Monday, June 4, 2012


Your danger and mine is not that we become criminals, but rather that we become respectable, decent, commonplace, mediocre Christians.  The twentieth-century temptations that really sap our spiritual power are the television, banana cream pie, the easy chair and the credit card.  The Christian wins or loses in those seemingly innocent little moments of decision. --Raymond C. Ortlund

Our greatest fear should not be of failure, but of succeeding at things in life that don't really matter. --Francis Chan

The measure of a life, after all, is not its duration, but its donation. --C.S. Lewis

The only time licentious people start to obey is when they get a taste of God's radical, unconditional acceptance of sinners. --Tullian Tchividjian

It is important to feel ignorant and then do something about it. --Ray Ortlund, Jr.

The law says, "do this," and it is never done. Grace says, "believe in this," and everything is already done. --Martin Luther

Jesus poured his life into twelve men for three years, and one of them betrayed him and fell utterly, and another denied him but was ultimately saved. --Elyse Fitzpatrick

We are not Jesus. Jesus is Jesus. --Jared Wilson

Because we have only the first fruits of the Spirit, and the remnants of sin still remain in us, we do not obey the law perfectly. But this imperfection is not imputed to us who are in Christ [who] has blessed us. . . . We are nourished and tenderly cherished for Christ's sake, in the lap of God's longsuffering.   --Martin Luther

If God had granted all the silly prayers I've made in my life, where should I be now? --C.S. Lewis

All the gifts which we possess have been bestowed by God and entrusted to us on condition that they be distributed for our neighbors' benefit. --John Calvin

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