as members of his body.”
    Note: union and communion makeup fellowship
  • Derick shared from Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God by J. I. Packer
    The results of preaching depend, not on the wishes and intentions of men, but on the will of God Almighty.
    Note: Evangelism
  • Derick shared from Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God by J. I. Packer
    It is our widespread and persistent habit of defining evangelism in terms, not of a message delivered, but of an effect produced in our hearers.
    Note: Sad but true
  • Derick shared from Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God by J. I. Packer
    Christ's command means that we all should be devoting all our resources of ingenuity and enterprise to the task of making the gospel known in every possible way to every possible person. Unconcern and inaction with regard to evangelism are always, therefore, inexcusable.
    Note: The call to evangelism
  • Derick shared from Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God by J. I. Packer
    While we must always remember that it is our responsibility to proclaim salvation, we must never forget that it is God who saves.
    Note: It is God who saves