New Leaves

Selah for: Mar 30, 2018

Paul the Apostle

(Romans 5:8-9 esv) But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God"

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Selah for: Mar 29, 2018

Kerry Doyal

Burdens build community and humility. Don't fight on alone, enlist people to pray and help you. Even the Lone Ranger had Tonto. A finger is a horrid thing when severed from the body. Its time to reconnect.

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Selah for: Mar 28, 2018

Albert Barnes

In our manner of speech, our plans of living, our dealings with others, our conduct and walk in the church and out of it—all should be done as becomes the gospel

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Selah for: Mar 27, 2018

John Owen

No heart can conceive that treasury of mercies which lies in this one privilege, in having liberty and ability to approach unto God at all times, according to his mind and will.

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Selah for: Mar 26, 2018

Saint Augustine of Hippo

Why do you stand on yourself and in that way not stand at all? Cast yourself upon Him; fear not, He will not withdraw Himself so that you will fall; cast yourself fearlessly upon Him. He will receive and will heal you.

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Selah for: Mar 23, 2018

A.W. Tozer

The glory of the Christian faith is that the Christ who died for our sins rose again for our justification. We should joyfully remember His birth and gratefully muse on His dying, but the crown of all our hopes is with Him at the Father's right hand.

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Selah for: Mar 22, 2018

John Piper

It will take an infinite number of ages for God to be done glorifying the wealth of his grace to us—which is to say he will never be done. And our joy will increase forever and ever. Boredom is absolutely excluded in the presence of an infinitely glorious God.

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Selah for: Mar 21, 2018

Martin Luther

Almighty God, grant us grace to hear Jesus Christ, the heavenly bread, preached throughout the world and truly to understand Him. May all evil, heretical and human doctrines be cut off, while Thy word as the living bread be distributed.

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Selah for: Mar 20, 2018

Blaise Pascal

Knowing God without knowing our own wretchedness makes for pride. Knowing our own wretchedness without knowing God makes for despair. Knowing Jesus Christ strikes the balance because he shows us both God and our own wretchedness.

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Selah for: Mar 19, 2018

Oswald Chambers

We must distinguish between the burden-bearing that is right and the burden-bearing that is wrong. We ought never to bear the burden of sin or of doubt, but there are burdens placed on us by God which He does not intend to lift off, He wants us to roll them back on Him.

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Selah for: Mar 16, 2018

Brennan Manning

If our faith is going to be criticized, let it be for the right reasons. Not because we are too emotional, but because we are not emotional enough; not because our passions are so powerful, but because they are so puny; not because we are too affectionate, but because we lack a deep uncompromising affection for Jesus Christ.

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Selah for: Mar 15, 2018

Charles Swindoll

We find stability in storms through what God has said. Your tendency will be to turn to another source for strength rather than the Word of God. Don't go there! The only anchor of stability that will hold you firm, no matter how intense the gale-force winds, is God's written Word.

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Selah for: Mar 14, 2018

Ravi Zacharias

John Wesley came to his mother one day and asked her to give him a definition of sin. This is what she said to him and it would do us well to 'think on this profound definition.' She said, 'Son, if anything weakens your reasoning, impairs the tenderness of your conscience, obscures your sense of God or takes away your relish for spiritual things: in short, if anything increases the authority or power of the flesh over the Spirit, that, to you John, is sin no matter how good it is in itself!'

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Selah for: Mar 13, 2018

Ravi Zacharias

Truth that is not undergirded by love makes the truth obnoxious and the possessor of it repulsive.

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Selah for: Mar 12, 2018

John Bunyan

I would say to my soul, 'O my soul, this is not the place of despair; this is not the time to despair in. As long as mine eyes can find a promise in the Bible, as long as there is a moment left me of breath or life in this world, so long will I wait or look for mercy, so long will I fight against unbelief and despair.'

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