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Daily message – 05 July 2020

Eddie,

By faith we can be confident that we’ll be declared not guilty on the Day of Judgment. Indeed, that future declaration has already taken place in the resurrection of Jesus (Ro 4:25 – 5:2).

— Tim Chester, “Galatians: Rediscovering Joy”

Reasons for hope – part 1

Tim Stephenson,

A new series of five(-ish) minute videos. After twelve weeks of lockdown, people are still looking for hope and our times are still uncertain for hope.

Nigel starts with the fact that we are God’s mouthpiece. If His hope is to be conveyed to those around us it will be through us. Wow! Through 1 Peter 3:15 he goes on to say it’s as simple (and as hard) as getting our heart – the very core of our being – to revere God.

First published on The Fuelcast 26 June.

Daily message – 04 July 2020

Eddie,
Crazy busy: A mercifully short book about a really big problem

(Quoting Paul Tripp): “I am more and more convinced that what gives a ministry its motivations, perseverance, humility, joy, tenderness, passion and grace is the devotional life of the one doing ministry. ”

— Kevin DeYoung, “Crazy Busy”

Daily message – 03 July 2020

Eddie,
Profile photo of Sinclair Ferguson

We are always entertaining the delusion that we will go on forever in this world. The result is that the very things which ought to be of assistance to us in our pilgrimage through life, become chains which bind us.

— Sinclair Ferguson, “The Christian Life”

Daily message – 02 Jul 2020

Tim Stephenson,

Sooner or later God meets every trusting child who is following Him up the mountain and says, ‘Now prove that you believe this that you have told Me you believe, and that you have taught others to believe.’

— Amy Carmichael, “Gold by Moonlight”

Daily message – 01 July 2020

Eddie,

The only way to get our service of Jesus right is to remember daily that fundamentally, we don’t serve Him – He serves us (Mk 10:45).

— John Hindley, “Serving without Sinking”

Daily message – 30 June 2020

Eddie,

At stake is our eternal future. Yet, in an act of staggering negligence, most people put it out of their minds.

— Tim Chester, “Galatians: Rediscovering Joy”

Daily message – 2020-06-29

Eddie,
Crazy busy: A mercifully short book about a really big problem

We won’t rearrange our priorities unless we really believe that sitting at the feet of Jesus is the best one.

— Kevin DeYoung, “Crazy Busy”

Dwelling in the Word: June 29th

Alex Drew,

This post by Alex Drew was originally published at Seventy Two

1 Peter 1:3-12

Praise to God for a Living Hope

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

10 Concerning this salvation, the prophets, who spoke of the grace that was to come to you, searched intently and with the greatest care, 11 trying to find out the time and circumstances to which the Spirit of Christ in them was pointing when he predicted the sufferings of the Messiah and the glories that would follow. 12 It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves but you, when they spoke of the things that have now been told you by those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. Even angels long to look into these things.

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Daily message – 28 June 2020

Eddie,
Profile photo of Sinclair Ferguson

Growing in faith and love for Christ, revealed as He is in Scripture, will be the greatest of all preservatives against being led astray. The person who is saturated in the teaching and spirit of the Gospels will have his or her senses “trained … to distinguish good from evil” (Heb. 5:14, NIV) and to know what is truly Christ-like and Christ-honouring.

— Sinclair Ferguson, “In Christ Alone”