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Thursday, 16 May 2013
It seems to me, as time goes on, that the only thing that is worth seeking for is to know and to be known by Christ -- a privilege open alone to the childlike, who, with receptivity, guilelessness, and humility, move Godward. ~ Charles H. Brent
Sunday, 12 May 2013
"Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Indeed, by faith our ancestors received approval. By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was made from things that are not visible." - Hebrews 11:1-3, NRSV
Wednesday, 08 May 2013
It is impossible for a man to be a Christian without having Christ; and if he has Christ he has at the same time all that is in Christ. -- Martin Luther
Thursday, 02 May 2013
"Look at the wild flowers. See how they grow. They don't work or make clothes for themselves. But I tell you that even Solomon, the great and rich king, was not dressed as beautifully as one of these flowers. God clothes the grass in the field like that. That grass is living today, but tomorrow it will be thrown into the fire to be burned. So you know that God will clothe you much more. Don't have so little faith! So don't always think about what you will eat or what you will drink. Don't worry about it. All the people that don't know God try to get those things. Your Father (God) knows that you need those things. The thing you should want is God's kingdom. Then all these other things you need will be given to you. Don't fear, little flock (group). Your Father (God) wants to give you the kingdom." ~ Jesus, Luke 12:27-32 (ERV)
Monday, 22 April 2013
"Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the road is easy that leads to destruction, and there are many who take it. For the gate is narrow and the road is hard that leads to life, and there are few who find it." ~ Jesus, Matthew 7:13-14 NRSV
Friday, 12 April 2013
No, O people, the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God. ~ Micah 6:8, NLT
Wednesday, 03 April 2013
"Life's most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?" - Martin Luther King Jr.
Thursday, 28 February 2013
Wealth and riches, that is, an estate above what sufficeth our real occasions and necessities, is in no other sense a 'blessing' than as it is an opportunity put into our hands, by the providence of God, of doing more good.
-- John Tillotson
Tuesday, 12 February 2013
Jesus knew what they were thinking. So Jesus took a little child and stood the child beside him. Then Jesus said to the followers, "If a person accepts a little child like this in my name, then that person accepts me. And when a person accepts me, that person accepts the One (God) that sent me. The person among you that is the most humble--that person is a great (important) person."
-- Luke 9:47-48 (ERV)
Sunday, 19 August 2012
Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off -- for all whom the Lord our God will call."
-- Acts 2:38-39 tniv
Wednesday, 08 August 2012
Whenever, though, they turn to face God as Moses did, God removes the veil and there they are -- face to face! They suddenly recognize that God is a living, personal presence, not a piece of chiseled stone. And when God is personally present, a living Spirit, that old, constricting legislation is recognized as obsolete. We’re free of it! All of us! Nothing between us and God, our faces shining with the brightness of his face. And so we are transfigured much like the Messiah, our lives gradually becoming brighter and more beautiful as God enters our lives and we become like him.
-- 2 Corinthians 3:16-18 msg
Wednesday, 25 July 2012
"Although the Gospel invites us to stand with the blessed and become one of them, who among us wants to be poor, hungry, weeping, or persecuted? Who does not aspire to be rich, well-fed, laughing, and popular? Who dares love our enemies, bless those who persecute us, and do good to those who hurt us? This is the discipleship challenge of Jesus."
- John Dear, from Transfiguration: A Meditation on Transforming Ourselves and Our World
Tuesday, 12 June 2012
“Keep giving Jesus to your people, not by words, but by your example, by your being in love with Jesus, by radiating holiness and spreading his fragrance of love everywhere you go. Just keep the joy of Jesus as your strength. Be happy and at peace."
~ Mother Teresa
Friday, 02 December 2011
"Be careful! Don't spend your time drinking and getting drunk. Or don't be too busy with worldly things. If you do that, you will not be able to think right. And then the end might come when you are not ready. It will come like a surprise to all people on earth. So be ready all the time. Pray that you will be strong enough to continue safely through all these things that will happen. And pray that you will be able to stand before the Son of Man." -- Luke 21:34-36 (ERV)
Saturday, 22 October 2011
This nation is affluent and has more than it needs. The realization that what we have is a free gift can deepen our desire to share this gift with others who cry out for help. When we bless the fruits of the harvest, let us at least realize that blessed fruits need to be shared.
- Henri J. M. Nouwen, from his book The Genesee Diary
Friday, 26 August 2011
For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
-- 2 Corinthians 10:3-5
Friday, 10 June 2011
I have chosen the way of truth; I have set my heart on your laws.
-- Psalm 119:30
Monday, 02 May 2011
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interest of others. -- Philippians 2:3-4
Friday, 29 April 2011
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
-- Ephesians 4:29
Saturday, 09 April 2011
"Continue in me and I will continue in you. No branch can make fruit alone. It must continue in the vine. It is the same with you. You cannot make fruit alone. You must continue in me. "I am the vine and you are the branches. If a person continues in me and I continue in that person, then that person will make much fruit. But without me that person can do nothing." ~ Jesus
-- John 15:4-5 (ERV)
Saturday, 22 January 2011
Together, we are his house, built on the foundation of the apostles and the prophets. And the cornerstone is Christ Jesus himself. We are carefully joined together in him, becoming a holy temple for the Lord. Through him you Gentiles are also being made part of this dwelling where God lives by his Spirit.
-- Ephesians 2:20-22 nlt
Sunday, 19 December 2010
One of Satan’s greatest tactics that he uses against us is distractions. If he can keep us distracted, he will keep us from fulfilling our purpose and our mission here on earth. We must recognize this tactic and overcome it.
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Sunday, 05 December 2010
God is not far away. He is not an absentee father. He is much closer than you may realize.
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Thursday, 04 November 2010
Those who listen to instruction will prosper; those who trust the Lord will be joyful.
~ Proverbs 16:20, NLT
Saturday, 16 October 2010
Above all, desire to please Christ; dread his disapproval above everything else.
-- Rowland Croucher
Saturday, 09 October 2010
Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. "Teacher," he said, "what must I do to inherit eternal life?" He said to him, "What is written in the law? What do you read there?" He answered, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself." And he said to him, "You have given the right answer; do this, and you will live."
- Luke 10:25-28
Thursday, 07 October 2010
Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever.
~ Psalm 23:6, NLT
Wednesday, 06 October 2010
And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit, who lives in you.
-- Romans 8:11
Sunday, 19 September 2010
The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn ...
-- Isaiah 61:1-2a
Saturday, 04 September 2010
Spouting off before listening to the facts is both shameful and foolish.
~ Proverbs 18:13, NLT
Friday, 03 September 2010
Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.
-- James 1:22
Wednesday, 11 August 2010
[Jesus said] "Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
-- Matthew 7:13-14
Wednesday, 04 August 2010
Jesus said to them,..."The Father loves the Son and shows him all that he himself is doing; and he will show him greater works than these, so that you will be astonished. Indeed, just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, so also the Son gives life to whomever he wishes. The Father judges no one but has given all judgement to the Son, so that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father. Anyone who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him. Very truly, I tell you, anyone who hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life, and does not come under judgement, but has passed from death to life."
Wednesday, 23 June 2010
...Only in returning to me and resting in me will you be saved. In quietness and confidence is your strength.
~ Isaiah 30:15, NLT
Monday, 24 May 2010
If ye keep watch over your hearts, and listen for the Voice of God and learn of Him, in one short hour ye can learn more from Him than ye could learn from Man in a thousand years.
-- Johannes Tauler
Friday, 14 May 2010
The turning point in our lives is when we stop seeking the God we want and start seeking the God who is.
-- Patrick Morley
Thursday, 13 May 2010
What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?
-- Romans 6:1
Wednesday, 12 May 2010
Salvation is free, ... but discipleship will cost you your life.
-- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Wednesday, 05 May 2010
God hath given to man a short time here upon earth, and yet upon this short time eternity depends.
-- Jeremy Taylor
Monday, 03 May 2010
But those who want to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, and in their eagerness to be rich some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pains. But as for you, man of God, shun all this; pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, gentleness.
- 1 Timothy 6:9-11 NRSV
Sunday, 02 May 2010
It is useless to utter fervent petitions for that Kingdom to be established and that Will be done, unless we are willing to do something about it ourselves. ... We are agents of the Creative Spirit in this world. Real advance in the spiritual life means accepting this vocation with all it involves.
- Evelyn Underhill
The Spiritual Life (1936)
Saturday, 01 May 2010
Meanwhile the disciples were urging him, "Rabbi, eat something." But he said to them, "I have food to eat that you do not know about." So the disciples said to one another, "Surely no one has brought him something to eat?" Jesus said to them, "My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to complete his work."
- John 4:31-34
Monday, 26 April 2010
Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. Those who love their life lose it, and those who hate their life in this world will keep it for eternal life.
- John 12:24-25 NRSV