Category: Posts from Pastor Eddie

Daily message – 31 Aug 2020

Eddie,

Never let what you know be disturbed by what you do not know. ‘You have eaten too much of the tree of knowledge’ (often falsely so called), ‘eat more of the tree of life,’ said an old minister to a younger one who had lost his first love.

— ” Amy Carmichael, “Gold by Moonlight”

Daily message – 30 Aug 2020

Eddie,

The answer to the dilemma of how we are slaves as well as those served by Christ is to get the order right. If we think of ourselves primarily as slaves, we’ll never believe that we are loved unless we’re working hard. If we see ourselves as friends of the Master, the bride of the King, sons of the Father, and only in that context as slaves of our Master, then we’ll enjoy our slavery, shaped by those prior relationships.

— John Hindley, “Serving without Sinking”

Daily message – 29 Aug 2020

Eddie,
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We were far away from God but have now been brought into his presence, into his very household. God has taken us in and seated us at his table. And he has done all this through the blood of Christ. He was forsaken and left out so that we could be folded in. The sign that we have received this kind of hospitality is that we offer it to others.

— Sam Allberry, “7 Myths About Singleness”

Daily message – 28 Aug 2020

Eddie,
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God’s curriculum for all who sincerely want to know Him and do His will will always include lessons we wish we could skip.

— Elisabeth Elliot, “Keep A Quiet Heart”

Daily message – 27 Aug 2020

Eddie,
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In the New Testament the basic command of old covenant life, ‘Be holy as I am holy’, now means, ‘Become like Jesus.’ God involves himself in this work as the triune Lord: the Father commands it; the Son has died to provide the resources for it; the Spirit indwells us in order to effect it in our lives. As Augustine famously prayed, God commands what he wills and gives what he commands.

— Sinclair Ferguson, “Devoted to God”

Daily message – 26 Aug 2020

Eddie,

I knew then that the only thing that matters when trouble is appointed is our attitude towards that trouble.

— Amy Carmichael, “Gold by Moonlight”

Daily message – 25 Aug 2020

Eddie,

When we don’t serve Christ, we’re still serving – a different ‘god’.

— John Hindley, “Serving without Sinking”

Daily message – 24 Aug 2020

Eddie,
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Too often what we’re really doing is not hospitality but entertaining. … We’re showing someone the Instagram version of our home life rather than the actual version of it. A sign that this is the case is that hospitality becomes infrequent and extravagant. But in the Bible, hospitality is opening up our real lives to others (often and especially the stranger) and inviting them in.

— Sam Allberry, “7 Myths About Singleness”

Daily message – 23 Aug 2020

Eddie,
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If our object is to save others we must be clear that we cannot save ourselves. Jesus couldn’t either. This scares people.

Yet what is there to fear when Christ holds first place in our lives? Where, other than in the will of the Father, shall we expect to find significance, security, and serenity?

— Elisabeth Elliot, “Keep A Quiet Heart”

Daily message – 22 Aug 2020

Eddie,

Failure to deal with the presence of sin can often be traced back to spiritual amnesia – forgetting our new, true, real identity. As a believer, I am someone who has been delivered from the dominion of sin and who therefore is free and motivated to fight against the remnants of sin in my heart. You must know, rest in, think through, and act upon your new identity – you are in Christ.

— Sinclair Ferguson, “In Christ Alone”