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  • gwberry shared from Gospel Wakefulness (Foreword by Ray Ortlund) by Jared C. Wilson
    Archbishop William Temple once said, “Your religion is what you do with your solitude.” In
  • gwberry shared from The Practice of the Presence of God the Best Rule of a Holy Life by Brother Lawrence
    That our sanctification did not depend upon changing our works, but in doing that for GOD's sake, which we commonly do for our own. That it was lamentable to see how many people mistook the means for the end, addicting themselves to certain works, which they performed very imperfectly, by reason of their human or selfish regards. That the most excellent method he had found of going to GOD, was that of doing our common business without any view of pleasing men,[1] and (as far as we are capable) purely for the love of GOD.
  • gwberry shared from Call to Spiritual Reformation, A: Priorities from Paul and His Prayers by D. A. Carson
    The unvarnished truth is that what we most frequently give thanks for betrays what we most highly value. If a large percentage of our thanksgiving is for material prosperity, it is because we value material prosperity proportionately.
  • gwberry shared from Call to Spiritual Reformation, A: Priorities from Paul and His Prayers by D. A. Carson
    That is the worst possible heritage to leave with children: high spiritual pretensions and low performance.
  • gwberry shared from Call to Spiritual Reformation, A: Priorities from Paul and His Prayers by D. A. Carson
    That is the worst possible heritage to leave with children: high spiritual pretensions and low performance.
  • gwberry shared from John Calvin: A Heart for Devotion, Doctrine, Doxology by Various Contributors, Burk Parsons, Burk Parsons
    "The pastor ought to have two voices: one, for gathering the sheep; and another, for warding off ... wolves.""
  • gwberry shared from A Gospel Primer for Christians by Milton Vincent
    First, the gospel assures me that the love of God is infinitely superior to any love that I could ever give to myself. “Greater love has no one than this,” says Jesus while speaking of His love.63
  • gwberry shared from A Gospel Primer for Christians by Milton Vincent
    3. The Power of God Outside of heaven, the power of God in its highest density is found inside the gospel. This must be so, for the Bible twice describes the gospel as “the power of God.”7 Nothing else in all of Scripture is ever described in this way, except for the Person of Jesus Christ.8 Such a description indicates that the gospel is not only powerful, but that it is the ultimate entity in which God’s power resides and does its greatest work. Indeed, God’s power is seen in erupting volcanos, in the unimaginably hot boil of our massive sun, and in the lightning speed of a recently...
  • gwberry shared from Jesus on Every Page: 10 Simple Ways to Seek and Find Christ in the Old Testament by David Murray
    Redemption brought the Israelites into a relationship with God, which they were to respond to with grateful obedience. Rather than “obey and you will be brought into relationship with Me by a great redemption,” it was, “As you’ve been redeemed and brought into a relationship with Me, here are some rules to help you show your gratitude and keep our relationship happy and healthy.” And as if that wasn’t enough, God underlined it again in Exodus 20 when, just before giving the moral law, He said: “I am the LORD your God [relationship], who brought you out of the land of Egypt [redemption],”...
    Note: Grace before Law
  • gwberry shared from Gospel Wakefulness (Foreword by Ray Ortlund) by Jared C. Wilson
    Again from Paul Miller we read:   Jesus isn’t just the Savior of my soul. He’s also the Savior of my prayers. My prayers come before the throne of God as the prayers of Jesus. “Asking in Jesus’ name” isn’t another thing I have to get right so my prayers are perfect. It is one more gift of God because my prayers are so imperfect.13