New Leaves

Selah for: Mar 26, 2021

C.S. Lewis

To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket- safe, dark, motionless, airless--it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable.

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Selah for: Mar 25, 2021

Arthur Joyce

Every person is responsible for the choices they make. We never can say that it's someone else's fault when we make a wrong choice. The consequences of the choices we make, that lead to a path that is contrary to the things of God, cannot be laid at the feet of anyone but our own. May the choices we make today be holy and righteous and honoring to God!

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Selah for: Mar 24, 2021

Jonathan Langford

The church doesn't need more songs about hungering for God. The Church needs more examples of those living the crucified life who are seeking after God! (from a sermon preached on 2/21/2021)

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Selah for: Mar 23, 2021

P.T. Forsythe

It was not the sorrow of the world that broke the heart of Christ, but its wickedness. He was equal to its sorrow ... He began by being the world's healer. But what broke him was its sin.

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Selah for: Mar 22, 2021

Lloyd Ogilvie

Sometimes the Lord rides out the storm with us and other times He calms the restless sea around us. Most of all, He calms the storm inside us in our deepest inner soul.

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Selah for: Mar 19, 2021

Ryan Hoselton

If you treat the church like a grocery store or a buffet—getting what you need, leaving as quickly as possible, and only returning when you need more—than you’re missing out on one of God’s greatest gifts to his people.

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Selah for: Mar 18, 2021

Thomas Sherman

My life is sweet—but Christ must be sweeter to me than my life! My soul is precious—but Christ must be dearer to me than my soul! My salvation is great—but Christ must be more to me than my salvation. Christ must be loved above all.

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Selah for: Mar 17, 2021

Thomas Merton

We cannot be at peace with others because we are not at peace with ourselves, and we cannot be at peace with ourselves because we are not at peace with God.

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Selah for: Mar 16, 2021

Stephen Charnock

Without the heart it is no worship. It is a stage play. It is an acting of a part without being that person, really. It is playing the hypocrite.

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Selah for: Mar 15, 2021

William Law

Would you know who is the greatest saint in the world? It is not he who prays most or fasts most; it is not he who gives most alms, or is most eminent for temperance, chastity, or justice, but it is he who is always thankful to God, who wills everything that God wills, who received everything as an instance of God's goodness, and has a heart always ready to praise God for it.

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Selah for: Mar 12, 2021

Rich Mullins

We're not saved because we're good. We're good because we're saved. Never forget what Jesus did for you. Never take lightly what it cost him. And never assume that if it cost him his very life that it won't cost you yours.

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Selah for: Mar 11, 2021

Thomas Sherman

He is a genuine Christian, who can part with all for Christ, and live by faith. But when we are called upon to lose what we possess, in hope of finding it again in heaven, the mere professor stops, and goes back sorrowful.

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Selah for: Mar 10, 2021

Ray Stedman

You don't obtain anything from God by working for it. You never deserve anything but judgment at His hand. If He gave us what we deserve, we would all end up in hell. No, we receive His grace, His mercy, His love. But these result in good works. That is the point. They are designed to produce good works. It is a marvelous manifestation of God's ability (Read Ephesians 2:10).

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Selah for: Mar 09, 2021

A.W. Tozer

The reason why many are still troubled, still seeking, still making little forward progress is because they haven't yet come to the end of themselves. We're still trying to give orders, and interfering with God's work within us.

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Selah for: Mar 08, 2021

Ryan Hoselton

The church exists ...to give glory to God and declare His salvation to the nations. By participating in the church’s grander mission, we find deeper and more lasting satisfaction because we rest our joy in the eternal and unchanging God rather than our fickle feelings.

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