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  • Jashurst shared from Addiction and Grace (Plus) by Gerald G. May
    Just as fresh water could transform wastelands into gardens, the living water of God’s Spirit could cause love to grow within the most parched and willful souls.
  • Jashurst shared from a Personal Document
    The ancient Greeks were not the first civilization in the west, but they made such immense contributions to art, architecture, science, politics, warfare, education, poetry, history, and philosophy that many discussions of these subjects, even today, begin with them.
  • Jashurst shared from The Book of Pastoral Rule (Popular Patristics Series) by St Gregory the Great
    For it is one thing to show mercy on account of sin and something entirely different to sin in the act of showing mercy.
    Note: I
  • Jashurst shared from The Book of Pastoral Rule (Popular Patristics Series) by St Gregory the Great
    Therefore, he who seeks not the good work of the ministry, but only the glory of honor, testifies against himself that he does not desire the office of a bishop.
    Note: So good
  • Jashurst shared from Pleasures Evermore: The Life-Changing Power of Enjoying God (Experiencing God) by Sam Storms
    So how do we distinguish between satanic accusation and divine conviction? Among other things, the former comes in the shape of condemnation that breeds feelings of hopelessness. We are told that our sin has put us beyond the hope of grace and the power of forgiveness. Satan’s accusations are devoid of any reference to the sufficiency of the cross. Divine conviction for sin, on the other hand, comes with a reminder of the sufficiency and finality of Christ’s shed blood, together with a promise of hope and the joy of forgiveness.
    Note: Soooo important!
  • Jashurst shared from Pleasures Evermore: The Life-Changing Power of Enjoying God (Experiencing God) by Sam Storms
    all know what it’s like for pleasure to become sensuality, or for self-care to become selfishness, or for self-respect to become conceit, or for wise caution to become cynicism and unbelief, or for righteous anger to become unrighteous rage, or for the joy of sex to become immorality, or for conscientiousness to become perfectionism.
  • Jashurst shared from Pleasures Evermore: The Life-Changing Power of Enjoying God (Experiencing God) by Sam Storms
    Erwin Rommel, Germany’s most decorated military leader. Rommel is preparing to launch a massive assault on Allied troops in North Africa. His specialty is tank warfare. But Patton’s intelligence service has intercepted a German radio transmission bearing news of the impending attack. On the morning of the battle, Patton is awakened by his aides. A book lies open on his nightstand. Its title: The Tank in Attack, by Erwin Rommel. As Allied forces spring their surprise, and quite successful, assault on the enemy, Patton can be seen smiling as he peers through binoculars at the carnage of battle....
    Note: illustration...fighting the enemy
  • Jashurst shared from a Personal Document
    the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial
  • Jashurst shared from Encountering Theology of Mission (Encountering Mission): Biblical Foundations, Historical Developments, and Contemporary Issues by Craig Ott
    In conclusion we can say that mission is God’s sending of Christians, the church, into the world as messengers of reconciliation and renewal to bring men and women of every nation into God’s kingdom. They are to live as salt and light in their communities as a sign of the coming kingdom when all things will be restored under God’s rule. However, the church has not fulfilled its mission by merely being such a community wherever it finds itself, as great a challenge at that is. Rather such communities must be multiplied among the diverse peoples of the world, and this is the task of missions....
  • Jashurst shared from Future Grace, Revised Edition: The Purifying Power of the Promises of God by John Piper
    On the contrary, billboards, Internet, television, and magazines mount a relentless appeal for us to look away from Jesus as the source of our hourly strength and guidance.