Daily message – 07 Nov 2020

Let’s make sure that we are not guilty of belittling God’s church in any way. It’s not a social club; it’s not a building, and it’s not an option. The church is life and death. The church is God’s strategy for reaching our world. What we do inside the church matters.

— Francis Chan, “Multiply”

Daily message – 06 Nov 2020

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A prayer prayed from the heart of the child to the Father is never vain.

— Elisabeth Elliot, “Keep A Quiet Heart”

Daily message – 05 Nov 2020

This is the massive love of God – the Son leaving nothing of the Father’s glory unexpressed, leaving nothing of our need unfulfilled, opening up the mighty heart of God to the unworthy.

— Ray Ortlund, “The Gospel: How the Church Portrays the Beauty of Christ”

Daily message – 04 Nov 2020

There is no painful road on which He has not walked; He is always further on that road than we have gone.

— Amy Carmichael, “Gold by Moonlight”

Daily message – 03 Nov 2020

The servant who longs with all his heart to please his master must observe his inclinations and try to give satisfaction.

We must do the same, for none of us has acquired such wisdom that we cannot move on to a clearer knowledge of God’s will …

—  John Calvin, “The Institutes of Christian Religion”

Daily message – 02 Nov 2020

Teaching people to obey what Jesus commanded is a never-ending process that requires us to intertwine our lives with the Christians around us. As disciple makers, we will join together with other believers, help them overcome the sin that holds them back, and challenge them to grow into more effective disciple makers.

— Francis Chan, “Multiply”

Daily message – 01 Nov 2020

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(quoting Archbishop Fenelon) “Be persuaded, timid soul, that He has loved you too much to cease loving you.

— Elisabeth Elliot, “Keep A Quiet Heart”

Daily message – 31 Oct 2020

First, the law of God exposes the fraudulence of our virtue by showing us the true holiness of God. We don’t deserve as much as we think we do. Second, the Bible simply changes the subject to how much God loves the undeserving. In other words, the gospel helps us to stop barricading ourselves against God, because it’s evil people in denial whom God loves so massively.

— Ray Ortlund, “The Gospel: How the Church Portrays the Beauty of Christ”

Daily message – 29 Oct 2020

People must indeed be taught that God’s favour is offered, without exception, to all who ask for it, but since only those who are inspired by God’s grace do ask, every particle of praise must go to him.

— John Calvin, “The Institutes of Christian Religion”