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  • Mark shared from Truth on Tough Texts: Expositions of Challenging Scripture Passages by Dr. J. D. Watson
    it is noteworthy that when one goes back in Church History, he finds that pastors were great theologians, and when they spoke people listened. Was that because of their authority? No, it was because Scripture alone was their authority, and they were there because they were called, qualified, trained, and ordained to be there.
    Note: Leadership in the pulpit comes from the authority of Scripture.
  • Mark shared from Intentional Parenting: Family Discipleship by Design by Tad Thompson
    Recommended Reading Key: + = Good place to start *= For children ** = Parent/Child resource 1. The Gospel a. Two Ways to Live, Matthias Media b. Two Ways to Live for Children, Matthias Media c. The Gospel and Personal Evangelism, Mark Dever (Crossway) d. + What is the Gospel?, Greg Gilbert (Crossway) 2. The Big Story (Biblical Theology) a. + According to Plan, Graeme Goldsworthy (IVP Academic) b. God’s Glory in Salvation through Judgment, James Hamilton (Crossway) c. The Mission of God, Christopher Wright (Zondervan) d. * The Big Picture Story Bible, David Helm and Gail Schoonmaker (Crossway)...
    Note: @aliensandexiles
  • Mark shared from Ride On : A Motorcycle Journey to Awaken the Soul and Rediscover its Maker by Joseph Fehlen
    If one day   If one day I find inside a sound an image of  your memory floating around I will Breathe it into my heart as seeds sown into the ground Ah, to be there then as a simple memory Blossoms and Love is found
    Note: For Jill
  • Mark shared from A Lifetime Remembered: An Autobiography of James Winter by James Winter
    Today school classes tend to be of mixed IQ, which seems to me to make most students “excel in mediocrity” in that the brighter students have little competition to spur them to higher achievements.
    Note: This sentiment is shared by a few teachers I know.
  • Mark shared from Dad Is Fat by Jim Gaffigan
    Every morning after I get up, I always gaze longingly at my bed and lament, “You were wonderful last night. I didn’t want it to end. I can’t wait to see you again …”
  • Mark shared from The World-Tilting Gospel by Dan Phillips
    We must deal with the fact: The Gospel is offensive to human pride. If what we preach as “Gospel” is not offensive, we’re doing it wrong. An inoffensive Gospel is a false Gospel, a damning Gospel—because the only Gospel that saves is the Gospel that offends (1 Cor. 1:18, 21, 23; 2:2; Gal. 1:10; 5:11; 6:12, 14).
    Note: The true Gospel is offensive.
  • Mark shared from Transformation by Bill Phillips
    Research at Harvard’s School of Public Health reveals that for each daily serving of fruits and vegetables a person eats, they lower, by 4%, their risk of heart disease. Another study shows that for every serving of fruits and vegetables we eat each day, our life expectancy increases by two years. Want to live 10 years longer? Eat five servings of fresh fruit and vegetables every day, this study concludes. The National Institutes of Health reports that when we eat multiple servings of fruits and vegetables we decrease our risk of developing numerous forms of cancer (lung, mouth, stomach, colon,...
    Note: Eat your veggies!
  • Mark shared from a Personal Document
    It is no novelty, then, that I am preaching; no new doctrine. I love to proclaim these strong old doctrines, that are called by nickname CALVINISM, but which are surely and verily the revealed truth of God as it is in Christ Jesus. By this truth I make a pilgrimage into [the] past, and as I go, I see father after father, confessor after confessor, martyr after martyr, standing up to shake hands with me.... Taking these things to be the standard of my faith, I see the land of the ancients peopled with my brethren; I behold multitudes who confess the same as I do, and acknowledge that this is the...
    Note: Spurgeon on preaching Calvinism.
  • Mark shared from a Personal Document
    First, when God predestined us by His elective purpose, He did not merely predestine us to the beginning of our salvation, He predestined us to the end of it. We were not chosen just to be justified. We were chosen to be glorified. Paul’s wording could not be more straightforward.
    Note: First to last.
  • Mark shared from a Personal Document
    Paul preached the gospel of Christ with great clarity so the elect could hear and believe. When they believed, he taught them the truth so they could become godly; and he also unfolded for them the hope of eternal life, which gave them the encouragement and motivation they needed for faithful living.
    Note: Justification, sanctification, and glorification.
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