Daily message – 08 Oct 2020

Fulfilling Jesus’ command to make disciples is about more than having the right theology or well-developed teaching points. Remember that if you “understand all mysteries and all knowledge” yet don’t have love, you are nothing.

— Francis Chan, “Multiply”

Daily message – 07 Oct 2020

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I felt I was misunderstood, unfairly treated, and unduly berated. … I wanted to vindicate myself to the offender. That was a revelation of how little I knew of meekness. The Spirit of God reminded me that it was He who had provide this very thing to bring that lesson of meekness which I could learn nowhere else.

— Elisabeth Elliot, “Keep A Quiet Heart”

Daily message – 06 Oct 2020

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Inconsistent Christian living leads to lack of assurance. At least, it leads to a lack of true assurance (although, alas, not necessarily to a lack of self-assurance). Where there is no actual obedience to Christ, there will be no evidence of present love for him as Saviour.

— Sinclair Ferguson, “The Whole Christ”

Daily message – 05 Oct 2020

There are times when … we cannot attempt sustained prayer. We are often unhappily conscious that we are believed to be praying more than we truly are. For we cannot gather our thoughts to pray; they scatter like a flock of goats on a road which has neither hedge nor ditch, and we cannot run after them.

— Amy Carmichael, “Gold by Moonlight”

Daily message – 04 Oct 2020

Many people are extremely foolish in this area: they dare to assess God’s action from their own point of view, discuss his hidden motives and rashly pass instant judgment on things they cannot know about. What could be more absurd than to show restraint towards our equals, and suspend judgment rather than be called impetuous, while we arrogantly insult God’s hidden wisdom when we ought to respect it.

— John Calvin, “The Institutes of Christian Religion”

Daily message – 03 Oct 2020

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I don’t need to worry about facing more than I can cope with; I only need to worry about facing more than God can cope with. And that thought gives me good cheer.

— Sam Allberry, “7 Myths About Singleness”

Daily message – 12 Oct 2020

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Jesus did not make benches and roof beams and plough handles by means of miracles, but by means of saw, axe, and adze.

— Elisabeth Elliot, “Keep A Quiet Heart”

Daily message – 01 Oct 2020

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An inability to encourage someone else is usually rooted in an absorption with self that is blind to the needs or gifts of others, or a pride that cannot bring itself to praise God’s grace in them.

— Sinclair Ferguson, “In Christ Alone”

Daily message – 29 Sept 2020

If true religion is to shine on us we must grasp the necessity of beginning with teaching from above, and that it is impossible for anyone to gain an atom of sound doctrine without being a disciple of Scripture. We take the first step towards true knowledge when we reverently take hold of the testimony God has graciously given about himself.

— John Calvin, “The Institutes of Christian Religion”

Daily message – 28 Sept 2020

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The key to contentment as a single person is not trying to make singleness into something that will satisfy us; it is to find contentment in Christ as a single person. The key to contentment as a married person is not trying to build a marriage that can make us content; it is to find contentment in Christ as a married person. This is liberating. It means that my contentment is not contingent on my marital status, or on the number and depth of my friendships. These are not the most significant determiners of what will make life ultimately work.

— Sam Allberry, “7 Myths About Singleness”