New Leaves

Selah for: Dec 07, 2021

C.H. Spurgeon

Infinite, and an infant. Eternal, and yet born of a woman. Almighty, and yet hanging on a woman's breast. Supporting a universe, and yet needing to be carried in a mother's arms. King of angels, and yet the reputed son of Joseph. Heir of all things, and yet the carpenter's despised son.

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Selah for: Dec 06, 2021

David Jeremiah

At this time of the year our thoughts are turned toward gifts. The most important gift we have to give every year is the gift we give back to God Himself -- the gift of all that we are and have. Jesus described it as our “heart...soul, and...mind” (Matthew 22:37). Giving ourselves to God can mirror His gift to us.

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Selah for: Dec 03, 2021

Ken Ham

It's essential that we learn how to defend the Bible and the Christian faith for our sake and our children's. If we don't, the empty and obsolete churches in England will foreshadow the future in America.

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Selah for: Dec 02, 2021

Gregory Beale

Our suffering is often the deep soul groaning for the purposes of God in and through us. Mission cannot be fulfilled without love, and we cannot love without groaning and suffering over the brokenness in others' lives. As a result, we cannot accomplish our mission without suffering.

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Selah for: Dec 01, 2021

D.A. Carson

People do not drift toward Holiness. Apart from grace-driven effort, people do not gravitate toward godliness, prayer, obedience to Scripture, faith, and delight in the Lord. We drift toward compromise and call it tolerance; we drift toward disobedience and call it freedom; we drift toward superstition and call it faith. We cherish the indiscipline of lost self-control and call it relaxation; we slouch toward prayerlessness and delude ourselves into thinking we have escaped legalism; we slide toward godlessness and convince ourselves we have been liberated.

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Selah for: Nov 30, 2021

John Piper

A Christian is not a person who believes in his head the teachings of the Bible. Satan believes in his head the teachings of the Bible! A Christian is a person who has died with Christ, whose stiff neck has been broken, whose brazen forehead has been shattered, whose stony heart has been crushed, whose pride has been slain, and whose life is now mastered by Jesus Christ.

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Selah for: Nov 29, 2021

Timothy J. Keller

The gospel is this: We are more sinful and flawed in ourselves than we ever dared believe, yet at the very same time we are more loved and accepted in Jesus Christ than we ever dared hope.

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Selah for: Nov 26, 2021

A.W. Tozer

Gratitude is an offering precious in the sight of God, and it is one that the poorest of us can make and be not poorer but richer for having made it.

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Selah for: Nov 25, 2021

Andrew Murray

Let us thank God heartily as often as we pray that we have His Spirit in us to teach us to pray. Thanksgiving will draw our hearts out to God and keep us engaged with Him; it will take our attention from ourselves and give the Spirit room in our hearts.

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Selah for: Nov 24, 2021

C.S. Lewis

"We ought to give thanks for all fortune: if it is good, because it is good, if bad, because it works in us patience, humility and the contempt of this world and the hope of our eternal country."

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Selah for: Nov 23, 2021

John Piper

My feelings are not God. God is God. My feelings do not define truth. God’s word defines truth. My feelings are echoes and responses to what my mind perceives. And sometimes - many times - my feelings are out of sync with the truth. When that happens - and it happens every day in some measure - I try not to bend the truth to justify my imperfect feelings, but rather, I plead with God: Purify my perceptions of your truth and transform my feelings so that they are in sync with the truth.

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Selah for: Nov 22, 2021

Arthur Joyce

God has given to us everything we need to live for Him and to be a part of His family. Rejoice and be grateful for all He has done for you!

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Selah for: Nov 19, 2021

Oswald Chambers

No Christian can love God without hating sin [ed.: that's every sin, no matter how small it may appear to be to you or me].

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Selah for: Nov 18, 2021

Arthur Joyce

James said, 'the testing of your faith produces patience.' The old line, 'never pray for patience because you'll get trouble,' may be funny... but it's true! God doesn't expect us to enjoy trouble, but He wants us to rejoice when troubles come because He is using those troubles to bring about the character of Christ in us. We too often moan and complain about our problems not realizing that a complaining, murmuring, discontented spirit is sinful.

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Selah for: Nov 17, 2021

A.B. Simpson

Christian life may be nothing more than the acceptance of certain ideas and principles and the observance of certain forms and rites. Christ life is a vital and divine experience through the union of the soul with the living Christ Himself. (Which do you have?)

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