Category: Posts from Pastor Eddie

Daily message – 21 Aug 2020

Eddie,

The radiant emergence of butterfly from chrysalis has often been used to illustrate that which will be when we put on immortality, but I am thinking of this exquisite thing in another way now. What if our life within these detaining months or years be like the life within the dull brown bag of the cocoon? One day something will emerge to the glory of His grace.

— Amy Carmichael, “Gold by Moonlight”

Daily message – 20 Aug 2020

Eddie,

But what a Master! Christ is gentle and humble.

— John Hindley, “Serving without Sinking”

Daily message – 19 Aug 2020

Eddie,
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Real friendship … isn’t superficial. A friend is not merely someone who knows your Facebook page. A friend is someone who knows your soul.

— Sam Allberry, “7 Myths About Singleness”

Daily message – 18 Aug 2020

Eddie,
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If my life is once surrendered, all is well. Let me not grab it back, as though it were in peril in His hand but would be safer in mine!

— Elisabeth Elliot, “Keep A Quiet Heart”

Daily message – 17 Aug 2020

Eddie,
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Faith and repentance are not static, the decision of a moment; they are the lifelong realities of a new heart.

— Sinclair Ferguson, “In Christ Alone”

Daily message – 16 Aug 2020

Eddie,

(On being asked how to account for a tragedy): “We do not attempt to account for it. We only know the outskirts of His ways; and how small a whisper do we hear of Him. As well try to … imagine the finished picture after seeing the colours on the palette … as presume to imagine that we who see only a fragment of the thought of God can understand the whole or interpret it to another. But we shall not be disappointed when we are told the secret of the mysteries of this present.

— ” Amy Carmichael, “Gold by Moonlight”

Daily message – 15 Aug 2020

Eddie,

If we’re all slaves, how can we be free? Only by being slaves to a Master who offers us freedom. Jesus promises to give us rest, to take all our burdens. This is the freedom God offers. It’s freedom from anything that weighs us down: sin, guilt, shame, despair – freedom from idols. It’s freedom to be the people we were created to be, and would love to be. But it’s not an autonomous freedom. It is to be yoked, to have a Master, to be a slave.

— John Hindley, “Serving without Sinking”

Daily message – 14 Aug 20

Eddie,
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The choice between marriage and celibacy is not the choice between intimacy and loneliness, or at least it shouldn’t be. … We need to rediscover a biblical category of intimacy that has been neglected in our cultural context and sadly even in many of our churches – friendship.

— Sam Allberry, “7 Myths About Singleness”

Daily message – 13 Aug 2020

Eddie,
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His Word is established forever, and He tells us in a thousand ways that His will is our peace, His choices for us will lead to fulfilment and joy, the way of transgressors is hard.

— Do we suppose that we could find a better way than His? Elisabeth Elliot, “Keep A Quiet Heart”

Daily message – 12 Aug 2020

Eddie,
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The gospel … reveals that behind and manifested in the coming of Christ and his death for us is the love of a Father who gives us everything he has: first his Son to die for us and then his Spirit to live within us.

— Sinclair Ferguson, “The Whole Christ”