Friday, July 13, 2018
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
The latest Bible I read I received in Dec. of 2006. I wanted to record some of the wisdom written in the margins
THESE ARE GREAT THOUGHTS OF MEN...BUT NO SUBSTITUTE FOR THE PRINTED TEXT OF GOD'S WORD.
I enjoyed reading through these! Hope you do too!
God works like yeast.. we want Him to work like dynamite
All idolatry begins with unworthy thoughts of God
If your heart does not leap at God’s grace then you need more of God’s grace
There are 6 words that describe the Christian journey…
“Not knowing where” (Heb 11:8)
“I know Whom” (2 Tim. 1:12
The soil of unbelief is a relentless commitment to self-exaltation
Don’t dig up in doubt what you plant in faith
Satan has a three fold strategy: he wants you to believe that God is not good, is not secure, and is not trustworthy
My Favorite PROVERBS
Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due when it is in your power to do so
The Lord does not let the righteous go hungry
Whoever walks in integrity, walk securely
Love discipline: don’t be lazy- you will gain knowledge
There is a way that seems right to a man, but the end is the way of death
Righteousness exalts a nation
A soft answer turns away wrath
Ponder your ways, your life, and your words
Commit your work to the Lord and your plans will be established
Every decision is from the Lord
2 AREAS OF SIN TODAY:
A DISCONNECT BETWEEN GRACE WITH NO PURSUIT OF HOLINESS
OUR PROPENSITY TO BE WIMPY… NO RUGGEDNESS IN DISTRESS
TAKES YOU FARTHER THAN YOU MEANT TO GO
KEEPS YOU LONGER THAN YOU MEANT TO STAY
COSTS YOU MORE THAN YOU MEANT TO PAY
Why is the gospel so powerless today?
Here is the message in most American churches:
“A god without wrath
brought men without sin
into a world without judgment
through the work of a Christ without a cross” Richard Niebur
WHAT WE REVERE, WE RESEMBLE- EITHER TO RUIN OR RESTORATION
“God limits our knowledge:
First that we should be kept humble and
Also that we should continue to have dealings with our fellows”
William Tyndale: “The gospel makes a man glad, to sing, to dance”
I will give God all glory in any success
I will confess my sins specifically
I will not slander others
I own nothing- it is all God’s
I will seek to live with enthusiasm and joy
“My heart I give to God” John Calvin’s Crest
SANCTIFICATION: WHEN THERE IS COMPLETE UNION OF MY PURPOSE AND PLEASURE TO GOD’S PURPOSE AND PLEASURE
WILLIAM HENRY GREEN
“I am happy to announce that we have made no new discoveries in Divine revelation”
If truth does not promote godliness… is it truth?
I have never been able to believe in a little hell, little heaven, or a little savior, or a little sin, or a little god… prayer grows a theology that is drawn according to an eternal scale
Spurgeon on prayer… I bow my knee… and I am in the shekinah glory of God, which shines upon the mercy seat of heaven… a mercy seat red with such blood as was never split but once!...and the Eternal Spirit has lead me to such a place… HOW CAN I GO THERE AND ASK FOR A MERE TRIFLE!
God is never the chaplain of the status quo
A man does not have to die to go to hell
Luther: Prayer is the sweat of the soul
Spurgeon: The study of God’s Word for the purpose of discovering God’s will is the greatest discipline of a man’s life.
The mountain of praise helps us in the valley of despair
Harry Reeder “If any man lives long enough, though he ran like a gazelle or jumped like a lion, he won’t be able to put a spoon in a cup of coffee.”
If there is not within us that which is above us then we will yield to what is around us and finally fall to what is beneath us
People misunderstand Christianity when they see it more about social reform than personal redemption. Christians lose perspective when the see it solely as personal salvation and not a worldwide church community
If you won’t fight for it… you don’t really love it
We need to check our standing with God now… no one likes a pop quiz
A man will not last very long as a disciple of Christ if he thinks it is sitting on a beach chair and soaking in the good life. The beach we are on is Normandy on D-day… and our calling is to take up arms and fight indwelling sin and the dominion of darkness. At the same time, we are allowed retreats and leaves… but we should take those as the commander orders them.
The gospel ran headlong into 4 prevailing worldviews in the 1st century: Romans who loved the civil law, Hebrews who loved the moral law, Greeks who sought wisdom, and pagans who sought pleasure…. and the power of the gospel message changed the world.
Joy is always hitched up firmly to all the promises of God
Every christian has two indelible and visible birthmarks… worship and witness
Love is mysterious in that deeper intimacy grows inside shared suffering
MY DECLARATION: I AGREE WITH ROMANS 3:23 THAT I AM A SINNER-
I have 2 terrible parts of my evil nature- The Animal Self and the Diabolical Self
BUT I AM SAVED BY GRACE- I am justified, adopted, and redeemed by Jesus
Please share some of yours!