Suffering in which the devil has a hand is not evidence that God’s power is limited but a sign that our sovereign God is up to something.Cliff Boone, “Christ Victorious”
Category: Posts from Pastor Eddie
Christians are a people of delayed gratification, awaiting a future hope and forgoing comfort in the present. But we dwell among a people of instant gratification, and it is far too easy to bob along behind the goldfish than to swim against the current.Jen Wilkin, “In His Image”
Not only must the tongue hold its peace; the soul must besilent. Many may sit silently, refraining from discontented expressions, yet inwardly they are bursting with discontent.Jeremiah Burroughs, “The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment”
We cannot separate trust in God from the fear of God. We will trust Him only to the extent that we genuinely stand in awe of Him.Jerry Bridges, “The Fear of God”
There’s a fundamental connection between our spiritual lives and how we handle money. We may try to divorce our faith and our finances, but God sees them as inseparable.Randy Alcorn, “The Treasure Principle”
Anger itself is not necessarily sinful, but anger quickly kindled – the anger of impatience – is a hallmark of the fool.Jen Wilkin, “In His Image”
The way of escape is as common as the temptation itself: Listen to the Holy Spirit. Trust that God is not a liar. Choose the path of righteousness. All temptation is common. All temptation is escapable. Every believer has the ability to overcome it. Like a muscle that gains strength over repeated workouts, so our ability to turn from temptation grows stronger with repeated practice.Jen Wilkin, “In His Image”
We tell ourselves, as Adam and Eve did, that perhaps God is holding out on us. Perhaps he wants to keep good gifts from us, to cheat us of something. Every entertainment of temptation questions the goodness of God.Jen Wilkin, “In His Image”
Whereas we are happy to entertain the suggestion of sin, to God it is laughable. He knows every outcome of every scenario. He cannot be fooled into thinking sin will end well. We, on the other hand, allow ourselves to weigh the costs and benefits (as if there could be any benefit to sin).Jen Wilkin, “In His Image”
Alas! I knew not what I did;
But now my tears are vain;
Where shall my trembling soul be hid?
For I the Lord have slain.
A second look He gave, which said,
“I freely all forgive;
This blood is for thy ransom paid,
I die, that thou mayst live.”
Thus, while His death my sin displays
In all its darkest hue,
Such is the mystery of grace
It seals my pardon too.
With pleasing grief and mournful joy
My spirit now is filled,
That I should such a life destroy,
Yet live by Him I killed.